The fully redesigned 2023 Chevrolet Colorado makes great strides in redefining the mid-size truck segment. While the Colorado has been a dependable pickup for the past 18 years, the new redesign produces a truck with a larger wheelbase, a new body design, and a much more luxurious and spacious interior than in the past. And yet, even with that new expansiveness and the ability to tow with enough power to tow up to three tons, the Colorado remains composed and well-mannered in tight spaces.
For 2023, Chevy drops the V6 option in favor of turbocharged four-cylinder engines. The result is better fuel efficiency without losing the Colorado’s towing power. Available powertrain options range from a 237-horsepower engine in the base model to the 310-horsepower engine that produces 430 lb.-ft. of torque.
Every 2023 Colorado is now a four-door crew cab. But the changes aren’t all on the outside. Instead, Chevy has made the driver’s side of the cockpit more open, moving the center stack slightly closer to the passenger side. The gear shift also moves left to make room for an elegant dial that can control the 11.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Chevy has clearly upgraded the Colorado’s interior materials, including soft-touch surfaces and luxurious-feeling upholstery. This makes for an overall pleasant driving and riding experience.
Every model of the 2023 Colorado runs on a 2.7-liter inline-four turbocharged engine with output levels depending on the trim level.
The WT and the LT offer a four-cylinder engine that produces 237 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque and delivers 3,500 pounds of towing capacity when properly equipped. For the Z71 and Trail Boss trims, the output grows to 301 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. That means the 2023 Colorado delivers 7,700 pounds of towing power in these trim levels when properly equipped.
The ZR2 trim level ratchets up the ponies under the hood, with the turbocharged four-cylinder producing 310 horsepower and generating 430 pound-feet of torque. The ZR2 tows up to 6,000 pounds when properly equipped. A smooth-as-silk eight-speed automatic transmission is standard across all trim levels.
Not only is the 2023 Colorado longer and wider than previous iterations of this mid-size truck, but it also features sleek LED headlamps, tail lamps, and fog lamps. The Colorado’s new grille stands out, making the truck look quite assertive in a very competitive market segment, and it features a short bed (five feet). The Colorado comes standard with a high-performance lifted suspension and 17-inch wheels, meaning that it’s got great ground clearance, especially for a mid-size truck.
The all-new Colorado VW comes in eight exterior paint colors. Some of those include:
The Colorado’s touchscreen infotainment system now features an 11.3-inch screen, as well as an 11-inch driver information center. Other tech that’s either standard or available in Colorado includes but aren’t limited to the following.
The 2023 Colorado features a slew of safety and driver-assistance features.
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