GM has unveiled the all-new 2023 Chevy Colorado, pulling the sheets on a fresh third generation complete with an updated model line, revised exterior styling, a completely overhauled interior, and a new powertrain.
Let’s start with the model line. The 2023 Chevy Colorado trim level lineup includes WT (Work Truck), LT, Z71, ZR2, and the first-ever Trail Boss, the latter of which was previously offered as a package upgrade for LT and Z71 trims. Outside, we find a refreshed exterior design, where the 2023 Chevy Colorado adopts a more technical, premium look compared to the previous generation. LED lighting is offered for Z71 and ZR2 trims, while wheel sizing ranges between 17 and 20 inches in diameter. There’s also a new built-in tailgate storage system, which is equipped as standard on ZR2, and offered as optional for the rest of the lineup.
Moving inside, the 2023 Chevy Colorado boasts an all-new interior, with four unique interior trims on offer. Standard spec includes an 11.3-inch diagonal color infotainment screen, as well as an 8-inch diagonal digital color instrument display. Both displays are customizable. Standout onboard tech includes the standard Chevy Safety Assist package, which rounds up features like Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator, and IntelliBeam automatic high-beam assist.
Motivation is sourced from the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, offered as the lone powertrain option for the 2023 Chevy Colorado. Output varies depending on the trim level selected, with three distinct tunes available. Output from the “base” 2.7L Turbo, which will actually get its own RPO code, is measured at 237 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque (standard for WT and LT), while the 2.7L Turbo Plus is rated at 310 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque (standard for Z71 and Trail Boss, optional for WT and LT). Finally, the 2.7L Turbo High-Output tune is rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque (standard for ZR2). Max trailering for the base tune is rated at 3,500 pounds, while max trailering for the other two tunes is 7,700 pounds. The second-generation GM 8-speed automatic transmission serves as the singular transmission option.