Do you need a truck but don’t want to drive something largely unnecessary? Mid-size trucks have come along way in terms of capability and comfort. You may have noticed that mid-size trucks truly began emerging in America around the 1970s and 1980s. Back then they were more or less for the small time consumer who needed a little extra space but wasn’t concerned with towing or any heavy duty tasks. Today they have just about every option available and are able to tow nearly 8,000 lbs. If you tried to tow 7,000 lbs with an old school truck. You wouldn’t have much luck.There are a few different options in the market today across a number of brand but we will look at just a few.
If you are a Chevrolet person, you will love the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado. It is offered in a number of different configurations and trims. You can get a simple work truck work truck model or other trim packages including the Base, LT, Z71, and the ZR2 (more on this later). The Colorado is a stylish truck that can be purchased in both extended and crew cab models allowing for plenty of room for gear and whatever the job site demands. Looking to get off the grid? The Z71 off-road package will get you there with increased ground clearance and performance suspension. You may also like that the Colorado is America’s most fuel efficient mid-size pickup, best-in-class maximum horsepower with available 3.6L V6, available 4G LTE WI-FI, and 7,700 lbs tow capacity.
If the Chevrolet Colorado sounds enticing but you seek something with a bit more luxury, you might want to consider the GMC Canyon. The Colorado’s twin will provide you with all the same capabilities with a few extra custom touches. The Canyon sits on the same frame, has mostly the same body lines, but the grill creates a bolder statement. If luxury is truly what you want maybe consider the GMC Canyon Denali. The Denali package will provide you with the utmost style and comfort with a beautiful chrome package.
As J.D. Power’s “highest ranked midsize pickup in initial quality” you can be sure that the 2018 Nissan Frontier will surely deliver. You will be able to choose from trim packages such as the S, SL, SV, Desert Runner, Pro-4X, and Midnight Edition. The Frontier is offered in both King Cab and Crew Cab models so if you need that extra bit of space for the family or gear you will be covered. With a touch screen interface you will be able stay connected to Pandora, Facebook, navigation, IHeartRadio, and various other apps. The Frontier offers an automatic transmission along with a 6-speed manual so you can have full control at all times. Additional options for the Nissan Frontier include active brake limited slip, selectable drive modes, electronic locking differential, hill start assist, and hill descent control.
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
Remember how I mentioned the Colorado ZR2? Well it’s ready to go for the hardcore off-roaders! The ZR2 is equipped with everything you could need for successful adventures from 3-way adjustable shocks to an optional 2.8L Duramax diesel engine for maximum torque. The 3.6L V6 is still offered in the ZR2 configuration with 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Even with power rating numbers like these fuel economy does not suffer with 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway. The stance of the minibeast is aggressive one at that. The ZR2’s stance is wider and 2 inches taller than its stock counterpart that is impressive rolling down the pavement. Let’s not forget about dual locking differentials to ensure you won’t be getting stranded on any trails. The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 will not disappoint! Come check it out!