How Much Does a New Chevrolet Colorado Cost?

Called the “Swiss Army Truck” by Car and Driver, Chevrolet Colorado is a jack of all trades. Enjoy off-roading? You can do that with Colorado. Need to do some towing? It can handle that too.

Colorado is very versatile. There’s a trim level for everyone. With the optional four-cylinder diesel engine, it can tow 7,700 pounds which puts it at the front of its class. With two cab styles to choose from along with cargo-bed styles paired with a variety of powertrain choices, you can pick a truck to best suit your needs.

While the interior may leave something to be desired, the design, infotainment system, and safety features make Colorado a truck that’s stylish, flexible, and capable.

How much does Chevrolet Colorado Cost?

The cost of Colorado runs the gamut from a reasonable $21,495 for the base truck all the way to $42,295 for the trail-ready ZR2. The Chevy Colorado is near the top of the midsize class and offers a lot of appealing options with a matching range of prices.

There’s a configuration for everyone and the ride on the highway is hard to beat. It may not have the towing prowess of trucks in the full-size category. Yet it’s a force of a truck to be reckoned with.


The base Colorado is limited to a 2WD extended cab with a 6-foot 2-inch bed. If a basic truck will work for you, it’s a good deal. The base truck has a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder direct-injected engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.

It does include a 7-inch diagonal color touchscreen with Chevy’s infotainment system and a rear-vision camera. There’s a power driver’s seat and traction control comes standard.


The work truck of the bunch offers more options. Most buyers go for the crew cab with the short box at 5-feet 2-inches. The short bed space gives way to a rear folding bench seat. For $27,795, you can get a 2WD version with a standard 2.5-liter engine combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission. You can upgrade the engine to a 3.6-liter V6.


For those looking for something that would fit into an urban setting, the LT is a good match. LT starts at $30,695 with a 2WD crew cab and a 2.5-liter engine. For extra, you can get AWD, a 3.6-liter V6 or a 2.8-liter diesel engine. Keyless entry by remote is standard and the wheels are 17-inch aluminum.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado
2018 Chevrolet Colorado | Chevrolet

Inside there’s a bigger 8-inch color touchscreen for the infotainment system and a rear-view camera in HD. There’s a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a 6-way power-adjustable seat for the driver that’s incredibly comfortable.


For $33,695, you can get the Colorado Z71 with a 2.5-liter engine, 2WD crew cab, and a short box bed. It’s actually the top trim level. You can upgrade to a 3.6-liter V6 or a 2.8-liter diesel engine along with a longer truck bed are optional and cost extra. The 17-inch painted wheels and an off-road suspension are just for this model. You get all-terrain tires and an EZ lift and lower tailgate standard. There’s also a heated steering wheel, wireless charging for devices, and automatic climate control.


This trim level is all about off-roading and starts at $42,295. The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is the highest-priced trim and it’s doesn’t add any real creature comforts. The seats are leather-appointed in the front. The ZR2 has an off-road appearance with a bigger clearance and track width standard. It has a unique hood, fascia, and grille with front and rear wheel flares and all-terrain blackwall tires.

Which Colorado is right for you?

While many will be wild about the ZR2 for its off-roading readiness, there are many versions of this truck you can get for any number of uses.

The LT with crew cab, standard bed, 3.6-liter V6 engine, and AWD is a solid choice at $35,195. You can seat five, tow up to a maximum of 7,000 pounds, and enjoy all-weather readiness and rather impressive acceleration. And that’s not counting all the technology and safety features you get with LT.

As a multipurpose truck, Chevrolet Colorado gets the job done.