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2021 Chevrolet Colorado
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2WD Crew Cab 128" LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 128" LT 19 25 $28,333 $29,700
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 128" Work Truck 19 25 $25,853 $27,100
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 128" Z71 18 25 $32,245 $33,800
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 141" LT 18 25 $30,432 $31,900
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 141" Work Truck 18 25 $28,047 $29,400
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128" LT 19 25 $26,425 $27,700
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128" Work Truck 19 25 $24,292 $25,200
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128" LT 17 24 $32,817 $34,400
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128" Work Truck 17 24 $30,623 $32,100
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128" Z71 17 24 $35,298 $37,000
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128" ZR2 16 18 $41,212 $43,200
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 141" LT 17 24 $33,676 $35,300
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 141" Work Truck 17 24 $31,482 $33,000
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 141" Z71 17 24 $35,870 $37,600
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128" LT 19 24 $29,955 $31,400
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128" Work Truck 19 24 $28,052 $29,100
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128" Z71 17 24 $33,867 $35,500
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128" ZR2 16 18 $39,686 $41,600
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LARIAT 2WD SuperCab 6' Box
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ranger LARIAT 2WD SuperCab 6' Box 21 26 $31,594 $32,910
Ranger LARIAT 2WD SuperCrew 5' Box 21 26 $33,682 $35,085
Ranger LARIAT 4WD SuperCab 6' Box 20 24 $35,145 $36,610
Ranger LARIAT 4WD SuperCrew 5' Box 20 24 $37,234 $38,785
Ranger XL 2WD SuperCab 6' Box 21 26 $24,075 $24,820
Ranger XL 2WD SuperCab Pickup Box Delete 19 18 $24,075 $24,820
Ranger XL 2WD SuperCrew 5' Box 21 26 $26,403 $27,220
Ranger XL 4WD SuperCab 6' Box 20 24 $27,815 $28,675
Ranger XL 4WD SuperCrew 5' Box 20 24 $30,143 $31,075
Ranger XLT 2WD SuperCab 6' Box 21 26 $27,715 $28,870
Ranger XLT 2WD SuperCrew 5' Box 21 26 $29,804 $31,045
Ranger XLT 4WD SuperCab 6' Box 20 24 $31,267 $32,570
Ranger XLT 4WD SuperCrew 5' Box 20 24 $33,355 $34,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,333
$31,594
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,700
$32,910
Monthly Payment Estimate
$495 / month
$549 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.0
5.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Chevy Colorado’s many configurations give shoppers the kind of choice typically reserved for full-size trucks, but Chevy skimps on safety features. The 2021 Ford Ranger ventures further off the pavement this year with oversized off-road packages for the mid-size truck.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
45.0 43.1
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 30.4
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 41
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 56.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 35.9
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
47.2 -
Wheelbase (in)
128.3 126.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.3 8.4
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.3 77.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - 33.1
Overhang, Front (in)
36.9 35.8
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
212.7 210.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.3 8.4
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
41.3 51.8
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 61.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.4 44.8
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 55.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
61.7 72
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.8 61.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 20.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 12.1
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 12.2
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21 18
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.3 42
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
T175/90D18 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QHR NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3300 3240
Spare Tire Order Code
QDC NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
255/65R17 P265/60SR18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2900 3240
Rear Tire Order Code
QHR NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
255/65R17 P265/60SR18
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7700 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8500 8650
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1740 1777
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2900 2885
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2186 2368
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5500 6050
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3300 3500
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 4.5 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
15.6 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 800
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 800
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 6300 270 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
191 @ 4400 310 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
LCV 99H
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - 2.3 L/140
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.52
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 4.87
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.00 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.98
Trans Order Code
MYB 44U
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.77
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA None
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 1.27
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.70
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.00 0.85
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 2.15
Trans Type
6 10
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab Pickup SuperCab
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Ford Ranger
Body Code
E63 T
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.10 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2900 2885
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Elliptic, 2-Stage, Multi-Leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.73
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3300 3500
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Short And Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3300 3500
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2900 2885
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 7.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating
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