2021 Chevy Colorado z71 Review, Midnight Edition

The mid-size pickup truck 2021 Chevy Colorado z71 will introduce more changes than before. As you may already know, the z71 package adds optional equipment over the LT trim level and provides the bolder look.

Thanks to the adaptive suspension, all-terrain tires, and a locking rear differential, the upcoming model is a completed off-roader. On top of that, the manufacturer will redesign its cabin and made it more driver-oriented. Midnight package is still available to purchase, and it will add blacked-out exterior features.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado z71 side

2021 Chevy Colorado z71 Design

The exterior styling of the upcoming pickup 2021 Chevrolet Colorado z71 looks astonishing. Generally, if you go for the LT trim, you can get most of the features as optional equipment. As we already mentioned, the z71 is a unique pickup truck that comes with locking rear differential and an adaptive suspension. The whole body is made of durable materials that combine aluminum and steel.

On top of that, the manufacturer used all-terrain tires and made it a more off-road capable pickup truck. Aerodynamic is improved, and this model host stylish 17-inch wheels. Colorado z71 Midnight Edition is also on the offer and this package will bring black ascents that include a black grille and body-colored exterior features.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado z71 cabin

Interior Refreshments

The cabin of 2021 Chevy Colorado z71 is one of the best in the pickup truck segment. There will be numerous packages to choose from. The model that will bring the most attractive appearance is definitively Midnight Edition. This edition will host a black accent across the whole interior. Basically, this model will lure the most buyers.

The premium interior package will also be good equipped and relatively cheap. This model will come with an infotainment 3 Premium system with navigation and an 8.0-inch touchscreen. Like the base model, the z71 offers the same amount of cubic storage. There is a 41-cubic-foot space, and the 50-cubic-foot long box. Just for comparison, the newest Tacoma offers slightly lower numbers 38 and 47 cubic feet of storage.

Safety

The safety package is also better than before and it includes standard front bolster curtain, rear curtain airbags, lane-departure warning, and forward-collision warning.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado z71 engine

2021 Chevy Colorado z71 Powertrain Specs

Thanks to the robust platform, the new 2021 Chevy Colorado pickup could get a new engine under its hood. According to the latest speculations, the real candidate is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder. Basically, this engine will replace aging powertrain that still powers the current model, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline unit. However, the latest off-roader 2021 Chevrolet Colorado z71 will be available with the same 3.6-liter V6 engine.

Thanks to a significant 275 lb-ft of torque, this model delivers 308 horsepower and is available with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. This model is unique, and it comes with an Active Fuel Management deactivation system, also seen on some GM models. So, thanks to that, we can expect fuel-efficient improvements over the previous model.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado z71 rear

Price and Release Date

The most awaited off-roader nowadays 2021 Chevy Colorado z71 will keep the same price as its predecessor. From the reliable source, this pickup variant will start at $34,000. If we compare it to the range-topping ZR2 model that cost $42,000, the z71 is the real deal.

Moreover, the base Colorado pickup will be redesigned for the following year. From the latest official statement, the price will be around $23,000. The release date of all Colorado versions will be later this year. Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and the latest Ford Ranger pickups will be the main competitors of  2021 Chevy Colorado z71.

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