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The Chevy Colorado Is The Cheapest Truck For Towing Campers

Want to tow your camper to the lake for Memorial Day? Well, you’re in luck, because you don’t need a big expensive full-size truck to get the job done. The midsize Chevy Colorado is the cheapest truck with more than enough power to tow your load. We’re serious! Check out what the Chevy Colorado can do. 

The Chevy Colorado Tows For Less 

The Chevy Colorado is one of the best options for towing your boat or camper because it only starts around $21k. The Ford Ranger starts around $24k, and the Toyota Tacoma comes in at $26k, so you’re already starting ahead of the game by saving a few thousand dollars. 

2019 Chevy ZR2 Bison | Chevrolet
Chevy ZR2 Bison | Chevrolet

Plus, Colorado isn’t terrible on gas either. It gets up to 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Along with saving on a powerful truck, you’ll save at the pump while you fuel up for family trips as well. 

Chevy Colorado Towing Power 

The Chevy Colorado comes with three engine options. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder option is the base model engine that provides 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. This engine can tow up to 3,500 lb. 

You can upgrade to the Duramax 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine for 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. This bad boy can tow up to 7,700 lb. There is also a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. This engine can tow up to 7,000 lb. 

Upgrading to the V6 engine will raise the price to about $27k, and building your Colorado with the diesel engine will coast about $46. However, the diesel engine comes in the Chevy Colorado ZR2, the off-roading trim.  

Because the ZR2 is the Popular Mechanic’s off-roading choice and the Chevy Colorado is the Kelly Blue Book 2020 Best Buy, it is worth the investment. Also, the maxim payload for the Chevy Colorado is 1,578 lb, and you can access up to 49.9 cubic feet of cargo space. 

Chevy Colorado Towing Features 

The Chevy Colorado is loaded with tech to help make towing and hitching your trailer easier. The towing camera shows up to 15 views so you can see exactly where you’re backing up. The hitch guidance system also helps to direct you to your trailer, so you don’t have to get your spouse to help.

2021 Chevy Colorado
2021 Chevy Colorado l Chevy

You can add the optional integrated brake controller to enhance the electronically controlled trailer brake system. This will display trailer gain and output in the driver information center. 

The Chevy Colorado tailgate is an EZ-lift tailgate, and it’s lockable. The rear bumper also has a corner step to make it easier to climb in and out of the truck bed. 

Plus, the Chevy Colorado is loaded with safety features to keep you and your family safe. It’s equipped with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, forward collision prevention, parking assistance, and more. 

Chevrolet reveals the new Colorado to the media at the 2015 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center
The Chevy Colorado | Scott Legato/WireImage

Enjoy Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, built-in navigation, the Wi-fi hotspot, and more to stay connected and to keep the kids entertained on road trips. There’s plenty of USB ports to keep everyone’s favorite devices charged too.