2023 Chevrolet Colorado: What We Know So Far
A redesign brings tech and capability to Chevy's midsize pickup truck; here's what to expect.
A redesigned version of the Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup truck will hit dealers in early 2023 with more power, an improved trailer-tow rating, and a huge upgrade in technology compared with the outgoing model.
Let’s have a look at what we know about this revamped rig.
2023 Chevrolet Colorado Price
Chevrolet is holding back pricing until closer to the time the new model arrives in showrooms. For now, Chevy says the 2023 Colorado will be available in Work Truck (or WT), LT, Trail Boss, Z71, and ZR2 trim levels.
Each version will feature unique styling details inside and out. The Trail Boss will get a two-inch lift for improved off-road performance, and ZR2 versions will come with high-riding suspensions with a 3-inch lift and even more ground clearance to enhance off-road utility.
Only a single body/cab configuration will be offered, at least to start: a four-door crew-cab with a single bed length. The bed will be offered with a watertight and lockable storage bin integrated into the tailgate for stashing smaller items.
2023 Chevrolet Colorado Power
Underhood, the 2.7L, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine will be offered in three different power outputs. The base Work Truck and LT versions will come standard with a tune that Chevrolet estimates will pump out 237 horsepower and 259 lb.-ft. of torque, corresponding with a 3,500-pound tow rating. You can option the Work Truck and LT trims with a tune boasting 310 hp and 390 lb.-ft. of torque, but that power upgrade comes standard on the Trail Boss and Z71. The range-topping ZR2 will boast 310 horsepower and 430 lb.-ft. of torque. The two peppier tunes will be rated to tow as much as 7,700 pounds.
An eight-speed automatic transmission can be paired with a two-speed transfer case with an automatic mode suitable for use on dry pavement rather than the outgoing model’s less-convenient part-time system.
Chevy will offer up to five drive modes, including three for different types of off-road terrain plus a tow/haul setting. Four-wheelers will find the most capability in the ZR2, which has a wider stance between its 17-inch wheels shod with big, 33-inch, off-road tires.
2023 Chevrolet Colorado Interior
The Colorado’s new interior will offer far more tech than before, and its design takes a number of cues from the larger Silverado pickup. A standard 11.3-inch touchscreen will come bundled with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The new Colorado will also get a standard 8-inch, fully-digital instrument panel, and an optional 11-inch unit on some models.
That big screen sits above conventional knobs and switches, which give way to a center console that will offer a wireless charging pad. Chevy promises different interior trim finishes depending on the Colorado variant. A sunroof will also be available, as well as additional options depending on trim level, such as a surround-view camera and adaptive cruise control.
Though the Colorado’s wheelbase grows by about 3 inches to 131.4, legroom actually decreased more than an inch for rear-seat passengers to 34.7 inches. Dimensions are pretty close in every other measure, except for a reduction in headroom for front passengers by more than an inch, giving them 40.3 inches of vertical space.