2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Review

Picture of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2024 Chevrolet
Silverado 1500

MSRP*: $36,800 to $69,900
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Picture of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

2024 Chevrolet
Silverado 3500

MSRP*: $44,700 to $73,400
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MPG - City 15 - 19 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 17 - 22 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 2 - 6 seats 2 - 5 seats
Cargo Space 62.9 - 89.1 ft3 69.5 - 83.5 ft3
Engine
  • 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)
  • 470-hp, 6.6-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 305 - 355 hp 401 hp
Towing Capacity 8,800 - 13,300 lbs 20,000 lbs
Exterior Length 210.9 - 242.4 in 235.6 - 270.3 in
Exterior Width 81.1 - 81.2 in 80.8 - 81.9 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 35.2 - 43.4 in
Front 44.5 - 44.5 in
Rear 35.2 - 43.4 in
Head Room Front 43.0 - 43.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.1 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 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 than in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado 3500.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Chevrolet Silverado 3500.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is about the same width as the Chevrolet Silverado 3500. If you go with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Silverado 3500.

Handling
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Silverado 3500, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is clearly outclassed by the Chevrolet Silverado 3500.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 doesn't do as good a job transmitting horsepower to its wheels as the Chevrolet Silverado 3500.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 as you will the Chevrolet Silverado 3500. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a little less cargo capacity than the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 for hauling material.