The all-new Colorado ZR2 was unveiled just a couple days prior to the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show and this model instantly made headlines. This is especially since the ZR2 came in both gas and diesel versions which thrilled many off-road enthusiast.
The gas variant of the 2017 Colorado ZR2 is fitted with a 3.6L V6 mill that provides 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the Duramax 2.8L diesel mill is capable of churning out 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.
No matter what version of the ZR2 you opt for, you’ll still be getting it with an eight-speed Hydra-Matic 8L45 automatic tranny as this comes as a standard.
Is The ZR2 For Everyone?
Looking through many forum threads on Reddit, it becomes clear that the midsize truck may not fit like a glove for everyone. Although the Colorado’s small build may ease urban driving and parking, the model may be too tiny for those who have grown accustomed to full-sized trucks.
Some owners felt that the back seat is too small to comfortably accommodate large adults for long commutes plus the front seat needs to be moved up just so a car seat could be fitted.
Size Isn’t The Only Problem
There were also some who felt that the model lacks in quality as the Colorado uses a much cheaper built with hard plastic surface and rough seams. The ZR2 also doesn’t come with a HD radio, AC seats, subwoofer, and it doesn’t even provide adequate storage.
However, the truck’s maintenance is much easier as it has a frame mounted fuel filter, cartridge oil filter that is accessible from the top. Aside that, the Colorado also comes with more working room since it’s a four-cylinder.
Some owners feel that the Colorado isn’t suited for them after making their purchase and so, they are waiting to trade it in for a much better 2018 model.
If you own a 2017 Colorado ZR2, drop us a comment if you feel that the mid-size truck is really too small for comfort.