Chevy offers three different types of trucks in 2021. The Chevy Colorado WT starts at $28,295 and offers the LT and Z71 trims. All have either 2WD or 4WD. The Silverado starts at $29,300, and the Silverado Heavy Duty (HD) starts at $35,300. Whatever the budget may be, there’s a Chevy truck that fits it. Any bed fits with any cab, and Chevy offers many different packages including a power package and a safety package. These are the most expensive starting configurations for each Chevy truck.
Colorado Crew Cab Long Box Z71 4WD
The 2021 Chevy Colorado Z71 with 4WD, a crew cab, and a long box has two engine choices. The 3.6-liter V6 pairs to an automatic transmission, and produces 308 horsepower and 279 lb-ft of torque. This brings the price of the truck to $36,495. The second option is a 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel inline-four, which produces just 181 horsepower, but 369 lb-ft of torque. While the horsepower figure is unimpressive, the torque makes hauling much more pleasant.
Chevy offers a $1,850 power package for the V6, which includes a performance air intake system as well as a cat-back performance exhaust. Leather interior sets the buyer back $950, and a safety package including forward collision alert and lane departure warning costs $395. The truck also comes with an integrated trailer brake controller. With a crew cab, long box, and the diesel engine on the Z71 trim, the Colorado costs $43,920.
Silverado Crew Cab, Standard Bed High Country 4WD
The most expensive Chevy Silverado has the High Country trim, equipped with 4WD, and the crew cab with the standard bed. This configuration starts at $56,595 when equipped with the 5.3-liter EcoTec V8 and 10-speed automatic transmission. The other two options are a 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel inline-six or a 6.2-liter EcoTec 3 V8. The 6.2-liter sets the truck at $59,090.
The High Country Deluxe package comes with a power sunroof, adaptive cruise control, and all-weather floor liners for $4,300. There’s a safety package available as well for $1,095. That includes a distance indicator, high beam assist, lane keep assist and forward collision alert. The High Country also has an $850 option for trailering. That has a lower gear ratio, brake controller, a bigger rear axle, automatic locking differential, and heavy-duty suspension.
Silverado 3500 HD 4WD Crew Cab Long Bed High Country
The Silverado HD series is where Chevy trucks bound for ultimate utility. Chevy offers a 2500 HD and a 3500 HD, which starts at $36,500. The 3500 HD can have either single or dual rear wheels. Its High Country trim with dual wheels comes with a 6.6-liter V8 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and starts at $67,395. The other option is a 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel V8 with a 10-speed automatic, starting at $77,145.
The 3500 HD’s High Country Deluxe package comes with safety and technology packages. The technology package includes a rear camera mirror, bed view camera, and HD surround vision. The High Country Deluxe also includes the gooseneck/5th wheel package, which has a hitch platform with tray and bed-mounted 7-pin trailer harness. The High Country Deluxe package costs $2,465.
Chevy trucks have an answer for just about anything. The prices start out reasonably, and each package is priced fairly as well while also being comprehensive. Chevy trucks cover a lot of bases all at once, so a wrong decision can’t really be made. As a recommendation, more power in a truck is always better, so opt for the Silverado over the Colorado.