2019 Chevy Colorado in Blue

2019 Chevy Colorado

2019 Chevy Silverado in White

2019 Chevy Silverado 1500

2019 Chevy Colorado vs. Silverado 1500

Chevy Colorado


Chevy Silverado 1500
$21,300 MSRP

Base Price

$28,300 MSRP
$41,300 MSRP

Top Price

$53,000 MSRP
2.5L four-cylinder

Base Engine

4.3L V6
Rear-wheel drive

Standard Drivetrain

Rear-wheel drive
7,000 pounds


12,200 pounds
1,548 pounds


2,543 pounds

When it comes to pickup trucks in the Waukegan area, you can’t go wrong with Chevy. Both the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500are top ticks. While they do share some similarities, there are differences to consider before making any decisions about which truck to buy or lease. We’re comparing the Chevrolet Colorado vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 to help you out.

Pricing and Trims

Let’s compare the trim levels and pricing of these popular models:

  • Base Trim Price: The base trim of the Chevy Colorado starts at $21,300 MSRP, and the base-level Silverado Work Truck has a starting price of $28,300 MSRP.
  • Top Trim Price: The Colorado ZR2 is at the top of the trim-level lineup, and it starts at $41,300 MSRP. The Silverado 1500 High Country is this truck’s highest trim, and it has a starting price of $53,000 MSRP.
  • Configurations: The Colorado is available five trim levels, and the Silverado 1500 offers eight available trim levels to Gurnee shoppers.

Chevy Truck Performance and Towing

  • Standard Engines: The Colorado Base is equipped with a standard 2.5L four-cylinder engine that delivers 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque, and the Silverado 1500 Work Truck runs on a standard 4.3L V6 engine that delivers 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque.
  • Transmissions: The base engine of the Chevy Colorado is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, and the Silverado 1500 engine is paired with a six-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual transmission.
  • Drivetrain: Both the Chevy Colorado and the Chevy Silverado have rear-wheel drive as standard on their base trims, but some higher trims offer four-wheel drive as standard or optional.
  • Towing Capacity: The Colorado has a 7,000-pound towing capacity and a max payload of 1,548 pounds. The Silverado 1500 has a 12,200-pound max towing capacity and a max payload of 2,543 pounds.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck

Which Chevy Truck Will You Choose in Libertyville?

It’s clear that both Chevy trucks deliver on performance, towing, and affordable pricing. The Chevy Colorado is a great pick for those looking for a more cost-effective pickup that doesn’t need as much towing power, while the Silverado 1500 works well for drivers who need to tow more and need that extra power. Speak to a member of our sales team in person to test drive both trucks, or contact us online with any questions.

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