The most popular mid-size truck by the US carmaker will have more competition. Not only the base version but also the 2021 Chevy Colorado Diesel. Jeep added the EcoDiesel unit right after the launch of the standard Gladiator. Also, it is just a matter of time when will the Ford Ranger get a Raptor version. As you can guess, it will be a diesel engine that supplies the truck with power.
Still, Colorado remains the leader in the segment until these pickups gain some popular. The Duramax unit makes it reliable and potent. Definitely, you are going to combine the 2021 Chevy Colorado Diesel with the ZR2 package for the best off-road performance. Still, a Duramax powerplant is also available with other configurations.
2021 Chevy Colorado Diesel Specs, Towing Capacity
General Motors comes out with the same configuration for its diesel truck. The next step is probably the discontinuation and the hybrid version. However, it is not going to happen any time soon, since the 2021 Colorado Diesel will meet all the requirements by EPA.
The performance of the truck was never in doubt. The engine is a 2.8-liter turbo-four with a capability to produce 181 hp and 370 lb-ft. It is a lot shorter than the Gladiator’s 3.0-liter turbo-six can do. A six-speed transmission is sending power to all wheels. The engine makes Colorado a leader in a segment for towing capacity with 7,700 pounds.
If you want to get the diesel engine for your Colorado, you won’t be able to get it in all configurations. With the extended cab, only the ZR2 package is offering the Duramax unit. The selection is wider if you pick the Crew Cab. In this case, All but the entry-level WT will come with an extra option.
With the LT model, buyers can count on 17-inch wheels, Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system, and 6-way driver bucket. Z71 off-road package brings more fun if you want to test the capabilities of your 2021 Chevy Colorado Diesel. Special suspension, case shield, and automatic locking rear differential are added. Plus, there are some interior upgrades.
The top of the line trim level is the ZR2. It enhances the performance to another level. DSSV damping system and extra clearance will allow you to go over higher obstacles. The spray-on bed liner is there with a ZR2 logo. The rear bumper is black, while flares are available at both ends.
2021 Chevy Colorado Diesel Prices
The base version with the diesel engine for Colorado is the LT. It is available only with Crew Cab and buyers will choose between short and long bed. The first one is cheaper, and the entry-level package costs $41,200. If you add $1,000, you will get the Z71 bundle. The top of the class model and the truck you want with the Duramax unit is ZR2. It is available for the Extended cab and costs $46,000. The Crew Cab costs $2,000 more, while the engine is not there if you opt for the Crew Cab and Long bed.