Chevy Colorado Rear Seat Delete Helps Owners Haul More Gear17
While not new, the current-generation Chevrolet Colorado offers a practical rear seat delete on certain models that increases the storage space in the cabin, giving users more room for tools, luggage, camping gear, or whatever else they might want to keep stowed safely in the cab. The available feature hasn’t garnered much attention from the press, perhaps partly because it’s not likely to make it into many press vehicles, but it’s worth knowing about.
The benefits of the Chevrolet Colorado rear seat delete are pretty self-explanatory; without the rear seats installed in the cabin, any space they might have taken up can instead be used to accommodate more of the user’s things. That might be of particular interest to those who use their trucks in the course of performing vocational duties, as it could allow them to keep their valuable tools inside, safe from the elements and less susceptible to thievery.
It also has benefits for General Motors, which stands to save a fair amount of cash by not having to produce as many rear seat units. Over so many thousands of examples of the truck, those savings really start to add up.
The Chevrolet Colorado rear seat delete is a factory option with RPO code “ATZ”, but it’s not available on every Colorado model and body configuration. The table below breaks it down nicely.
- S – Standard
- A – Available
- N/A – Not Available
- 1 – Extended Cab models only; Requires full-length Black vinyl floor covering; Not available with 2.8L Duramax LWN Turbo-Diesel engine
A majority of regular buyers will probably never be confronted with the choice of whether or not to opt for the Colorado rear seat delete, as they’re typically looking at the LT-and-above portion of the product range. For the rest, it might just be a tremendous asset.
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How much of the purchase price does it delete?
$240 MSRP credit for no rear seat.
If you follow the forums on these trucks the delete is a well known option.
The problem is it is only on the base or work truck.
Many LT, Z71 and ZR2 owners have had to remove their own seats because most in extended cabs would rather have a flat floor vs two useless seats.
GM only wants to offer this in trucks with no carpet.
This feature is far from “well known”… which is why we covered it. Now that we’ve done so, it is more well-known.
The problem is that GM is slowing only offering vehicle configurations that are extremely profitable, and not those that are less profitable.
This is one example. Another one is the inability to get the range-topping gas engine in entry-tier and mid-tier full-size trucks (Silverado and Sierra).
Alex issue here is no so much making much profit from killing the back seat. The percentage of delete trucks would be small. But it would be nice if they offered it in the higher 3nd models with carpet.
But the reason they do not is the delete is not compatible with carpet. This would require them to deal with a third floor configuration that would add cost of stocking another floor and really no added profit to do so.
The reason you may not see the larger engine in the botto,pm truck is GZm wants you to buy the added cost truck to help cover the cost of the V8.
In the base truck the low end V8 is most likely a low proft or lost leader just to cover the segment.
The reality is truck MFGs really do not want to sell base trucks as the money is mostly in the options.
Just look at the Bison. The cost to make the small changes were very expensive and GM held back on the 33 inch tires to avoid having to pay the money to retest for CAFE and a Emissions though they will fit with minor clrearancing according to AEV.
There is a very informative video out there with the head of AEV on the truck and all the details of the GM requirements on the modifications. It answers many of the questions we had here and other forums.
Note he makes no claim of a flow Chevrolet. Is that something created here. No one has ever posted any GM info on this.
AEV did say the air slot under the grill was off limits be GM down to were they could not change it by even one square millimeter if I recall.
It was very critical to the V6.
Might watch the interview it would make a good post for this site.
Look for Bison Walk-Around with AEV Founder and Expedition Overland.
It would be nice if Chevy offered an alternative to the rear seat other than the delete. I have a Colorado WT with no rear seat and would appreciate a storage compartment of sorts. There are no aftermarket options and the uneven floor makes a DIY compartment challenging to build.
Could they build the trucks without the seat and make them a dealer installed option?
What is so hard about removing the seats yourself? Then you have the option to put them back in when or if it comes time to sale the truck! I tell you people are just lazy, they expect the factory to do everything for them.
Brian the issue is the seats are backs bolted the the back of the cab and second part bolted to the floor. Removed they leave carpet with holes and an uneven surface unlke in the S10 that had a flat finished floor.
Like I said I mean is it really that big of a deal? No! People are just lazy, and they want things to be done for them. Or people just like to complain
Yeah, it is a big deal. Where are you going to put the seats after you’ve removed them? What about the tools? What about the labour? Who has 2 or 3 hours to tear apart the back of their truck if they can get the truck spec’d without seats right from the factory in the first place?
What about ordering the defeat kit from GM parts and installing it yourself ? I would like a part number , problem solved
Ironically, I just purchased a used WT without the seats and am looking to buy some. Anyone who wants to sell some seats with all the brackets and seat belts for a 2017 Colorado Xtra cab let me know.
Also have a work truck with no rear seat and wondering if there is a (legal) way to install car seat to rear brackets??
Anyone know where to find the stainless steel shelve that goes in some of the delete seat W/T’s. Can’t seem to find one, don’t know where to look. I have a 2016 and need or want that shelve. Can anyone help me. Thank You & God Bless.
Has anybody visited Coon Rapids Tobacco and E-Cig? x
I have a 2022 Colorado extended cab with the rear seats and am looking for the OEM parts to make it the rear seat delete option. I will gladly sell the OEM parts I remove. The vehicle is new with only 800 miles.