Until recently, it seemed that America would only accept full-size pickup trucks. The mid-size Toyota Tacoma stayed steadily popular, but everyone else was accepting slow sales or had exited the market altogether. General Motors was the first to return, reintroducing its Chevrolet Colorado (and the mechanically related GMC Canyon) in 2015. Now the class has heated up further with the all-new Jeep Gladiator and a return of the Ford Ranger, along with a new engine for the soldiering-along Nissan Frontier. The on-road-focused Honda Ridgeline rounds out the class today.
Even with a sea of new or improved competitors to contend against, the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado remains one of our favorite mid-size pickups. Even in its sixth year, it still has no rival that matches its blend of capability and everyday comfort. Let’s go over what we love about the Colorado — and, also, which ways other truckmakers have overtaken it.