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2023 Chevy Colorado revealed! Full trim comparison

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With the reveal of the 2023 Chevy Colorado, we got a sneak peek at the full trim lineup, which includes a Trail Boss trim for the first time. So, we wanted to break down the trims and show you the differences along with some photos provided by Chevrolet.

Before we dig in, it’s important to reiterate what we stated in our first-look preview story: There is only one engine option (a 2.7-liter turbo 4-cylinder), one transmission (8-speed automatic) and one bed/cab configuration (short bed/crew cab).

Also note: Chevy hadn’t released any pricing information at the time of posting this article.

2023 Chevrolet Colorado

Work Truck exterior (Image courtesy of General Motors)

Work Truck

This may be the base truck but comes standard with a host of safety and tech features.

  • Powertrain: Standard power delivery 237 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque. Available output of 310 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. Max towing capability of 3,500 pounds. 2WD standard with 4WD availability.
  • Interior: Includes a standard 11.3-inch infotainment screen, 8-inch behind-the-wheel gauge display, cloth seats, 6-way manual adjusting driver’s seat, push-button start, 2 front USB ports, Google-powered infotainment, wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, rear under-seat storage.
  • Exterior: Includes standard 17-inch painted silver wheels; all-season tires; black front fascia, side mirrors and door handles; 8 fixed bed tiedowns; hitch assist guidelines; corner step bumper.
  • Safety: Includes standard automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, lane keep assist, front pedestrian braking, automatic high beams.
  • Lighting: Includes halogen headlights with auto on/off, bed/cargo lamp, interior dome light, bulb taillights.

Trail Boss exterior (Image courtesy of General Motors)

Trail Boss

This off-road ready trim is built off of the Work Truck and has a high and wide stance, and while it stays on the basic side of the spectrum, it does add some rugged equipment.

  • Powertrain: Standard power deliver is 310 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. Max towing capability is 7,700 pounds. 4WD is standard. Includes an engine sound enhancement.
  • Interior: Adds black interior, center console.
  • Exterior: Adds black Bowties, 18-inch gloss black aluminum wheels, all-terrain tires, gloss black sport grille,
  • Off-road content: Adds 2-speed transfer case, transfer case shield, hill-descent control, drive modes, limited slip differential.
  • Options: Safety, Technology, Convenience, Convenience II and Advanced Trailering packages; 20-inch aluminum wheels; 32-inch OD MT tires.

LT exterior (Image courtesy of General Motors)

LT

This trim is built off the Work Truck, and it adds more premium content.

  • Powertrain: Standard power delivery 237 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque. Available output of 310 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. Max towing capability of 3,500 pounds. 2WD standard with 4WD availability.
  • Interior: Adds LT black interior, premium wrapped steering wheel, express up/down driver’s window, express down passenger windows, front/rear floor mats.
  • Exterior: Adds 17-inch aluminum wheels, remote locking/unlocking tailgate; body color front fascia, door hands and rear bumper.
  • Options: Safety, Technology, Convenience, Convenience II, Convenience III and Advanced Trailering packages; 18-inch aluminum wheels; Bose Premium Audio; Sunroof (4WD only).

Z71 exterior (Image courtesy of General Motors)

Z71

This trim adds content to the LT model, with both premium and rugged features.

  • Powertrain: Standard power deliver is 310 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. Max towing capability is 7,700 pounds. 4WD is standard. Includes an engine sound enhancement.
  • Interior: Adds black/red interior, cloth/leatherette seats, manual sliding rear window with rear defogger.
  • Exterior: Adds 18-inch aluminum wheels; painted black grille bar, mirror caps and rear bumper; 110V bed outlet; heated power outside mirrors.
  • Safety: Adds cruise control.
  • Lighting: Adds LED headlights, daytime running lights, fog lamps and taillights.
  • Off-road content: Adds 2-speed transfer case, transfer case shield, hill-descent control, drive modes, limited slip differential, red tow hooks.
  • Options: Safety, Technology, Convenience, Convenience III and Advanced Trailering packages; 20-inch aluminum wheels; underbody camera; Bose premium audio; sunroof.

ZR2 exterior (Image courtesy of General Motors)

ZR2

This is going to be the most aggressive off-roader in the Colorado lineup and is built off the Z71 trim. Like the Trail Boss, it has a high and wide stance.

  • Powertrain: Standard power deliver is 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Max towing capability is 7,700 pounds. 4WD is standard.
  • Interior: Adds ZR2 Black/Artemis interior, heated front seats, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, dual zone HVAC, remote start, auto-dimming rear mirror, tilt/telescoping steering wheel.
  • Exterior: Adds a unique black MIC grille; Flowtie badge; tailgate storage with locking cylinder; black outside rear mirrors, hood applique, DLO, rear bumper and grille bar; spray-on bed liner.
  • Off-road content: Adds 33-inch OD MT tires, rocker protectors, power locking front and rear differentials, multimatic DSSV dampers, ZR2 chassis, aluminum skid plates.
  • Options: Safety, Technology and Convenience III packages; underbody camera; Bose premium audio; sunroof.

The bottom line on 2023 Chevy Colorado trims

The 2023 Chevy Colorado trims are well equipped and have their own flavors. But because of the mono-spec nature of the configuration of this all-new midsize truck – and the lack of a diesel engine – we can’t help but think the end of the road is near for this gasoline-powered truck.

We’re excited for the Trail Boss, and we love the Google powered infotainment, so at least this is a good showing for the Colorado – even if it might be the last stand for this truck as we know it.

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Jill Ciminillo

Jill Ciminillo is the Managing Editor for Pickup Truck + SUV Talk as well as a Chicago-based automotive writer, YouTube personality and podcast host, with her articles and videos appearing in outlets throughout the U.S. Additionally, she co-hosts a weekly radio show on car stuff for a local Chicago station. Previously, Jill has been the automotive editor for both newspaper and broadcast media conglomerates. She is also a past president for the Midwest Automotive Media Association and has the distinction of being the first female president for that organization. Jill is also currently a juror for the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY).

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