What is the 2022 Chevy Colorado Towing Capacity?

January 31st, 2022 by
2022 Chevrolet colorado with a trailer attached

The new Chevy Colorado is a mid-size truck with full-size capabilities! Whether you’re headed to your next job site in Birmingham or you’re bringing the family to your favorite camping spot, the Chevy Colorado towing power supports every journey. The maximum 2022 Chevy Colorado towing capacity reaches up to 7,700 pounds with the available diesel engine. Prefer a gas engine? Read on to learn the Chevy towing capacity for each Colorado engine.

Chevy Colorado Towing Limits Per Engine

As you’ll discover later in our guide, the Chevy Colorado engine power is a force to be reckoned with on Bessemer streets. That includes the Chevy towing capacity that each Colorado engine supports, ranging from 3,500 pounds minimum to 7,700 pounds maximum. Find the right engine for your Chevy Colorado towing expectations, below:

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

If you’ve been researching the 2022 Colorado for a while, you probably know there’s an off-road-ready ZR2 trim. This model will appeal to adventure-seekers with its trail-ready equipment, but can a ZR2 also tow your camper? The ZR2 Chevy Colorado towing capacity is limited to 5,000 pounds, which is still enough to tow a small camper or a couple of ATVs!

A Closer Look at the Colorado Engine Performance

Whether you’re exploring Vestavia Hills or towing equipment on the job, the hp and torque generated by the 2022 Colorado are sure to impress. The fuel economy numbers are nothing to scoff at either — prepare to spend less time and money at the pump! 

2.5L 4-Cylinder Engine

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

Duramax® 2.8L Turbo-Diesel Engine

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

3.6L DOHC V6 Engine

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

Test Drive the Chevy Colorado in Hoover

Can the Chevy Colorado towing capacity keep up with your trips around Hoover? You can find a new Colorado for less at Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover, with the help of our new Chevy specials! Interested in the Chevy towing capacity for other trucks? The Silverado 1500 is a heavier-duty option that can tow up to 13,300 pounds.


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