American Standard Colony Toilet Review

The 221AA.105.020 Colony toilet will provide your bathroom with an efficient flush, saving you potentially thousands of gallons of water in the long term. Actual water volume that goes through the bowl is not more than 1.28 gallons, saving twenty percent or more per month.

There are also several other features built in that make it a viable option for your home, we take a look at some of them below.

Spec overview

Image Product Flush GPF Bowl Rating?
HET 1.28 Round front 83%


Powerwash rim - The hygienic nature of a toilets features is not often discussed. But there are certainly features to look out for that will keep the bowl and rim cleaner for longer. The powerwash rim is one such feature. Which is really a way of saying they are doing more for the cleaning of the bowl with less. Less time required scrubbing it. That has to be a positive.

Low flow - The water conserving toilets, use as little as 1.28 gallons per flush, or 4.8 lpf. Very efficient and certainly a more economically friendly option for those looking to upgrade.

ADA compliancy - It falls in line with ADA certification, with a taller than standard bowl. This is known as a right height toilet, and has several advantages mobility wise, which we go into more detail on our toilet buying guide.

Design A two piece design with a round front bowl. This isn't the biggest option on the market. Good news for those searching for the most compact toilet, but not ideal for those wanting something spacious and not closed in.

How does it compare to other toilets?

221AA.105.020 Colony 270DA001.020 Cadet 3 2403.128.020 Cadet 3 2889518.020 H2Option 2794119.020 Studio Activate 2034314.020 Champion-4
Type Two piece Two piece One piece Two piece Two piece One piece
Flush HET Gravity HET Dual Touchless Gravity
GPF 1.28 1.6 1.28 0.92 / 1.28 1.28 1.6
Bowl Round front Round front Elongated Round front Elongated Elongated
Comfort height
Color White White White White White White
Dimensions 29.8 x 19.2 x 30.9" 28.2 x 17.2 x 28.9" 28.5 x 15.5 x 28.5" 15 x 27.8 x 30" 30.2 x 15.8 x 30.8" 17.8 x 29.8 x 29.5"
Weight 58.4 lbs 84 lbs 97 lbs 68.8 lbs 109.4 lbs 118 lbs
Rating 83% 84% 88% 87% 84% 84%

Considerations before you buy

Rough in - Step one begins with you looking into how to measure your rough in. If you don't know this before you go on a spending spree, then you are setting yourself up for several problems. One of which is a model that doesn't fit, leaving lots of space between the wall and the tank. Do yourself a favor and check our guide for this. A small amount of research can save you plenty of time and bother.

Consumer feedback - Any research process should involve checking what customers are saying for specific models you're interested in. See if yours is highly or poorly rated, and note down any common flaws.

Budgetting - When you consider that not all manufacturers offer an all in one package including all the fixtures like seating and supply, you can see how easy it is to spend more than you planned. Set a budget, and try to limit yourself.

Wrapping up

Overall, the 221AA.105.020 is a good, inexpensive model from the reputable American Standard toilet brand. It may not be a suitable option for commercial settings, but for small households, this could be a viable replacement that won't require you breaking the bank for.