Overland Journal recently gave out its first-ever Overland Truck of the Year title to the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. The editors applauded the truck for its impressive off-road capabilities and strength.
Overland Journal looked at six midsize trucks for the competition. The editors drove each truck along paved roads and dirt trails for many miles to ensure the trucks were equipped to handle different terrains and conditions. Specifically, the editors evaluated the trucks’ capability, durability, payload, reliability and efficiency.
The Colorado ZR2 Bison stood out from the other trucks with its available diesel engine, steel bumpers and suspension. The truck was designed for off-road adventures with five steel skid plates that work to protect the fuel tank, front and rear locking differentials, the engine oil pan and the transfer case.
Both the front and rear bumpers are made of steel, and you have the ability to add an aftermarket winch for the front bumper. Aluminum wheels and large fender flares are prominent on the truck. Plus, there are cast-iron control arms and an available 2.8-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine. Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, the engine can deliver 186 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.
The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison is well-deserving of the Overland Truck of the Year title. This truck along with the other variants of the 2020 Colorado offered at Graue Inc. can make for enjoyable rides on and off the road.