2019 Chevrolet Colorado Trail Runner Blends Some ZR2 With Z717
We’re not sure why, but this is the only official photo currently available of the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Trail Runner. No matter, we’re going to tell you about it anyways.
The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Trail Runner begins with the Colorado Z71 off-road package and adds the underbody protection of the Colorado ZR2 as standard equipment. This includes stamped aluminum front and mid skid plates, functional rocker protection and Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires. It’s very much reminiscent of the discontinued Chevy Colorado Trail Boss, which was discontinued when the ZR2 was launched for the 2017 model year. It’s now one of four off-road oriented Colorado pickup trucks, slotting between the Z71 package and the mighty ZR2, and well below the AEV-outfitted ZR2 Bison.
The 2019 model year for the Chevrolet Colorado seems to be full of entries that fill in gaps throughout the lineup. Along with the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Trail Runner, the 2019 MY also introduces the RST and ZR2 Bison trim levels. The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado RST features 20-inch wheels, finished in low-gloss black. There’s also the flow-through CHEVROLET lettered grille that was first introduced on the Colorado ZR2 Bison. The grille is also offered as an a la carte accessory.
The 2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison caps the Chevrolet Colorado lineup, costing over $54,000 with the 2.8L Duramax option ticked. The ZR2 Bison comes with five skid plates made of Boron steel to cover engine oil pan, fuel tank, transfer case as well as the front and rear locking differentials for the toughest terrains.
Additionally, AEV steel bumpers provide further protection from whatever the not-so-beaten path throws at the 2019 Colorado ZR2 Bison. Meanwhile, the front bumper contains winch provisions and fog lights, while the rear bumper includes built-in recovery points. There’s are ZR2 Bison-specific graphics and badging throughout, as well as 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires reside under even larger fender flares. The 17 x 8-inch aluminum wheels are specific to the Colorado ZR2 Bison as well.
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GM should have a V8 option for the Colorado like the previous generation did they should pair it with the 6.2 liter V8
Actually this is more a ZR2 with out the expensive shocks and heavier control arms.
This truck is a perfect home run as it give you a cheaper truck that people can get and do their own mods to and get the under body protection.
The trail boss was more tires and stickers. At least this one has some useful hardware added.
This is the truck the aftermarket will love.
Second try. Who will pay $54000 for a Colorado?
This one is in the $30’s.
The ZR can be had for $37-$39k.
It’s not in the 30s. The Bison is only an option package to be added to the ZR2, which starts north of 40 itself.
If you wanted a Bison crew cab. The lowest sticker price available would be $49,645. Even at employee pricing you’re over $45,000 before rebates (which aren’t generally all that good on the Colorados).
People who read the article will see that it says “…$54,000 with all the options ticked”. And that’s MSRP. If you don’t need every available option, and you don’t pay the MSRP, then your cost will be a lot lower.
Your cost, with discounts and rebates is still going to be mid-40s at best. Trust me.