Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Chevy Colorado Dominates in 1 Crucial Area

We have to shout out to the 2021 Chevy Colorado for achieving a significant victory. The Chevy Colorado has its strengths and weaknesses, like every truck. However, one of its strengths includes having plenty of muscle for towing. 

Is the 2021 Chevy Colorado good for towing? 

A gray 2021 Chevrolet Colorado LT Diesel drives over a city bridge
2021 Chevrolet Colorado LT Diesel | Chevrolet

Yes, the 2021 Chevy Colorado is the best midsize truck for towing. This was decided by the U.S.News, who compiled a list of the 13 best trucks for towing for 2021. The Chevy Colorado came ahead of rivals like the Ford Ranger, Honda Ridgeline, and Jeep Gladiator. 

Also, the 2021 Ford F-150 is the best full-size truck for towing because it can haul up to 14,000 lbs. But let’s stick with the smaller Chevy Colorado today. It can tow up to 7,700 lbs when properly equipped, which is the same amount as its fraternal twin, the GMC Canyon. 

  • With the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that has 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque, you can tow up to 3,500 lbs. 
  • If you upgrade to the 3.6-liter V6 engine with 308 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, you can tow up to 3,500 lbs. If you add the optional towing package, then you can tow up to 7,000 lbs. 
  • With the 2.8-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine that provides 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, you can tow up to 7,700 lbs—adding 4×4 drops the maxim towing capacity down to 7,600 lbs. 

You can tow your trailer, boat, jet skis, camper, and more. Plus, the 2021 Colorado has a maximum payload capacity of 1,550 lbs with a maximum cargo capacity of 49.9 cubic feet. Go ahead and put the Chevy Colorado to work. 

Is the Chevy Colorado a good truck? 

Yes, the 2021 Chevy Colorado is a good truck. According to Edmunds, it’s great to drive. With the V6 engine, they accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.3 seconds. This is pretty good for a midsize truck. 

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The brakes are confident and predictable, the body roll is tamed by the firm suspension tuning, making it fun to zip around curves, and the Z71 model is excellent for off-roading thanks to its rear-locking differential. 

It has a smooth ride compared to rivals and a pretty quiet ride. Wind and road noise enters the cabin at higher speeds. The transmission quickly finds the right gear but can be reluctant to downshift on straightaways. 

What are the Chevy Colorado features like? 

You can get started in a 2021 Chevy Colorado for about $25,200. This is the MSRP, so dealership fees and the destination fee may increase the price. It does pretty well on fuel and gets an EPA estimated 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. 

The 2021 Chevy Colorado Interior
2021 Chevy Colorado Interior | Chevy

The front seats are very spacious, but the rear seat can feel a little tight for taller adults. The layout is practical and functional. Plus, drivers have a high seating position with a commanding view of the road. 

The base model comes with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment center, but you can upgrade to an 8.0-inch unit. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard. The system is fast and responsive, plus the graphics look clear.