2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2: Definitely Ready To Take On Any Terrain!

May 16, 2017 01:00 AM EDT | Paul Urban


The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is made to tackle any kind of terrain and such claim is definitely accurate. Experts have been given an opportunity to drive it for the first time and such powerful pickup has not disappointed any of them.

The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 had its first public debut back in November 2016 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Off-roading aficionados have since been interested and excited to see such pickup truck in action. Fast forward to few months, many of them had the chance to drive it, with many left more than impressed.

Not only does it come with newly updated front and rear bumpers for additional ground clearance, it does have more lifted suspension as compared to the regular version. Both updates contribute to its capabilities as an intense off-roading vehicle. Prototypes of the ZR2 have been subjected to intense and grueling tests in Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona even before its official debut.

The ZR2 is also considered a good alternative to the Ford Raptor. The Raptor has been getting good reviews from off-roading enthusiasts so it's time for it to have a worthy opponent. The ZR2 is the first production off-roader to feature DSSV dampers. Driving on the street is comfortable for having the firm and confident brakes.

The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is reviewed for having commendably stiff chassis that accounts for it driving comparable to a unibody sedan. It is impressive for alleviating the flex and shuddering which is experienced in other off-roading vehicles.

As it was further tested in Bangs Canyon Trailhead, the ZR2 comfortably weaved through the narrow trail with only minor scratches from the bushes adjacent to the vehicle. The 8.9-inches ground clearance also proved to be more than enough to avoid rocks for the most part. Climbing and descending steep terrains required the use of Hill Descent Control, which allowed to maintain speed without worrying about braking.

The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is definitely one groundbreaking off-roading truck. It gives intense and tough competition to other well-known vehicles of its kind such as the Raptor and even the Tacoma. Some experts say it is a good alternative, however, most say other off-roaders with the ZR2 as the "main man."

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