2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

MSRP $45,000 Est.

Ranked #6 in Fullsize Pickup-truck

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

Updated on: September 14, 2021

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Built on the same platform as the GMC Canyon, Colorado is the more pragmatic version of the Canyon that offers both performance and practicality. The 2022 Colorado Extended Cab fits itself comfortably in Chevy’s truck line-up and proves to be an excellent choice for those who are looking for a smaller and affordable mid-size truck over the full-size and heavy duty range. With the advent of the new model year, Chevrolet is expected to carry over the current model year without any significant changes.

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Pros

Brawny V6 engine

Muscular exterior design

Delightful handling characteristics

A diverse set of options

Cons

4WD variant is expensive

Mediocre 2.5L engine

Interior materials feel cheap

Less standard safety features

What's New?

New Trail Boss Package for LT and Z71 trims


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$45000

bodystyle

dr Extended Cab

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$45,000 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab in Agate Black color
Agate Black

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

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


2022 Colorado Extended cab is expected to be offered in the market with a range of 4 trims. The base trim-WT (Work Truck) costs $27,395 and kicks off the range with multiple engine and transmission options to choose from. Standard features of the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab consist of stylish 17” aluminum wheel options, automatic headlamps, a touchscreen infotainment screen, automatic headlamps, 2-speed electronic transfer case and a spacious cabin with power adjustable driver seat. When launched, the Colorado will be Chevrolet’s mid-size pick-up truck that strongly opposes the Ford Ranger SuperCab, GMC Canyon Extended Cab, and Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Features

Which Trim should youChevrolet offers the 2022 Colorado Extended Cab in 4 trim choices with an option for either rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive drivetrain configurations. The top two trims- Z71 and ZR2 are more performance and off-road-oriented; so they will be reviewed separately. The prices for the entry level work truck is expected to start around $27,395 while the LT trim would command over $29,895. AWD is a $3,000 odd addition on both trims. 

Even though you don't get much creature comforts with the base trim, it comes fitted with a respectable amount of essential features. Thankfully a 7” Chevrolet infotainment system comes in as standard which supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Automatic headlamps, all terrain tires and power driver’s seat are all part of the entry level package as well. As for the powertrain, you get to choose from either 2 gasoline engines or a single diesel engine, the latter strictly for the all-wheel-drive trim.

Trim

WT (Work Truck)

LT

MSRP (2WD)

$27,395

$29,895

MSRP (4WD)

$31,295

$33,595

Key Features

2.5L inline-4 engine

Adds or replaces from WT

 

17" Ultra Silver Metallic-Painted Steel Wheels

17" Blade Silver Metallic-Painted Aluminum Wheels

 

Automatic halogen headlamps with DRLs

Power adjustable mirrors with driver’s spotter mirror

 

4-way power driver seat

EZ Lift and lower tailgate/Remote keyless entry

 

2-speed electronic transfer case w/ rotary controls

Cruise control

 

Single-zone AC

8” touch display

 

6-speaker audio system

6-way power driver’s seat

 

7” touch display

Leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel 

Additional Packages and Options:,

  • Trail Boss Package - $2,895
  • Custom Special Edition – $1,135
  • WT Convenience Package – $530
  • LT Convenience Package – $685
  • Redline Edition – $2,690
  • Safety Package – $690

 buy?

The base WT trim is barebones and you don't get many features here. For an additional $2,500 you get numerous creature comforts and the LT trim also unlocks various optional packages and safety features. Therefore, we recommend you opt for the LT trim unless your work demands a more rugged interior that can handle anything thrown at it.

Release date

Chevrolet has announced that it will start production of the 2022 model year Colorado in its Wentzville plant in Missouri by the end of the third quarter of this year. So it is safe to expect acceptance of orders sometime in the middle of the fourth quarter of this year.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Engine and Performance

Chevrolet offers 3 engine choices with the 2022 Colorado Extended Cab. The base WT and LT trims come equipped with a standard 2.5L inline-4 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine generates 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. It helps the vehicle hit 0-60MPH in 8. seconds and cover a quarter mile within 16.4 seconds. Despite churning out 200 horsepower, the engine feels unrefined and sluggish. The 6-speed automatic transmission on the other hand feels smooth. When properly equipped, the inline-4 engine offers 3500 lbs. and 1,400 lbs. of towing and payload capacity respectively.

However, you can opt for a 3.6L V6 engine which is mated with 8-speed automatic transmission. The 3.6L V6 offers better power, performance, and towing capacity but at the cost of reduced MPG figures. The V6 delivers 308 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. With increased power and torque, the truck does 0-60 in 6.5 seconds and covers a quarter mile within 15.1 seconds. When properly equipped, the V6 can tow 7,700 pounds. There is also an optional 2.8L Duramax turbocharged diesel engine that offers better efficiency than the V6 with a similar towing capacity.

