2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Manual – The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado gets two new exterior colors: Kinetic Blue and Satin Steel Gray Metallic. ZR2 variations gets heated side mirrors and an Active Tow feature.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Trims Level
The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is a midsize truck that slots below the larger Silverado 1500 and is available in two cab styles, two bed lengths, five trim levels. And with RWD or 4WD.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Base: The most basic Colorado accessible includes Bluetooth, a rear-view camera, Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment platform with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a USB interface, a six-speaker sound platform , a 3.5-inch instrument cluster screen, 16-inch steel wheels, and vinyl seats.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 WT: Moving up to the WT models adds back underseat storage for extended cab models, a folding rear bench seat for the crew cab, a six-speed automatic, and tiled floor.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 LT: sloping up to the LT tier gets you 17-inch alloy wheels, a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, keyless entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a two additional USB ports, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, a 4.2-inch instrument cluster screen, and fabric upholstery.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Z71: Among two off-road-oriented models, the Z71 adds an off-road suspension installation, an automatic locking rear differential, a transport case shield for four-wheel-drive models, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, an EZ Lift & Lower tailgate, hill descent control, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, heated front seats, and remote start.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 ZR2: The maximum competent version in the Colorado lineup, the ZR2 is only available with the V-6 or diesel I-4 and includes a more aggressive off-road suspension setup that is increased for extra ground clearance, Multimatic DSSV dampers, all-terrain tires, integrated trailer brake controller, a exceptional front bumper, wider front fenders, a black back bumper, and ZR2-specific leather upholstery.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2Engine
The 2018 Colorado comes standard with a 2.5-liter I-4 that generates 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. A 3.6-liter V-6 with 308 hp and 275 lb-ft and also a 2.8-liter turbodiesel I-4 with 181 hp and 269 lb-ft are discretionary. A six-speed manual is standard with the base 2.5-liter I-4 and also a six-speed automatic is available. Diesel-powered models come only using a long-sleeved automatic and the V-6 is paired to General Motors’ in-house-designed eight-speed automatic.
EPA fuel economy ratings for the base 2.5-liter I-4 are 20/26 mpg city/highway to get rear-drive models irrespective of transmission choice and 19/24 mpg with four-wheel drive. The more powerful V-6 engine is rated at 18/25 mpg in rear-drive guise and 17/24 mpg with four-wheel drive. Diesel-powered Colorados will be the most efficient at 22/30 mpg with rear-wheel push and 20/28 mpg if you elect for four-wheel drive. ZR2 models will be the cheapest at 19/22 mpg for the gas and 16/18 mpg with the V-6.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Safety
The 2018 Colorado received a four-star general safety rating from the NHTSA from a possible five stars). In IIHS testing, the crew cab variant received a fantastic score on all crashworthiness tests except the passenger side front overlap test where it hasn’t been analyzed (Good is the highest possible score). Extended cab models had slightly worse scores because they only received an Average evaluation on the passenger side front little overlap test and the negative impact test. The two body styles got a Poor score on the headlights test.