Chevrolet Announces Pricing for 2017 Colorado ZR2

Chevy Colorado ZR2 II

Chevrolet has announced pricing for the eagerly anticipated 2017 Colorado ZR2, the hot, off-road-capable mid-size pickup that it unveiled at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new model will go on sale this spring for a base price of $40,995 including a $940 destination fee. Chevy claims that this is nearly $2,500 less than comparably equipped competitors. For that sum, Chevy will sell you a loaded Colorado crew cab with the 3.6-liter V-6, standard four-wheel drive, the new eight-speed transmission and a laundry list of serious off-road equipment.

Modifications to the ZR2 include a 3.5-inch wider track front and rear, Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires, front and rear locking differentials, Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve dampers, full underbody skid plate protection, a 2-inch lift kit and more. Chevrolet says that the ZR2 transforms the Colorado into a true rock crawler and desert runner, with equipment featured on bigger trucks costing tens of thousands of dollars of more.

Closer to the ZR2's mission is the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, which starts at $43,700 with an automatic transmission (less if you stick with the manual), and features much of the ZR2's off-road equipment with a few exceptions. There's no front locking differential on the TRD Pro, nor the fancy whiz-bang dampers that the Colorado has, but the Tacoma does feature electronic Crawl Control, which performs amazing feats of traction when called upon. The Nissan Frontier Pro-4X is considerably less expensive, but it doesn't have nearly the level of off-road equipment that either the Tacoma or Colorado ZR2 have. Over at Ford, the F-150 Raptor is the top off-road truck you can get, costing almost $10,000 more but featuring far more space and capability than any other factory off-road pickup on the market. It was the winner of our 2017 Monster Factory Off-Road Challenge.

We welcome the new Colorado ZR2 and can't wait to get behind the wheel of one later this year to see if Chevy has brought the fight to the class-leading Tacoma TRD Pro.

Cars.com photos by Evan Sears

 

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Comments

EEK, with sales down, wonder why they would do this?

@Nitro

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you. Too bad you won't be getting one.

Thanks for the link Johnny, Toyota sold twice as many mid size trucks as this toy chevy. Why would you brag about that?

This toy looks like it is a 2WD model. Is it supposed to be that low to the ground? This mall crawler will get hung up on every curb in the mall parking lot. Next to the Rams.

Nitro

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you. Too bad you won't be getting one.


Posted by: papajim | Feb 14, 2017 7:29:19 AM

I can't speak for Nitro but I won't get one. I would be embarrassed to be seen in this girls toy. Heck, I have seen girls in better looking and more capable trucks than this.


GM has decided to sell Opel.

And none too soon. Opel struggled due to the impact of higher union labor costs, and Europe’s steeply declining economy, and the company also faces a down market for everyday cars and trucks.

Opel makes small cars and small SUVs, but lacks the popular, and larger, versions of such high-margin SUVs and trucks.

Sound familiar?

No doubt GM has lost interest in the European market anyway, due to the lousy business conditions there being beyond the control of GM’s management.

England’s withdrawal from the European Union was probably the last straw.

Despite the down market in Europe, GM overall still turned in an exciting profit of $9.4 billion for the latest year. Meanwhile Ford’s net income of $4.6 billion was lesss than half of GM’s overall profit, with Ford down $2.8 billion from 2015.

Expect to see Ford execs nailing up the plywood shutters at Ford factories and dealerships very soon unless they can arrange to be acquired by GM or Fiat, or maybe get a handout of some kind from the government, assuming they don’t end up in jail.

I wasn't bragging, just pointing out Colorado sale were up and not down like num nuts was trying to say.

Posted by: johnny doe | Feb 14, 2017 8:26:54 AM

900 more units is hardly up. Honda was up by over 2000 units. Now that is worth bragging about.

You guys are delusional, looking at the sales numbers of the little cross over car/trucks, they are not impressive at all. I really wish Ford would stay out of this market, man for that kind of money for little trucks that do nothing, it wont last long, but the current numbers are no where near what was forecasted.

@Ram blows chunks

Believe me. Nobody cares that you wont buy one. Please go back to your hole.

papajim,
With 10.8 billion sitting on the balance sheet and persons covered, I don't think the Ford execs are quite concerned with one quarter's income statement. FYTD results are not indicative of impending doom. Cash is king

All you guys hating on the colorado are pretty pathetic. Where is your ranger and dakota? Who is behind now? You seriously need to grow up.

With the Toyota Tacoma having the best re-sale value after 3 and 5 years, the Tacoma is still the better value than this government motors wanna-be!

This ZR2 and Toyota's Tacoma TRD Pro are the correct size vehicles for offroading. The full size trucks will be limited to the width of certain trails. In all seriousness, Raptor owners are more worried about door digs at the local mall parking lots than scratches from offroading.

No one will take this mall queen off road either. The ground clearance is rediculous, has a weak engine, and the 4 people that actually buy it will want to keep it under cover in their garage.

I dig the hood ornament. You can rest all the Bolts on the hood when it breaks off-road.

