Chevy Colorado vs. Chevy Silverado 1500

July 12th, 2021 by

Chevy Colorado vs. Chevy Silverado 1500

If you’re in the market for a Chevy truck but you’re not exactly sure which one to go with, let us help. We’ve compared the Chevy Colorado vs. Chevy Silverado 1500 in some important categories:

Power and Drivetrain

The Chevy Colorado comes with a 2.5-liter engine that produces 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. You can also go with a 2.8-liter turbocharged diesel version with 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque or a 3.6-liter V6 with 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.

The smaller engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the V6 gets an 8-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but four-wheel drive is available.

The Chevy Silverado 1500 has a base 4.3-liter V6 engine that offers 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. There are also four other engines available:

  • 7-liter turbocharged: 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque
  • 0-liter turbocharged: 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque
  • 3-liter V8: 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque
  • 2-liter V8: 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque

You will get either a 6-, 8-, or 10-speed automatic transmission, depending on the engine and trim. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but you can opt for 4-wheel drive, as well.


Towing and Hauling

The base Chevy Colorado can tow up to 3,500 pounds. That doubles to 7,000 pounds with the V6. And if you go with the turbodiesel, you’ll get the highest tow rating of 7,700 pounds. Its maximum payload is 1,578 pounds.

You’ll be able to tow up to 7,900 pounds with the base Chevy Silverado 1500. But when that 6.2-liter V8 is properly equipped, you can take that number all the way up to 13,300 pounds. You will also be able to haul 2,280 pounds in the truck bed.

Come down to Carlen Chevrolet near Crossville to take a look at both of these new Chevy trucks.

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