2018 Chevy Colorado Z71 Manual – The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado has two new exterior colours: Kinetic Blue and Satin Steel Gray Metallic. ZR2 variants gets heated side mirrors and an Active Tow feature.
2018 Chevy Colorado Z71 Trims Level
The 2018 Chevy Colorado Z71 is a midsize truck which slots below the larger Silverado 1500 and is available in two cab styles, two bed lengths, five trim levels. With RWD or 4WD.
2018 Chevy Colorado Z71 Base: The very basic Colorado accessible comes with Bluetooth, a rear-view camera, Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment platform with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a USB interface, a six-speaker sound systemplus a 3.5-inch instrument cluster display, 16-inch steel brakes, and vinyl seats.
2018 Chevy Colorado Z71 WT: Moving up to the WT models adds back underseat storage for extended cab models, a folding rear bench seat to the crew cab, a six-speed automatic, and tiled floor.
2018 Chevy Colorado Z71 LT: sloping up to the LT grade gets you 17-inch metal wheels, a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, keyless entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a two extra USB ports, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, a 4.2-inch instrument cluster display, and fabric upholstery.
2018 Chevy Colorado Z71 Z71: Among two off-road-oriented models, the Z71 provides an off-road suspension installation, an automatic locking rear differential, a transport case shield for four-wheel-drive models, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, an EZ Lift & Lower tailgate, hill descent control, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, heated front seats, and remote start.
2018 Chevy Colorado Z71 ZR2: The maximum capable version from the Colorado lineup, the ZR2 is only available with the V-6 or diesel I-4 and comes with a more aggressive off-road suspension setup that is raised for additional ground clearance, Multimatic DSSV dampers, all-terrain tires, integrated trailer brake control, a unique front bumper, wider front fenders, a black back bumper, and ZR2-specific leather upholstery.
2018 Chevy Colorado Z71Engine
The 2018 Colorado comes standard with a 2.5-liter I-4 that generates 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. A 3.6-liter V-6 with 308 hp and 275 lb-ft and a 2.8-liter turbodiesel I-4 with 181 hp and 269 lb-ft are discretionary. A six-speed manual is standard with the foundation 2.5-liter I-4 and a six-speed automatic is available. Diesel-powered models come exclusively with a six-speed automatic and also the V-6 is paired to General Motors’ in-house-designed eight-speed automatic.
EPA fuel economy ratings for the foundation 2.5-liter I-4 are 20/26 mpg city/highway to get rear-drive models regardless of transmission choice and 19/24 mpg with hard disk drive. The more powerful V-6 engine is rated at 18/25 mpg in rear-drive guise and 17/24 mpg with four-wheel drive. Diesel-powered Colorados will be the most efficient at 22/30 mpg with rear-wheel push and 20/28 mpg if you opt for four-wheel drive. ZR2 models will be the least efficient at 19/22 mpg for the gas and 16/18 mpg with the V-6.
2018 Chevy Colorado Z71 Safety
The 2018 Colorado obtained a four-star general safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars). In IIHS testing, the crew cab variant obtained a fantastic score on all crashworthiness evaluations except that the passenger side front overlap evaluation where it has not been tested (Good is the highest possible rating). Extended cab models had slightly worse scores because they only obtained an Average evaluation on the passenger side front small overlap test and the side impact test. Both body styles got a bad score on the headlights evaluation.