Differences Between the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2018 Chevrolet Colorado

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Pictured: 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Are you planning to purchase a new Chevrolet pickup truck but unsure which model is the best choice for you? Two of the most popular options are the 2018 Silverado 1500 and 2018 Colorado. To help you out, we’ve detailed the key differences between the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2018 Chevrolet Colorado.

Size and Capability

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is larger than the Colorado, which means it can haul heavier objects. If there is a lot of towing in your pickup future, you will likely prefer the Silverado 1500 over the Colorado: The 2018 Silverado 1500 can tow up to 12,500 pounds while the Colorado can tow up to 7,700 pounds. If a smaller truck is more your style, however, the Colorado is still a strong choice, with its best-in-class tow rating.

Fuel Economy

Due to its smaller size, the Colorado is the more efficient of the two. It achieves up to an EPA-estimated 30 miles per gallon on the highway  with a 2.8-liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine, when equipped with two-wheel drive and an automatic six-speed transmission.* The Silverado 1500 is still efficient in its larger segment, however, achieving a best-in-class V8 fuel economy of 24 miles per gallon on the highway.**

Stop by El Dorado Chevy to test-drive the capable 2018 Silverado 1500 for yourself.

*https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/bymodel/2018_Chevrolet_Colorado.shtml

**EPA-estimated 18 MPG city/24 highway with 5.3L V8 eAssist (2WD).

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