2017 Chevrolet Colorado Performance

2017 Chevrolet Colorado red exterior model

The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado performance is a lot more impressive than what people expect from a midsize pickup. Despite its smaller stature, this is a supremely capable model that can handle heavy loads and conquer the roughest terrain. If you are looking for a pickup that empowers you to do more with less, this one deserves your attention. Dive into the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado performance specs before testing this pickup in person at Sunrise Chevrolet in Glendale Heights.


You can choose from three distinctly different powertrains. A 2.5L four-cylinder produces 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. You have the option to upgrade to a 2.8 turbodiesel four-cylinder that drops horsepower slightly to 181, but boosts torque massively to 369 lb-ft of torque. If you need the most power overall, a 3.6L V6 engine can produce 308 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque.


The 2.5L engine is available with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. The turbodiesel comes standard with the automatic. The V6 engine is paired with an advanced eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers a smooth ride and helps drivers achieve greater efficiency.


No matter which engine powers your Colorado, expect it to tackle any challenge with ease. The 2.5L engine can tow up to 3,000 pounds and handle a payload of 1,401 pounds, while the diesel engine delivers max towing power with a rating of 7,700 pounds and can take on a payload reaching 1,451 pounds. With the V6 under the hood, the Colorado can tow 7,000 pounds and manage a payload of up to 1,548 pounds.


The smaller size and advanced engineering of this truck make the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado performance excitingly efficient. With the 2.5L engine, you can get up to 19 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. With the diesel engine those numbers jump to 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway, two of the highest figures ever achieved in a pickup. The V6 engine is still respectable with ratings of 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.

Off-Road Capability

The ZR2 trim is equipped with performance upgrades specifically designed for drivers who love to head off road. It features front and rear electronic-locking differentials, a wider track for improved stability, skid plates to deflect damage, an off-road suspension, and more features that provide you the freedom to leave the pavement with skill and ease.

Is the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Performance Right for You?

Get behind the wheel and put the 2017 Chevy Colorado to the test at Sunrise Chevrolet. We’re located at 414 North Ave. in Glendale Heights, IL, just a short trip from Bloomingdale. If you would like to schedule a test drive in advance, find a time that works for you and contact us at your convenience.