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2017 Colorado ZR2 vs. 2017 F-150 Raptor


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If you’re in the market for an outstanding off-road ready performance pickup truck, you have excellent options to consider. It makes good sense to compare while you shop and explore the possibilities when deciding on the vehicle that’s right for your leisure passions and your lifestyles. When pondering the 2017 Colorado ZR2 vs. 2017 F-150 Raptor, you’ll find similarities and differences that will help you make an informed decision about the all-wheel drive pickup truck that best suits your demands and desires. We invite you to come see us at Evergreen Chevrolet to discover more in-depth information about the 2017 Colorado ZR2 from our friendly and knowledgeable associates.

Off-Road Action in the 2017 Colorado ZR2 near Seattle

The highly anticipated debut of the 2017 Colorado ZR2 is going to make your days a lot more exciting, especially when visiting all the most popular and most remote off-road regions and destinations. Conceptualized in 2014, it has been a long wait to see the release of the 2017 Colorado ZR2, and excitement has reached its peak as it is headed for dealerships and ready to be experienced in person.

Take in the sight of the 2017 Colorado ZR2 vs. 2017 F-150 Raptor among four-wheeling enthusiasts in their natural habitats of mud, sand, boulders and rutted trails. The 2017 Colorado ZR2 is a specialized and enhanced off-road ready version of the midsize Colorado line while the 2017 F-150 Raptor is based on the F-150 line of F-Series trucks. If your style of off-roading involves challenging navigation while traversing tight two-track trails, the more compact size of the 2017 Colorado ZR2 will serve you well.

A slimmer midsize rig may have advantages when navigating through forested areas as well as you forge your way through exhilarating and thrilling tree lined trails. There is also the consideration of cost differential between a midsize truck and a full-size pickup truck model. The money you save in choosing a midsize model off-road pickup truck will help fund that dream destination trip to the famed and legendary Rubicon Trail, or any other destination!

The 2017 Colorado ZR2’s Exclusive Diesel Engine

When it comes to the comparison of power in your 2017 Colorado ZR2 vs. 2017 F-150 Raptor, both vehicles boast behemoth amounts of power to capably make your off-roading experience epically exhausting in the best possible way. If a classic gas-powered engine is your preference, you’ll have a solid performer in the 2017 Colorado ZR2.

While the 2017 F-150 Raptor also offers a powerful turbocharged V6 engine, only the 2017 Colorado ZR2 offers a class-exclusive diesel option. We encourage you to consider the 2017 Colorado ZR2’s class-exclusive 2.8 liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine. This mighty and efficient energy source is a force to behold. Paired with a standard six-speed automatic transmission that produces an astounding 369 lb-ft of torque, you’ll expertly tackle obstacles with an enthusiastic sense of accomplishment. This exclusive diesel option offered in the 2017 Colorado ZR2 is a forward thinking plus that makes sense in terms of both power and overall efficiency.

Innovative Design for Obstacles in the 2017 Colorado ZR2



2017 Colorado ZR2 2017 F-150 Raptor


Base Towing
7,000 lbs 6,000 lbs


Segment-first Multimatic™ shocks (DSSV)
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Segment-exclusive Duramax® 2.8L Turbo-Diesel
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50 mm Front and Rear Lift
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Tubular Rocker Protection
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There are many things to take into consideration when considering a state of the art off-road ready pickup truck. When narrowing it down to the 2017 Colorado ZR2 vs. 2017 F-150 Raptor, you can do no wrong with the 2017 Colorado ZR2. Both trucks offer a wide range of standard driving amenities, comforts, and even design utility. However, the 2017 Colorado ZR2 also offers professional racing inspired elements that are a segment-exclusive and introduced in this model only as a segment first! The 2017 Colorado ZR2 offers exciting Multimatic™ DSSV (Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve) shocks that give drivers unparalleled driving performance. The 2017 Colorado ZR2 is the first off-road pickup truck in its class to offer these dampers. The spool valve facilitates fine and precise tuning of the shock tuning for maximum performance in the most challenging off-roading playgrounds. Also exclusive to the 2017 Colorado ZR2 are front and rear electronic locking differentials.

The Colorado ZR2 offers a range of additional performance-enhancing features, such as rock sliders, front and rear wheel flares, tubular rocker protection, skid plates, and is even designed for stability with a 50 mm front and rear lift, a 90mm wider stance than the standard Colorado, 17-inch wheels, and off-road suspension.

We know you have many choices when it comes to quality off-road ready pickup trucks. At Evergreen Chevrolet, our primary goal is your complete customer satisfaction and we will go the distance to ensure you get all your questions answered in a relaxed and friendly environment. We're really excited to introduce you to the 2017 Colorado ZR2. Visit us today at 1601 18th Avenue N.W. in Issaquah, Washington, or schedule an appointment for additional information or a test drive by giving us a call at 877-316-3202.


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