2016 Chevy Colorado vs Silverado vs Silverado HD
What is the difference between a mid-size, full-size, or heavy-duty truck? While the details of that answer may vary widely by brand, generally speaking a heavy duty model is for serious towing, hauling, or work site effort, while a mid-size model offers impressive fuel-efficiency. Full-sized models hold the middle. Keep reading to compare the 2016 Chevy Colorado vs Silverado vs Silverado HD and see which Canadian model in the three-truck Chevy lineup is ideal for you.
2016 Chevy Colorado
The 2016 Chevy Colorado is a mid-size truck that offers huge advantages in fuel efficiency (especially with its diesel engine option). Families that want a versatile, inexpensive truck that still offers impressive towing and hauling ability will be very pleased by what the Colorado brings to the table
- Starting MSRP – $21,420
- Highway Fuel Consumption – 7.7 L/100km (diesel)
- Max. Towing – 3,493 kilograms (diesel), 3,175 kilograms (gas)
2016 Chevy Silverado 1500
The 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 full-size light duty truck is the tough and reliable workhorse of many families and workers. It doesn’t offer the same low fuel consumption as the Colorado, or the astronomical towing numbers of the Silverado HD, but it solidly holds the middle ground in capability.
- Starting MSRP – $29,605
- Highway Fuel Consumption – 10.4 L/100km
- Max. Towing – 5,443 kilograms
2016 Silverado 2500HD
For serious work site capability, or families that regularly need to tow large items like boats and horse trailers, the 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500HD is an excellent fit. It is more expensive than the smaller models, but it compensates with sheer capability. For example: its 1,603 kilogram payload capacity.
- Starting MSRP – $40,845
- Highway Fuel Consumption – N/A
- Max. Towing – 8,165 kilograms
When comparing the 2016 Chevy Colorado vs Silverado vs Silverado HD, it’s important that individuals and families know what they need in a truck. Someone who just needs a commuting vehicle with the ability to haul things occasionally does not need a Silverado 2500HD. Likewise if you regularly need to transport large amounts of cargo (like take a trailer to one of the fairs and festivals around Manitoba this summer), the Colorado may not meet your needs.
If you have any questions about this comparison, or would like to test drive one of these Chevy trucks near Winnipeg MB, feel free to contact us at Craig Dunn Motor City in Portage La Prairie.