What is the 2021 Chevy Colorado Towing Capacity?

April 27th, 2021 by

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The new Chevy Colorado for sale at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Norfolk is a midsize truck with a minimal footprint, making it an ideal option on off-road adventures near Virginia Beach. But does it have the capability you need to bring camping gear along for the trip? The maximum Chevy Colorado towing capacity is 7,700 pounds, meaning you can hitch up a small trailer or pop-up camper without a problem! Read on for a detailed look at Chevy Colorado towing, courtesy of the team at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Norfolk.

Detailed Chevy Colorado Towing Specs

Before you can hitch up a trailer and hit the road in Chesapeake, you need to be sure you’re equipped for safe towing. Take a look at the Chevy Colorado towing specs for each engine below, so you can ensure you don’t exceed the maximum limits:

  • 2.5L 4-Cylinder – This is the standard engine for the Colorado, supporting a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.
  • 3.6L V6 – Many Suffolk drivers upgrade to the V6 engine with a Trailering Package to gain access to a 7,000-pound maximum towing capacity. Without the Trailering Package, this engine is limited to 3,500 pounds.
  • Duramax® 2.8L Turbo-Diesel 4-Cylinder – This engine is what you’ll need to reach the maximum 7,700-pound Chevy Colorado towing capacity.

Interested in the trail-worthy Colorado ZR2 trim? This model comes with a Chevy towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, which translates to a trailer carrying a small boat or a couple of ATVs for weekend fun.

More On Colorado Engine Performance

The aforementioned Chevy towing specs make it clear that the Colorado engines are strong and durable, but what do their horsepower, torque, and fuel economy specs look like? As always, we’ve got the details you need:

2.5L 4-Cylinder Engine

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

3.6L V6 Engine

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

Duramax® 2.8L Turbo-Diesel 4-Cylinder Engine

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

Drive Home in a 2021 Chevy Colorado Today!

Chevy Colorado towing is sure to impress at the job site or the campsite. If you’re eager to secure the keys, contact us to set up a test drive at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Norfolk! While you’re here, we can help you explore the Chevy towing capacity of other truck models like the Silverado 1500 if you’d like to expand your search before making a final decision.

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