The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab handles pretty well being a mid-size pick-up truck. The steering is accurate but it feels numb and lacks feedback. Inside the city, the truck is generally easy to maneuver. The standard suspension system soaks up most bumps but it is still on the stiffer side. Even though this setup helps the truck bring about a sense of stability, it starts getting a bit waverly when speeds increase and the dead steering is of no help either

Models

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab

2021 Ford Ranger Super Cab

2022 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

MSRP

$27,395

$28,995

$25,070

$26,400

Engine 

2.5L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.3L turbo Inline-4

2.7L Inline-4

Drivetrain

2WD/AWD

2WD/AWD

2WD/AWD

2WD/AWD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Power 

200 hp @ 6300 rpm

200 hp @ 6300 rpm

270 hp @ 5500 rpm

159 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque

191 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

191 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

310 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm

180 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

8.5

8.4

7.1

9.4

Quarter mile (sec)

16.4

16.2

15.2

17

Top Speed (MPH)

135

132

110

110

Towing Capacity (lbs)

3,500

3,500

4,000

3,200

Even though the Colorado is the most affordable midsize truck in the lot, the Ranger offers the most value for money thanks to the turbo mill onboard. The turbocharged engine offers the best power and performance posting the quiet 60 mile run in just 7.1 seconds. The towing offered by the Ranger is the best among all. Toyota’s Tacoma, despite being the most expensive, offers the weakest engine that puts out the just 159 hp. However, GMC and Chevrolet offer an optional 3.6L V6 engine that can easily defeat the Ranger in power and performance.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Fuel Economy

The base Inline-4 engine on the 2022 Colorado Extended Cab offers respectable fuel economy. The engine manages to return 19, 25, and 22MPG in the city, highway, and combined driving cycles respectively. If you fit the truck with the V6 engine, expect an economy to drop by 1-2MPG or so. The optional 2.8L turbocharged diesel engine offers the best mileage and a respectable amount of power and performance. With a large 21-gallon fuel tank, it delivers up to 525 miles on the highway.

Models

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab

2021 Ford Ranger Super Cab

2022 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

MPG (City)

19

19

21

20

MPG (Highway)

25

25

26

23

MPG (Combined)

22

22

23

21

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

21

21

18

21.1

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

399/525/462

399/525/462

378/468/414

422/485.3/443.1

The 2022 Ford Ranger is not only powerful but stands tall in the fuel economy section too. It returns 23 MPG combined which is the best in the competition but falls short when it comes to the range due to the smaller fuel tank. The Colorado and Canyon being equipped with the same engine return similar fuel economy. But being equipped with a large tank, the GM twins offer a praiseworthy range of 525 miles on the highway. The Toyota Tacoma has the biggest gas tank of 21.1-gallons here and also does offer decent range and economy.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Interior

Just like the durable character of the 2022 Colorado, the cabin inside looks practical and durable too. The cabin can seat 4 people with an adequate amount of room. The cabin is built with hard plastics and offers practicality over the appeal. It is wrapped with Dark Ash Vinyl and the seats come wrapped with Dark Ash Cloth. The upper trims bring leatherette seating. Standard features in the WT consist of 4-way adjustable driver bucket seats with manual recline and 4-way manual front passenger bucket seats. Other standard features in the WT comprise Single-zone manual AC, front and rear carpeted floors, tilt steering column, dual rear seats with under-seat storage, and many more.

The LT trim adds 6-way power-adjustable driver seat, heated front seats, manual tilt-telescopic steering column, leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, single-zone automatic AC, rear window defogger, and plenty more. The front row of seats are as lavish as the Crew cab, but extended cab style does limit the second row legroom to just 28.6-inches. At the back, you get a 6’2” cargo box that offers 49.9 ft3 of cargo space.

Models

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab

2021 Ford Ranger Super Cab

2022 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

Seating Capacity

4

4

4

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

41.4/57.5/45

41.4/57.5/45

39/56.6/43.1

39.7/58.3/42.9

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

36.7/57.3/28.6

36.7/57.3/28.6

35.9/55.2/30.4

34.9/56.5/24.6

Cargo Capacity (cu ft)

49.9

49.9

51.8

N/A

All the pick-ups being cargo-oriented offer 4-seating accommodation by default. The GM twins offer the best passenger space both at the front and rear. The 2022 Ford Ranger SuperCab offers more legroom in the rear but the headroom and shoulder room are a bit less than what GM has on offer. On the contrary, Tacoma feels cramped on the rear seats. Tacoma once fails in terms of the interior too. Standout interior features expected on the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab:

  • 7-inch infotainment system
  • 3.5-incg driver information display
  • Single-zone automatic AC
  • Power adjustable front seats
  • Heated front seats (o)
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Carpet floor covering
  • Auto-Dimming inside rear-view mirrors

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The base infotainment system on the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab comprises a 7” touch LCD twinned with a 6-speaker audio system. Even at the base trim, expect modern features like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth audio streaming, and voice command. Additionally, you get a couple of USB ports that support fast charging and SiriusXM with a 3-month all-access trial.

