It is one of the best trucks in the mid-size segment. However, the growing competition will make Chevrolet improve its Colorado pickup. One of the biggest advantages will be still there. The 2020 Chevy Colorado Diesel is going to be a leader in towing capacity. However, Jeep Gladiator and its diesel unit are a threat to overthrone the GM.
FCA is not the only competitor. There are rumors about the Ford Ranger with diesel engine, which is going to be the blast for the market. By then, the 2020 Chevy Colorado Diesel will continue to use the Duramax unit that boosts the towing capacity to 7,700 pounds. Also, the fuel economy is an advantage. The diesel engine is not going to be available for much longer. Regulations are slowly killing these types of drivetrains. Electric replacements will cut emissions, and even some petrol trucks must worry about that.
2020 Chevy Colorado Diesel Specs
So, under the hood of the truck, one of the options is a 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel unit. The engine is capable to produce 186 horsepower. Engineers managed to improve output by 5 ponies compared to the previous edition. Also, the pickup is creating the class-leading 370 lb-ft of torque. As said, this is enough for the total 7,700 pounds of towing capacity. The main rival of the 2020 Chevy Colorado Diesel, Toyota Tacoma, is hauling 7,000 pounds. Rumors about its diesel engine are rubbished by the Japanese carmaker. The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel is available with rear- or four-wheel drive.
Other available engines for the mid-size truck are a 2.5-liter and 3.6-liter displacements. The four-cylinder mill can produce 200 hp and 190 lb-ft. It returns 26 mpg on the open road, while the 2020 Chevy Colorado Diesel can make it up to 30 miles per gallon. More powerful is a V6 unit with 310 hp and 275 lb-ft, but the fuel consumption of 20 mpg combined for the FWD.
Off-Road ZR2 Package
The 2020 Chevy Colorado Diesel ZR2 is the only true competitor to Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro truck. Off-road capabilities of these two pickups are incredible, and that is why Colorado and Tacoma are considered as the best models in the market. The ZR2 suite builds the existing drive system with Fox shocks. The special suspension system will help the truck to run through the toughest road conditions. Well, the fuel economy is the price you pay for these adventures. With the Duramax diesel, Colorado can return only 20 mpg combined.
2020 Chevy Colorado Diesel Price
Well, as you can guess, the price is higher for the trucks with a diesel engine. The base Colorado will cost you just $22,000 with an extended cab and a four-cylinder engine. A V6 and Crew Cab setup increases the cost to $26,000. In this region, you will find other models with similar configuration. For the diesel unit, you will have to pay at least $31,000 with modest options. Heavily loaded Z71 model, which offers the most updates can cost over $50k. The 2020 Colorado Diesel ZR2 off-road edition starts from $44,000. It doesn’t offer too many upgrades, so the high-end price is not so high as for the Z71.