2019 Chevrolet Colorado

MSRP $26,700 - $37,300

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2019 Chevrolet Colorado Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The US soil has always been faithful to trucks, especially the mid-sized crew cabs which offer extensive practicality, comfort and come around with a not-so-expensive price tag. Similar to other American carmakers, Chevrolet has Colorado as their mid-size truck offering and by the specs sheet, the truck is quite feature-packed. For the 2019 model year, the truck did receive a few minor tweaks and a few feature upgrades but stays the same visually as the outgoing model year.

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Pros

Plenty of options on offer

Laudable cabin comfort

The off-road-ready ZR2 trim

Impressive towing capacity

Enhanced handling capabilities

Cons

Use of cheap materials throughout the cabin

Gets slightly expensive with the addition of features

What's New?

Updated infotainment system

Additional colors options


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$26700

bodystyle

3dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity

5

top speed

100 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

150 cu.in.

horsepower

200 hp @ 6300 rpm

torque

191 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

6 speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

128.3 in.

length

212.7 in.

width

74.3 in.

height

70.7 in.

curb weight

4027 lbs.

ground clearance

8.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

38.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

7600 lbs.

payload capacity

1444 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.1 sec.

zero to 100 mph

22.9 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

7.4

standing 1/4-mile

15.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/22/26 mpg

highway range

468.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./100,000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Work Truck$26,700 onwards

  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity
  • 7-Inch infotainment system
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Lift tailgate
  • Two USB ports

LT$29,600 onwards

  • 8-Inch touchscreen
  • Automatic climate control
  • Departure warning systems
  • Forward collision system
  • Six-Speaker sound system
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel w/ Leather-Wrapped

Z71$32,600 onwards

  • All-Terrain tires
  • Hill descent control
  • Locking rear differential
  • Off-Road-Oriented suspension

Colors and Styles

2019 Chevrolet Colorado in Crush color
Crush

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Ratings

Pricing and Features

7.0

Engine and Performance

7.3

Fuel Economy

4.0

Interior

7.8

Exterior

7.0

Safety

2.0

Competition

9.0

Final Verdict

8.5

6.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

6.6

Overall Rating


At a starting price of $26,700, the new Chevrolet Colorado packs decent specs as standard like loaded safety features, a new infotainment system, two powertrain options including a V6 motor. The interiors are quite comfortable and with choosing the higher trims, a slightly added opulence might cheer you up. The ZR2 trim offers a fully focused offroad experience and does come with AWD as standard. The 2019 Colorado compares itself with other popular choices among mid-size trucks like the Toyota Tacoma, GMC Canyon, and Ford Ranger.


7.3/10
Engine and Performance

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.8/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

2.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition

8.5/10
Final Verdict


2019 Chevrolet Colorado Features

The 2019 model year of Colorado is available in four trims - WT, LT, Z71, and ZR2, ranging from $26,700 and going all the way to $42,900 for the ZR2 which is a more off-road centric trim. As standard, the truck offers a decent amount of specs like a 4-way power-adjustable driver seat, single-zone automatic climate control, vinyl floor covering, cloth seats, etc. The truck also has options to choose between a 2.5-liter inline 4 and a 3.6-liter V6 and is optional from the base trim except for the ZR2 which comes with the V6 engine as standard.

Trim

WT

LT

Z71

ZR2

MSRP (FWD)

$26,700

$29,600

$32,600

N/A

MSRP (AWD)

$31,700

$34,300

$37,300

$42,900

Key Features

Daytime running lights

Adds/upgrades over WT

Adds/upgrades over LT

Adds/upgrades over Z71

 

6-speaker audio system

Satellite radio

Rear parking sensors

Powerful V6 engine and AWD as standard

 

Single-zone automatic climate control

Cruise control

Heated steering wheel

Leather seats

 

Full-length black vinyl floor covering

Leather steering wheel

4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat with multiple level heating options

 
 

4-way power driver seat adjustments

6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat

   
 

16-inch painted steel wheels

17-inch alloy wheels

   
 

Post-collision safety system

An 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment screen

   
 

A 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment screen

     

Which Trim should you buy?

It is recommended to choose the LT trim because of its added features over the standard ones found on the base trim. At the base price of $29,600, the LT trim gets leather treatments inside the cabin, a bigger infotainment screen, cruise control, etc. If you are willing to spend more, then the option of upgrading the powertrain to the V6 one would be great.

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Engine and Performance

7.3/10

The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab is powered by a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated inline 4 engine as standard which belts out a decent 200 horses and a maximum torque of 191 pound-feet. The truck is rear-wheel-driven as standard and comes with a 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission. The optional engine is a 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, and is capable of pumping out a massive 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of max torque. Both the engines are very capable of day-to-day driving scenarios and are quite refined in that aspect.

The base 2.5-liter powertrain available in the Colorado does not produce segment-leading power figures but is on par with them and that contributes to a similar acceleration figure. The truck takes 8.2 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour and that is pretty fast for a truck and a standing quarter-mile is done in 16.3 seconds. The truck tops out at 130 miles per hour. The V6 engine has better 0-60 timings at 7.2 seconds which is a second faster than the base engine.

