The mid-size trucks meet the towing demands of most buyers while are also easier to drive and maneuver in crowded urban areas than better-selling, full-size models. The Chevy Colorado is among the best mid-size trucks in the US and comes in a huge number of configurations and styles. The truck offers three powertrain options and one is famous Duramax turbodiesel. With this engine under the hood, the Colorado delivers the best of towing and efficiency. The V-6 engine provides the best-in-range horsepower while the Duramax diesel wins on the towing and efficiency.
For the 2019 model year, this popular truck brings minimal changes and they include new equipment and cosmetic features while the mechanics remain the same. The mid-size Chevy gains a new infotainment system, rear USB ports, new HD camera, new driver seat, new wheels and visual touches, and several new color options.
The 2019 Chevy Colorado Diesel returns with the same engine and performance and again it is available as an option in all trims except the base.
2019 Chevy Colorado Diesel: Design
While some expected the 2019 Colorado to come refreshed the model arrives at the stage with just several new visual touches, new color options, and wheel designs. So, the mid-updated Colorado and the twin GMC Canyon will get the mid-cycle update for the 2020 model when we should see more obvious styling enhancements.
The new on the 2019 Chevy Colorado Diesel and other versions will be three new colors including Pacific Blue Metallic, Shadow Gray Metallic, and Crush. Another new exterior detail is the new wheel design on the Colorado ZR2 and black bowties on the same version. The new wheels are 18-inch Dark Argent Aluminum wheels with the same finish but the new design.
Inside the cabin, Colorado comes with the same design and nice materials in every version. However, there are few changes.
The new Colorado gains a new 6-way power driver seat, heated steering wheel and replaces the analog rearview camera with the new HD model. The model also gets the new USB ports but the new infotainment system is the most significant upgrade. The new Chevrolet Infotainment system comes with the 7-inch touchscreen starting from the base version and the 8-inch display is the part of the equipment on the LT and upper trims.
The new Colorado returns in two cab style and bed lengths. The trim options are the same as well but the Duramax Diesel engine starts upper from the base trim.
The Work Truck version has the cloth upholstery, carpeting, floor mats, automatic transmission, etc.
The LT trim includes an upgraded 8-inch touchscreen interface, navigation option, additional USBs, leather-wrapped steering wheel and can add options like the moonroof, heated leather seats, Bose sound system, etc.
Remaining two trims add more off-road enhancements and some visual upgrades. The Z71 is still softer than the hardcore ZR2 model.
Colorado also has some of the advanced safety gear but also lacks some. The model offers the lane departure warning and forward collision warning in the LT and upper grades.
2019 Chevy Colorado Diesel: Performance
The 2019 Chevy Colorado Diesel provides the most of the towing and efficiency you can drain from this truck. A famous 2.8-liter Duramax i-4 Turbo diesel makes 181 hp at 3, 400 rpm and high torque of 369 lb-ft are available from 2, 000 rpm. The engine works in the conjunction with the six-speed automatic transmission.
All Colorado models come standard with the rear-wheel-drive except the most capable ZR2 and the four-wheel drive is available. The Duramax Diesel-powered Colorado can tow up to 7, 700 pounds.
The Z71 version has an upgraded off-road capability with the limited-slip rear differential, off-road tuned suspension, and special dampers, slightly lifted ride height and all-terrain tires. The ZR2 is more hardcore, off-road machine. It has wider track and fenders combined with special body design to improve the approach and departure angles. The front and rear locking differentials and massive all-terrain tires also improving its trail-beating capability.
2019 Chevy Colorado Diesel: Arrival, Price
The new and slightly revised 2019 Chevy Colorado Diesel will go on sale in the upcoming months. The 2019 Colorado will start from 20, 400 but the diesel-powered version will be available from around $28, 00.