2016 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2016 Chevrolet Silverado
As you shop for a new pickup truck, consider asking yourself the following questions:
Do I want exceptional power, or do I want exceptional power?
Do I want mighty towing capacity, or do I want mighty towing capacity?
Do I want high-tech features, or do I want high-tech features?
The Much-Honored Colorado
A key difference between these two impressive Chevrolet pickup trucks is the Silverado is a full-size truck and the Colorado is a midsize truck.
Each brings its own laudable qualities to the road; for instance, the Colorado has been showered with awards and distinctions in the 2016 model year.
The Colorado boasts the honor of being only the second pickup truck in history to be named Motor Trend’s “Truck of the Year” two years in a row, having won the award for both the 2015 and 2016 model years.
The Colorado has been praised as the most fuel-efficient pickup in America, with its jaw-dropping best-in-class fuel economy of up to 22 city mpg and 31 highway mpg, and it also boasts class-leading towing capacity of up to 7,700 pounds.
Distinction among its “classmates” goes on, with the Colorado offering class-leading horsepower of up to 305 hp.
The Colorado is also the first midsize truck to feature in-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi, providing Internet connectivity for up to seven devices at a time via a signal that is said to be more powerful than a smartphone hotspot.
The Option-Rich Silverado
With the ever-popular Silverado, drivers are offered more options than they can shake a gearshift at, which means there is a Silverado model to fit virtually any consumer’s needs and wants.
Three different Silverado models are available for the 2016 year:
The choices only begin there, as, firstly, each exemplary Silverado truck features a lineup of powerful engines.
The Silverado 1500 models are powered by three different engines:
4.3L EcoTec V6 engine, featuring active fuel management, direct injection, and variable valve timing and producing 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque.
5.3L EcoTec V8 engine, generating 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque.
6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine with aluminum-block construction, offering 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
The Silverado 2500 models boast two different heavy-duty engine options under the hood:
Standard gas-powered Vortec 6.0L V8 engine, generating 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque.
Available Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V-8 engine, producing an incredible 765 lb-ft of torque.
Two heavy-duty engines are offered in the Silverado 3500 models:
Standard 6.0L Vortec V8 engine, generating 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque.
Available 6.6L Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine, producing a wowing 765 lb-ft of torque.
Whether you’re looking to buy a truck for work, play, or a combination of both, the Silverado models have the performance power you want, with the 1500 providing best-in-class towing capacity of up to 12,000 pounds with the Max Trailering Package; the Silverado 2500 featuring a max payload of 3,534 pounds and a maximum towing capacity of 18,000 pounds; and the Silverado 3500 boasting a maximum payload capacity of 7,153 pounds and up to 23,200 pounds of towing muscle with the available Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine.
The Best Comparison
The ideal way to compare the powerhouse 2016 Chevy Colorado and the hardworking 2016 Chevy Silverado is in person, and drivers can test drive both models at Biggers Chevy. Come in and see us, or contact us today!