I did day long test drives of the following: Tacoma TRD OR, TRD Pro, ZR2, & Ranger Tremor.
I was convinced I was going to buy a Tacoma and was only driving the others “just because.”
I absolutely hated the seating position of the Tacoma. The engine/trans was a dog. The interior felt very old & cheap. Low payload, tinny feeling, and overall “cheap” feeling, even on the Pro.
Then I drove the Ranger. Nicer interior, peppier motor (but not a fan of turbo 4 cylinders), and the interior was a let down. For example, the rear seat back cannot be folded down flat. That was a big deal since I carry dogs in my truck.
Then I drove the ZR2. And I knew it was the truck for me. I’ve gone down the “lifted truck” rabbit hole before, and was always chasing down one problem or another. I wanted a truck that was done “out of the box.”
18,000 miles later I still love my truck. I’ve read many guys’ reports of issues they have with the Colorado, but as a 2021, I think mine has all the kinks worked out.
Here’s a thread I started that may be of interest to you.
I’ve had my ‘21 Colorado ZR2 for 9 months and love it. I see complaints from reviewers/owners about the interior, gauges, navigation, audio system, fuel economy, etc. And I just don’t get it. Did you not research and test drive the truck before you bought it? Interior: This is an off road...