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2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 First Drive: The best of both worlds

The engineering team was proud to say that the ZR2 went through the Rubicon trail, completing Cadillac Hill in 90 minutes. No assistance was necessary, and all of their prototypes drove on the highway after going through the Rubicon. Helping the ZR2 over the standard Colorado is a 2.0 inch suspension lift, wider front and rear tracks to improve wheel travel, new cast iron control arms, and its unique front fascia, which improves the approach angle to 30.0 degrees. We started by switching the transfer case to 4Low, allowing us to have more torque for extra traction.

Key Takeaways:

  • The diesel engine roared, and seconds later there was silence in the cabin as we caught a few inches of air.
  • Not only can the Colorado ZR2 jump, but it can also tackle difficult trails.
  • The fact that the ZR2 is narrower than a full-size truck gives it a better advantage in terms of maneuverability.

“He was traveling shotgun in his truck. The diesel engine roared, and seconds later there was silence in the cabin as we caught a few inches of air.”

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