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2021 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Review

New 2021 Chevrolet Colorado

2021 Chevrolet
Colorado

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New 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2020 Chevrolet
Silverado 1500

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MSRP*
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$25,200 to $43,200
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$28,500 to $57,100
Invoice* $24,293 to $41,213 $27,389 to $53,731
MPG - City 16 - 19 15 - 20
MPG - Hwy 18 - 25 20 - 24
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 3 - 6
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Colorado carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

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.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Chevrolet Colorado doesn't do as good a job transmitting horsepower to its wheels as the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

Handling
The Chevrolet Colorado has a smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, allowing you to more easily get 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.

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.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Colorado comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.