The 2021 Colorado drops in as a mild mid-cycle update for the second-generation pickup truck, bringing with it several minor changes to the exterior, interior, and powertrain. Among the list of updates is a revised fascia design, with each of the four trim levels receiving a fresh look for the latest model year. Now, we’re taking a look at each of these in the following GM Authority comparison.
Let’s start with the 2021 Colorado ZR2, which arrives as the most aggressive of the bunch thanks to its hardcore off-roader attitude. Standout design features include an all-new flow-through grille with Chevrolet lettering, finished in black. There’s also a small “flowtie” badge underneath the center bar, a feature also included on the ZR2 Bison. The bumper stretches in underneath the revised headlamps, while the lower bumper section gets a prominent skid plate section, as well as standard red tow hooks.
By comparison, Chevy’s 2021 Colorado Z71 is more restrained in its appearance, but still has a number of off-roader design cues to back it. The grille section is smaller, bisected by a center bar with a black Bow Tie badge in the middle, plus a Z71 badge underneath it. The bumper gets a faux skid plate section, plus some fog lamps in the corners bracketed by extra trim. There’s also a noticeable lower air dam, and black tow hooks.
Finally, we have the 2021 Colorado LT and WT trim levels. These two lower trims get a similar fascia and styling treatment as the Z71 with regard to the grille, center bar, and lower bumper, once again rocking a slim upper air intake bisected by a Bow Tie, and a faux lower skid plate and air dam, plus black tow hooks. However, unlike the Z71, the LT and WT both get gold Bow Ties, whereas the Z71’s Bow Tie is black.
Which of these updated 2021 Colorado trims do you prefer? Did Chevy do a good job revising the styling? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevrolet Colorado news, Chevrolet news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.