Overland Classifieds :: 2018 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Crew Cab

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the Chevrolet Colorado, especially the hardcore Bison Edition. These trucks offer excellent capability, well-equipped interiors, desirable engines and, in my opinion, are one of the best-looking mid-size trucks on the market. The 2.8-liter Duramax diesel motor is a particular highlight delivering 369 pound-feet of torque, yet returning upwards of 30 mpg on the highway. Needless to say, the Colorado has become an increasingly popular option for adventure travel, with recent examples including this 2017 ZR2 w/ Alu-Cab Canopy Camper and a 2020 ZR2 Bison Diesel. If you’d like to see how this truck performs when the tarmac ends, then check out the Chevrolet ZR2 Bison Review on the Expedition Portal YouTube channel. Today’s 2018 Z71 has covered just 82,000 miles and incorporates over $16,000 worth of modifications.

From the Seller:

Unfortunately, the time has come to sell my dream truck. Life happens and priorities change. This is an extensive build with the purpose of efficient and reliable overlanding.”

2018 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Crew Cab

The Z71 is fitted with a 2.8-liter Duramax diesel motor that produces 186 horsepower, 369 pound-feet of torque, and returns a combined 19 mpg (although many owners report mid-20s). Today’s offering has been tuned to deliver an additional 80 horsepower, 150 pound-feet of torque, and increases highway economy to an impressive 30 mpg at 65 mph. A torquey, yet economical engine is matched with impressive go-anywhere capability thanks to 4WD, limited-slip rear differential, low range, and more. Inside driver comforts include:

  • Bose sound system
  • Heated front seats
  • Remote start
  • Cruise control

Distinguishing Features

  • KMC wheels with BFGoodrich KO2 tires
  • Eibach Pro shocks and adjustable coilovers, Old Man Emu rear leaf springs
  • Diode Dynamics lighting
  • Warn winch
  • GoFab bumper
  • A.R.E. Overland canopy

This 2018 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Crew Cab is listed for $40,000 and is currently located in Portland, Oregon. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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