The 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2: Speedy and Fuel-Efficient


The Chevy Colorado ZR2 pick-up truck fills a sport truck niche for General Motors. It's a mid size pick-up, with a performance suspension package.

This segment is dominated by the Ford F150 Raptor off-road sport truck, which packs real punch with an engine pumping out over 400-horsepower. You pay for that though, at the gas pump, big time.

With the Colorado ZR2 you get the same V6 that you get in the regular Colorado. It produces 308 horsepower and 275-lb feet of torque. It's enough to kick up some dust, and still deliver decent fuel economy. We were getting around 23 miles to the gallon the highway, even with the big, beefy off road tires that came on our test truck.

There is also an optional 2.8-litre diesel engine. It offers up 181 horsepower and lots of low end torque for towing.

Inside the seats look like they came from a Camaro. They are comfortable. The dash is laid out logically and the controls are within easy reach. All the current digital functionality is present or available through options in the infotainment system.

The ZR2 is an attractive truck. It comes with a bulging hood, and an aggressive looking front end. It has special multimatic shocks that provide amazing stability in a truck that is raised like this one is. That stability is noticed most on pavement. When driving around town the truck feels very stable and solid. It makes it a much more refined truck than some of its competitors.

It also has locking differentials front and rear. The ZR2 might not pack the same punch as a Ford Raptor but it is a truck that is easier to live with every day, and that is why the Chevy Colorado ZR2 Pick Up, is SST Approved.

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