2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison :: Classifieds

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison was awarded Editor’s Choice in Expedition Portal’s Overland Truck of the Year :: The Best Midsized Pickups. Publisher Scott Brady states: “The Bison has all of the capability I expect from an overland truck, and greatly exceeded my expectations on dirt trails and roads. The Bison is the overland truck we have all dreamed about, and it is available in North America.” It’s a vehicle that can seemingly do it all, which is why it has become one of the most desirable pickups on our forum with recent offerings including this 2018 ZR2, 2019 with an Alu-Cab camper, and 2021 with an Alu-Cab camper. Cue today’s low-mileage (37,000 miles) 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, which features the desirable Duramax diesel, premium upgrades, and is still under warranty (until 01/25/2027 and 107,788 miles). At $35,000 it represents an impressive value when you consider this is the top-of-the-line trail-focused model with front and rear lockers, Multimatic Dynamic Suspension, and a well-equipped interior, yet is $15,000 cheaper than this same year (and higher mileage) 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. If you’d like to deep dive into the many attributes of this platform for travel, then check out Expedition Portal’s Chevrolet ZR2 Bison Review on YouTube.

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison

From the Seller:

This has been off-road a few hundred miles but was mostly my commuter. Really comfortable on road trips and gets 24+ mpg loaded. I did a trip to San Diego drafting behind semis and managed over 34 mpg indicated. I’m putting all my fill-ups and mileages into a spreadsheet for data’s sake and will include it with the sale. I used a seat pad from the time the truck was approximately 9,000 miles old. Interior is in good condition—not perfect. Exterior in very good condition.”

Colorado wheels

2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison

The Colorado is fitted with a 2.8-liter Duramax diesel that delivers 186 horsepower, 369 pound-feet of torque, and returns a combined 19 mpg (although many owners have reported 30+ mpg on the highway). A dependable and frugal motor is matched with class-leading capability thanks to 4WD, front and rear lockers, low range, skid plates, rock sliders, Multimatic dynamic suspension spool valve shocks, and intelligent on-board systems such as hill descent control. Inside, the Bison showcases a well-appointed interior with the following comforts:

  • Heated seats and steering wheel
  • Cruise control
  • Air-conditioning
  • Infotainment system with navigation
  • Bose sound system

Colorado winch

Distinguishing Features

  • AEV 33-inch tire clearance kit
  • Warn winch with remote
  • AEV skid package
  • Falken Wildpeak AT3 tires

Colorado ZR2 Bison

This 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison is listed for $35,000 OBO and is currently located in San Diego, California. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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