General Motors debuted the 2023 Chevy Colorado last year, unveiling the pickup’s latest third generation, complete with new styling, an overhauled interior, and a new powertrain as well. While the third-gen Colorado isn’t exactly the first choice among performance enthusiasts, some owners will undoubtedly be curious about the pickup’s top speed. Well, as it turns out, the 2023 Chevy Colorado is limited to less than 100 mph.
Interestingly, anyone bold enough to attempt to max out the 2023 Chevy Colorado will encounter a notification on the infotainment system that says “Speed Limited to 98 MPH”. That’s certainly not slow, but regardless, it makes one wonder what the top speed is without the limiter.
The reason behind this relatively low speed limiter is unclear, but it likely has to do with the vehicle’s vehicle’s handling capabilities. Throw in a set of all-terrain tires and a tall stance, and keeping the Colorado’s top speed below 100 mph is a wise decision from a safety standpoint. The same could arguably be said of most high-riding utility vehicles and pickup trucks.
For reference, all 2023 Chevy Colorado pickups are equipped as standard with the Hydra-Matic 8L80 Gen II eight-speed automatic transmission with a 3.42 final drive ratio.
Further specs include a trio of engine options, starting with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L2R gasoline engine, rated at 237 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, followed by the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B Turbo Plus gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque. The top-rated engine is the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B Turbo High-Output engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. As a reminder, the 2024 Chevy Colorado drops the mid-range Turbo Plus 2.7L I4 L3B engine configuration.
The question, then becomes this – does it even matter that the 2023 Chevy Colorado is limited to less than 100 mph? Let us know by voting in the poll below, and remember to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevy Colorado news, Chevy news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.