GM debuted the latest third-generation 2023 Chevy Colorado back in July, pulling the wrapper on a revised exterior, an overhauled interior, a new powertrain, and an updated model line. As before, the 2023 Chevy Colorado once again offers multiple trim levels equipped with off-road-oriented equipment, including the first-ever Chevy Colorado Trail Boss, which was previously offered as a package upgrade for the LT and Z71 trim levels, but is now a standalone trim. The question is – how does the 2023 Chevy Colorado Trail Boss compare to the 2023 Chevy Colorado?
To answer that question, GM Authority Executive Editor Alex Luft is taking a quick walk around both pickups in the following exclusive video, going over the most notable exterior differences, starting with the front fascia. As Luft points out, the styling differences are quite noticeable up front, with the 2023 Chevy Colorado Z71 incorporating a piano black grille surround and body-colored lower fascia section, and the 2023 Chevy Colorado Trail Boss incorporating a matte black finish for the grille surround and lower fascia.
The two pickups also incorporate different lighting setups, with the new Colorado Z71 equipped with LED headlights and an LED accent strip, plus fog lights, and the new Colorado Trail Boss equipped with halogen incandescent lights and no fog lights.
The stance between these two pickups is also a significant point of departure, with the 2023 Chevy Colorado Trail Boss running a 2-inch suspension lift, giving it a significant height advantage over the 2023 Chevy Colorado Z71. In complement to its greater height, the Trail Boss is also considerably wider, running wider running gear and wider fenders to boot.
There’s several other interesting tidbits to point out here, so hit play to watch the full video:
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Colorado is motivated by the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, which is available in multiple states of tune depending on the trim level selected. Under the skin, you’ll find the updated GM 31XX-2 platform, while production takes place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.