The much-awaited 2023 Chevrolet Colorado has started hitting the roads, finally. It was one of the most significant cars to watch out for this year. Therefore, it goes without saying that auto freaks across the world are quite curious to know what exactly the new Chevrolet Colorado brings to the table.
For the uninitiated, Chevrolet’s Colorado came to being more than a decade ago and since then, its popularity has only risen by leaps and bounds. In the mid-size pickup cars segment, it has made a name for itself. And at the first glance, the Chevrolet Colorado 2023 appears to be a massive upgrade over its predecessors.
There are people who go absolutely crazy when it comes to off-road adventures. It’s true that there’s no dearth of options in this particular category. We must admit that the all-new 2023 Toyota Tacoma is a great choice. Even the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R seems to be a dark horse. However, the new Chevrolet Colorado can probably give both of them a serious run for money.
Let’s get on a off-road trip with the newly-arrived 2023 Chevrolet Colorado to figure out what’s in store. Fasten your seatbelts for a roller-coaster ride. Here we go!
2023 Chevrolet Colorado: Your New Off Road Companion
The year 2023 is going to be quite interesting for the global auto industry. And extremely significant too. On one hand, the sales of full-size trucks are dropping. Whereas, on the other hand, midsize models like the Colorado are managing to gain strong ground in a fast-moving market.
Chevrolet too, has a lot of stake, so far as the year 2023 is concerned. It’s desperately trying to bridge the gap with its close rivals as the competition looks stiffer than ever. Actually, there are a lot of factors. EVs have come into play and are gaining popularity. However, let’s keep that thought for some other day.
Chevrolet has already introduced the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette, the 70th anniversary edition of the iconic Corvette series. Till date the car has made it possible to break into the top tier and the sales figures also reflect the same.
The 2023 Chevrolet Colorado is a gem of an off road companion, which clearly happens to be one of the best mid-size pickup cars of 2023. Its strong features, cool design and monstrous performance speak for itself and help it stand on a different pedestal altogether.
Nick Katcherian, the chief engineer of the new Colorado, was quoted saying, “The main thing is, one, we understand that most customers put their vehicle[‘s lights] on auto, … And, fun fact, I learned in the rain yesterday that, if your windshield wipers are on, your lights turn on as well. So we’re looking at trying to conserve space and we have the opportunity to virtualize a lot of our switches, so we really have just taken advantage of that opportunity with our new infotainment system.”
Now let’s have a close look at its detailed specifications to have a fair understanding of its strengths and weaknesses.
2023 Chevrolet Colorado Specifications
Vehicle Type: front-engine, rear- or rear/4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door pickup
Base: WT 4×2, $30,695; LT 4×2, $33,095; WT 4×4, $33,995; LT 4×4, $36,395; Trail Boss, $38,495; Z71, $41,395
turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 2.7-liter inline-4, 237 or 310 hp, 259 or 390 lb-ft
Wheelbase: 131.4 in
Length: 212.7-213.2 in
Width: 74.9-76.3 in
Height: 70.7-71.9 in
Passenger Volume, F/R: 58/43 ft3
Curb Weight: 4300-4700 lb
60 mph: 6.0-7.2 sec
1/4-Mile: 14.7-15.9 sec
Top Speed: 100 mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/Highway: 20-23/17-20/24-26 mpg
In a nutshell, the salient features of Chevrolet Colorado 2023 look more than promising though it misses out on a physical light switch. If you are looking for a mid-size pickup car suitable for off-road adventures, you can surely give it a shot.
Stay tuned as we will get back to you soon with more exclusive updates from the auto industry. Drive safely and have great journeys. Vroom! Vroom!