2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2

Chevy is proud of its new 2017 Colorado ZR2. The truck is ready for any off road fun, but offers the smooth ride in the city. This truck has everyone excited. The off-road ZR2 trim level will be available this spring. It will start at $40,995 MSRP.

2017 ColoradoThe new Colorado ZR2 is loaded with exclusive features. Off-Road Mode Technology is an amazing feature that lets you pick between Desert, Mud, or Mountain. Plus, the Colorado ZR2 offers a brand new advanced 3.6L V6 engine with eight-speed transmission, in addition to the segment-exclusive Duramax® 2.8L Turbo-Diesel.  But it’s the shocks that has everyone talking. Suspension technology has been revolutionized by the Colorado’s new Multimatic shocks. The engineers at Multimatic were commissioned to build the new shock absorbers for the ZR2. Multimatic were the first to design the Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) damper. They replaced the piston and shims with a spoon valve. Chevy first used the DSSV technology in the 2014 Camaro Z/28. The engineers were excited to design shocks with their DSSV technology on a pickup. The shocks on the ZR2 make for the most comfortable ride on and off road

“ZR2 is truly a segment of one and does everything well — from traversing heavy two-track trails to high-speed desert running and full-on rock crawling. We’re thrilled to be able to offer it for more than $2,500 less than the next closest comparable vehicles.,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet Trucks marketing director.  Check out the available features on the ZR2.

Available options on the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 will include:

  • 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
  • Choice of crew- or extended cab configurations (including short and long beds, respectively)
  • 7-speaker Bose premium audio system
  • Dealer-installed, bed-mounted spare tire carrier
  • Full-length black vinyl floor (no additional cost — standard interior features leather seats and carpet)

The ZR2’s starting MSRP includes a number of key standard features unique to the trim level, such as:

  • Class-exclusive front and rear locking electronic differentials
  • Revolutionary, segment-exclusive Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSVTM) 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
  • Aggressive grille and hood combo unique to ZR2
  • 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
  • 4-wheel disc brakes


Other standard features include:

  • Tow/haul mode
  • Trailering Package, including trailer hitch and 7-pin connector
  • Integrated trailer brake controller
  • Spray-on bedliner
  • Heated driver and passenger front seats
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Rear sliding window
  • EZ Lift and Lower tailgate
  • Locking tailgate
  • Recovery hooks
  • A six-speaker audio system with Chevrolet MyLink Radio with Navigation and an 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen, AM/FM stereo with seek-and-scan and a digital clock, Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones, voice-activated technology for radio and phone featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability as well as an auxiliary jack
  • All-terrain spare tire with unique ZR2 wheel
  • Four USB ports: one on the instrument panel, one in the center console and two in the rear of the center console
  • Electronic automatic cruise control
  • Rear window electric defogger
  • OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • 4-way power front driver and passenger seat adjuster with power driver lumbar control
  • Rear seats with underseat storage



2016 Chevy Colorado Special Models Dressed to Impress

On the street or on the trail, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado’s Midnight Edition and Z71 Trail Boss bring bolder choices to customers, looking to make a visual statement with their truck.

The special editions will roll into our showroom this fall, with distinctly tailored appearances that blend custom design cues with Colorado’s popular options and accessories. The Midnight Edition evokes the aesthetic of an urban tuner vehicle, while the Z71 Trail Boss is designed for terrain where the pavement ends.

These editions will offer Northwest area customers more choices on top of the segment-leading capabilities and efficiency of the Colorado.

(L to R) 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Midnight Edition and Trail Boss

(L to R) 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Midnight Edition and Trail Boss

Colorado Midnight Edition 

Echoing the blacked-out design theme introduced on the popular Silverado Midnight Edition, the 2016 Colorado Midnight Edition casts an imposing stance. Offered exclusively in black, additional exterior details such as the grille, the bowtie emblem and the 18-inch aluminum wheels are also finished in black. Additional content includes a spray-on bedliner and soft, folding tonneau cover – both in black – and Chevrolet-logo sill plates.

The Colorado Midnight Edition is available on LT models with the extended and crew cab bodies, in 2WD or 4WD, and with the 2.5L and 3.6L engines. It will also be available with the all-new 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine. Pricing will be announced at a later date.

