As is par for the course, we tried to build the most expensive, yet reasonable, Colorado ZR2 we could. Standard equipment nets buyers a 3.6-liter LGZ V6 engine, DSSV dampers, an 8-speed automatic transmission, electronic lockers at the front and rear, and the off-road appearance for $42,620. That includes destination and delivery.
But, we went ahead and selected the 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel 4-cylinder engine ($3,500) for some extra grunt. We then added an off-road sport bar ($1,145), off-road lights ($1,195) to beef up the exterior’s appearance. Finally, we finished the truck in Cajun Red Tintcoat, a $495 option. Though, we’d assume most will opt for a standard color; the ZR2 will likely spend quite a bit of time dirty.
We also added the upgraded Chevrolet MyLink system with navigation for $495.
Our final tally before taxes, title and other fees rung in at $51,115 with extra goodies at the optional 4-cylinder diesel engine. However, it’s worth reiterating the “base” Colorado ZR2 already comes pretty well equipped inside and out. All of the Colorado ZR2’s potential can be had with the starting price listed above. The price inflation is mostly due to the costly 2.8-liter Duramax 4-cylinder engine.
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