It feels great when you get recognized for being the best at something. When it happens more than once, it’s even better. That’s the case with the 2018 TFLtruck awards. The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 has been honored twice by this well-reputed publication. Specifically, the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado has been pinpointed as the 2018 TFL Gold Hitch Truck of the Year. Oh yeah – let’s not forget that it’s also the 2018 Gold Hitch Off-road Truck of the Year too!
That’s high praise, especially coming from TFLtruck. Known as a leading editorial content website and truck review site, TFLtruck is held in high regard when it comes to all things trucks in the United States. The annual Gold Hitch awards tests real-life situations to determine which truck is the best in certain situations.
There were none better on the Cliffhanger 2.0 off-road trail in the Colorado Rockies where all the competitors ran the gauntlet of brutal tests. Traversing a 20 percent incline, crossing large loose rocks, and navigating an obstacle known as Razor’s Bend made it clear to those voting on the awards that the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is the best in its class.
In being named a 2018 TFLtruck Gold Hitch Truck of the Year, there are many factors that influenced the judges.
· The TRLtruck team identified the 2018 Chevy Colorado for its “ease of use and comfort as a daily driver.” It really is the perfect size for both a weekend warrior and an everyday family vehicle.
· Their 2018 Chevrolet Colorado review highlights its off-road capabilities which make driving the ZR2 a confidence-booster.
· The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 has standard Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers, a feature that lends it to being well behaved on the city roads and the highway while being more than just competent off the beaten path.
Going above and beyond is the name of the game for the ZR2 package. In addition to the standard 2018 Chevrolet Colorado features, the ZR2 is built intentionally for rough-and-tumble conditions. It has a wider track than the standard Colorado, by three and a half inches. There’s no need for a suspension lift – it has a 2-inch lift directly from the factory.
Playing among the rocks requires more clearance and protection too. The Colorado ZR2 has rocker protection as standard equipment, and the front and rear bumpers are modified to allow better approach and departure angles and off-road clearance.
To make the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 even more bulletproof, it features class-exclusive front and rear electronic locking differentials so there’s even less chance of getting stuck or hung up. And for even more torque, the Colorado ZR2 offers an available diesel engine.
Whether you’re zipping through city streets or climbing hills in the backcountry, the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is the right truck for your needs. It’s the winner of the 2018 TFLtruck Gold Hitch Truck of the Year award and its been named the Gold Hitch Off-road Truck of the Year. Find your 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 at your local dealer in Aledo, IL, Essigs Motors Inc.