2022 Chevrolet Colorado

MSRP $27,100 - $34,800

Ranked #7 in Midsize Pickup-truck

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 22, 2021

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Last year, the entire Colorado midsize pickup truck lineup received a facelift with refreshed looks, especially on the ZR2 trim. Thus the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado receives only one change for the LT and Z71 models in the form of a new Trail Boss Package. Except for this update, overall the 2022 Colorado will remain the same as last year. With this the 2022 Colorado Crew Cab lineup starts at $27,100 MSRP. Change or no change the Colorado has always been known for its excellent driving dynamics without compromising on comfort. 

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

While the extremely capable and off-road-ready ZR2 model  gives the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and Jeep Gladiator a run for their money. For 2022, Chevrolet has retained the 186 hp, Duarmax turbo-diesel engine, which can tow a maximum of 7,700 lbs and returns 30 MPG on the highway. This leaves the 200 hp, Inline-4 as the standard choice, while the powerful 308 hp, V6 also remains available capable of towing close to 7,000 pounds but lesser fuel efficient than the base motor.

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Pros

Excellent handling capabilities

Comfortable seats and ride quality

ZR2 trim is a capable off-roader

Excellent towing capacity with V6 and Diesel engines

Cons

Mediocre base Inline-4 engine

Budget grade and dated interior

Mediocre safety ratings

What's New?

A new Trail Boss Package is available on LT and Z71 trims of the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$27100

bodystyle

4dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

chassis

suspension front

Independent

suspension rear

Semi-Elliptic, 2-Stage, Multi-Leaf

brake rotors (f/r)

12/12 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

128.3 in.

length

212.7 in.

width

74.3 in.

height

70.7 in.

curb weight

3926 lbs.

capacity

payload capacity

1574 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/22/25 mpg

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Work Truck$27,100 onwards

LT$29,700 onwards

Z71$34,800 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Chevrolet Colorado in Dark Cherry Pearl color
Dark Cherry Pearl

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

8.0

Engine and Performace

6.0

Features

7.0

Engine and Performance

7.5

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

6.0

Final Verdict

7.5

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.1

Overall Rating


The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab is the smallest pickup truck in Chevrolet’s lineup, sitting below the Chevrolet Silverado. The 2022 Colorado Crew Cab is priced between $27,100 and $43,200, and the competition remains intact with the likes of GMC Canyon, Ford Ranger, and Toyota Tacoma. Colorado is a midsize pickup truck remains spacious and practical and at the same time a capable workhorse. With the choice of three engines, Colorado remains a very versatile pickup truck. But all the pros aside the biggest chink in Colorado's armor is its lack of advanced safety features in the base trim and average safety ratings.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Front Angle View
2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Rear Angle View

7.0/10
Features

7.5/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition

7.5/10
Final Verdict


2022 Chevrolet Colorado Buying Advice

While the capabilities and capacities of the Chevrolet Colorado differ depending on the trim, the features list gets more and more premium as you rise up the trim ranks as well. The price increments are also astounding, but offer plenty of value for money. For those looking for a road-going pickup, check out the capable but cost-effective Colorado Z71, while any off-road inclined buyer should go for the ZR2.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Features

7.0/10

The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab comes in 4 trim levels: WT, LT, Z71, and ZR2. The Colorado Crew Cab offers a choice between RWD and 4WD along with two bed size options 128-inches and 141-inches. While only WT or Work Truck and LT trim are only available with all drivetrain and bed size options the top-end ZR2 comes only in 4WD and with a 128-inch bed. Changes for this year include the Trail Boss Package now available on the LT and Z71 trims. 

The Trail Boss Package includes a black front grille and bow tie logo, red tow hooks, 1-inch suspension-levelling kit, front and mid skid plate, 17-inch ZR2 alloy wheels, and eliminates front air dam. Notable optional features on the WT trim include OnStar telematics and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, remote keyless entry, remote locking and EZ lift tailgate, and cruise control.

Options on the LT trim include automatic emergency braking, navigation, heated front seats, automatic climate control, and a seven-speaker Bose sound system. Optional features on the Z71 trim are the same as the ones on the LT trim and a Z71 Midnight Edition package that adds a bedliner, 31-inch tires, and gloss black aluminum wheels. 

The base engine on the 2022 Colorado is a 2.5L Inline-4 unit while the 3.6L V6 engine is available on the WT and LT models for $1,500 extra. The Z71 and ZR2 models come with the V6 and can be had with a 2.8: turbo-diesel engine, which adds $4,000 to the base price.

