2022 Chevrolet Colorado: A Trim Comparison

While the Silverado may not have received a complete overhaul this year, the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado is still going strong in its 2012-based second generation. The older design may not be around for much longer, however. Mid-size trucks are surging in sales, and the Chevy Colorado is ripe for a redesign like its older sibling.

Choosing a Chevy Colorado Trim at Your Price

While there were previously five trims available, the base trim has been dropped from the 2022 lineup. Even if it isn’t brand new for 2022, the Colorado still has plenty of up-to-date offerings across four different trim levels. Here’s what buyers can expect at each price point.

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The first trim is the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado WT. We’ll be talking about the configuration that most buyers will opt for: the crew cab with short box (just under 5ft 2in). What buyers lose in truck bed space they make up for a folding rear bench seat. A 2WD version will set buyers back $27,100 for those going with the standard 2.5L engine. Also standard on the WT is a 6-speed automatic transmission. A model with a crew cab and long box is also available at a higher cost.

The main appeal at this trim level is that the Colorado Work Truck’s engine can be upgraded to a 3.6L V6. It does have some basic features like a Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system with a 7-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, two USB ports, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Listen to higher-quality satellite radio on a six-speaker audio system. A rearview camera and Teen Driver monitoring system are standard as well.

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The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado LT is a trim level that might appeal to more city-oriented drivers. A 2WD crew cab with short box and 2.5L engine with fetch $29,700. AWD is available at an additional price, as are 3.6L V6 or 2.8L diesel engines. For that price, however, the exterior features body-color rear bumper, mirror caps, and door handles. Additionally, the wheels are upgraded to a 17-inch aluminum set. Remote keyless entry is also standard at this trim level. If buyers want to shell out even more, they can opt for a crew cab with long (6ft 2 in) box.

Once drivers are in the cabin, they will appreciate the bigger 8-inch infotainment color touchscreen, additional USB ports and HD rear-view camera. The 6-way power-adjustable driver seat will have you riding in comfort, as will the leather-wrapped steering wheel. There’s also a EZ Lift & Lower tailgate.


The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 is the next trim level up. At $33,800, buyers can drive home a 2WD crew cab with short box and 2.5L engine. AWD and more powerful 3.6L V6 or 2.8L diesel engines (as well as a longer truck bed) are available at additional cost.

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The Colorado Z71 is actually the top-of-the-line trim model since the Colorado ZR2 focuses more on off-roading capabilities. At this price point, buyers will find the Z71-specific off-road suspension and unique 17-inch painted wheels. Also standard are all-terrain tires. For comfort, the Colorado Z71 has synthetic leather upholstery, automatic climate control, heated seats, a heated steering wheel, and wireless charging.


As mentioned before, the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is the most expensive trim. However, it doesn’t add much in terms of luxury comfort features on top of the Colorado Z71 trim. The only exception is the fully leather-appointed front seats. Otherwise, the focus of the ZR2 is on off-road performance.

Given this focus, the Colorado ZR2 is only available in 4WD and the standard engine option is the 3.6L V6. The 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine is also an available option. The only two cabin configurations are the extended cab with long box or the crew cab with short box. Standard features include an off-road appearance packed and suspensive, as well as increased clearance and track width.

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There is also a trailer hitch and integrated trailer brake controller. More cosmetic changes include a unique hood, fascia, and grille along with front and rear wheel flares. A crew cab with 3.6L V6 engine will have buyers paying $43,200.

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