2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

MSRP $25,200 - $45,000

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2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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The Chevrolet Colorado has been one of the mainstays of the mid-sized pickup industry because of its commanding performance, immense versatility, and affordability. The Colorado stands out apart from the crowd with its classic styling and wide assortment of engines and configurations to cater to every aspect of its audience. The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado remains mostly unchanged for the new model year, retaining the same winning formula that has kept it popular over the years. 

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Pros

Highly customizable in a range of configurations and packages

Refined engine options

Impressive capability and towing

Two off-road-oriented trims

Cons

Abysmal safety scores

Generic interior quality

Limited backroom

What's New?

Carryover model from 2021

Only the Trailboss Package added for LT and Z71 models with 4WD


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$45000

bodystyle

4dr Extended Cab

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Work Truck$25,200 onwards

LT$27,700 onwards

Z71$36,500 onwards

Base$45,000 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab in Agate Black color
Agate Black

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Ratings

Pricing and Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

8.0

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.9

Overall Rating


The formula includes handling like a crossover without sacrificing the capability of a pickup truck. The Chevrolet Colorado faces tough competition from the Toyota Tacoma, the Nissan Frontier, the GMC Canyon, and many other popular midsize pickups. The Extended Cab variant offers a little bit more versatility than the Regular Cab variant, for drivers who need that extra space in the back to seat their work colleagues or toolboxes. Can the new Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab still retain its spot as one of the top dogs in its segment?


8.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition


2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Features

The 2022 Chevy Colorado lineup is offered in a range of 4 trims, with each trim catering to different choices of the customers. The base trim is called Work Truck, while the next trim level is called LT. The Z71 is an off-road-oriented variant. The top-of-the-line ZR2 trim is a robust off-roading beast, which will be reviewed separately. An overview of all the features of the Colorado pickup is showcased in the table below-

Trim

Work Truck

LT

Z71

MSRP (FWD)

$25200

$27700

-

MSRP (AWD)

$29100

$31400

$36500

Key Features

7-inch color touchscreen

In addition to or replaces Work Truck trim features with:

In addition to or replaces LT trim features with:

 

2 USB ports

Overhead console

Off-road suspension

 

SiriusXM

OnStar services

Hill descent control

 

Power door locks and windows

Wi-Fi hotspot capability

The automatic locking rear differential

 

Front bucket seats

Remote keyless entry

Automatic climate control

 

Center console

Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise control

Heated front seats,

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration

EZ-lift and lower tailgate

Heated steering wheel

Which Trim should you buy?

We will recommend the Z71 trim equipped with the 4x4 drivetrain if you are an avid off-roading enthusiast. Its decent list of off-roading equipment like off-road suspension, an automatic locking rear differential, and all-terrain tires come in handy in the wilderness. If you are looking for the maximum value for your budget, the LT trim is also a great choice. This trim unlocks extra USB ports and also adds tech features like Wi-Fi hotspot capability, remote keyless entry, and many other goodies to the equation.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab satisfies its hunger for power from the standard 2.5-liter naturally aspirated inline-4 engine, which can pump out a power output of 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission that is geared to handle a heavy workload. Drivers can stay content with the standard rear-wheel drivetrain or can purchase the optional off-road-focused 4x4 drivetrain as per their wish. 

For the more power-hungry drivers, Chevy also offers a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that shells out 308 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. Diesel lovers also get an engine option of their own, in the form of a 3.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel inline-4 that shells out an impressive 369 lb-ft of torque. Both these engines are pure workhorses that will assist the driver in his commercial endeavors very well. The diesel engine is very adept in the departments of towing capability, backcountry trekking, and fuel economy.

Models

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

2022 Nissan Frontier King Cab

2022 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab

MSRP

$25200

$28990

$26400

$26800

Engine

2.5-liter Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

3.8-liter Naturally Aspirated V-6

2.7-liter Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.5-liter Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

Drivetrain

RWD/4WD

RWD/4WD

RWD/4WD

RWD/4WD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

9-speed automatic w/OD

6-speed automatic w/OD

6-speed automatic

Power (hp @ RPM

200 @ 6300

310 @ 6400

159 @ 5200

200 @ 6300

Torque (lb-ft @ RPM)

191 @ 4400

281 @ 4400

180 @ 3800

191 @ 4400

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7

7.5

6.8

6.5

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

15.5

15.2

15.2

14.9

Top-Speed (MPH)

99

112

116

99

The Nissan Frontier leads the way in the battle of the base powertrains. However, in the speed charts, the Toyota Tacoma takes the initiative to lead the pack despite the power disadvantage. The GM cousins finish in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Ironically the Toyota Tacoma is the underpowered truck in comparison followed by the GM cousins, but they top the chart inversely when it comes to performance. 

How well does the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab handle?

For a pickup truck its size, the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab can almost fool you into thinking that it's a crossover thanks to its impressive handling. The ride quality is pleasant enough for everyday drivability with almost no signs of bounciness that are usually associated with most pickups in its class. The steering feels precise and nicely weighted when maneuvering through sharp corners. The 6-speed automatic transmission performs a decent job in transmitting the engine power to the wheels and providing a smooth power transition for a perfect gear shift.

