Will A Golf Cart Fit In A Chevy Colorado?

Choosing the right pickup truck for you often involves scrutiny of its size, power, tow ratings, payload capacity, and bed dimensions. If you're an avid golfer and you're wondering if the Chevrolet Colorado can haul a golf cart on its pickup bed, then you're in the right place. We've done the research for your convenience.

Both the Colorado's short and long boxes can accommodate mini golf carts. However, some standard 2-seater and 4-seater golf carts can only fit in the short and long box models respectively if:

  1. The cart's ground clearance is high enough to let it drive over the truck bed's wheel wells
  2. If the truck's tailgate is left open

Would you like to know more about some golf carts that can fit in a Colorado? Continue reading because we've also prepared some measurements that can help you choose a cart - or a truck - for your recreational activities.

A matte orange Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme displayed on a turntable inside Chevrolet pavilion at 2016 Sao Paulo International Motor Show - Will A Golf Cart Fit In A Chevy Colorado

Does A Golf Cart Fit In A Pickup?

In the past, hauling a golf cart requires no less than a long-bed, full-size pickup truck. However, over the years, many mid-size trucks became larger and some golf carts became smaller. Today, many mid-sized trucks can comfortably haul mini golf carts on the truck box or bed.

Here's an example of a mini golf cart that can easily fit in the Chevrolet Colorado's truck bed.

An matte orange Chevrolet Colorado Xtreme displayed on a turntable inside Chevrolet pavilion at 2016 Sao Paulo International Motor Show.

This particular Cricket mini golf cart model is the RX5. It is 58 inches long and 32 inches wide, and therefore it will fit in a Colorado short box even if you close the tailgate after loading. For reference, the Colorado's short box or bed is 61.7 inches long and 44 inches wide between the wheel wells.

You may also try to look at Cricket's newest and largest mini golf cart model-the Grasshopper. When collapsed for transport, this cart is still only 60 inches long and 39 inches wide. If you want to transport the cart in its 74-inch-long, non-collapsed configuration, you can just leave the short-box Colorado's tailgate open.

The Colorado's ability to haul a golf cart is largely limited by the bed's width at the wheel wells. Because of this width, only mini golf carts can squeeze through. However, you may be able to fit a standard golf cart if its tires and ground clearance will allow it to drive over the truck's wheel wells in the bed.

If you can drive a standard cart's front wheels over the truck bed's wheel wells, you can maximize the full 57-inch bed width.

What Size Are Most Golf Carts?

We've already covered the dimensions of some mini golf carts above. Now, how about standard golf carts?

Golf carts and palm tree on blue.

Standard golf cart sizes differ depending on their passenger capacities, which can range from two to six people. Although different cart brands have slightly different dimensions based on their designs, their measurements do not stray far off from one another.

Check out this video comparing mini golf carts and standard golf carts.

Here are the average dimensions of standard golf cart sizes.

Two-seater Golf Cart

  • Overall Length - 92 inches
  • Wheelbase length - 66 inches
  • Overall Width - 40 inches
  • Overall Height - 70 to 80 inches

Four-seater Golf Cart

  • Overall Length - 110 inches
  • Wheelbase Length - 80 inches
  • Overall Width - 48 inches
  • Overall Height - 70 to 80 inches

Six-seater Golf Cart

  • Overall Length - 144 inches
  • Wheelbase length - 97 inches
  • Overall Width - 48 inches
  • Overall Height - 70 to 80 inches

How Big Is The Bed Of A Chevy Colorado?

2015 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Concept truck at the Chicago Auto Show (CAS), the largest auto show in North America.

Apart from having two different cabin types (crew cab & extended cab), the Chevrolet Colorado also comes with either a short box or a long box configuration. Although the measurements are not exact, the short box falls under the 5-foot bed category, while the long box qualifies as a 6-foot bed.

Here are the exact truck bed dimensions of the 2022 Colorado.

Short Box

  • Length - 61.7 inches
  • Width at the floor - 57.8 inches
  • Width between wheel wells - 44.4 inches
  • Tailgate height - approx. 20 inches
  • Cargo Volume - 41.3 cubic feet

Long Box

  • Length - 74 inches
  • Width at the floor - 57.8 inches
  • Width between wheel wells - 44.4 inches
  • Tailgate height - approx. 20 inches
  • Cargo Volume - 49.9 cubic feet

As we can see, you will need an eight-foot (96 inches) bed to load most standard two-seater carts and still close the truck's tailgate. The Colorado's long bed is only 74 inches long, but you can get an additional 20 inches of bed floor length by leaving the tailgate down.

