2023 Chevy Colorado vs. 2023 Silverado 1500

2023 Chevy Colorado vs. 2023 Silverado
2023 Chevrolet Colorado


2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
$29,200 MSRP

Starting Price

$36,300 MSRP
2.7L turbo 4-cylinder

Base Engine

2.7L turbo 4-cylinder
8-speed automatic


8-speed automatic
7,700 pounds

Maximum Towing

13,300 pounds
Up to 1,610 pounds

Maximum Payload

Up to 2,260 pounds

When you are in the market for a new pickup truck, how do you decide between the 2023 Chevy Colorado and the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500? What is the difference between the 2023 Chevy Colorado and Silverado 1500 and which would suit your Killeen life the best? This guide looks at trim levels, pricing, performance, and capability to compare Chevy trucks so you can choose the best Chevrolet for you.

2023 Chevrolet Colorado vs. Silverado 1500: Price & Trims

The Chevy Colorado is a smaller truck than the Silverado 1500. The Colorado seats five passengers, while the Silverado can seat six. The Colorado bed is 61.2 inches, while the Silverado offers a 69.6-inch short bed and a 79.2-inch long bed.

Chevy Colorado MSRP and Trims:

  • Chevy Colorado with 4WD
  • Chevy Colorado WT 4WD$33,995
  • Chevy Colorado LT 4WD$36,395
  • Chevy Colorado Trail Boss 4WD$38,495
  • Chevy Colorado Z71 4WD$41,395
  • Chevy Colorado ZR2 4WD$48,295

Chevy Silverado 1500 MSRP and Trims:

  • Chevy Silverado, Crew Cab, Standard Bed with 4WD
  • Chevy Silverado WT$47,495
  • Chevy Silverado Custom$51,495
  • Chevy Silverado Custom Trail Boss$53,995
  • Chevy Silverado LT$55,895
  • Chevy Silverado RST$56,895
  • Chevy Silverado LT Trail Boss$60,195
  • Chevy Silverado LTZ$62,695
  • Chevy Silverado High Country$67,795

2023 Chevrolet Colorado vs. Silverado 1500: Performance

Another difference between the 2023 Chevy Colorado and Silverado 1500 is in the engine and drivetrain.

Base Engine & Transmission

  • The Chevy Colorado comes with a 2.7L 4-cylinder engine generating 237 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, paired with a standard 8-speed automatic transmission.
  • The Chevy Silverado 1500 comes with a 2.7L Turbo that generates 310 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.


  • The 2023 Chevy Colorado and Silverado 1500 both come with 2WD or 4WD. If most of your driving will be on paved roads, 2WD will work for you. If you plan to go offroad around Salado, upgrade to 4WD.

Payload & Towing Capacity

  • The Chevy Colorado can tow 7,700 pounds, with a maximum payload of 1,610 pounds.
  • The Chevy Silverado 1500 has a towing capacityof 13,300 pounds and a total payload capacity of 2,260 pounds.

Come See the 2023 Chevy Colorado and Silverado 1500 for Yourself at Don Ringler Chevrolet!

When you compare Chevy trucks, it’s clear that the 2023 Chevy Colorado and 2023 Silverado 1500 are both powerful and capable trucks. If you are looking for an attractive truck to haul the occasional load, the Colorado is perfect for your Georgetown needs. If you need more power and towing, the Silverado is your choice. Contact us to schedule a test drive today, and then take a look at our Colorado inventory and Silverado 1500 inventory.


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