Models

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2019 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2019 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

2019 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

MSRP

$26,700

$26,680

$27,600

$26,700

Engine

2.5-liter Naturally Aspirated inline 4

2.7-liter Naturally Aspirated inline 4

2.5-liter Naturally Aspirated inline 4

2.3-liter turbocharged inline 4

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

10-speed shiftable automatic

Power (hp @ RPM

200 hp @ 6,300 RPM

159 hp @ 5,200 RPM

200 hp @ 6,300 RPM

270 hp @ 5,500 RPM

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

191 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

180 lb-ft @ 3,800 RPM

191 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

310 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

8.2

10.0

9.0

7.0

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

16.3

17.2

17.1

14.7

Top-Speed (MPH)

130

115

120

105

The slightly smaller but turbocharged engine found on the Ranger delivers ground-breaking performance in not just engine power but faster acceleration too. Next comes the Colorado which shares the same powertrain as the Canyon but has better acceleration time than the latter. The Tacoma feels a bit sluggish and does not offer performance like some of its rivals.

How well does the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab handle?

From a handling perspective, no truck does a great job and that is the same with the Colorado. The body-on-frame trucks are slightly sluggish when it comes to taking sharp corners and the Colorado is the same with the relatively softer suspensions but Chevrolet claims that the truck handles better than its previous generations. 

The handling capabilities are enhanced with the ZR2 trim which is a more off-road biased trim and possesses a Multimatic DSSV damping system which helps in better suspension feedback. It's the perfect truck for families with active lifestyles who do a lot of fishing, camping, or tailgating. The 2019 Colorado Crew Cab is made to handle the roughest terrain with the smoothest handling, so you feel confident taking every curve, dip, or bump alone.

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Braking Performance

When it comes to braking performance, the Colorado does a decently good job with a set of 12.2-inch front and 12.8-inch rear brake rotors. However, having bigger rotors does not contribute to better stopping power and it takes 124 feet to come to a halt from 60 miles an hour. While braking hard, the pedal feels stiffer but in daily drives, the braking performance will not disappoint you.

Models

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2019 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2019 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

2019 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

12.2

10.8

12.2

12.2

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

12.8

10.0

12.7

12.1

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,027

4,095

3,996

4,354

60-0 (feet)

124

119

121

N/A

Despite packing a smaller set of brake rotors, the Toyota impresses the round with the shortest distance taken while braking hard. It is followed by the GMC which has the same braking rotors as the Chevy but has a lower curb weight resulting in better braking performance. The Ford does not have any details of how much distance it takes to go 60-0 miles per hour but given the higher curb weight, the numbers are expected to be worse than the Chevy.

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Fuel Economy

4.0/10

With the base engine, the Colorado does a pretty good job in terms of offering a decent fuel economy which is on par with most of its rivals. In the city, the Colorado delivers 20 miles per gallon and 26 miles per gallon on the highways. The combined fuel economy is about 22 miles per gallon which is a very good number for a truck. A decent fuel economy coupled with a 21-gallon fuel tank means that the tank range is about 462 for both the city and highway combined.

Models

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2019 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2019 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

2019 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

MPG (City)

20

20

20

21

MPG (Highway)

26

23

26

26

MPG (Combined)

22

21

22

23

Tank Capacity (Gallons)

21.0

21.1

21.0

18.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

420/546/462

422.0/485.3/ 443.1

420/546/462

378/468/414

The Ford offers a class-leading fuel economy with a more powerful turbocharged engine. This defines Ford’s engine refinement over the competition. Although, the fuel tank size is the least and that results in a lower tank range. On the other hand, the Chevy and GMC with their similar powertrain and fuel tank capacity, the economic numbers are the same and are less than the Ford in the city. We expected that the underpowered engine from Toyota will deliver a slightly better fuel economy but that is unlikely in this case as it suffers in the highway fuel economy.

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Interior

7.8/10

The cabin of the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab gets no design changes and continues to look and feel the same as the outgoing model. With minimal design language, the Colorado does look good in the interiors but is plastic cheap. The dashboard is made of hard plastics and that is acceptable for pickup trucks. The center sports a 7-inch infotainment screen and the left has the driver’s instrument cluster and a leather steering wheel available for all trims except for the Work Truck.

The cabin can hold up to 5 people easily and the seats on offer are quite comfortable even with the cloth covering. The front has bucket seats with cloth upholstery. The higher trims come with faux leather and leather seats to justify the higher price tag. Both the seating rows offer enough room for the head, shoulder, and legs, giving the rear passengers a bliss to spend some time at the rear. The trunk size is pretty big and can hold luggage for your weekend trips or can be used by people who move around a lot. Offering up to 7,600 pounds of towing capacity, it is one of the most practical trucks in the segment.

