Chevy Reveals 2 Special Edition Colorados Including 2019 Z71 Trail Runner

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It’s been 4 years this month since the mid-size Colorado returned to North America. And Chevy couldn’t be happier, selling more than 428,792 Colorados in the US alone. Fans of the brawny little pickup have a lot to cheer about also with a variety of special edition Colorados being released in that time — including the Colorado ZR2 Off-Road AEV Concept and 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Midnight and Dusk Editions.

We got a chance to play with the Colorado in beautiful British Columbia, Canada when it hit market — read about it here.

To celebrate, Chevy expands the Colorado lineup with 2 more special edition models: the off-road Z71 Trail Runner and street-focused RST. Both trucks get the flow-through “CHEVROLET” lettered grille first introduced on the Colorado ZR2 Bison — a US$395 upgrade on other models.

2019 Colorado Z71 Trail Runner

The 2019 Z71 Trail Runner begins with the Colorado Z71 off-road package and adds the underbody protection of the Colorado ZR2. Changes include stamped aluminum front and mid skid plates, functional rocker protection and Goodyear Duratrac tires.

The Trail Runner builds on the current Colorado Z71’s off-road package with changes including a stamped aluminum front and mid skid plates, functional rocker protection and Goodyear Duratrac rubber. For more off-road durability, it also slaps on the Colorado ZR2’s underbody protection.

2019 Colorado RST

The street-focused 2019 RST is based on the LT trim and adds monochromatic exterior offset with black beltline and body side moldings. It also adds a black tailgate bowtie, Colorado and RST badges. The RST is also the first Colorado to offer 20-inch wheels – finished in low-gloss black.

The RST is less mountain climber and more street-focused, building on the LT trim adding a black tailgate bowtie, Colorado and RST badges, black beltline and body side moldings, all in a monochromatic exterior look.

A Chevy Colorado first, the 2019 RST rolls on low-gloss black finished 20-inch wheels for a sportier look.

Check out all our all our Colorado reviews here.

Amee Reehal
Shooting motors professionally since film was a thing, Amee's work has been published in various outlets including NBC Sports, Chicago Tribune, SuperStreet, GlobeDrive, MotorTrend, and others. He's a writer, editor at, AJAC member, and full-time digital marketer at Traction Media working with national brands. Find him traveling, spending time with his kids and family. Or golfing, poorly.