2021 Chevrolet Colorado Towing Capacity

The Chevrolet Colorado was introduced into Chevy’s lineup as a compact pickup truck in 2005 and is still made today. The Colorado is one of the most popular compact trucks in the USA and has many features consumers expect from today’s trucks, including towing. But what is the towing capacity of a 2021 Chevy Colorado?

A 2021 Chevy Colorado has a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 pounds when properly equipped.

The 2021 Chevy Colorado tow capacity can vary based on a few different factors such as engine size, drivetrain, and others which we’ll cover in this guide.

There’s a bit more to know about the 2021 Chevy Colorado tow capacity which we’ll cover in today’s guide.

How Much Can The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Tow?

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado has a towing capacity of 7,700 pounds.

The 2021 Chevy Colorado tow capacity is affected by other factors like engine type, drivetrain, the weight of cargo and passengers, and whether your vehicle has a towing package equipped or not.

You can always reach out to your local Chevy dealership for details to confirm how much your Colorado can tow.

You can also read our guide on what makes a vehicle towing capacity to learn all the aspects that go into it.

2021 Chevy Colorado Towing Capacity Chart
2021 Chevy Colorado Towing Capacity Chart

You can check out our guide to Chevrolet Colorado towing capacity by year if you’re looking at a different model year’s max capacity or if you want to compare different years of this vehicle.

2021 Chevy Colorado Tow Capacity By Trim Level

There are several trim levels for the 2021 Colorado, and some engines are not available on certain trims, so they’ll each have different max towing limits.

Here’s the max tow capacity broken down for each trim level on the 2021 Chevy Colorado:

2023 Chevy Colorado Trim LevelTowing CapacityEngineAxle RatioCab Size2WD or 4×4
All3,500 lbs / 1,587 kg2.5L 4cyl4.10AllAll
All3,500 lbs / 1,587 kg3.6L V63.42AllAll
All (with Trailering Package)7,000 lbs / 3,175 kg3.6L V63.42AllAll
All7,700 lbs / 3,492 kgDuramax3.42Extended4×4 / 2WD
All7,600 lbs / 3,447 kgDuramax3.42Crew4×4
All (ZR2) (with Trailering Package)5,000 lbs / 2,267 lbs3.6L V63.42All4×4
All (ZR2)5,000 lbs / 2,267 lbsDuramax3.42All4×4
2021 Chevy Colorado Towing Capacity by Trim Level Chart

Towing Capacity By Engine Size & Drivetrain

2021 Chevy Colorado Engine Towing Specs

There are three engine options for the 2021 Colorado: a 2.5L I4 engine, a 3.6L V6 engine, and a 2.8L Turbo-Diesel Duramax Engine.

2021 Chevy Colorado 2.5L I4 Engine Towing Capacity: 3,500 pounds

2021 Chevy Colorado 3.6L V6 Engine Towing Capacity: 7,000 pounds

2021 Chevy Colorado Duramax 2.8L Turbo-Diesel Engine Towing Capacity: 7,700 pounds

2021 Chevy Colorado Drivetrain Towing Specs

The 2021 Chevy Colorado comes standard with front wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available as an option.

2021 Chevy Colorado FWD Towing Capacity: 7,700 pounds

2021 Chevy Colorado AWD Towing Capacity: 7,700 pounds

Note that these are the max towing limits for each 2021 Chevy Colorado engine. Your Chevy Colorado may have a lower towing capacity based on the drivetrain, axle ratio, and if your vehicle has a towing package installed.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Payload Capacity

The maximum payload capacity of the 2021 Chevy Colorado is 1,550 pounds.

Note that the max payload capacity of your 2021 Colorado will vary based on factors like the engine type, drivetrain and whether or not a towing package that includes other features like an engine oil cooler or transmission oil cooler is installed.

You can always contact your local dealership for extra details if you’re unsure of your vehicle’s payload capability.

2021 Chevy Colorado Tow Package

The 2021 Chevy Colorado does not come with a towing package installed, but it is available as an add-on option.

The 2021 Colorado tow package includes a trailer hitch and a 4-pin/7-pin wiring harness.

If you plan on towing anything with your 2021 Colorado, we definitely recommend getting the tow package because adding it will allow your 2021 Colorado to tow heavier items and bigger loads.

chevy colorado towing a travel trailer
The 2021 Chevy Colorado has a max tow capacity of 7,700 pounds, making it capable of pulling heavy loads.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Tow Capacity Vs Competitors

The 2021 Chevy Colorado has a maximum tow capacity of 7,700 pounds, which makes it capable of doing some heavy duty trailer towing.

This number is similar to the Colorado’s main competitors which are the 2021 Toyota Tacoma and the 2021 Ford Ranger.

Here are some similar vehicles to the 2021 Chevy Colorado and their towing capacities below:

2021 Ford Ranger Towing Capacity: 7,500 pounds

2021 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity: 6,800 pounds

2021 Nissan Frontier Towing Capacity: 6,720 pounds

2021 Honda Ridgeline Towing Capacity: 5,000 pounds

2021 GMC Canyon Towing Capacity: 7,000 pounds  

2021 Chevy Trucks Towing Capacity Chart

2021 Chevy Truck ModelTowing Capacity
2021 Chevy Silverado 350036,000 pounds
2021 Chevy Silverado 250018,510 pounds
2021 Chevy Silverado 150013,300 pounds
2021 Chevy Colorado7,700 pounds
2021 Chevy Trucks Towing Capacity Chart

Data Accuracy

We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2021 Chevy Colorado Owner’s Manual on Chevy’s site and have checked all data thoroughly for accuracy.

Having said that, we still recommend you refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual yourself before towing with a 2021 Chevrolet Colorado.

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