- The 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison is the hardest of hardcore offroading pickups from the bowtie brand.
- The Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison has about $6,000 of upgrades from American Expedition Vehicles, all designed to improve the pickup’s ability to go where no midsize pickup has gone before.
- The offroading extras are probably too much for most weekend warriors — they’ll do fine with the regular ZR2. But for a tough, tough truck, the ZR2 Bison is remarkably easy to live with day to day.
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Once you get into offroading, you invariably start to look for bulletproof vehicles capable of handling any terrain.
When it comes to midsize pickups, a versatile choice, few are more bulletproof than the Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison, an upgraded version of Chevy’s already robust Zr2. The Bison trim went on sale in early 2019.
Although the Bison is brilliant, it does raise a question: “Can a pickup that’s this ready for rock-busting deal with everyday life?”
I set out to answer that question when Chevy let me borrow the truck for a week. I didn’t have a choice, and proper offroad testing is somewhat outside our capabilities at Business Insider. But I have no difficulty dropping kids off at school and making weekend runs to rescue houseplants from relatives.
Here’s how it went down: