2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2: Everything You Need to Know

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The new 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is an important vehicle for GM because it fills a longtime void in company's off-road-capable vehicle lineup. We had the chance to spend a good deal of time behind the wheel on rocky trails, mountain highways and a dirt racetrack in Colorado.

You can find out what we thought of this multifaceted mid-size competitor in the stories and videos below, but we'll say this is one of the most technology-packed pickups you can buy, and you won't have to spend a lot of money to put one in your driveway.

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Comments

With little trucks all about looking cool and having offroad capability and GM offering its first serious off road package on a truck over a decade (the last being the ZR2 S10) it will sell.

So you completely discount the H3 in your statement and go straight to the S10 ZR2?

I don't think the average consumer makes the link between GM and Hummer...

not much here, dont see them selling many, third place truck for sure.

Can you guys post some good news? Not that again nobody is interested in the JUNK.

All these factory off road trucks are nice.. Raptor, power wagon, ZR2, but in all reality they just fill the void of the city guy who wants to try and go off-roading on the weekend...no serious off roader is going to spend 50k+ on a factory off road truck when you can buy an exponentially cheaper truck and install your own mods and have an even more capable off road truck... I could have ran circles around every off road truck on the market now in my 05 Duramax with all the mods that I had done to it from Engine to driveline .I could race a Camaro or mustang (0-60 in 5.5), tow a house ( 900+ lb ft TQ), and off road with the best of them (6" lift on 35s), and get 19mpg on the highway....And it was about a 30k truck when all was said and done.. like I said at the beginning, you can get a lot more for a lot less if you do it your self...

I think it might be the truck for me EXCEPT for the price. Taking what should be a $35K truck and charging $50k for it with a diesel is gouging the public. Stopped at the local Chevy dealer yesterday and a Gas Z71 was $39K and a diesel Z71 was $45.5K . These trucks should be $25-$30K at the most. Shoot a 4wd wt was $32K plus they charge $995 for shipping and I can almost see the plant they build them at....

I think it might be the truck for me EXCEPT for the price. Taking what should be a $35K truck and charging $50k for it with a diesel is gouging the public. Stopped at the local Chevy dealer yesterday and a Gas Z71 was $39K and a diesel Z71 was $45.5K . These trucks should be $25-$30K at the most. Shoot a 4wd wt was $32K plus they charge $995 for shipping and I can almost see the plant they build them at....

Beautiful truck, Good work GM.

I really like this truck. Looks good and should have good off road capability. If i didn't need a truck for my heavy R.V. this truck would be perfect. Haul a trailer with bikes. Fishing gear in the bed on the weekends.

THIS WILL BE MY FIRST TRUCK.

Junk junk junk GO FORD YOU'RE THE BEST.

It is a GM product, all I need to know...

This is currently the best factory off-roader available from the big three. Great job GM, showing them how it's done.

The Tacoma will still be the mid sized champ

@Nitro- 3rd place in terms of what? Sales? The Raptor is a runaway success, but the Powerwagon sell like a dozen a week.

Can you purchase the rocker protection bars separately and will they fit on the standard Colorado

I love how everyone hates on the the lower slung shock mounts in the rear, yet the raptor has the same thing, and I don't hear bitching about that... Stop complaining, if you want something that is a real desert runner, go to lothringer or another brand and order an off road car thats specific to what you want to do.

Hey Joe, go to the Coloradofans site and you will find others make better rocker bars that look and function better. and buy a n-fab pre-runner bumper and you can have the same look as the zr2 and save thousands

The Tacoma will still be the mid sized champ
Posted by: Brody | May 22, 2017 11:38:15 PM

Sure, champion of poor reliability according to Consumer Reports. US courts also decided it's the champion of rust rot when Toyota lost their lawsuit over frame rust.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVL2fKwPWzI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3fhlNG4uwM

It is a GM product, all I need to know...
Posted by: oxi | May 22, 2017 5:02:40 PM

LOL yep, it's a GM not a Toyota, so you don't need to worry about your frame rotting in half before you pay it off or listen to the rear diff whine as it slowly burns up by 20k miles. Wow how Toyota has fallen.

Good to know GM has decided to put a little fun back into our everyday life. It seems this truck will do exceptionally well with the off road capabilities and knowing you can have it as an everyday driving truck should even be better.

What is the price?



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