The Colorado also transitions into an excellent off-roader when you opt for the Z71 and ZR2 models with the 4x4 drivetrain. The base inline-4 powertrain feels a bit underpowered and is best reserved for around-town driving and highway cruising. With the V-6 powertrain, the pickup offers stellar towing capacity and more refined power. The Duramax turbodiesel powertrain brings out the maximum potential of the Colorado in terms of towing and capability.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Braking Performance

Braking serves to be a crucial factor while researching any pickup. It plays a huge part in stopping the momentum of the heavy pickup within a small time interval to prevent any severe accident. The Chevy Colorado is a solid pickup built for intuitive braking just like a car. The 12.2-inch front brake rotors and the 12.8-inch rear brake rotors are potent enough to balance the colossal weight of the pickup well within a second of you pressing down the pedal. With the reliability of the 4-wheel disc brake setup on its side, the Colorado can stop its momentum from 60 mph to zero in a matter of 124 feet. From 70 mph to zero, the braking distance stands at 206 feet.

Models

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

2022 Nissan Frontier King Cab

2022 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

12.2

11.1

10.8

12.2

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

12.8

11.3

10

12.8

Curb Weight (lbs)

5400

NA

5600

5400

60-0 (feet)

124

134

112

NA

The Toyota Tacoma again establishes its domination in the braking department, with its impressive 60-0 braking stat of 112 feet that is on par with some SUVs. The Chevy Colorado stops at 124 ft, which is a lot more than the Toyota but better than the powerful Nissan, the official data of the Canyon is not released yet, but we can assume that it’d also share similar figures with the Chevy Colorado. 

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Fuel Economy

7.0/10

With the anemic base powertrain, the Colorado returns an average MPG of 19 while strolling in the city. The pickup cruises on a highway for a decent EPA-estimated MPG of 25. With its colossal fuel tank capacity of 21 gallons, the Colorado shells out a respectable city mileage of 399 miles and a highway mileage of 525 miles. EPA estimates the equivalent combined MPG at 22 and combined mileage at 462 miles. The 4X4 variant with the base engine sees a minor dip in its fuel economy with its MPG number now at 19/24 for city/highway.

Models

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

2022 Nissan Frontier King Cab

2022 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab

MPG (City)

19

18

20

19

MPG (Highway)

25

24

23

25

MPG (Combined)

22

20

21

22

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

21

21.1

21.1

21

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

399/525/462

379.8/506.4/422

422/485.3/443.1

399/525/462

The popular V-6 powertrain offers almost the same figures as the base inline-4, with its city MPG at 18 and the highway MPG at 25. With the 4X4 drivetrain, EPA estimates the MPG numbers at 17/24 for city/highway. The Duramax turbodiesel 4-cylinder engine with RWD has established its place as the segment’s most fuel-efficient pickup, thanks to its sensational MPG numbers of 20/30/23 for city/highway/combined. EPA rates the 4X4-equipped Diesel Colorado at a city/highway MPG of 19/28. The GM siblings are unmatched in the midsize pickup segment when it comes to fuel economy. The Duramax turbodiesel engine is the king of efficiency, offering MPG figures similar to many crossover SUVs. These figures will certainly impress the fuel-conscious customers. 

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Interior

8.0/10

The 2022 Chevy Colorado sports a rather simple and utilitarian interior philosophy. The interior looks organized and durable but the abundance of hard plastics throughout the cabin is a sore sight. The cabin feels airy and peaceful thanks to its commodious dimensions. The dashboard features a highly functional design language to keep the driver’s eyes on the road. The ergonomic arrangement of buttons and controls indicates that the pickup is geared for real work. 

The front bucket seats are a spacious extravaganza with generous dimensions that fit in any tall individual. The seats offer adequate support and comfort for long-distance outings. Backroom depends on the cab configuration you are settling for. Unfortunately, for the Extended Cab, the rear legroom is limited. Hence, the rear seats are only practical for stowing toolboxes and supplies rather than seating real passengers. 

Models

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

2022 Nissan Frontier King Cab

2022 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab

Seating Capacity

4

4

4

4

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

41.4/57.5/45

39.7/58.3/42.4

39.7/58.3/42.9

41.4/57.5/45

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

36.7/57.3/28.6

36.6/54.9/25.4

34.9/56.5/24.6

36.7/57.3/28.6

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

49.9

33.5

NA

49.9

The Chevy Colorado and the GMC Canyon offer the most cargo space with their long cargo beds. Their interior dimensions are also better than most other rivals, and backseaters will certainly find more legroom to fit in. The GM cousins top the chart with most cargo space, followed by the Nissan Frontier, which is not sure since the figures of the Tacoma are not revealed yet. The standout interior aspects inside the Chevy Colorado are-

  • Front bucket seats
  • Air conditioning
  • Heated front seats
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Power driver’s seat

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The Chevrolet Colorado has totally changed the context of its segment with its tech-filled interiors. Buyers get a standard 7-inch touchscreen display which gets upgraded to a bigger 8-inch display on every trim except the base model. Both the touchscreens are incredibly intuitive to use thanks to attractive menus and responsive touch functions. 

