2018 Chevy Colorado Facelift Release Date & Price – With rear drive, an estimated base-price range for extended-cab ’18 Colorados is $24,500-$30,500. Estimated base prices for crew cabs with the 5-foot-2 bed would likely span $27,000-$32,500. Figure a base-price range for crew-cab long-beds of $29,000-$34,000. Expect the 2018 Colorado ZR2, which is 4WD only, to start around $41,000 for the extended cab and $42,600 for the crew cab.
Prices to upgrade drivetrain components would depend on which trim level, cab, and bed you select. Moving to 4WD from 2WD would pack on a hefty $4,000-$5,000. The 3.6 V-6 would add about $1,235. The diesel four-cylinder will set you back about $3,500-$3,700. Major options for the WT would include the $2,250 Custom Special Edition Package, which includes upgraded exterior trim, MyLink infotainment, and GM’s OnStar telematics. The $490 WT Convenience Package would add a remote entry, cruise control, and dampened tailgate.
LT buyers are eligible to add the Convenience Package ($690), which adds a sliding rear window, remote engine start, fog lights, and dampened tailgate. The Luxury Package ($1,080) adds heated front seats, power front-passenger seat, automatic climate control, heated outside mirrors, and chrome exterior trim. The Midnight Edition Package ($4,410) nets jet black exterior trim and paint, a spray-on bedliner, body-color grille, and a folding tonneau cover. The Z71’s Midnight Edition Package is $4,980 and includes the same items as the LT’s version but adds a unique wheel design.
A $395 Safety Package for the LT and Z71 includes forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning. These are all the driver-assistance features offered on Colorado as of 2018. Without items such as adaptive cruise control and autonomous emergency braking, this truck is ineligible to receive the coveted Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The ZR2 would offer a number of dealer-installed dress-up and performance accessories, including an off-road roll bar ($1,145), specific wheels ($2,095), and an uprated exhaust system ($1,195). At about $38,000, a 4WD LT Crew Cab with Safety, Convenience, and Luxury packages is probably the sweet spot of the Colorado lineup. Again, bear in mind that a similarly equipped Chevy Silverado 1500 with a V-8 engine is probably not going to be too much more expensive once you’ve taken into account the massive incentives that are available. Try them both before you commit to buying. Addition of a full suite of driver-assistance features. Ridgeline and Tacoma both offer the added security of blind-spot alert and rear cross-traffic detection. Lower prices would be great, too, considering that Colorado can step on the toes of its bigger Silverado cousin.