Diesel World - - Feature -

you’ll ex­pe­ri­ence in the Toy­ota Ta­coma TRD Pro. In ad­di­tion, the han­dling is pretty good. I kept ramp­ing up my speed in the curves, and the ZR2 stayed steady and com­posed. It’s not just good-for-an-off-road truck— it’s good, pe­riod.

And if that wasn’t enough, at the end of said on-road drive, Chevro­let di­rected me and my ZR2 to an off-road trail with deep ruts, steep de­scents, and a few rock steps to climb up and down. With the trans­fer case in 4-Lo and the dif­fer­en­tials locked, the ZR2 stepped over ev­ery ob­sta­cle in its path with a min­i­mum of fuss.

Yet, an­other cool as­pect of the ZR2 is that it is still us­able as a work truck. Stan­dard equip­ment in­cludes a spray-in bed liner, trailer hitch, and elec­tric trailer brake con­troller. The ZR2 main­tains a 1,100-lb pay­load and 5,000-lb tow­ing ca­pac­ity, not far off the roughly 1,450-lb pay­load and 7,600-lb tow­ing ca­pac­ity (the ex­act num­bers vary with con­fig­u­ra­tion) of a reg­u­lar diesel-pow­ered Colorado 4x4.

Like I said: This is the truck that can do it all.

The fact that Chevro­let of­fers the Colorado ZR2 with a diesel is ic­ing on the prover­bial off-road cake. Most low-pro­duc­tion spe­cialty trucks like the ZR2 are gasonly, and sure enough, GM does of­fer it with the 308

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