The brilliant Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system handles all the infotainment duties. The Colorado is also one of the smartest pickups around with standard connectivity features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and WiFi hotspot. Your family also gets numerous USB ports to plug in their smartphone. Also, tune in to the premium audio system from Bose to enjoy your cruise in bliss. The cutting-edge gizmo of the Chevy Colorado is-

  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system
  • SiriusXM
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi hotspot
  • 2 USB ports
  • Bose audio

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Exterior

8.0/10

The Chevy Colorado is a stylish pickup truck, particularly attractive compared to other conventional pickup trucks. The aesthetics get modified depending on the trim or configuration that you select. The buyer can get a wide range of aesthetic upgrades thanks to the several available appearance packages, like the Chrome Appearance package and a sporty Redline Special Edition available for LT, a Midnight Edition for Z71 and ZR2, and a Dusk Special Edition that’s exclusive to the ZR2. Extended Cab variants get a long cargo box as standard.

Models

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

2022 Nissan Frontier King Cab

2022 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab

Curb Weight (lb)

5400

NA

5600

5400

Length (inches)

212.7

205.5

212.3

212.4

Width (inches)

74.3

72.8

74.4

74.3

Height (inches)

70.4

70.1

70.6

70.4

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.4

9.8

8.4

Wheelbase (inches)

128.3

125.9

127.4

128.3

The Chevy Colorado is one of the largest pickup trucks in its segment in terms of length and width. The massive wheelbase of the Colorado makes it a colossal presence on the streets. The Nissan Frontier is the shortest in length and width, the GMC Canyon share similar figures with its cousin. The distinctive exterior elements of the 2022 Chevy Colorado are-

  • Rear bumper corner steps
  • Locking tailgate
  • EZ-lift and lower tailgate

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Safety

8.0/10

The Chevrolet Colorado’s performance in the NHTSA and IIHS safety tests is average, to say the least. Although the 2022 variant hasn’t been rated, we expect the safety ratings of the 2021 predecessor to carry over. The 2021 Chevy Colorado only got an average 4-star rating in the NHTSA crashworthiness tests. In the IIHS safety tests, the Colorado earned a ‘Good’ rating for the moderate overlap front safety test, roof strength, and head restraints and seats. Its headlights were deemed to be ‘Poor’ while the front overlap and side-impact crashworthiness were considered to be ‘Acceptable’ by IIHS.

Chevy has reserved most of its active safety tech as options for the higher trim levels. For the safety of its passengers, Colorado only includes the basics like airbags, ABS, driveline traction control, stability control, and side-impact beams. To unlock the extra driver assistance aid, the Safety package is available for the LT and Z71 trims, which adds forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning to the equation. Some of the safety features in the 2022 Colorado Extended Cab are:

  • Electronic Traction Control
  • StabiliTrak
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Tire Fill Alert
  • OnStar & Chevrolet Connected services
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Rear Park Assist

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Competition

8.0/10

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab vs 2022 Nissan Frontier King Cab

The Nissan Frontier has undergone a total transformation recently to establish itself as a segment heavyweight again. The Frontier’s base powertrain offers more power than the Colorado, but the Chevy redeems itself with its powerful V-6 engine and Duramax diesel engine. The Frontier still lags behind the Colorado in terms of towing power. The Chevy’s interiors also offer a bit more utility than the Nissan. The Chevy’s infotainment suite is also one of the best in its class, but the pickup skimps on its safety suite. This is where the Nissan Frontier takes advantage, offering a wide assortment of advanced safety techs. For capability and performance, Chevy Colorado is still the better choice.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab vs 2022 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

The Toyota Tacoma is the closest rival to the Chevrolet Colorado when you compare the spec sheets. The Colorado still has the advantage over the Tacoma with its 3 refined engine options and a range of configurations. The Toyota Tacoma’s age is its disadvantage, although no other competitor can match the reliability quotient of Toyota. The Colorado also offers a better fuel economy than the Tacoma. The Tacoma’s interiors are more upmarket than the Colorado despite its age. The Chevy’s safety quotient is also one of concern. Nevertheless, the Chevy Colorado offers a more well-rounded package than the Tacoma.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab vs 2022 2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab

The Chevy Colorado and the GMC Canyon are similar on paper, as they are based on the same platform. The major differences show up in the exterior styling. The Colorado has a more rugged aura to it while the Canyon has a more elegant feel. The Canyon’s Denali trim is luxury-oriented, while the Colorado only has 2 off-road-oriented trims. Both trucks can handle light-duty work very well. The Colorado is offered at a lower base price and takes the edge over the Canyon in this head-to-head.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Final Verdict

The new Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab is a convenient everyday ride for all truck lovers who also crave the raw capability of a pickup body style. The interiors focus on driver engagement and practicality rather than indulging in extravagant opulence. Still, the Colorado’s cargo utility and interior comfort are commendable enough for a commercial pickup. The technology suite is also very driver-friendly to use. The Colorado’s safety quotient is one weakness, but that alone shouldn’t stop you from availing all the excellent features that you get from the Chevy Colorado.

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