Trims

WT

LT

Z71

ZR2

MSRP (2WD) (128")

$27,100

$29,700

$34,800

N/A

MSRP (2WD) (141")

$29,400

$31,900

N/A

N/A

MSRP (4WD) (128")

$32,100

$34,400

$38,000

$44,200

MSRP (4WD) (141")

$33,000

$35,300

$38,600

N/A

Features

Cloth upholstery

Adds or upgrades to 'WT'

Adds or upgrades to 'LT'

Adds or upgrades to 'Z71'

 

7-inch touchscreen w/ 6-speaker audio system

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

3.6L V6 and 8-speed automatic gearbox

Electronically locking differential

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto 

8-inch touchscreen

Heated outer rearview mirrors

Larger all-terrain tires

 

4-way power-adjustable driver seat

Cruise Control

Locking rear differential w/ hill descent control

Adaptive dampers

 

Air conditioning

6-way power-adjustable driver seat

HD Rearview Camera

Fender flares and special front and rear bumpers

 

Power windows

 

All-terrain tires

Spray-in bedliner

 

Tilt-only steering wheel

 

Off-road oriented suspension

 

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Engine and Performance

7.5/10

The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado offers three engine options and depending upon the trims you choose the engine option varies. The WT and LT trims get the 2.0L Inline-4 engine as standard, which produces 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Z71 and ZR2 models get the more powerful 3.6L V6 engine as standard, which is rated at 308 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. The V6 engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which gets a towing mode and powertrain grade braking. Finally, there is a 2.8L Turbodiesel Inline-4 engine that cranks out 186 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. This engine is again mated to the 6-speed automatic transmission.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Engine Bay

Drivetrain options for the 2022 Colorado include RWD and 4WD on all the models except the ZR2 which can only be had in 4WD configuration. The base Inline-4 engine has a towing capacity of 3,500 points, while the V6 models can tow up to 7,000 pounds. The maximum towing capacity of 7,700 pounds is from the turbodiesel. While the 2022 Colorado Crew Cab with the V6 offers the maximum payload capacity of 1,550 pounds. Coming to the performance part, Colorado with the inline-4 does 0-60 MPH in a lazy 9.2 seconds while the V6 powered Colorado does the same sprint in 7.0 seconds flat.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Driving

As far as driving dynamics are concerned, the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado continues to be a fun-to-drive mid-size truck, with excellent handling while still being comfortable with sorted ergonomics. While those looking for a serious off-road truck the ZR2 model is the most capable with a lot of off-road exclusive hardware and modifications it comes factory-fitted with. Overall, Colorado is a very easy truck to live with, but it still lacks the refinement of bigger trucks.

Models

2022 Chevrolet Colorado

2021 Ford Ranger

2021 GMC Canyon

2021 Toyota Tacoma

MSRP

$27,100

$27,470

$28,700

$27,230

Engine

2.5-Liter Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.3-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

2.5-Liter Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.7-liter Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Power

200 hp @ 6300 RPM

270 hp @ 5500 RPM

200 hp @ 6300 RPM

159 hp @ 5200 RPM

Torque

191 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM

310 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM

191 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM

180 lb-ft @ 3800 RPM

0-60 MPH (sec) 9.2 7.0 9.2 10.0
Quarter-mile (sec) 16.9 14.7 16.9 17.2
Top Speed (MPH) 130 110 N/A 115
Towing Capacity (lbs.) 3500 3500 3500 3500

The models equipped with the naturally aspirated inline-4 engines take more than 9 seconds to reach 60 MPH, which is significantly slower than the Ford Ranger which is powered by a turbocharged inline-4 and does 0-60 MPH in 7 seconds flat. What's even more baffling is the fact that the Ranger for the same price as the rival trucks offers a turbocharged engine which is more powerful and quicker than them.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Fuel Economy

8.0/10

With the three engine choices the fuel economy figures of the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado varies from decent to very fuel-efficinet. The base 2.5L engine gets EPA ratings of 19 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway, while the more powerful V6 engine is rated lower at 16 MPG in the city and 18 MPG on the highway, making it less efficient than all its rivals. While the hyper-milers will prefer the 2.8L TurboDiesel that has an EPA estimated gas mileage of 20 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway. As for the fuel tank capacity, Colorado gets a large 21-gallon fuel tank that extends the range to 500 plus miles on the highway.

