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Towing and Hauling at Top Level on the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado

How Much Can the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado Tow?

Here at Harbin Automotive, we’re a big fan of the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s great to have a small pickup truck that can provide high levels of utility and performance in a smaller and more efficient package than the half-ton or larger varieties like the Silverado or F-150. In addition to its rogue good looks, the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is full of comfort and convenience features which make it feel less like a utility vehicle and more like a luxurious, smooth-riding sedan on the road.

Providing trim level upgrades and new options that make it the best small pickup truck on the market, the Chevrolet Colorado enters 2018 carrying forward the features that have made it one of the best-selling small pickup trucks in the country.

Since pickup trucks are primarily bought for their utility, and a smaller model may seem like a big compromise in capability, we thought it would be helpful to outline just how much the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is capable of moving.


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2018 Chevrolet Colorado Towing Capacity

Depending on your needs, the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado presents some incredible towing capacity. The exact number depends on the engine selected. Here’s how it breaks down:

  • 2.5 L 4-cylinder engine – Up to 3,500 lbs.
  • 3.6L V6 engine – Up to 7,000 lbs.
  • 2.8L Duramax┬« Turbo-Diesel engine – up to 7,700 lbs.

(The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 has a towing capacity that maxes out at 5,000 lbs.)

The base engine will allow you to tow bikes or a very small trailer. Upgrading the engine allows you tow larger trailers, multiple dirt bikes or some boats.

2018 chevrolet colorado offroading in zr2 trim2018 Chevrolet Colorado Payload Capacity

If you’re looking to load up the bed of your 2018 Chevrolet Colorado rather than tow a load behind it, you’ll find the payload on the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado to support your transportation ambitions. The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado gives drivers up to 1,574 lbs. of payload capacity when properly-equipped. Between that and the towing prowess, nothing has to stay at home.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado Bed Dimensions

With huge payload and towing capacity numbers, the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado provides ample space for you and your stuff.

Short box models see up to 41.3 cubic feet of interior bed space.
Long box models get even more, with up to 49.9 cubic feet of interior bed space.

Here at Harbin Automotive, we love the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado. If you’re interested in learning more about this dynamic and versatile small pickup truck, we’d love to help! Contact us today for more information or to schedule a test drive.


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