Colorado ZR2 pickup gets $40k sticker

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Updated Feb 9, 2017

Chevrolet’s high-performance, off-road Colorado ZR2 trim level will launch this spring for the 2017 model year with a starting price of $40,995, the company announced Wednesday – a discount of about $2,500 versus the next closest comparable pickup.

Chevrolet Trucks Marketing Director Sandor Piszar, says customers who cross-shop the ZR2 could spec out as much as $26,000 more than the Colorado truck.

“When you buy a ZR2 at the starting price of $40,995, you are getting all of the significant off-road technologies standard with the vehicle, as well as an eight-speed automatic transmission and a wealth of other features at no additional cost,” he adds.

Available options on the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 will include a class-exclusive 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, capable of 186 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque; a choice of crew- or extended cab configurations (including short and long beds, respectively); a 7-speaker Bose premium audio system; a dealer-installed, bed-mounted spare tire carrier; and a full-length black vinyl floor (no additional cost — standard interior features leather seats and carpet).

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The ZR2’s starting MSRP includes standard features unique to the trim level like class-exclusive front and rear locking electronic differentials; segment-exclusive Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers; off-road rocker protection; modified front and rear bumpers for better off-road obstacle clearance; exclusive ZR2 17 x 8-inch aluminum alloy wheels; 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires; new cast-iron control arms; an aluminum skidplate that protects the radiator and engine oil pan; autotrac transfer case; transfer case shield; unique grille and hood combo; a modified rear axle with a 3.42 ratio; front and rear tracks widened 3.5 inches over a standard Colorado; suspension lifted 2 inches over a standard Colorado; Off-Road Mode Technology; and 4-wheel disc brakes.

The standard powertrain is the 3.6L DI DOHC V6 with 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque that is shared with other Colorado models.

The ZR2 is available only as a four-wheel-drive vehicle.