Models

2022 Chevrolet Colorado

2021 Ford Ranger

2021 GMC Canyon

2021 Toyota Tacoma

MPG (City)

19

21

19

20

MPG (Highway)

25

26

25

23

MPG (Combined)

22

23

22

21

Fuel Capacity (gal.)

21.0

18.0

21.0

21.1

Range (City/ Highway/ Combined) (mi.)

399/ 525/ 462

378/ 468/ 414

399/ 525/ 462

422/ 485/ 441

Compared to rivals like the Ford Ranger, which produces more power while still being efficient, Colorado feels dated. The Ranger delivers an impressive rating of 21 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway, which is the highest in class. The Toyota Tacoma has also started feeling dated as it is the least efficient on the highway and under mixed driving conditions.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Interior

6.0/10

The cabin of the 2022 Colorado sees no major changes and honestly it looks like lifted straight from a decade-old Chevy. The material used around feels cheap and plasticky but the good thing about them is that they are built to last and are abuse friendly. The interior gets a simple and ergonomic layout which was possible due to the designer's focus on ease of use rather than style. The seating position and the overall visibility are great although seat and steering adjustment is limited. 

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Front Cabin View

The front seats are very comfortable, with plenty of support on offer. Although, because of the smaller footprint compared to rivals, the rear seats are cramped, and fitting a third passenger will be a squeeze. While if you are seating for people inside then the Crew Cab model offers better space than the Extended Cab models. Also, the cabin storage space below the rear seats is a tad bit more on the Crew Cab models.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Infotainment

The infotainment display of the 2022 Colorado sits at the center which can be had in two sizes, the standard one is 7-inch in size while LT and higher trims get an 8-inch touchscreen unit. Both the screens come with physical controls making them easy to operate. Standard features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 6-speaker sound system, USB ports, etc. While a 7-speaker Bose sound system, navigation, and extra USB ports are available.

Models

2022 Chevrolet Colorado

2021 Ford Ranger

2021 GMC Canyon

2021 Toyota Tacoma

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom) (in.)

41.4/ 57.5/ 45.0

39.8/ 56.7/ 43.1

41.4/ 57.5/ 45.0

39.7/ 58.3/ 42.9

Rear (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom) (in.)

38.3/ 56.2/ 35.8

38.3/ 56.3/ 34.5

38.3/ 56.2/ 35.8

38.3/ 58.9/ 32.6

Cargo Volume (ft³.)

41.3

43.3

41.3

38.0

The cabin space on offer in the Chevrolet Colorado and its twin the GMC Canyon is the best among the mid-size pickup trucks. While cargo volume in the bed is the highest on the Ford Ranger at 43.3 cubic feet followed by Chevrolet Colorado offering 41.3 cubic feet while the Toyota Tacoma offers the least 38 cubic feet of cargo volume.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Interior

Interior Features:

  • Power adjustable front bucket seats
  • Automatic climate control
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Power windows and door lock
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • OnStar connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Exterior

8.0/10

The 2022 Colorado sees no change to its exterior design as the model got a refresh just last year. With the redesign in 2021, Colorado looks like a more mature and well-rounded pickup. While the Colorado ZR2 with the ZR2 specific exterior trims like a unique front design, flared wheel arches, wider all-terrain tires, and wide-body design look the best in the Colorado lineup. Overall, Colorado carries a typical Chevrolet design language, with square wheel arches and a blacked-out grille with the traditional bow-tie logo sitting on the grille.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Front Angle View

Colorado misses on any cladding around its body yet manages to have a rugged look, especially on the top-end ZR2 model. Dimension wise the 2022 Colorado remains the same as last year and measures 212.7-inches in length, 74.3-inches wide excluding the mirrors, and has 70.7-inches height. Between the wheels, you get 128.3-inches of space which liberates a spacious cabin.

Models

2022 Chevrolet Colorado

2021 Ford Ranger

2021 GMC Canyon

2021 Toyota Tacoma

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4050

4232

4026 4040

Length (in.)

212.7

210.8

212.4

212.3

Width (in.)

74.3

73.3

74.3

74.4

Height (in.)

70.7

71.2

70.7

70.6

Ground Clearance (in.)

8.3

8.4

8.3

9.4

Wheelbase (in.)

