After a few hours on the dusty desert off-road trails outside Phoenix, Arizona, my confidence in the capability of the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison had grown to dangerous levels. With its locking differentials, four-wheel drive and special off-road suspension, the truck had conquered the terrain, including a few treacherous rocky climbs, without breaking a sweat.
“Let's jump it,” I said to my co-driver. “I want to jump it. You know, like 'The Dukes of Hazzard.' This truck can handle it.” Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed and we kept the pickup’s knobby tires safely on Arizona’s sunbaked terra. Two-and-a-half years in development, the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison cranks up the already incredible off-road capability of the Colorado ZR2, which was first introduced in 2017. When the mid-size pickup reaches dealers early next year, it’ll be the ultimate off-road Colorado, ready to battle the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, and the larger Ford F-150 Raptor.