That is one of the best ides GM has come up with, way to look out for your broken down customers. Bravo GM

@Grnzel1

Ford's moves in recent years have placed too much emphasis on Green (which has been a disaster) and too little on smart product development in their traditional areas of strength.

The focus on increased use of hybrids, plug-ins and aluminum body panels came at the very same time as the arrival of sharply lower fuel prices during the last 4 years.

Ford had to unload big investments they made globally at a time when the dollar was soft and gave away hard-dollar assets they bought during the 1990s at a loss. The Federal Reserve's soft dollar policies resulted in many big companies (Apple for example) hoarding cash.

If I really wanted to buy stock in cash-rich companies I don't think the auto industry would be my favorite vertical.

Ford should of done that, the lower Arm bolts brake faster then candy canes when a pebble hits them.

"Their leg of the race was a little slower, largely due to deeper ruts and more broken-down competitors along the route. Foutz's team hit a rock hidden in sand, and that's what sheared the head off the lower control arm bolt on the passenger side of the pickup."

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/05/we-desert-race-in-the-2017-ford-f-150-raptor.html

For you nay sayers, this is as much truck as I need, if not more. My 2011 Canyon has hauled elk out of the mountains, deer, turkey, geese and ducks where ever I have been, plus all the gear it takes to harvest them. Has hauled my boat half way across the country several times with nary a hic-up. I was actually hoping GM would have came out with a smaller truck then this but alas, it is what it is.

I was waiting for the ZR2 to come out, but at $41K I can buy a regular Colorado, lift it, skid plates, near front and rear bumpers for a whole lot less. Most places I go to hunt and fish are paved and dirt roads, not rock crawling desert running, but it looks cool....

Yawn.

Overall sounds like a very good offroad package. A REAL shame for any serious offroader that you cannot get it with a manual tranny. The 3.5 in wider track will give it an edge in appearance that will win many over looking for a toy like this.

Um PUTC -- where have you been? This was announced almost a week ago!!:

http://media.chevrolet.com/media/us/en/chevrolet/home.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2017/feb/0208-zr2.html

Ford should of done that, the lower Arm bolts brake faster then candy canes when a pebble hits them.

"Their leg of the race was a little slower, largely due to deeper ruts and more broken-down competitors along the route. Foutz's team hit a rock hidden in sand, and that's what sheared the head off the lower control arm bolt on the passenger side of the pickup."

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/05/we-desert-race-in-the-2017-ford-f-150-raptor.html


Posted by: johnny doe | Feb 14, 2017 10:21:49 AM

Nice try, this ZRSnooze will never see real Baja racing.

Say who Franky the clueless kid?

@SK, this site is what you call regurgitative journalism, meaning they read a report and re-report it here, usually a week or more later. This site is really only good to watch Papa, gmsrgreat and his many other names, like johnnydoe and sierra, have to constantly defend GM, as they think GM is a brand but dont really understand brands or why they will never be in first place in sales.....and thats what makes this site really fun

Nitro, I can't believe you admitted that, finally.

@GMS, sorry you have to always defend the twins and then stoop low enough to change someone elses post to try to deflect the fact that Ford is number 1, man really sorry to see you have to do that all the time

This is going to steal a many customers from all the other brands. I think, that GM did their homework right this time. I won't buy it, but I like what I see very much.
It's going to be very hard for FCA and Ford to get a comparable capable midsize truck on the market. Even Toyota is behind right now.
I am not a GM fan, but I respect them for this. Raptor driver language is a street straight line racing and status symbol and I don't need a payload, this one says, I am outdoor living person.

this one says, I am outdoor living person living under a rock in a miniskirt.


Posted by: RAM | Feb 14, 2017 11:46:20 AM

I agree!

It's to the point where you can buy a full size GM or Ford truck for less than a midsize GM or Toyota truck.

I have no clue why somebody would pay $41K for a ZR2 when you can buy a Z71 for $34K and have $7K left for mods and have a bigger roomier more capable truck.

Jeep has a new Recon model now that also starts at $41K. For a Wrangler???

It's gotten just plain stupid.

@papajim
The point I was making is that Ford is no closer to shutting the doors than anyone else. A strong balance sheet is always a good indicator. It's the balance sheet that funds the business. That said, investors don't want a business to sit on a pile of cash - invest it or give it back in dividends. The only reason one would sit on cash like that is economic uncertainty. And I mean that in the macro sense

@grnzel1

Your grasp of finance/economics is solid.

I have not been a fan of Ford (corporate) since the early 1990s, when they were head & shoulders better than Chrysler or GM.

From the mid 1980s till 1999 most of their product development was world class and they made a number of smart moves in the financial arena. Apart from the horrendous deals they made with the UAW during the 80s it's hard to find fault with much of what Ford was doing in those days.

Moving Bill Ford to the CEO spot was the beginning of the dumb Green stuff they've been doing.

In fairness to the company, Ford has been forced to sit by TWICE during the last forty years while Washington politicians bailed out a major competitor.

