2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 The 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 recently made headlines for appearing in the longest off-road race in the US. Team Hall Racing competed at the Best in the Desert Racing series using a stock ZR2, a capable pickup specially designed for harsh terrain. Covering over 550 miles, the race is truly intense. According to Chevrolet, the Colorado ZR2 has a 3.6-ltier V6 engine that’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, the ZR2 gets a Multimatic DSSV™ damper technology system to optimize handling and transfer of power on tricky terrain, while a wider stance and an added two inches provides stability and better clearance. “The Colorado ZR2 is one of the most capable production platforms we’ve used as a foundation for our racing program,” said Chad Hall of Hall Racing. “The base Colorado is strong and robust with the expected advantages of a midsize package. ZR2 adds great technology, like the Multimatic DSSVTM dampers and the front and rear locking differentials that are vital to stock class desert racing.” The race, which goes from Las Vegas to Reno, covers dry sands, rocky crags, parched river beds, and a stomach-dropping mountain pass. Though scenic, the race is no place for the faint of heart. That’s why the Colorado ZR2 is ideal for the job. Stop by Landmark Chevrolet to learn more about the Chevrolet Colorado, a mid-size truck that’s both versatile and refined to meet your needs.2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Today we’re giving you an inside look at the new 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. This truck has been designed to be even more capable than ever before, and we’re incredibly excited to take our first drive. Until then, we will share some of the standout features on this pickup.

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Increased ground clearance. If you’re doing any off-roading at all, you know how important each and every inch is when it’s between you and the ground. The ZR2 gives you 8.9 inches and the ability to wade through up to 26 inches of water easily. More undercarriage protection. No one wants to have to worry about damaging their truck while driving. Improved protection to the bottom gives you peace of mind while doing any tough job. Insane off-road testing. Chevy tested so you don’t have to! The video above shows just a portion of the rigorous testing the ZR2 went through. Anyone with a truck will tell you that having a high-quality vehicle is priceless in a tough job. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 clearly falls into this category, and we can’t wait to see it on our lot soon! Visit Landmark Chevrolet for all of our up-to-date Colorado inventory.

2017 Chevy Colorado

Power is good, and so is strength and durability. But sometimes you want a pickup truck that can offer all of that, plus a dash more of practicality and efficiency. In times like these, you turn to a mid-size option. But which mid-size option is best for you? Let’s look at two of the most popular mid-size trucks in the industry today: the Chevrolet Colorado and the Toyota Tacoma.

The Toyota Tacoma is known for being strong and durable. However, so is the Chevrolet Colorado. In some ways, performance is evenly matched. But when you look at towing capability, the Tacoma maxes out at 6,400 pounds while the Colorado can tow up to 7,700 pounds, which can be all the difference a person needs. That’s with the Colorado’s impressive 2.8-liter, 180-hp turbodiesel engine.

Outside of performance, the Tacoma fails to impress. Taking a ride in the cabin of the Tacoma feels bumpy, jarring and uncomfortable. It offers limited amenities and fewer safety features. The Chevy Colorado is smooth sailing, offering a more agile and comfortable driving experience than its competitor. In the Colorado, you get standard safety features like a backup camera, and available options like forward-collision warning which offer extra peace of mind.

From where we’re looking between the Colorado vs Tacoma, it’s clear which mid-size pickup is the winner. Now it’s time for you to decide. But if you want to check out or favorite in person, remember you can always call Landmark Chevrolet to set up a test drive in the Chevrolet Colorado.