2016 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
There are a lot of workers in Florence and Cincinnati who need a pickup truck capable of handling all their jobs. Both the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 serve up commanding performance from a variety of engine choices, along with strong towing and payload numbers and a durable, high-strength steel frame that is built to last even through years of rugged work. However, there are some notable size, performance, fuel economy, and price points to consider between these two vehicles.
Each Truck at a Glance
2016 Chevrolet Colorado
- Full-size pickup truck
- Affordable MSRP from $20,100
- Best-in-class pickup truck horsepower
- New turbodiesel engine with up to an EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
- Midsize pickup truck
- Best-in-class V8 towing up to 12,000 pounds
- Best-in-class pickup truck V8 horsepower
- Luxurious “High Country” trim level available
New this year is a 2.8L turbodiesel inline-four that pumps out 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque while achieving up to an impressive 31 mpg highway and 23 mpg city. Topping out the lineup is a 3.6L V6 engine that doles out an impressive 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque while making up to 26 mpg highway and 18 mpg city. You’ll get best-in-class available towing with the V6, too, with up to 7,000 pounds when properly equipped.
Meanwhile, the Silverado 1500’s base engine is a 4.3L V6 that gets up to 24 mpg highway and 18 mpg city. Upgrade to the 5.3L V8 engine for a robust 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque while getting up to 23 mpg highway and 16 mpg city. Rounding out the list is an uncompromising 6.2L V8 engine that makes 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. This engine also achieves a best-in-class 12,000-pound towing capacity on properly equipped models.
Price and Trim Choices
Cab and Bed Configurations
Choosing the Right Pickup
Those who work in teams, need a big work truck for daily jobs, and know they’ll need to haul plenty of cargo on a consistent basis may want to consider opting for the larger 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
Decide on the Best Pickup at Tom Gill Chevrolet
When you visit Tom Gill Chevrolet, you’ll have the opportunity to decide between the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. There’s a lot to consider, and our educated sales team will be glad to help you out if you desire. Take the drive from anywhere in the Cincinnati area to see us at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY, and contact us if we can be of any help before you come in!