Chevrolet Colorado vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2017 Chevy Colorado

2017 Chevrolet Colorado

2017 Chevy Silverado 1500

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500


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The biggest difference between the Chevy Colorado and the Chevy Silverado 1500 is size. The Chevy Colorado is a midsize truck, while the Chevy Silverado 1500 is a full-size pickup. One model is not better than another, but it really just depends on your needs and preferences. If you prefer a spacious truck that maneuvers easily on the road, then the Chevy Colorado is a great choice. If you want a bold pickup with tons of power, then the Silverado fits the bill with nearly 15 inches of additional length.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500


Price is another important factor to consider when planning your next purchase. If you’re on a budget, then we recommend the affordable Chevy Colorado lineup. You can get a great truck starting at just $20,000 MSRP! Plus, there are plenty of budget-friendly configurations to create the perfect vehicle for your needs. The Chevy Silverado 1500 starts a little higher with an MSRP of $27,785, but you get a lot of car for that extra $7,000. That investment may or may not be worth the extra expense, depending on your automotive needs.

2017 Chevy Colorado


Finally, let’s take a deeper look under the hood. The Chevy Colorado has less power but better fuel economy. The two gas-powered options are the 200-hp 2.5L I4 engine and the 308-hp 3.6L V6 engine, generating 26 and 25 mpg on the highway respectively. Additionally, you can opt for the 2.8L turbo-diesel engine for up to 30 mpg on the highway! The Chevy Silverado 1500 is the powerhouse with three different powertrain options. Choose from the 285-hp 4.3L V6 engine, a 255-hp 5.3L V8 engine, or the incredible 420-hp 6.2L V8 engine!  However, fuel economy tops out at 24 mpg on the highway for the V6.

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 engine

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So, which will it be: the Chevy Colorado vs. Chevy Silverado 1500? Biggers Chevy can help you make a final decision, so stop by! We welcome questions in our online form, and we’d love to set you up on a test drive. Our experts can point out all the great features of each truck once you get behind the wheel. You can even apply for financing online to get pre-approved!