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2022 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review

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2022 Chevrolet
Colorado

MSRP*: $25,200 to $44,200
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Picture of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2021 Chevrolet
Silverado 1500

MSRP*: $29,300 to $57,700
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MPG - City 16 - 19 MPG 14 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 18 - 25 MPG 20 - 23 MPG
Seating Capacity 2 - 5 seats 3 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 41.3 - 49.9 ft3 62.9 - 89.1 ft3
Engine 181-hp, 2.8-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel), 200-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 308-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) Inline-4, V-6, V-8
Transmission 6-Speed A/T, Transmission Overdrive Switch Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 200 - 308 hp 310 - 420 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 - 7,700 lbs 9,100 - 13,300 lbs
Exterior Length 212.4 - 224.9 in 229.5 - 241.2 in
Exterior Width 74.3 - 76.7 in 81.1 - 81.2 in
Leg Room Front 45.0 in
Rear 28.6 - 35.8 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 35.2 - 43.4 in
Head Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.7 - 38.3 in
Front 43.0 - 43.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.1 in
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 than in the Chevrolet Colorado. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers just a little more head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Colorado, making it a little roomier and more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Colorado as you will with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, as they can travel a similar number of miles on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the Chevrolet Colorado is a better financial choice over the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, when considering MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Colorado is much slimmer than the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Chevrolet Colorado is slightly shorter than the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Chevrolet Colorado has a significantly larger turning radius than the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Colorado for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Colorado is clearly outclassed by the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Chevrolet Colorado does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

Utility
The Chevrolet Colorado has less seating than the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, making the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 the better choice if you often have passengers. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Chevrolet Colorado.