2022 Chevy Colorado Towing & Payload Capacity

2022 Chevrolet colorado with a trailer attached

The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado towing capacity is impressive. So is the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado payload capacity. It’s no small feat that this midsize truck can haul up to 2,181 pounds and tow up to 7,000 pounds. That’s especially true when you consider specs for competitors. For instance, the Colorado outhauls the Ford Ranger and outtows the Toyota Tacoma. Read on or contact us to learn more about what kind of capabilities the impressive Colorado midsize pickup has to offer you for your North Pole-area adventures.


2022 Chevy Colorado Towing Capacity by Configuration

In order to maximize your Chevy Colorado towing and payload capacity, you’ll have to choose certain Colorado trim configurations equipped with certain engines. The diesel-powered Colorado hauls the most. Meanwhile, the V6-powered model offers the highest available towing capacity:

  • Colorado w/ Duramax® 2.8L Turbo-Diesel 4-Cylinder – The Duramax® diesel engine lends the Colorado a 5,000-pound towing capacity and a payload capacity of 2,181 pounds.
  • Colorado w/ 2.5L 4-Cylinder – This Colorado engine allows for a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds and a payload capacity of 1,716 pounds.
  • Colorado w/ 3.6L V6 – Upgrade to a V6 engine with the Trailering Package to reach the peak 7,000-pound maximum towing capacity* and a payload capacity of 1,774 pounds. Don’t want the Trailering Package? The Colorado with this engine still can tow 3,500 pounds in that case.

Choosing the upscale and off-road-ready ZR2 trim will get you a maximum Colorado towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, meanwhile. That’s still more than enough power to tow a small boat or a couple of ATVs. Looking for greater than 7,000 pounds of towing power? No problem! Just upgrade to a Chevy Silverado 1500!

2022 Chevy Colorado Engine Specs

The Chevy Colorado payload capacity and towing capacity are just two aspects of this truck’s performance in Fort Wainwright and Eielson Airforce Base. You may be curious to learn more about the engine power vs. fuel efficiency too. Here’s that information:

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

Find Your New Chevy Colorado with Chevrolet GMC Of Fairbanks!

Ready to experience the Chevy Colorado towing capacity and payload capacity in person? Call (907) 452-8211 to schedule a test drive and be one step closer to towing and hauling around North Pole in your dream truck! Looking to move the process along? Apply for financing online now.


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​​Colorado with available 3.6L V6 engine (excluding ZR2). Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.