Mid-size trucks are slowly making their way back to the industry amid driver demand, but the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 has a major head start. The off-road model took a spot among finalists in Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year competition. Designed to tackle the great outdoors like never before, the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 raises the bar for the segment.
Tackling the toughest terrain known to man took some work, but the Chevrolet team cracked the code in the Colorado ZR2. The award-winning model features an aggressive design, suspension lift, and either a turbodiesel four cylinder or 308-horsepower V6.
“It absolutely crushed any off-road challenge,” said Mark Rechtin, Truck of the Year judge.
Judges found the responsive handling and powerful V6 engine more than enough for a thrilling ride. The turbodiesel engine raises the bar for the segment when it comes to fuel economy as well. And despite its design for tackling off-road terrain, the Colorado ZR2 easily towed 4,000 lb. during the judge’s testing.
Notably, the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 was the only mid-size truck to make it to the finals.
Here at Ryan Chevrolet, we are happy to see the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 continuing to lead the mid-size pickup segment!