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