3 Huge Differences Between the 2022 Chevy Silverado and 2022 Chevy Colorado

The 2022 Chevy Silverado and 2022 Chevy Colorado are two hugely popular pickup trucks from Chevrolet. Both pickup trucks handle well, can tow a decent amount, and have the latest technology. Yet they aren’t exactly the same. Here are three of the biggest differences between the 2022 Chevy Silverado and 2022 Chevy Colorado.

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The 2022 Chevy Colorado price is less than the 2022 Chevy Silverado

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The 2022 Chevy Colorado starts at $28,295 for the base model, which is the Work Truck (WT). The Chevy Colorado price can go all the way up to $44,200, and there are several trim levels that you can choose from. There are also some packages that allow you to customize the Colorado just how you want it.

The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 price is likely to be around $33,000. The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 won’t be released until the spring of 2022. Chevrolet is likely to release the official 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 price closer to the 2022 Silverado’s debut.

The Silverado has a more powerful engine

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The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 base model comes with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine. This makes 420 lb-ft of torque and is matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission. If you upgrade to one of the higher trim levels, you can get the 3.0-liter four-cylinder engine that’s capable of 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a 5.3-liter V8 engine that makes 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. A 6.2-liter V8 that can do 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque is the Silverado’s most powerful engine. While the Chevrolet Silverado previously had a 4.3-liter V6 engine, that’s gone for the 2022 model.

The 2022 Chevy Colorado 2022 Work Truck comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque, according to Edmunds. This is matched to a six-speed transmission and rear-wheel drive.

The crew cabs in the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado have a 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 308 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. This is matched to an eight-speed transmission and you can get it on the extended cab, but you’ll have to pay extra for it. You can get all-wheel drive with either the four-cylinder or the V6 engine.

The Silverado can tow more

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The 2022 Chevy Silverado can tow up to 13,600 pounds while the 2022 Chevy Colorado can tow up to 7,000. The Silverado also has a higher payload capacity, at 2,280 pounds to the 2022 Colorado’s 1,550.

The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 is the Silverado’s off-road pickup truck, and it’s able to handle rock crawls as well as desert driving. It comes with front and rear locking differentials, 33-inch tires, and a bumper that allows for greater clearance. It also has skid plates specifically made for the 2022 Silverado, as well as a special rear bumper. The 2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 is likely to cost just under $60,000.

The Chevy Colorado ZR2 is an off-road pickup truck that includes rear suspension with special dampers, larger all-terrain tires, and fender flares. The 2022 ZR2 also has special front and rear bumpers, a spray-in bedliner, and electroncially locking rear differentials and it starts at $45,395.

If you’re interested in the 2022 Chevy Silverado and 2022 Chevy Colorado, these three key differences could help you decide between them. The Silverado is a more heavy-duty truck that might be what you need if you’re looking for something that can handle serious towing or off-roading. On the other hand, the Colorado is probably a good choice if you want a smaller truck that can occasionally do some work.

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