Chevrolet originally unveiled the Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss with theCleveland Auto Show, sporting aggressive?Goodyear Wrangler DuraTec 265/65R17 all-terrain tires. And, that was certainly it. Making the Walk Boss feel even less distinctive was the fact the same all-terrain auto tires were not exclusive to the Trek Boss.
But, in comes theChevrolet Trl Boss, along with welcome upgrades we’re sure Chevy pickup truck enthusiasts will enjoy. The truck now sports the equipment necessary to perform a little pretty heavy off-roading, but also appearance the part, too.
And, we have been lucky enough to snag aColorado Trail Boss to do some off-roading just outside with Solvang, California. But, this wasn’testosterone levels a regular Trail Boss, frequently. ThisColorado Trail Boss was also furnished with the truck’s new Only two.8-liter Duramax turbo diesel engine. Absolutely yes, the combination was as good as it may sound.
As we pulled into the nearby ranch to take to the difficult hills, sandy crests and (critically) scary ravines, we placed some of our trust in theColorado Trail Boss along with its Hill Descent system to take us out alive following putting the truck through their paces.
We’re here to write around the experience, so that’s an important.
Also a plus were those DuraTec all-terrain added wheels, which held their floor the entire time with minimum glide. Pointing the steering wheel in whichever direction was desirable had the tires clawing their way out of whatever we drove atop of.
Then, there seemed to be the 2.8-liter Duramax diesel. We’re confident buyers will love the Trek Boss with the LFX 3.6-liter V6, though the 2.8-liter Duramax was a delicate brute the entire way through the very long course. The oodles of torque arrived quickly, allowing for little pedal play, and for the car owner to focus on the next crest and what them holds below it. However ,, it was the hill ancestry system that made rather the difference.
Flipping the switch with the desired speed meant acquiring both feet off of the pedals, and putting a lot of trust in what Chevy told us what would materialize. Thankfully, the brand didn’t lie to us, and the system worked flawlessly.
The system works very similar to a cruise control process, but may only be established to speeds of 18 mile per hour. It locks and retains its set speed by way of some of the steepest, or slightest, descents the truck faces. It’s not brazenly intrusive, and allowed concentration to remain on positioning the truck through the terrain, rather than feathering the gas and brake ride.
Really, there wasn’t a whole lot to complain about while generating theColorado Trail Boss. Sure, any tires it’s equipped with make a bit of noise when smooth sailing down the highway, but that’s to be expected.
Knowing you’re driving off the beaten path will have you forgetting your difficulties anyways. It’s not quite the actual Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 we’ve been recently hoping for, but it’s surely a great start.