2020 Chevy Colorado


2020 Silverado 1500

2020 Chevy Colorado vs. 2020 Silverado 1500

2020 Chevrolet Colorado


2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500e
$21,300 MSRP

Starting Price

$28,300 MSRP
2.5L four-cylinder

Base Engine

4.3L V6
Six-speed automatic


Six-speed automatic
7,700 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

13,400 pounds
1,578 pounds

Maximum Payload

2,250 pounds

If you’re shopping for a powerful new pickup truck in Buffalo or further, you’ll benefit from comparing the 2020 Chevy Colorado and 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500. As both are manufactured by Chevy, it may seem like they have more similarities than differences, however, this is not the case. Explore their differences in pricing, trim levels, performance, and more to help determine which model has what it takes to power your Cheektowaga weekend adventures! Also considering the Ford F-150? See how the F-150 vs. Silverado 1500 compare.

Chevrolet Colorado vs. Chevrolet Silverado: Trims and Price

  • Base Price
    • Being a smaller mid-size option, the Chevy Colorado offers a lower starting price than the full-size Silverado. Their entry-level trims start out at $21,300 MSRP and $28,300 MSRP, respectively.
  • Top Price
    • At the top of the list is the Colorado ZR2, which starts at $41,400 MSRP. The top-of-the-line Silverado 1500 is the High Country, which starts at $53,300 MSRP.
  • Configurations
    • There are five trim levels available with the Chevy Colorado, compared to eight for the Silverado.

Chevrolet Colorado vs. Chevrolet Silverado: Performance and Capabilities

  • Standard Engine and Transmission
    • The base engine for the Chevy Colorado is a 2.5L 4-cylinder that generates 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque, paired with a standard six-speed automatic transmission.
    • The base engine for the Silverado 1500 is a 4.3L V6 that generates 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
  • Drivetrain
    • The Chevy Colorado and Chevy Silverado 1500 are each equipped with rear-wheel drive as the standard drivetrain. Cheektowaga drivers who require greater traction on and off-road can upgrade to four-wheel drive on any trim level.
  • Towing Capacity
    • The maximum towing capacity for the Chevy Colorado is 7,700 pounds, with a maximum payload capacity of 1,578 pounds.
    • The larger Silverado 1500 boasts a maximum towing capacity of 13,400 pounds with a maximum payload capacity of 2,250 pounds. If you want more towing capacity, the Chevy Silverado 2500 may be a better option for you.

Chevrolet Colorado vs. Chevrolet Silverado: Standard Features

Both the Colorado and Silverado 1500 are equipped with an innovative standard suite of features that include the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability. As far as differences go, each model has the following to offer:

  • Chevy Colorado Base Key Features
    • 4-way power driver’s seat
    • Front bucket seats
    • Front center console
  • Chevy Silverado 1500 WT Key Features
    • 12-volt auxiliary front power outlet
    • 40/20/40 split-bench front seat

Compare 2020 Chevy Colorado vs. Silverado 1500 at Joe Basil Chevrolet!

After learning more about each Chevy truck, make your way to Joe Basil Chevrolet in Depew for a test drive in one, or both, models to best experience the performance and quality for yourself. Also, check out our available new vehicle specials for additional savings. In the meantime, if you have any questions, want to browse the Chevy Silverado HD configurations, learn more about Chevy Teen Driver technology, Chevy Colorado towing capacity, check out the 2020 Chevy Blazer, or want to learn the differences between gas vs. diesel trucks, contact us!

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