Price is always an important factor, and we think it’s safe to say the Colorado ZR2 won’t be much of a shopper’s bargain when it arrives with its Multimatic DSSV dampers, front and rear lockers and 31-inch tires. So, the best we can do for now is try and pinpoint where the price could land at this point in time.
To do this, we built a fully-specced 2016 Colorado Z71 with the 3.6-liter V6 engine, which comes in at $35,590. We then took a 2010 Hummer H3T, which was an engineering benchmark for the 2017 Colorado ZR2, and figured with inflation the not-long-for-this-world truck would be $41,523 in today’s money. Finally, we factored in the fact a 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor rings in at $48,325 to start.
So, making an educated guess, we think the $42,000 mark is a decent starting price for a V6, petrol-powered 2017 Colorado ZR2. It takes in account a premium over the 2016 Colorado Z71, the Hummer’s capability and undercuts its indirect rival.
However, the 2.8-liter Duramax turbo diesel four-cylinder engine will, in fact, be an option for the 2017 Colorado ZR2, and that will likely have the price tag climb substantially. The engine already adds over $4,000 to a regular Colorado without any of the ZR2’s incredible off-road prowess.
So, do you think we’re on the mark? Will it be higher? Lower? Talk to us in the comment section below and vote in our poll to cast your answer.