The LT comes with a larger 8” touch LCD and 4G Wi-Fi hotspot. Apart from that, you can opt for a 7-speaker premium audio system by Bose, an SD Card reader, enhanced voice recognition, and enhanced navigation for just $995. It also offers a multifunction steering wheel for effortless infotainment controls. Standout Infotainment features expected on the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab:

  • 7-inch color touch LCD (8-inch available)
  • 6-speaker audio system (standard)
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth HandsFree and audio streaming
  • 4G Wi-Fi hotspot
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • HD Radio (Optional)
  • Bose 7-speaker audio system (Optional)

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Exterior

The 2022 MY brings minor changes in the exterior design of the Colorado Extended Cab. The prominent front fascia and the wide headlights are here to stay proving to be functional as ever. The wide front grill looks purposeful and hosts a large chrome bar which embosses the ‘CHEVROLET’ lettering in upper trims or a golden Chevy bowtie logo in the lower trims. The overstance is imposing to say the least and there is no mistaking the Colorado for something else.

As for the exterior features, the 2022 Colorado will come fitted with 17” Ultra-silver aluminum wheels in the WT, but you can opt for 18” Dark Argent Metallic-Painted Aluminum Wheels. Moreover, you can optionally equip the WT with an EZ Lift tailgate and a Remote-locking tailgate. Add to that, Chevrolet also offers a bunch of packages and accessories for the truck to personalize the truck as you desire, albeit at extra cost for individual upgrades.

Models

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab

2021 Ford Ranger Super Cab

2022 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3,968

3,932

4,145

3,915

Length (inches)

212.7

212.4

210.8

212.3

Width (inches)

74.3

74.3

73.3

74.4

Height (inches)

70.4

70.4

70.7

70.6

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.4

8.4

8.4

9.1

Wheelbase (inches)

128.3

128.3

126.8

127.4

2022 Ranger SuperCab is the heaviest truck in the class. It has the smallest wheelbase in the lot but it sits a lot wider than the rest of the trucks in the segment. The Toyota Tacoma Access Cab is the lightest truck in the class, but the unimpressive specs doesn’t give it any real world advantage. The Tacoma also comes with the highest ground clearance that makes it the most seasoned off-road truck. But in terms of power or economy, it loses to the competition.

Standout exterior features features expected on the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab:

  • 17" Graphite and Oxide Gold Aluminum Wheels
  • Projector headlights w/ DRLs
  • Fog lamps
  • Heated and power-adjusted side mirrors w/ driver spotter mirror
  • EZ Lift tailgate w/ power locks
  • Body-color/ Chrome rear bumper w/ corner step
  • Cargo area lighting w/ high-mounted stop lamp
  • Capless fuel filler
  • Black beltline moldings

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Safety

The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab is built on the GMT31XX platform. The chassis comprises a unibody structure that is made of steel and aluminum. Colorado hasn’t been tested by the IIHS, but NHTSA rated it 4 out of 5-stars. Apart from that, you get a decent set of safety features to back you up. It is quite disappointing that Chevrolet decided to exclude driver assistance features and only provide it as an option, strictly starting from the LT trim.

Standout safety features features expected on the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab:

  • Teen Driver technology
  • Theft-deterrent system
  • OnStar Safety & Security coverage
  • Rear Park Assist
  • HD Rear Vision Camera
  • Forward Collision Alert (Optional)
  • Lane Departure Warning (Optional)

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Competition

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab vs 2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab

Being sister brands, GMC and Chevrolet share the same engine, exterior and interior dimensions, and safety features. Being the deluxe sibling of Colorado, the GMC Canyon Extended Cab offers a better set of features and comforts. GMC offers a vast range of options and additional packages to customize the Canyon with. If you are on a tight budget, Colorado makes more sense. However, we recommend the Canyon because of its premium nature.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab vs 2022 Ford Ranger Supercab

Ranger is the best deal among all the midsize pick-ups. Being more expensive by $200 than Chevy Colorado, the 2022 Ford Ranger SuperCab makes sense and proves to be a no-nonsense pickup. The turbo mill offers the best power and performance in the class. The higher towing capacity and the cargo space adds to its practicality. Additionally, it is an engaging truck to drive. You also get plenty of safety features on board.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab vs 2022 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

2022 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab comes with a feeble engine that is the weakest in the class. The power and torque offered are lower, as result, its towing and payload capacity is far from good. Despite being underpowered, the MPG are not all that great either . Moreover, J.D. Power ratings throw light on Tacoma’s lower reliability and resale value. Thus, Colorado is what we will tell you to put your money on. 

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Final Verdict

The 2022 Colorado Extended Cab comes with no significant changes for the 2022 MY. It is not only an affordable truck but also a practical one. The exterior design looks handsome and durable. The cabin inside is spacious and comes with a respectable dose of features. It also comes with essential safety features as standard. Moreover, the resale value and reliability make it a good choice. But should you need a better one, pick the Ford Ranger.