2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Off-roading requires the right tool, and Chevy owners have waited a long time for that equipment to show up in their Snap-On chests. Fast-rewind to the 2015 LA auto show, when the Chevy Colorado ZR2 clambered on to the stage.

We’ve already reported about this pickup when it debuted as a concept truck at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, and we also wrote about its Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve shock absorbers, the ZR2’s most impressive piece of technology. But that’s still only part of the story. The most remarkable pieces of the puzzle are how well all the upgrades work together to make it what will likely be a top mid-size performer on pavement, over extreme trails and blasting around a dirt track.

Last, but certainly not least, it should be highlighted that the 8.0-inch MyLink touchscreen infotainment system doesn’t do sat-nav from the get-go. The automaker asks $495 to enable the satellite navigation feature, which is greedy by all accounts bearing in mind that this is a $40k truck to begin with.

Some will be disappointed that Chevy doesn’t offer more power in its ZR2. Others may want a more outrageous suit of body cladding. But this truck has a number of roles to fill, performance being just one of them. It’s a good balance of all the things you want a truck to do. It can carry 1,100 pounds and tow 5,000. At $40,995 to start, including destination, it’s a good deal for someone who wants a truck that does everything.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

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