$43,700 you can buy a real truck for that price. LOL

@papajim
Thanks. While I hold some truck allegiance to Ford becuse I have owned new F150s since 1993 (my fav) that were problem free. I've always liked the Ford interiors but had GM power train envy. That changed with the Coyote 5.0 and 6 speed. It's taken Ford 20 years to correct that!! I've got 86k on my '13 and it's been a very good ride - so far....

$43,700 you can buy a real truck for that price. LOL

Posted by: Blueman | Feb 14, 2017 1:24:16 PM
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Can you get one with a diesel?
4 wheel disc brakes?
Front and rear E-Locker?

No? Good luck with that.

2017 is gonna be rough for General Malaise and 2018 is gonna even worse.

The Ford V6 walked the Chevy V8.Posted by: Frank | Feb 14, 2017 1:29:51 PM

Franky kid fails to say a 450 hp 510 tq Ford fails to beat a 420 hp 460 tq GM truck in the dust by a car length, talk bout fail!

The Ford V6 walked the Chevy V8.Posted by: Frank | Feb 14, 2017 1:29:51 PM

Franky kid fails to say a 450 hp 510 tq Ford fails to beat a 420 hp 460 tq GM truck in the dust by a car length, talk bout fail!


Posted by: johnny doe | Feb 14, 2017 4:05:26 PM

The Raptors has 35 in tires, the Chevy has smaller tires and still slammed it, oh im sorry, it's 2017 vs 2017, it's not Ford fault GM is behind.

This guy is clueless, no wonder they call him DOE. He's a nobody.

In fairness to the company, Ford has been forced to sit by TWICE during the last forty years while Washington politicians bailed out a major competitor.
Posted by: papajim | Feb 14, 2017 1:18:15 PM

Ford crying hard core in the 1960s too, they needed the government to step in cause GM was smoken em hard core, what over 60% market share. Ford clowns look up your history! HAHAHA! stop being cry baby libtards your a failure to the auto industry!!!!

Haha, dummy doe forgot to mention the Raptor kicked the snot out of that cute toy chevy by 1.2 seconds. And the Raptor had 35" off road tires. Talk about epic fail doe. He has all kinds of excuses.

Better come with a 10 year warranty for that price.

So you got 2 more gears, deeper rear end gear, lots more hp and TQ And your cry bout rear gearing, sounds like a common Fordtardo HAHA! Your high output girly Ford engine with trubos barly beat a NA GM engine at 1 mile above sea level thanks for pointing that out HAHAHAHA!!!!

No that Ford V6 kicked the absolute snot out of that junk shaking chevy. 1.2 secs is a huge butt kicking. Poor loser doe, you can't handle your junk truck was spanked and hard by a V6 truck with 35" off road tires.


Haha, dummy doe forgot to mention the Raptor kicked the snot out of that cute toy chevy by 1.2 seconds. And the Raptor had 35" off road tires. Talk about epic fail doe. He has all kinds of excuses.
Posted by: Ram blows chunks | Feb 14, 2017 4:19:45

Yeah so sad Ford need 450 hp 500Tq with 10 speed with 3.55'swith twin tubros at 10,000 ft to do it Talk bout fail!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! Guess if your a ford tard that's great HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!

Haha, dummy doe forgot to mention the Raptor kicked the snot out of that cute toy chevy by 1.2 seconds. And the Raptor had 35" off road tires. Talk about epic fail doe. He has all kinds of excuses.
Posted by: Ram blows chunks | Feb 14, 2017 4:19:45

Yeah so sad Ford need 450 hp 500Tq with 10 speed with 3.55'swith twin tubros at 10,000 ft to do it Talk bout fail!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! Guess if your a ford tard that's great HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by: johnny doe | Feb 14, 2017 4:35:05 PM

@dumb dumb,

In the racing scene, it's called RUN WHAT YOU BRUNG!

Moron!!!

or the craptor Ford off 4:10s still that that just be more of a slap in the face! HAHAHAHA!

Don't worry dummy doe, GM will come out with a V6 to try and compete with Fords. One day they will do better. But for now, that GM shaky junk truck got its butt handed to it by an off road truck with 35" tires while the chevy shake had street tires. Oh epic fail oh epic fail dummy doe.

I think Johnny Doe is the biggest crybaby on this site.

1. He cries when a powerful Ford beats an outdated 2017 Chevy

2. Every month he cries that GM sells more by adding 4 different brands of trucks to Ford 1 brand.

3. Everytime a GM product losed, he'll nitpick data and say the Ford had 3.55 Rear End to Chevy 3.42.

4. The guys is the biggest Poser Crybaby I've ever seen, I'd like see you in person, you're probably obese with no kids and no wife driving a '92 Chevy 1500 living with daddy.

or the craptor Ford off 4:10s still that that just be more of a slap in the face! HAHAHAHA!


Posted by: johnny doe | Feb 14, 2017 4:39:54 PM

Hey dumb dumb, 35" tires on a heavier truck kicked your Chevy shakes butt. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Let's see some more excuses crybaby doe. Let's see what you got. Dry up those tears and let's see what you got.



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