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Waiting for trucks and SUVs has been brutal over the past few years. But the Chevrolet Colorado is finally popping up at dealerships. It’s time to see how long the wait for a 2024 Chevy Colorado really is. 

How long is the wait for a 2024 Chevy Colorado? 

As of writing, around Asheville, NC, there are plenty of 2024 Chevy Colorado models available. There are WT, LT, Trail Boss, Z71, and ZR2 models available. I don’t see the Bison, though. 

Under the best-case scenario, it will only take 10 to 12 weeks to receive your Colorado order, but you can contact your local dealership for more precise updates. 

It’s unclear how long it could take to get the Colorado Bison and it seems like the most difficult model to find. 

The 2024 Chevy Colorado in the desert
2024 Chevy Colorado | Chevrolet

Also, while the 2024 Colorado order bank opened back in October 2023, some people have been waiting for months to receive their trucks. 

Under the worst-case scenario, the wait could be about six months long. Plus, some people received updates that their trucks have been built but don’t have updated shipping information. So why is Chevrolet holding trucks? 

Is the Colorado delayed? 

The 2024 Chevy Colorado has been facing a few delays that may have been recently cleared up. First, there was the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike that lasted for six weeks. 

Because of the strike, the Wentzville, Missouri plant where the Colorado is built was shut down. Chevrolet had to make up for that lost time. 

Also, General Motors issued a temporary stop-sale for the Colorado and GMC Canyon due to a software issue. It’s unclear what the problem was, but it was quickly resolved with an update. 

Holding the trucks to improve their quality before being delivered isn’t too much of a pain. It may have prevented a larger recall from occurring later. 

The 2024 model hasn’t had any recalls, but the 2023 model faced a massive recall due to phantom braking. Fixing this issue before producing 2024 models may have caused an impact. 

What’s new for the 2024 Colorado? 

The 2024 Chevy Colorado is primarily a carryover model. You might be able to save with a 2023 model if you can find one. 

Anyways, the 2024 model gained the ZR2 Bison off-road focused/overlanding trim, dropped from three engine tuning options to two, and shuffled a few features around. 

The Colorado starts with a standard 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 237 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The highest output option is the TurboMax with 310 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. 

When properly equipped, the Colorado can tow up to 7,000 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,610 lbs. The Jeep Gladiator can tow up to 7,700 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,700 lbs. So, it’s not too far behind the class leader. 

The 2024 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison kicking up dirt
2024 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison | Chevrolet

The Colorado gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and up to 24 mpg on the highway. Adding 4×4 reduces these figures to 19 and 22 mpg. 

With the Colorado ZR2, you get an EPA-estimated 17 mpg in the city and up to 19 mpg on the highway. It’s less fuel efficient due to the extra weight of added off-roading features. 

Some folks may feel like the Colorado is limited because it’s only available with a four-door cab and five-foot bed. The Tacoma has a two-door cab and six-foot bed available. 

You can get started with the Colorado with its MSRP of $29,500. The $1,595 destination fee takes the total up to $31,095. The ZR2 Bison takes the price up to $60,540 with the destination fee included.