“Chevrolet and AEV have struck as the iron is hot, and the 2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison is as complete a package as can be found.”
That’s what we concluded after we sampled the ultra-capable (and ultra desirable) 2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison during a test drive last year. Overlanding and off-roading is all-the-rage right now, and there’s no denying that General Motors has delivered the right kind of product at exactly the right time with the Colorado ZR2 Bison.
Motor Trend recently had its turn to test the mid-size pickup and came away similarly impressed. After driving it in one of the most treacherous locations you can take any vehicle, the Mojave Desert, editors of the magazine concluded the truck “feels unstoppable.” While they noted its 8.9-inches of ground clearance “isn’t record setting,” they acknowledged that “with excellent approach, breakover, and departure angles, it’ll get you where you want to go.”
Motor Trend’s Colorado ZR2 Bison excursion wasn’t just some brief, afternoon jaunt, either. The truck, equipped with GM’s 3.6-liter V6 and eight-speed automatic transmission, fought through 160-miles of scorching hot desert and, seemingly, showed no signs that it didn’t like such treatment. Backing up its ‘American Expedition Vehicles’ namesake, then.
The publication also claims it never even had to engage the differential locks during their off-road driving adventure and only put the truck in four low twice “out of an abundance of caution.”And this through “rocky hills, through sandy riverbeds, and over miles and miles of dirt two-track,” they said.
Source: Motor Trend