2023 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 | NewCars.com

2023 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

Picture of the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado

2023 Chevrolet
Colorado

MSRP*: $29,200 to $46,800
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Picture of the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500

2023 GMC
Sierra 1500

MSRP*: $37,100 to $82,100
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MPG - City 17 - 20 MPG 14 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 25 MPG 17 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 2 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 41.9 ft3 62.9 - 89.1 ft3
Engine
  • 310-hp, 2.7-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 305-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 310-hp, 2.7-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 420-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 237 - 310 hp 305 - 420 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 7,700 lbs 8,700 - 13,200 lbs
Exterior Length 212.7 - 213.2 in 211.0 - 242.5 in
Exterior Width 75.0 - 76.4 in 81.2 - 81.2 in
Leg Room Front 45.2 in
Rear 34.7 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 35.2 - 43.4 in
Head Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 43.0 - 43.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.1 in

*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 GMC Sierra 1500 than in the Chevrolet Colorado. The GMC Sierra 1500 will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers since it has much greater head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Colorado.

Convenience
The GMC Sierra 1500 requires less frequent visits to the gas station than the Chevrolet Colorado, making it more convenient to drive.

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 GMC Sierra 1500, when considering MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Colorado is much slimmer than the GMC Sierra 1500, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Chevrolet Colorado, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the GMC Sierra 1500.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the GMC Sierra 1500 is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Colorado for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Sierra 1500.

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Chevrolet Colorado as you will the GMC Sierra 1500. The GMC Sierra 1500 has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Chevrolet Colorado.