In its inaugural competition, Overland Journal has named its first Overland Truck of the Year. That honor goes to the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison.
The editors reviewed six midsize pickups which included the Ford Ranger, Toyota Tacoma, Jeep Gladiator, Nissan Frontier and Honda Ridgeline. Their evaluation took them thousands of miles down both roads and off-road paths. Every mile they were considering the payload, durability, reliability, efficiency and capability.
Scott Brady, an Overland Journal editor, cited the reasons Bison came out on top. “It is available with a small-displacement turbo-diesel, front and rear locking differentials, a winch-ready steel front bumper, steel rear bumper with 1/4 panel protection, full-length rock sliders, and class-leading suspension. It checks all the boxes.”
Bison has it all. There are 5 skid plates to protect the oil pan and fuel tank as well as the transfer case. It has Multimatic DSSV™ dampers and cast-iron control arms for exceptional strength. And the available 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel has 369 lb-ft of torque to get you through those rough trails.
The Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison is a truck capable of extreme off-roading with a limited factory warranty. No wonder Overland Journal called it one of the most exceptional overland trucks in North America. Check out the award-winning truck at Jack Schmitt Chevrolet!