128.3

126.8

128.3

127.4

Even though the recent refresh has given the Colorado midsize truck an improved design, rivals like the GMC Canyon and Ford Ranger look more modern and contemporary. As for the size, the Colorado and Canyon twins are overall bigger than the Ranger and Tacoma. Although the Ranger is the tallest pickup among all while the Tacoma offers the highest ground clearance.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Rear Angle View

Exterior Features:

  • Automatic projector headlamps
  • 17” alloys with all-terrain tires
  • Rear bumper with corner step
  • Body-colored mirrors
  • Unique grille for ZR2 model with recovery hooks

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Safety

7.0/10

Safety continues to be a sore point for the Chevrolet Colorado with just 4 stars in the NHTSA test. It also misses out on the “Top Safety Pick” award after receiving a “Marginal” rating in one of the six parameters of IIHS, unlike some of its rivals. Another notable point is the absence of standard active safety features like automatic emergency braking, which has become standard on almost all cars and trucks nowadays.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab IIHS Crash-Test

In fact, the optional safety package is not even available as an option on the base WT and top-spec ZR2 models. Both the LT and Z71 models can be equipped with the safety package, which adds forward collision alert and lane departure warning for $400 extra. We can expect some more standard safety features for the 2022 model, but as of now, Colorado considerably lags behind its rivals in terms of safety.

Safety Features:

  • Rearview camera
  • Teen driver system
  • Traction/Stability control
  • OnStar safety & security services

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Competition

6.0/10

2022 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2021 Ford Ranger

For 2022, the Ford Ranger is slated to get a complete redesign along with the powerful Raptor and all-electric models. Even with the current model, the 2.3L turbocharged engine trumps Colorado’s mediocre 2.5L unit offering significantly more power and efficiency. 

2021 Ford Ranger

The 2021 Ranger also offers a better towing and payload capacity compared to Colorado. However, Colorado is more comfortable with a plusher ride and a more forgiving suspension setup. Still between the two Ranger would be our pick.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2021 GMC Canyon

The GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado are very similar in terms of mechanicals, engine options, and interior space. Unlike Colorado, the GMC Canyon gets boxy and in-your-face design with plenty of chrome used everywhere, giving it an upmarket look. 

2021 GMC Canyon

The Canyon is pricier by a few thousand dollars, but for the extra dough, you get better interiors with a lot more features packed in. If you’re looking for comfort and luxury, the GMC Canyon is the better option of the two.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2021 Toyota Tacoma

Both the Chevrolet Colorado and the Toyota Tacoma are dated pickup trucks. Both come with an old powertrain as standard yet the solid underpinning upon which both the trucks ride makes them nearly indestructible. As for the off-road potential again both the trucks the Tacoma with its TRD Pro trim and Colorado with ZR2 trim have been setting benchmarks in the midsize truck segment.

2021 Toyota Tacoma

Move inside the cabin and you would realize both the trucks get dated cabin but feel sturdy and built to last. Thus there are a lot of similarities between both the trucks but while buying a truck there is a strong brand allegiance for a particular brand and here the Chevy has the edge over the Toyota.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Final Verdict

7.5/10

Even though the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado is mostly a carryover model, it is still one of the most capable pickup trucks in its class, with excellent off-road capabilities and a powerful V6 engine. Handling is also very impressive for a truck, but it compromises cabin experience with a dated design and cheap material used. Overall, if you’re looking for a rigged mid-size pickup truck with excellent off-road capabilities and cargo capacity, the Chevrolet Colorado remains one of the best options in the market.


FAQs on the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado:

Is the Chevrolet Colorado reliable?

The Chevrolet Colorado gets a reliability rating of 82 out of 100 from J.D.Powers and ranks in the top three consumer-rated midsize pickups. Thus it is a very reliable midsize pickup truck. 

What's changes does the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado get?

The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado gains Trail Boss Package for the LT and Z71 trim. The package includes a black front grille and bow tie logo, red tow hooks, 1-inch suspension-levelling kit, front and mid skid plate, 17-inch ZR2 alloy wheels, and eliminates front air dam.

When will the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado be available?

The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado has been launched and is available in all the Chevrolet dealerships.

How much to pay for the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab?

The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab starts at $27,100 for the base WT trim and maxes out at $44,200 for the ZR2 trim (all the prices are excluding destination and handling charges and any accessories or packages)

What bed length size does the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab get?

The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab offers two bed sizes the standard one measures 128" while the other one is 144".

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