Midsize pickups remain a popular choice at dealerships like the Salem Chevrolet dealer. The reason this segment sells so well is that many truck buyers find that midsize models like the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado provide all the power they need for towing and hauling. The Colorado has plenty of interior space, and it costs less than a full-size truck, making it a great buy.
Buyers at the Salem Chevrolet dealership can get the 2020 Colorado in two cab styles, two box sizes, and five different trim levels. There are two powerplants on offer, too. With so many choices, Colorado buyers can get this pickup configured for every need. You can get the Colorado outfitted as a bare-bones work truck, a powerful towing and hauling machine, a capable off-roader, or a sophisticated daily driver that will let you cruise around town in comfort. This year, the Chevy Colorado gets even more optional safety features, such as a remote-locking tailgate.
The automotive experts at Kelley Blue Book.com wrote: “For many buyers, the Colorado has all the interior space they require, plus adequate cargo and towing capacities, performance and handling abilities, and several tech features. All at relatively reasonable prices. ... Considering Chevy has been making pickups for decades and is one of the big names in trucks, it probably isn’t surprising to learn that the 2020 Colorado has a stable and well-planted ride, with sufficient punch even when the cargo bed is full.”
The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado comes in crew cab and extended cab body styles, with two box sizes. Five trim levels are on offer: Base, Work Truck (WT), LT, Z71 and ZR2. Buyers can choose between rear- and four-wheel drive, depending on the trim level.
The Colorado can be equipped with one of three engines. The standard powerplant is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that generates 200 horses and 191 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic. Maximum towing capacity with this engine is 3,500 pounds.
Buyers looking for even more power can choose the available 3.6-liter V6 that develops 308 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, joined to an eight-speed automatic transmission. An optional 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel four-cylinder engine puts out 186 hp and 369 lb-ft, mated to a six-speed automatic. With rear-wheel drive, this powerplant can pull up to 7,700 pounds.
Off-road enthusiasts will enjoy the Colorado ZR2 trim, which has several features designed for taking this truck off the beaten path, including Multimatic shocks, independently lockable front and rear differentials, and additional underbody protection.
The cabin is appealing, but not ostentations. Crew cab Colorados have split and fold rear seats, and lots of room for storing cargo and personal belongings. There’s a wealth of tech features on board, including smartphone integration, a Wi-Fi hotspot and an 8-inch touchscreen.
One feature that parents of young drivers will love is the Teen Driver system, which allows limiting the vehicle’s top speed and the volume of the stereo system. This year, Teen Driver gets a new feature that reminds drivers to fasten their seatbelts before they drive the vehicle. Optional driver-assist features include rear parking sensors, forward collision warning and lane departure warning.