With the tailgate down, the long box can accommodate some standard-sized two-seater carts, provided that:

  1. The golf cart's wheels and/or suspension setup gives it enough ground clearance to drive over the truck bed's wheel wells, or,
  2. The golf cart's overall width is less than 44.4 inches.

How Heavy Is A Golf Cart?

Golf carts or electric golf cart isolated on white background with Clipping Part.

In terms of curb weight, some mini golf carts may be as light as 350 pounds. On the other hand, some eight-seater carts already clock in at over 1,600 pounds without any cargo or passengers.

On the average, standard two-seater and four-seater golf carts weigh between 800 to 1,100 pounds. The weight range depends on several factors, including:

  • Seating Capacity
  • Body construction materials
  • Accessories
  • Drive configuration (2WD vs 4WD)
  • Propulsion type (internal combustion engine vs electric motor)

Electric golf carts are often heavier than gas golf carts because of the weight of the batteries installed in the former. Electric golf carts usually have between four to six batteries, each weighing approximately 40 to 70 pounds.

How Much Weight Can A Chevy Colorado Tailgate Hold?

Many truck owners load a golf cart into their vehicles without removing their tailgates. Why is this so? Well, these tailgates are tough enough to support a lot of weight. The Colorado's tailgate, for example, can bear up to 1,500 pounds.

Of course, before you attempt to put your tailgate to the test, always make sure that its hinges, cables, and fittings are in good condition.

How Do You Haul A Golf Cart In The Back Of A Truck?

Before you haul your golf cart with your Colorado, you need to load the cart on the truck bed first. So how do you do this?

First, you need to get an appropriately-sized ramp for your golf cart, paying particular attention to your cart's track width.

Aside from the ramp's width, you may also want to consider the ramp's length. Longer ramps are generally better and safer because they allow you to load your golf cart at a less steeper angle from the ground to the truck's bed.

Once you have secured your ramp properly to your Colorado's tailgate (or bed, if you removed the tailgate), you can drive your cart slowly up. Check out this video for tips on how to drive up your cart to your truck's bed.

Alternatively, you can also set up a winch either in your truck bed or your cart itself. With the proper anchor and ramp, you can let your winch do the loading without you having to be on the cart itself. This method decreases the weight that your tailgate needs to support during the loading process.

Moreover, using a winch allows you to load the truck at a slower, more consistent speed. This minimizes the possibility of crashing the golf cart into the truck's rear cabin or window.

How Many Lbs Can A Chevy Colorado Carry?

The Chevy Colorado's payload capacity depends largely on which engine powers it. Here are the different 2022 Colorado engine types along with some of their performance numbers.

  • 2.5-liter inline-4 gasoline
    • Max power - 200 hp
    • Max torque - 191 lb.-ft.
    • Conventional towing capacity - 3,500 pounds
    • Payload capacity - 1,716 pounds
  • 3.6-liter V6 gasoline
    • Max power - 308 hp
    • Max torque - 275 lb.-ft.
    • Conventional towing capacity - 7,000 pounds (with trailering package)
    • Payload capacity - 1,774 pounds
  • Duramax 2.8-liter inline-4 turbodiesel
    • Max power - 181 hp
    • Max torque - 369 lb.-ft.
    • Conventional towing capacity - 7,600 pounds (with trailering package)
    • Payload capacity - 2,181 pounds

Any of the 2022 Colorado's engine options will allow you to carry almost any golf cart that you can load on the truck bed properly.

Chevrolet Colorado Z71 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), one of the most influential car shows in the world each year.

How Much Is A Brand New Chevy Colorado?

Here is a list of a few 2022 Colorado trims as well as their starting prices. These figures are accurate as of September 2022 according to Chevrolet USA's website.

  • WT 2WD Crew Cab, Short Box - $ 29,130
  • LT 2WD Extended Cab, Long Box - $ 30,030
  • LT 2WD Crew Cab, Long Box - $ 33,995
  • WT 4WD Extended Cab, Long Box - $ 31,130
  • Z71 4WD Crew Cab, Long Box - $ 40,695
  • ZR2 4WD Crew Cab, Short Box - $ 46,295

Wrapping Up

Both the Colorado's short and long beds can fit mini golf carts, although the short bed can only fit mini golf carts and the tailgate may need to be left open.

Thank you very much for reading. We hope we were able to help you figure out which golf cart and other cargo will fit in your Chevrolet Colorado.

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