Chevy Colorado Z71 vs. Chevy Colorado ZR2
Of the upcoming Chevy vehicles we are excited to see in the Don Wheaton showroom, the Chevy Colorado ZR2 is right near the top of the list. Certainly its Chevy Colorado sibling offers an outstanding base to start from, but in reality, the Colorado ZR2 is more than capable of making its own way and is a completely separate model from the original midsize pickup truck. In order to help future buyers understand what they are getting, we are going to help compare the Chevy Colorado Z71 vs. Chevy Colorado ZR2. Hopefully, what you find here will help with your research.
How are the Colorado Z71 and ZR2 different?
Looking at versions of the Chevy Colorado Z71 and the Chevy Colorado ZR2 side-by-side, a sharp-eyed observer may notice that the former is wider than the former. During the development process, Chevy engineers made the ZR2 about a foot wider than the standard Colorado, even with the Z71 package added. Every design choice and feature added to the Colorado ZR2 is built to make the truck a true out-of-the-box off-road-ready pickup truck. The incredible capability of the Chevy Colorado Z71 can’t be disputed, but the two trucks are designed for two different purposes.
- 17-inch aluminum wheels
- All-terrain tires
- Auto-locking rear differential
- Transfer case skid plate
- Lifted suspension
- Higher ground clearance
- Available bed-mounted spare tire
- Steel functional rocker protectors
What engines are available for the Colorado ZR2?
The few things the Chevy Colorado Z71 and the Chevy Colorado ZR2 share are engines. Customers looking at the ruggedly-built Colorado ZR2 can choose between the newly revised 3.6-liter, V-6 engine making 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque or the turbocharged diesel engine and its 369 pound-feet of torque. These performance scores are the same for both trucks. Even with all of the standard off-road accessories and components added, the Chevy Colorado ZR2 can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
If you would like to learn more about the differences between the Chevy Colorado Z71 and the Colorado ZR2, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.