Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Does Work, Play, Convenience in High Style

Though the death knell of sedans is clearly being overplayed to advance the Pickup SUV evolution narrative … the widening of choices especially in the current mid-sized pickup segment is producing excellent products like the new Chevrolet Colorado Z71.

This sharp off-road racing derived pickup features Multimatic suspension spool valve dampers used in racing circuits from Baja to Formula, giving this pickup a high sprung dynamic drive that is just a hoot.

The Chevy Colorado is offered with a very impressive 2.5 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder 200 horsepower option, but the 3.6 liter V6 308 horsepower standard in all crew cab trims gives this personal sized pickup a nice kick off the line and confident power for off-road work or play.

Inside the nicely equipped $41,000 Colorado Z71 is all spiffed up with burly stitched  leather seating and dash panels. Since the new model revise last year, larger 7 and 8 inch touchscreens for the infotainment systems are the only updates to the already comprehensive Chevy tech suite including standard on-board Wifi.

With V6 power the Colorado Z71 pickup still delivers impressive combined 19 mpg EPA stats.