Back in December, General Motors unveiled the 2023 Chevy S10 Max in Mexico, introducing a new entry-level midsize pickup with a work-focused demeanor. Now, we’re taking a closer look at the Chevy S10 Max, comparing the pickup’s exterior dimensions to those of the U.S.-market Chevy Colorado and Brazilian-market Chevy S10.
Before we get into the dimensions, it’s worth outlining exactly what the 2023 Chevy S10 Max is all about. Slated to be sold alongside the Chevy Colorado in Mexico, the Chevy S10 Max is unrelated to the Chevy S10 sold in Brazil, and arrives as a totally new model for the Chevy portfolio. While the Brazilian S10 shares its platform and some mechanical components with the U.S.-market Chevy Colorado, the Chevy S10 Max that recently debuted in Mexico is essentially a rebadged Maxus T70, and is produced in China.
The purpose of the 2023 Chevy S10 Max is pretty straightforward, offered as a low-cost pickup and “excellent value proposition.” It’s also the first Chevy vehicle from a third-party Chinese brand, and the first Chinese-made pickup truck marketed as a Chevy vehicle.
At present, there are no plans to offer the Chevy S10 Max in the U.S., although some have posited that it could be GM’s answer to the new Ford Maverick. These assertions, however, are off-base, as the Chevy S10 Max simply doesn’t have the refinement, safety or NVH characteristics needed to compete with the Maverick
With that covered, let’s compare the exterior dimensions of the Chevy S10 Max to those of the U.S. market Chevy Colorado and Brazilian-market Chevy S10:
|Length (in / mm):||211.2 / 5365||212.7 / 5403||210.8 / 5356|
|Width (in / mm):||74.8 / 1900||74.3 / 1886||73.8 / 1874|
|High (in / mm):||71.2 / 1809||70.7 / 1795||70.5 / 1791|
|Wheelbase (in / mm):||124.2 / 3155||128.3 / 3258||121.9 / 3096|
As a reminder, the Chevy S10 Max features an atmospheric 2.4L four-cylinder engine that is rated at 158 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Higher in the range, the Chevy S10 Max offers a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 210 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, connecting to either a 6-speed manual transmission, or 8-speed automatic.