Chevrolet Colorado vs Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado
Base Extended Cab LB RWD
MSRP
$20,200
Invoice
$20,099
Average Price Paid
$18,927
206 listings nationwide

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab
MSRP
$36,700
Invoice
$35,049
Average Price Paid
$33,232
2,057 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado
Base Extended Cab LB RWD
Fair Price
$19,466
Good Price
$18,456
Great Price
$17,880
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab
Fair Price
$34,356
Good Price
$32,391
Great Price
$31,268

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado
Base Extended Cab LB RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,464
4 listings nationwide

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$35,856
108 listings nationwide
5 GREAT deals
12 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado
Base Extended Cab LB RWD
George Kennedy Preview:

Midsize trucks fill a much needed gap between mundane family cars and larger gas-guzzling pickups. Chief among them is the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado. This pickup is capable of carrying p...

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab
William Maley Preview:

Full-size pickups like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 have become very popular, as they're increasingly seen as all-purpose models. The idea of a single vehicle that can haul passengers ...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado
Base Extended Cab LB RWD
10
writes:
Chevy has FINALLY started stepping up its game. This truck is very capable for work (About the same as my old ...
Family Car Ranked 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Ext Cab Long Bed 2WD worse.
"More knee room for rear passengers, WIFI for road trips, regular rear doors that are easy to get the little ones out of the back in a parking lot, safer in a crash, Teen Driver mode, and 4wd for family fun/bad weather. "
Value Ranked 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Ext Cab Long Bed 2WD worse.
"Almost same payload and tow ratings. More HP and gears in the transmission with lighter vehicle. Waaaaay easier to park. Small turn radius. Better fuel economy."
10
writes:
Very nice small truck with good overall assets.
Power Ranked 2018 Honda Ridgeline better.
"Better pick up. "
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Honda Ridgeline better.
"About equal but a bit more comfortable. "
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab
writes:
At 6 6 310 lbs I am way too big for this vehicle
15
writes:
Handling Ranked 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited better.
"easy to handle in town and in traffic thats it."
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited worse.
"more room"

Specs

2018 Chevrolet Colorado
Base Extended Cab LB RWD
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
4X2
4X2
4X2
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
18 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
26 MPG
24 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 21 gal 26 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Power
200 hp @ 6,300 RPM
--
355 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
191 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
--
383 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.3:1
11:1
11:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
4,300 cc
5,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.46 in x 3.97 in
3.92 in x 3.62 in
3.78 in x 3.62 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 6 seats
Front Legroom 45 in 45.3 in
Back Legroom -- 40.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- --
Maximum Payload 1,382 lbs 1,840 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 5,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs --
Exterior
Length 212.7 in 230 in
Width 83.9 in 80 in
Height 70.4 in 74.2 in
Wheelbase 128.3 in 143.5 in
Bed Length 74 in 69.3 in

Available Options

2018 Chevrolet Colorado
Base Extended Cab LB RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Deepwood Green Metallic
  • Graphite Metallic
  • Kinetic Blue Metallic
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Red Hot
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

Option Packages

  • LPO, Tri-Fold Hard Tonneau Cover
  • LPO, Tri-Fold Soft Tonneau Cover
  • Engine, 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 with Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection, and Variable Valve Timing
  • LPO, Cat-Back Performance Exhaust
  • Assist Steps, Chromed Tubular, 6" Rectangular
  • LPO, Assist Steps - 4" Black Round
  • LPO, Assist Steps - 4" Chromed Round
  • LPO, Black Tubular Assist Step, 6" Rectangular
  • LPO, Off-Road Assist Steps
  • LPO, Rocker Guard
  • Rally 1 Edition
  • Texas Edition
  • Custom Convenience Package
  • Custom Value Package
  • LPO, Black Pack
  • LPO, Essentials Package
  • LPO, Front Brake Kit - Performance
  • LPO, Street Package
  • Trailering Package
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 cm) 5-Spoke High-Gloss Black Wheels with Machined Accents
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 cm) 6-Spoke Black Wheels
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 cm) 6-Spoke Split Chrome Wheels
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 cm) 7-Spoke Silver Wheels
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 cm) 7-Spoke Silver Wheels with Black Inserts

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