2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2021 Chevy Colorado
You might end up looking at the above comparison of a Chevy Silverado 1500 vs a Chevy Colorado and start to wonder what exactly the difference is. They both are the same vehicles right? Both are Chevys… but there’s a big difference between the two and that’s where we will get started.
The Chevy Colorado
The 2021 Chevy Colorado has been the big competitor for Chevrolet, and it’s done that job well. It’s really done its best to look like a typical truck, with a style of bright lights and modern lines. The grilles are dark and the car looks modern rather than futuristic. It might not be the most stylish truck in the entire world, but when you need something reliable it will always do the job and stand firm. It’s also very cheaply priced for you.
If you need an honest truck that just works, it’s great. The truck is pretty light, using mixed metals and aluminum to keep the Chevy Colorado very quiet on the road and pretty agile. If this truck is needed for transportation of people rather than covering heavy loads, that’s a massive plus.
You can drive both on and off road with the Chevy Colorado, and you won’t have to worry about the truck getting dinged up on the off roads. It can handle fallen logs, steep inclines, and the hills and valleys of off road terrain. No matter where you go this truck is going to get you there.
The main advantage of the Chevy Colorado is that it is a compact pickup, meaning that it is much smaller than the Silverado. If you need to get somewhere that has a tight space or needs a low turn radius, then this is the truck for you. It might not carry the heaviest load, but sometimes you don’t need the truck to do so.
Finally, the interior of the 2021 Chevy is no different than the Silverado. It does come with two extended cab options and you get some very roomy front seats, but the back leg room can be limited for some. Additionally, the interior does have leather seats and nice trims, as well as a quality infotainment system.
The 1500 Trim Version
If you upgrade to the 1500 trim version, then it’s a pretty good upgrade for a nice looking truck. You can get the Chevy Silverado with seven engine and transmission combinations, and several different styles. Much like the base version, it can drive well, is very light and easy to handle, and can carry a bit of weight with a load.
The 1500 trim has a lot of tech on it’s side to mitigate the smaller weight load, which can only carry about 2,000-3,000 pounds of weight. It has a jackknife alert, trailer length indicators, and cargo bed cameras to make everything easier when you are towing those loads. You can also install a camera behind the trailer for different visibility.
The Chevy Silverado 1500 does come with a bigger standard engine with a 285 horsepower V6, and doesn’t stop there. You can get V8 engines if you wish, with some strong towing abilities and good acceleration. If you need raw strength and power to carry your loads, then this is the best for you.
Plus, if you equip the car with a diesel engine, then it gives you a very good fuel economy despite being bigger than the Chevy Colorado.
Additionally, there is interior tech inside the Chevy Silverado and the Chevy Colorado that gives you a good infotainment system. You can get either a 7 or an 8 inch infotainment screen, and you can easily add Apple Car Play and Android Auto. Plus, there’s USB ports for both USB-A and USB-C outlets for front, middle, and rear city passengers.
There’s also a lot of storage space inside the 1500 trim as well. You can store water bottles, purses, bags, electronics, and other items for all of the passengers in the truck. If you are carrying a ton of people who need things stored, you won’t need to worry about running out of space for all your stuff.
Plus, there’s a lot of amenities for the comfort of you and your crew as you drive through the worksite. You have a leather wrapped steering wheel, automatic ten way climate control, heated seats, and keyless open and starting of the car.
Both cars tie when it comes to all the interior features, and no matter what you need, you will find it in either car.
What Do You Want?
Do you want a basic truck that is going to get the job done and drive you to and from the workplace without any fuss, or do you want a truck that is going to take you there in the style? Will you be using your truck primarily for hauling goods and services around, or will you be hauling people around? Do you need a truck that will keep you entertained while you drive, or one that will handle your off road adventures? Your answers will help nudge you in the direction of one truck or the other when you make your final purchase.
The Chevy Silverado 1500 and the Chevy Colorado are both Chevys in name, but they are two completely different trucks. Drivetrain, on the road or off, and size are all things to consider during the purchasing process. Thankfully, they both have fantastic digital amenities and safety features, so no matter what you pick you will win there!