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2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
2021 Chevy Colorado ZR2

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is coming soon, with mild updates before an a new model debuts in a few years. We’ve already seen the updated Colorado ZR2, but haven’t been able to see full pricing for the models until now. Thanks to pricing information uncovered by TFL, we now have the most comprehensive idea yet on how much the facelift Colorado will cost you.

It’s most important to note that the base trim level of the Colorado has been dropped, which in turn raises the base MSRP from $22,395 to $26,395 including destination; a $4,000 increase.

Otherwise, compared to the outgoing model, the cab and bed configurations remain unchanged, and pricing is largely the same. The trim pairings with each cab and bed are the same as well. Adding four wheel drive costs just over $3,000 depending on cab, bed and trim level. Also unchanged are the trims available, with the work truck, LT, Z71, and ZR2 on offer. The base trim has dropped for 2021, significantly increasing the starting price for the truck.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado
2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

All models share some packages and options. Most interesting is the $1,850 Power Package, which adds a performance intake and cat-back exhaust. Also on offer across the range is a $690 safety pack, $1,195 tonneau and step pack, $250 trailering pack, optional 8 inch touchscreen for $1,095, and some minor chrome, blackout and sport appearance packages. We have also covered the 1 inch front leveling package that’s new for 2021.

The Work Truck (WT) model becomes the base level for the 2021 Colorado. Available on this trim only is a $1,135 Custom Special Edition, which replaces most of the black plastic with body color pieces. There’s also a WT convenience package that adds keyless entry, cruise control, theft prevention and locking tailgate for $530.

Moving on to the LT trim, the more aggressive Redline Special Edition continues for 2021, priced at $2,690, giving you a black and red exterior theme. There’s also the LT convenience package, which gives you a defogging and sliding rear window, remote fog lamps, heated power mirrors and remote start.

Moving up to the Z71 gives you more off-road goodies as standard and slightly different exterior design. This model is still available as a Midnight Edition for $2,600, giving a blacked out exterior, bed liner and off-road Goodyear Wrangler tires. Notably, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 will not offer the Trail Runner package, a beefed up version of the Z71, for the next model year. Everybody seems to be going right for the ZR2.

Chevrolet Colorado
2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Finally, the top of the line off-road ZR2 model has already shown its styling and feature updates, but now we know options and cost. The AEV Bison package continues with the same add-ons as before at the same $5,750 price. If you don’t want such a hard-core off-roader, but want a ZR2, you can also get a Dusk or Midnight appearance package for $3,215. Both give you 17 inch black wheels, off road lights and sport bar. The only difference is that the Midnight version is only available in black. Fully loaded, a Colorado ZR2 Bison can get over $50,000 with lots of optional accessories.

Options for the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado shows these cars are not getting any major updates for 2021. We are yet to see the styling changes for models below the ZR2, but don’t expect anything major. These updates will carry the Colorado until the all-new model comes out some time around 2023.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Written by Sam Krahn

Sam graduated with a communications Degree from Wayne State University, where he was also a member of the swim team. He's interested to see how new technology will affect the American performance vehicle landscape.

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