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The Chevy Colorado Z2R Is The Best Off-Roading Truck

Forget the Ford Raptor, forget the Jeep gladiator, and more. Because the Chevy Colorado Z2R Bison is the best off-roading truck, it’s winning awards and taking trails by storm like no other option. Check out why this truck is so epic. 

The Chevy Colorado Z2R Bison Is Best For Off-Roading 

We know you’ve heard about the Chevy Colorado’s broken past. It often ranks as the worst truck that you should never buy used. 

2019 Chevy ZR2 Bison | Chevrolet
Chevy ZR2 Bison | Chevrolet

But those reports talk about the base model, not the Z2R Bison off-roading trim that you can get started in for around $41k. This is about $3k cheaper than the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro that people drool over. 

The Chevy Colorado Z2R also has about the same fuel economy as the TRD Pro. It gets up to 18 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. 

Chevy Colorado Z2R Bison Performance 

The Chevy Colorado Z2R Bison has a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine that provides 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. This truck has the best in class horsepower and can tow up to 5,000 lb. 

It also offers a 2.8-liter diesel engine option with 186 horsepower and 386 lb-ft of torque to provide the best in class torque. 

2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison | Chevrolet

The Z2R Bison has a fair amount of pep and can go from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.1 seconds. This isn’t the best or worst acceleration for a mid-size truck. 

For off-roading, the Z2R Bison is equipped with exclusive Multimatic shocks and electronic locking differentials in the front and rear. 

The Chevy Colorado Bison Z2R is also equipped with five hot-stamped Boron skid plates and rock rails to protect the undercarriage. 

This truck has a 48 mm lift that’s factory installed to enhance its ground clearance and sits pretty on 17″ alloy wheels. 

Drivers love the Chevy Colorado Bisons’ Autotrac transfer case and tubular rocker protection that provides a quiet cabin and smooth ride. 

Plus, the Chevy Bison has a tow wrench on the front and back to help rescue the competition once it gets stuck. 

Chevy Colorado Z2R Bison Features 

As the Popular Mechanic’s Editor’s Choice, the Chevy Colorado Z2R Bison can tackle anything while off-roading and provides exceptional interior comfort and tech. The 8″ dynamic touchscreen incorporates navigation along with HD color.

2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 | Chevrolet

The Chevy Colorado can connect to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Key, Google, and Alexa. 

It also serves as a Wi-fi hotspot and has a wireless phone charger to keep you connected, even in the middle of nowhere. 

Enjoy large leather seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel for a luxurious wheel and play your favorite tunes on the Bose audio system. 

Plus, the hill assist control and trailer hitch guidance help to guide you on adventures and allows hitching up to be quick and straightforward. Forget about dragging someone else outside to help you back up to your trailer. 

The corner step on the back steel bumper allows you to easily climb in and out of the back of your truck. 

The Chevy Colorado Z2R Bison offers convenience, class, and power that other trucks fail to compete with.