How Much Can a Chevy Colorado Tow?

May 25th, 2022 by
2022 Chevrolet Colorado Towing a Boat


The Chevy Colorado mid-size pickup is back for 2022, bringing powerful performance specs and impressive capabilities to the streets of Hudson! One of the highlights of this all-new pickup is its ability to haul heavy cargo, with a towing capacity maxing out at 7,700 pounds! Whether you’re towing cargo to and from a worksite or hauling a family RV on a weekend road trip, the new Colorado is more than up to the challenge. The 2022 Chevy Colorado towing capacity varies depending on which engine, drivetrain, and cab configuration you choose, so the team at Sawyer Chevrolet, Inc. has organized all the relevant information into the guide below.



2022 Chevy Colorado Towing Capacity by Configuration

The maximum 7,700-lb towing capacity on the Chevy Colorado is achieved when you choose the Duramax 2.8L Turbo-Diesel engine with four-wheel drive, combined with the extended cab and long box configuration. However, even if you don’t choose this particular configuration, you’ll still enjoy strong towing numbers with the other engine and drivetrain options. In addition to impressive numbers, every model also comes with the 2022 Chevy Colorado towing package, a suite of features designed to make hauling cargo as smooth, safe, and convenient as possible around Saugerties and beyond. Here are all the numbers:

Standard 2.5L 4-Cylinder

  • 2WD w/ extended cab or crew cab – 3,500 pounds
  • 4WD w/ extended cab or crew cab – 3,500 pounds

Available 3.6L DOHC V6

  • 2WD w/ extended cab or crew cab – 3,500 pounds
  • 4WD w/ extended cab or crew cab – 3,500 pounds
  • 2WD, extended cab or crew cab, and Trailering Package: 7,000 pounds
  • 4WD, extended cab or crew cab, and Trailering Package: 7,000 pounds

Available Duramax® 2.8L Turbo-Diesel

  • 2WD w/ crew cab and short box: 7,700 pounds
  • 4WD w/ crew cab and short box: 7,600 pounds
  • 4WD w/ crew cab and long box: 7,550 pounds
  • 4WD w/ extended cab and long box: 7,700 pounds

Be aware that if you choose the top-level Colorado ZR2 trim and pair it with the available 3.6L V6 or Turbo-Diesel engine, your towing capacity will be capped at 5,000 pounds rather than the maximum 7,700. However, the ZR2 trim comes with plenty of luxurious features and off-road capabilities to compensate for the reduced towing capacity.

2022 Chevy Colorado Engine Specs 

As we discussed above, there are three engine options on the 2022 Chevy Colorado: a standard 2.5L 4-cylinder, and a 2.8L Turbo-Diesel and 3.6L V6 available for upgrade. Here are the performance for the gas vs. diesel truck specs:

2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine

  • 200 hp
  • 191 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 19 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

Duramax 2.8-Liter Turbo-Diesel Engine

  • 181 hp
  • 369 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 18 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

3.6-Liter V6 Engine

  • 308 hp
  • 275 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

Discover the 2022 Chevy Colorado with Sawyer Chevrolet, Inc.!

If you want to learn more about the 2022 Chevy Colorado towing package, engine options, or anything else about this remarkable new pickup, contact our office anytime! You can also contact us or stop by our dealership to set up a test drive around Windham if you want to see how the Colorado handles on the road. And be sure to keep an eye on our new vehicle specials if you’re interested in saving on your next ride!


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