Colorado Z71 Trail Boss
The 2016 Colorado Z71 Trail Boss builds on the capability of Chevrolet’s Z71 off-road truck suspension package with more aggressive tires and off-road-inspired appearance enhancements.

An all-new sport bar with LED trail lighting makes the new edition of the Trail Boss instantly identifiable. It’s complemented by black-finished 17-inch aluminum wheels matched with aggressive Goodyear Wrangler DuraTec® 265/65R17 all-terrain tires, bold fender flares and tubular assist steps. It also features a black bowtie grille emblem and a spray-on bedliner, and a set of all-weather floor mats inside the truck.

The Colorado Z71 Trail Boss is available on Z71 models with the extended and crew cab bodies, and in 2WD or 4WD. Like the Midnight Edition, it will also be available with the 2.5L and 3.6L engines, as well as the 2.8L Duramax diesel. Pricing will be announced at a later date.

2012 Toyota Tacoma vs 2012 Chevrolet Colorado Washington Cars

2012 Chevrolet Colorado vs Toyota Tacoma

At Art Gamblin Motors we are confident that the The Chevy Colorado out performs the Toyota Tacoma. Below is just a short sampling of the reason why:        

Safety: The front shoulder belts of the Chevrolet Colorado are height-adjustable. The Tacoma only has front height-adjustable seat belts and no whiplash protection. The Colorado also has standard OnStar, which uses a GPS receiver and a cellular system to remotely unlock your doors if you’re locked out, help find your vehicle if it’s stolen or even automatically send emergency personnel to your location if needed. The Toyota Tacoma fails to offer anything comparable to OnStar. Parking assistance sensors in the Cruze, excluding the LS model, warn the driver of obstructions, which greatly reduce the chance of accidents. The Tacoma offers nothing comparable to this. Full time four-wheel drive is also optional on the Chevy Colorado. Full-time four-wheel drive gives added traction for safety in all conditions, while the Tacoma only offers 4-wheel drive that helps when off-roading.Engine:The Colorado has more powerful standard and optional engines than the Tacoma, which allows the Colorado a higher standard payload capacity than the Tacoma and greater overall performance. According to the EPA the Colorado also gets better fuel efficiency than the Tacoma. The EPA’s Green Vehicle Guide even rates the Chevrolet Colorado higher than the Toyota in environmental friendliness meaning that the Colorado produces much less smog than the Tacoma.  pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the Tacoma every 15,000 miles. 
2012 Chevrolet Colorado Warranty:Chevrolet’s powertrain warranty covers the Colorado 40,000 miles longer than Toyota covers the Tacoma. Colorado’s corrosion warranty is also 1 year longer than the Tacoma’s. There are also nearly 4 times as many Chevrolet dealers as there are Toyota dealers—making it a lot easier to get service under Chevrolet’s warranty than Toyota’s.   Interior: The Colorado Extended Cab Pickup offers optional seating for 5 passengers; the Tacoma Access Cab can only carry up to 4. The Colorado Crew Cab Pickup offers optional seating for 6 passengers; the Tacoma Double Cab can only carry up to 5. The Colorado Extended Cab Pickup has 2.3 inches more front legroom, 3 inches more rear headroom and 4.9 inches more rear hip room than the Tacoma Access Cab. The Colorado Crew Cab Pickup has 2.3 inches more front legroom and 2.1 inches more rear legroom than the Tacoma Double Cab. The Colorado’s cargo box is larger than the Tacoma’s in almost every dimension. To prevent tailgate loss and help secure heavier cargo from theft, the Colorado offers an optional tailgate lock cylinder. The Tacoma doesn’t offer a tailgate lock. 
 At Art Gamblin Motors, we understand that the Chevy Colorado simply dominates its segment and outperforms the Toyota Tacoma in every what that matters the most. So we invite you to come test drive a new Chevrolet Colorado with us here in Enumclaw Washington and experience the Silverado’s high level of power and performance for yourself. You will surely appreciate our welcoming pressure-free environment staffed by friendly expert sales associates. Most importantly though, we have been family owned and operated for over 40 years, which is why we have always treated all our customers as family. Come and see why Art Gamblin Motors is a superior place to buy a vehicle, and you will understand why we are the top online rated Chevrolet dealer in the state!