The 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is a fun truck, and I think Chevy’s first to come with an “off-road mode.” But unlocking the truck’s real wild side takes a few more steps than just pushing one button. We’ll walk you through the procedure.
The 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 took its sweet time working up to 45 mph, so I wasn’t about to scrub my hard-earned speed for a cute little tabletop jump. The GM engineer riding shotgun was too far from the brake pedal to stop me, so we hit the lip at a canter, asscheeks puckered and 4,963 pounds of truck sailed into the…
Between sessions of throwing dirt and hitting jumps at the 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 launch, I overheard a lot of people asking GM engineers the same question: “So can you still lift it with these fancy shocks?” Technically, yes, you can. But you really shouldn’t.
The Rubicon Trail is one of the best-known and most technical rock crawling truck trails in the United States. That’s why Jeep’s most extreme off-road Wrangler is named after it. Well, I’m sure a few Jeeps were surprised to see a group of Chevy ZR2 pickups in their mirrors out there last year.
At the end of 2014, Chevrolet dropped an aggressive and enticing off-road performance concept of its then-new Colorado pickup. “Sure be cool if Chevy had the balls to build it,” we mused. Well, the ZR2 is here. And soon, I can tell you what it’s like to drive. So now’s the time to get your questions in.
The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, an off-road version of the brand’s standard mid-size truck (with an available diesel!), just got a price tag, and it ain’t cheap. But it doesn’t have a ton of competition in this segment.
The 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 was a huge surprise when it stomped its way on to the LA Auto Show floor with meaty 31-inch tires, two locking differentials and a suspension system that is well and truly seems technology ahead of everything else in the off-road scene. Let’s go deep into detail with the engineers behind it.
This 2015 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is GM's idea of what a dedicated off-road variant of their mid-sized pickup truck could look like. They say they might even build it, if you pray hard enough.
In addition to the not-a-Z28 Jay Leno Camaro concept and a slew of other mullet-mobile mock-ups, GM brought out this Chevy Silverado ZR2 concept, the bowtie brand's weak-ass attempt at a Raptor-fighter.