The mid-size truck segment is gaining another off-road oriented package, this time in the form of the 2022 Chevy Colorado Trail Boss, as our sister site GM Authority recently uncovered. The new equipment set arrives almost one year after the 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor Off-Road Package first broke cover and roughly one month after the updated 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro was announced.
Like Ford Ranger trucks equipped with the Tremor Off-Road Package, the 2022 Chevy Colorado Trail Boss package combines a suspension lift with some other goodies that will enable owners to take their vehicles well off the beaten path. Aside from the one-inch lift, the package includes 17-inch wheels from the Z71, red tow hooks, skid plates for the front and middle underbody, and blacked out emblems combined with blacked out tailgate lettering. It does not come from the factory however, as the package is set to be offered as a dealer add-on instead. Trail Boss is available only on four-wheel drive LT and Z71 models and costs $2,995 and $2,895, respectively.
While the 2022 Chevy Colorado Trail Boss will no doubt prove alluring for GM truck enthusiasts, the Tremor Off-Road Package is the more comprehensive option in terms of equipment offered. In addition to a suspension lift, 17-inch tires, and underbody skid plates, Ford also included Fox 2.0 monotube dampers, a rear-locking differential, and a six-switch auxiliary power bank in the cabin, among other cosmetic enhancements. Those extra goodies do come at a higher price though, as the Tremor Off-Road Package costs $4,290.
The timing of all three updated or all-new off-road packages is certainly interesting, as the future 2022 Chevy Colorado, 2021 Ford Ranger, and upcoming 2022 Toyota Tacoma are currently pretty far along in their respective generations. As Ford Authority has extensively detailed, The Blue Oval plans to remedy their mid-size truck situation with an all-new model that’s set to arrive for the 2023 model year, and will most likely enable the company to build on their second place position in the segment with the introduction of the first-ever North American Ranger Raptor, among other specialty models.