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You can find 300 different trims/engines for the Chevrolet Colorado and their corresponding recommended towing capacity.

The years available stretch from 2004 through to 2022 and to view the towing capacity you just click to expand.

The Chevrolet Colorado is both a compact and mid-size pickup truck that has been manufactured by Chevrolet since its release in 2004. There is also a GMC equivalent, the Canyon. Both models are identical, other than badging.

There has been a total of two generations since release, with the second generation debuting in 2011. At this point, the pickup transitioned from the compact class to the mid-size class.

It has come in a number of configurations typical to pickup trucks. These are the 2-door regular cab, as well as both the 4-door extended cab and crew cab. Depending on trim level, the Chevy Colorado has rear-wheel or four-wheel drive capabilities.

The latest generation is currently built on the GMT 31XX platform.

It is often compared to the immensely successful Ford Ranger. Other competition comes from models like the Toyota Tacoma, Volkswagen Amarok, and Nissan Frontier, or Navara depending on the region. It is also considered to be the smaller version of the full-size Chevrolet Silverado.

Petrol options for the Colorado range from the second generation’s modest 2.4-liter Flexpower inline-4 to the huge first-generation 5.3-liter LH8 V8.

Diesel options range similarly. The second generation includes the smaller option, the turbocharged 2.5-liter Duramax inline-4, going up to the first generation’s larger turbocharged 3-liter options.

These engines were controlled via automatics ranging from 4-speed to 8-speed. There have also been 5-speed and 6-speed manual options depending on the model and trim level.

Trim levels for modern versions of the Colorado begin with the base level DX, LX, LT, LTZ, and Z71 for international models. North American models were given the trim levels of WT, followed by the LT, Z71, and ZR2.

Chevrolet uses the ZR2 model designation for their off-road performance versions. This means this version competes with models like the Ford Ranger Raptor.