Chevy Colorado Payload Capacity

2023 Chevrolet Colorado Towing

As a dependable everyday machine, it’s important to know your Chevy Colorado payload capacity. No matter if it’s hauling equipment to a job site, or camping gear on a weekend adventure, you trust your truck to handle the jobs you ask of it. With this purpose in mind, Colorado earned its place as the ideal truck for owners who wanted a smaller, more agile vehicle on the road but didn’t want to sacrifice capabilities found in larger trucks.

There’s more to the Colorado than just practicality too. A stylish exterior, comfortable feature-filled interior, and several great engine choices all helped cement its status. For 2023, this is as true as ever before, with modern features accompanying all of the other beloved virtues. Learn more about the Chevy Colorado payload capacity and towing abilities below!

What is a Payload Capacity Rating?

When you lift and carry heavy objects, your muscles have to move both your body weight and the additional weight of the item. Putting that into truck terms, a vehicle’s payload capacity is determined with a straightforward calculation based on these factors. The major ingredient here is the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), essentially the maximum overall amount of weight that a truck can handle. The GVWR includes the truck’s curb weight, so a payload capacity is calculated by determining how much weight can be added before hitting the GVWR value. To find this value, simply use this formula:

GVWR – Curb Weight = Payload Capacity

Knowing that your truck can only handle a certain overall weight and how much of that weight comes from the truck as a vehicle. You can then determine how much additional weight can be handled by your truck. What you bring along in your Chevy Colorado payload is up to you. But remember, going over your truck’s payload capacity rating can cause severe damage to the engine, transmission, frame, suspension, and several other parts. To make things even simpler, though, here is a chart showing the maximum Chevy Colorado payload capacity, and how it has changed over recent years:

2023 Chevy Colorado Towing & Payload Capacity

The 2023 Chevy Colorado towing capacity is up to 7,700 pounds, and you’ll have a 2023 Chevy Colorado max payload of nearly 1,700 pounds.  Take a closer look at the 2023 Chevy Colorado available engines below to determine which one is best for you:

2.7L Turbo Engine

  • Maximum towing capacity: 3,500 pounds
  • 237 hp with 259 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Trim availability: WT and LT

2.7L Turbo Plus Engine

  • Maximum towing capacity: 7,700 pounds
  • 310 hp with 390 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Trim availability: Z71, Trail Boss, WT, and LT

2.7L Turbo High-Output Engine

  • Maximum towing capacity: 7,700 pounds
  • 310 hp with 430 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Trim availability: ZR2

Chevy Colorado Payload Capacity Chart

2023 1,151 – 1684 lbs
2022 1,380 – 1,530 lbs
2021 1,367 – 1,550 lbs
2020 1,342 – 1,578 lbs
2019 1,366 – 1,574 lbs
2018 1,366 – 1,574 lbs
2017 1,366 – 1,574 lbs

The information on this chart has been gathered from official Chevy literature. The range you see shows the maximum achieved with various trims and cab/box styles. To make sure you’re following manufacturer guidelines for your Colorado payload capacity, please read your owner’s manual for detailed and further information on the tow rating and maximum payload of Chevy Colorado.

Take Home Your Own Chevy Colorado Today at South Charlotte Chevrolet

Now that you’ve seen how capable the Chevy Colorado payload capacity is, you may be wanting to drive one home to call your own. At South Charlotte Chevrolet near Fort Mill, we can help make this dream a reality with our inventory of new Chevy Colorado for sale. So come stop by today to see all that the Chevy Colorado has to offer, whether it’s the comfortable and feature-filled interior or the practical bed.

Additionally, with many Chevy service specials, as well as friendly and knowledgeable customer service, see the difference our dealership offers you for yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the payload of a Chevy Colorado?

Your Chevy Colorado payload capacity will depend on factors including the model year, cab/box style, and other options selected. For a 2023 Chevy Colorado, you’re looking at a maximum payload of nearly 1.700 lbs. This rating is calculated by subtracting the vehicle’s weight from the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). For specific payload ratings and more information on hauling capabilities, please see your owner’s manual.

How much weight can a Chevy Colorado bed hold?

Built tough, the bed of a Chevy Colorado can handle many payloads. For a 2023 Colorado, up to 1,700 lbs can be held in the bed. It will vary by year, trim, and cab/box style selected when it comes to this maximum weight. Your maximum payload weight will determine how much can be held in the bed, and this is calculated by subtracting the curb weight of the vehicle from its Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). Additionally, your owner’s manual will give a specific weight rating for your truck.

How much weight can a 2023 Chevy Colorado hold?

The weight that your 2023 Chevy Colorado is capable of holding will be determined by the curb weight. While a maximum payload rating of 1,700 lbs can be achieved with the 2023 Colorado, this will vary based on factors such as the engine chosen and cab/ box style. This is due to the payload capacity depending on how much the curb weight of your truck is, as each Colorado has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) that must not be exceeded.


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