The Chevy Colorado ZR2 is one of the most capable off-road midsize pickup trucks you can buy, and it’s also one of the most expensive.
Fitted with a Duramax diesel engine, Midnight edition package, and a Sport Bar in the rear, our Colorado ZR2 came in with a price tag over $50,000. That small diesel makes 186 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.
We were sure to air down the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires, which stand at 31-inches tall on this truck, and they did not disappoint crawling over the rocks and sand of the gulch.
Width became a slight issue on the trail, as mother nature has begun to take back over, and the ZR2 is a full three inches wider than a regular ZR2 for a sure footed feeling. It certainly provided that, but we were folding the mirrors in constantly and having to watch out for intrusive branches. Still, this midsizer is skinnier than a half-ton, which makes it a little easier to fit in these tight spots.
We also recently ran a Tacoma TRD Off-Road up Pennsylvania Gulch. How do you think it compares to the ZR2? We discuss it in the video, so make sure you watch how the ZR2 handles another gorgeous Colorado trail.