Models

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2019 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2019 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

2019 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

41.4/57.5/45.0

39.7/58.3/42.9

41.4/57.5/ 45.0

39.8/56.7/ 43.1

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.3/56.2/35.8

38.3/58.9/32.6

38.3/56.2/ 35.8

38.3/56.3/ 34.5

Towing Capacity (pounds)

7,600

6,400

7,000

7,500

With more balanced spaciousness and comfort, both the Colorado and Canyon win the round. The Ranger is not far behind and is better than the Tacoma which is very compact in terms of cabin space and is not suitable for taller people. In terms of towing capacity, the Colorado leads again and is followed by the Ranger and Canyon. A few of the interior features found on the Colorado are as follows:

  • Leather upholstery
  • 6-way power-adjustable driver seats
  • Leather steering wheels
  • Rearview Camera
  • Heated front seats
  • Single-zone front air-conditioning

What’s there to keep you entertained?

Chevrolet dropped its MyLink system and added the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 for the 2019 Colorado for better connectivity and a seamless user experience. The infotainment unit on offer is a 7.0-inch touchscreen display which comes as standard. It offers decent visibility and has fewer lags but the sensitivity is lower compared to the 8-inch display found on the higher trims. As standard, the truck gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity coupled with USB connections, a 6-speaker audio system, and more. A few of the infotainment features available for the Colorado are as follows:

  • 7.0-inch touchscreen display
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • USB connections
  • Auxiliary audio input
  • HD radio
  • SiriusXM

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Exterior

7.0/10

From the outside, the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab is bold and rugged to the core and looks better than some of its rivals. The front has quite aggressive characteristics with the eye-like headlights with DRLs and the huge blacked-out intake grille and bumper. The sides have huge wheel arches which get even bigger with the ZR2 trim. The truck sits on a set of 16-inch steel wheels as standard. The rear has minimal designs like any other truck but has a rear bumper for a better off-road experience. There are a lot of blacked-out inserts on the exterior and it has a few chrome elements.

As a mid-size truck, the 2019 Colorado is slightly bigger in the competition with an increased length at 212.7 inches, a bigger wheelbase at 128.3 inches. The width and height are on par with the rivals and also weigh a little less at 4,027 pounds. The ground clearance is set at 8.3 inches and is enough to get you outside the tarmac but is slightly lower than what the competition has on offer.

Models

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2019 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2019 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

2019 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

Curb Weight (lb)

4,027

4,095

3,996

4,354

Length (inches)

212.7

212.3

212.4

210.8

Width (inches)

74.3

74.4

74.3

73.3

Height (inches)

70.7

70.6

70.7

71.2

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.3

9.4

8.3

8.4

Wheelbase (inches)

128.3

127.4

128.3

126.8

All four trucks offer mostly similar dimensions but the Ford is more compact offering the rest with a lower wheelbase and length but weighs the most. The GMC weighs a bit less than the Chevrolet but shares everything in common. The Toyota has a class-leading ground clearance followed by the other three trucks. A few of the exterior features of the Colorado for the 2019 model year are:

  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Heated mirrors
  • HID headlights
  • Keyless entry
  • Front and rear differential lock for the AWD versions as standard
  • Spare tire carrier at the rear

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Safety

2.0/10

The safety quotient of the 2019 Colorado has been good and it comes with a lot of safety features as standard and that is coupled with good build quality from the house of Chevrolet that ensures decent crash resistance. The NHTSA has rated the truck with a solid 4-star overall safety rating with a 5-star on the front driver side crash rating. The IIHS has rated the same for ‘Good’ in the majority of categories. A few of the safety features found on the 2019 Colorado are as follows:

  • 4-wheel ABS with traction control
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • StabiliTrak
  • Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
  • Post-collision safety system
  • Dusk-sensing headlamps

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Competition

9.0/10

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab vs. 2019 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

When it comes to value for money, the Chevy demolishes the Toyota with its performance, fuel economy, better interior spaciousness, towing capacity, and in many other categories as well. The Toyota is better in only one area and that would be its ground clearance

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab vs. 2019 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

Both belong to the same family, almost everything is similar between the Chevy and the Canyon but with the GMC, the top trims are treated with posher interiors than the Chevy has to offer and are a bit higher in terms of price point. But in terms of exterior looks, the Chevy is the one to consider.

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab vs. 2019 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

Ford has done an excellent job in delivering a mid-size truck that offers segment-leading performance for the price. Priced similarly to the Chevy, the Ford is just better in performance, slightly better in fuel economy, and comes with a lot of safety features than the Chevy. The Chevy, however, has better cabin space and a higher towing capacity than the Ford.

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Final Verdict

8.5/10

As a mid-size truck, the Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab is a great choice with a decent spec sheet for the price and offers more practicality than the competition. The base trim lacks a lot of features that should have come as standard but the LT trim is the trim to go for. The truck has a wide range of options for added feature upgrades and sports powerful engines to choose from. We think for the starting price of $26,700, the truck is highly recommended if you choose practicality over performance.

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