Whatever you want a new pickup truck for in Thornhill, North York, Markham, Richmond Hill, or anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area, you probably know how it should look. And unless you want something downright avant-garde, the image in your mind probably resembles the 2024 Chevrolet Colorado. The recently redesigned Colorado still has that classic pickup truck silhouette, but it can also look as rugged, capable, workmanlike, or sporty as you want it to look. Of course, there’s a lot more to deciding which truck to buy than just how it looks, but looking as good as the 2024 Chevrolet Colorado is a pretty good place to start.
Five trim levels in the 2024 Chevy Colorado lineup might not sound like a lot compared to some full-size offerings. However, those five grades cover quite a bit of ground, especially if you compare the no-nonsense WT (Work Truck) with the sensationally exciting ZR2. It’s hard to overstate the difference between the two. The WT is precisely as it sounds: a cost-effective working vehicle that keeps frills to a minimum. On the other hand, the ZR2 is just about as much fun as you can have with a truck that’s still a practical alternative to all sorts of other vehicles.
Between those two, we have the LT, Trail Boss, and the Z71, which gradually move from the affordable, utilitarian WT to the on and off-road capability and performance of the ZR2 so you can have the midsize pickup truck you want and need. And if you want an even more capable off-road truck, a ZR2 Bison package is available for 2024, featuring a whole host of AEV (American Expedition Vehicles) goodies such as a heavy-duty winch-capable front bumper, Multimatic DSSV dampers, and plenty more besides.
It’s easy for automakers to get carried away and offer almost limitless ways to configure a truck. But the truth is that a few main specifications are far more popular than most available configurations, so GM offers the 2024 Chevrolet Colorado in the formats the buyers want. That’s why the Colorado is exclusively available as a crew cab with a short bed, and the same powerplant is found under the hoods of all five trim levels. However, although all five 2024 Colorado grades feature the same 2.7-litre turbo-four, it comes in three different tunings: Turbo, Turbo Plus, and Turbo High Output.
The 2.7L Turbo develops 237 horsepower and 259 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2.7L Turbo Plus puts out 310 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque, and the 2.7L Turbo High Output adds an extra 40 lb.-ft. of torque to that. While the 2.7L Turbo only allows the Colorado to tow up to 3,500 pounds, the 310-horsepower tunings increase that capability to an impressive 7,700 pounds.
Depending on the 2024 Colorado configuration, the driver has up to five different drive modes available to tailor the truck’s performance to suit the conditions. The five drive modes are Normal, Tow/Haul, Off-road, Terrain, and Baja. The Normal drive mode covers the conditions you’ll experience during everyday on-road driving, while Tow/Haul optimizes the transmission shifts, throttle response, and other characteristics for towing trailers and hauling loads.
Off-Road tailors the truck’s traction and other dynamic performance technology for general driving when the pavement runs out, but not for anything too severe. The Terrain mode takes it up a notch for more serious off-road conditions such as low-speed rock crawling, delivering specific throttle control, brake performance, and other characteristics across three specific settings. The Baja is where the big fun lies because it’s developed for high-speed desert running, with specific throttle control, tailored transmission shifts, and other body and drivetrain control calibrations.
If the previous model was tempting, we think you’ll find the latest 2024 Chevrolet Colorado irresistible. Decide for yourself with a test drive from Roy Foss Chevrolet Buick GMC Thornhill here at 7200 Yonge Street, Thornhill, Ontario, or call us at (905) 886-2000 for more information and book an appointment for a time that fits your schedule.