2023 Chevrolet Colorado: What We Know
Ready to conquer the midsize truck category, the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado forces the other trucks forward. Its competitors can either get on its level or get out of the way. No terrain, smooth path, or rocky landscape will stop the all-new Colorado thanks to its 430 pound-feet of maximum torque, five drive modes, and 2.7-liter engine option. We at Landers Chevrolet Cadillac of Joplin, Missouri offer up all the information we’ve gathered on the powerful new Chevy Colorado for you to look through. Let’s discuss it.
The 2023 Chevrolet Colorado is expected to come in Work Truck, LT, Z71, ZR2, and Trail Boss trim levels. The 2023 model year is the first year the Colorado will receive a Trail Boss grade. The grade’s debut will include a 2.7-liter Turbo Plus engine with 310 horsepower, 390 pound-feet of torque, eight-speed automatic transmission, all-terrain tires, factory-lifted suspension and wider chassis, and a 2-speed auto transfer case and transfer case shield. The Trail Boss will also have four standard drive modes – Off-Road, Terrain, Tow/Haul, and Normal – as well as Hill Descent Control, Automatic locking rear differential, and recovery hooks to surpass the obstacles around you.
Chevrolet tempered the engine options available for the Colorado to the following:
- 2.7-liter Turbo, 237 hp and 259 pound-feet of torque
- 2.7-liter Turbo Plus, 310 hp and 390 pound-feet of torque
- 2.7-liter Turbo High-Output, 310 hp and 430 pound-feet of torque
The new engine options refine the updated Colorado’s performance factor, along with the new maximum trailering weight of 7,700 pounds. The five possible driving modes include Normal, Tow/Haul, Off-Road, Terrain, and Baja. Each mode is pretty self-explanatory in which area it enhances. Normal equals asphalt roads, Tow/Haul is for trailering, Off-Road is for off-road and dirt roads, Terrain for rocky, and Baja for desert environments.
The 2023 Colorado’s advancements continue into the cabin. The infotainment screen settled beside the wheel and above the dual weather controls is 11.3 inches. It gives the driver access to up to 10 camera views to provide an exterior view of what surrounds the Colorado, Z71 and ZR2, including what is under the truck’s underside. All the off-road information will be found under the new Off-Road Performance Display category. And that’s just one thing the screen can give you access to. With higher resolution, you’ll have an easier time seeing your GPS, music, off-roading performance, compass, drive mode, steering angle, g-force, and any information that is crucial to understanding the power you’re controlling with the Chevy Colorado. Connect to your phone with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, and keep your phone charged with the extra-large wireless charging pad.
To keep each passenger safe, the updated Colorado includes the standard Chevy Safety Assist package which includes Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator, and IntelliBeam automatic high-beam assist. Learn more about the Chevy Safety Assist package. Additional safety features you can equip your vehicle with include Blind Zone Steering Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Rear Pedestrian Alert.
More information, including the 2023 Colorado’s starting price, will be available closer to when production begins in early 2023. We at Landers Chevrolet of Joplin, MO are excited to see this new truck in action. Just as pumped as we are for the release of the 2023 Colorado? Let us know in the comments!