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Chevy Colorado Towing Capacity

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Towing a Boat

How much can a Chevy Colorado tow? When properly equipped with the optional diesel engine, the 2022 Chevy Colorado can tow up to 7,700 pounds. But what does 7,700 pounds of towing power mean in practical terms? Take a moment to learn about what a Chevy Colorado can tow, as well as how the 2022 Chevy Colorado towing capacity varies across its engine options. Then, fill out a pre-approval and schedule a test drive at Cox Chevrolet in Bradenton. 

2022 Chevy Colorado Towing Capacity by Configuration 

As we mentioned earlier, Tampa drivers will be able to tow a maximum of 7,700 pounds when properly equipped with the diesel engine. But how much can a Chevy Colorado tow in its other configurations? Let’s take a look: 

Standard 2.5L 4-Cylinder

  • 4WD w/ extended cab or crew cab: 3,500-lb towing capacity
  • 2WD w/ extended cab or crew cab: 3,500-lb towing capacity

Optional 3.6L DOHC V6

  • 4WD w/ extended cab or crew cab: 3,500-lb towing capacity
  • 2WD w/ extended cab or crew cab: 3,500-lb towing capacity
  • 4WD, extended cab or crew cab, and Trailering Package: 7,000-lb towing capacity
  • 2WD, extended cab or crew cab, and Trailering Package: 7,000-lb towing capacity

Optional Duramax® 2.8L Turbo-Diesel

  • 4WD w/ crew cab and long box: 7,550-lb towing capacity
  • 4WD w/ crew cab and short box: 7,600-lb towing capacity
  • 2WD w/ crew cab and short box: 7,700-lb towing capacity
  • 4WD w/ extended cab and long box: 7,700-lb towing capacity

Bear in mind that, if you opt for the Colorado ZR2 trim, your towing capacity will be 5,000 pounds, regardless of which engine you choose.

What Can the 2022 Chevy Colorado Tow?

As for what a Chevy Colorado can tow, let’s put those figures into concrete terms. With its 7,700-lb towing capacity, the Chevy Colorado should be able to tow: 

  • 26-foot 5th wheel trailer 
  • 28-foot toy hauler 
  • Sailboat
  • Pontoon
  • Car trailer
  • Livestock trailer 
  • Ski boat
  • Large travel trailer
  • And so much more! 

2022 Chevy Colorado Engine Specs & MPG 

Now that you’ve read about the 2022 Chevy Colorado towing capacity, take a moment to review the specs for each of the Chevy Colorado engine options: 

2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine

  • 191 lb-ft of torque
  • 200 hp
  • Up to 19 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

3.6-Liter V6 Engine

  • 275 lb-ft of torque
  • 308 hp
  • Up to 18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

Duramax 2.8-Liter Turbo-Diesel Engine

  • 369 lb-ft of torque
  • 181 hp
  • Up to 18 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

Have Questions About What a Chevy Colorado Can Tow? 

If you have further questions about how much a Chevy Colorado can tow, call Cox Chevrolet at 941-251-0310. We’ll answer any questions you have about the 2022 Chevy Colorado towing capacity, and schedule for you to test drive the Colorado in Bradenton. While we can’t demo towing, we can give you an in-depth tour of all of the Chevy Colorado towing features! 

2021 Chevy Colorado Towing Capacity by Engine Option

Tampa drivers should first understand that Chevy Colorado towing varies depending upon which engine options and Chevy towing capacity technologies you choose. Here’s a quick breakdown of towing number by engine option:

  • Colorado w/ 2.5L 4-Cylinder – Even a base-level Chevy Colorado can tow 3,500 pounds.
  • Colorado w/ 3.6L V6 – Combine the V6 engine with the Trailering Package to get up to 7,000 pounds of towing capacity.
  • Colorado w/ Duramax® 2.8L Turbo-Diesel 4-Cylinder – With the Duramax® diesel engine, you’ll realize the Colorado’s potential with an impressive 7,700 pounds!

Opt for the high-luxury and off-road capable Colorado ZR2 trim, and you’ll enjoy 5,000 pounds—more than enough power to tow a small boat.

2021 Chevy Colorado Engine Specs & MPG

Take a look below to see what the Chevy Colorado’s three engine options have to offer in the way horsepower, torque, mpg:

2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine

  • 200 hp
  • 191 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 25 mpg on the highway

3.6-Liter V6 Engine

  • 308 hp
  • 275 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 25 mpg on the highway

Duramax 2.8-Liter Turbo-Diesel Engine

  • 181 hp
  • 369 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 28 mpg on the highway (4×4)

As you can see, each option offers plenty of power with admirable fuel economy numbers.

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