Chevrolet Trucks Overview

Chevrolet Trucks Overview - Basil Cars

When you’re shopping for a truck, It just makes sense to head straight to Chevrolet. The brand has a long history of building outstanding trucks. Tough and powerful, Chevy trucks can handle whatever job you throw at them, and are comfortable enough to keep you happy during long towing trips. But which Chevy truck is right for you? It mostly depends on what you plan on using it for, so a more detailed breakdown is necessary. Fortunately, that’s exactly what we’re doing here.

Chevrolet Trucks By The Numbers

Colorado Silverado Silverado HD
Starting MSRP $29,500 $36,800 $43,400
Horsepower Range 237 – 310 305 – 420 401 – 470
Max Towing 7,700 pounds 13,300 pounds 36,000 pounds
Cab Options Crew Cab Regular Cab, Double Cab, Crew Cab Regular Cab, Double Cab, Crew Cab
Cargo Volume 41.9 cubic feet 71.7 cubic feet 69.5 cubic feet

Chevrolet Colorado


  • Starting at $29,500 MSRP
  • 2.7-liter engine producing 237 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, or available TurboMax™ engine producing 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque
  • 11.3" diagonal advanced color LCD display with Google built-In
  • Available Skid Plate Package

With its standard Crew Cab and 7,700-pound towing capacity, the Colorado introduces a new level of capability to the midsize truck segment. And while it is offered in a Work Truck trim with basic equipment, there are also several other configurations, including two offroad trims that include all sorts of offroad goodies. The standard 2.7-liter engine provides lots of low-end grunt, but those looking for more can option up to the TurboMax™ engine, and you’ll certainly feel the difference. Whichever engine you choose, it will come with an advanced 8-speed automatic transmission. The available 4×4 system includes an Autotrac® 2-speed transfer case with push-button controls, providing the capability you need to make the most of that offroad equipment.

Chevrolet Silverado


  • Starting at $36,800 MSRP
  • Standard TurboMax™ engine with 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque, available Duramax® Turbo Diesel engine with 305 horsepower and 495 lb-ft of torque, available 5.3-liter V8 with 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, or available 6.2-liter V8 with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard LED lighting
  • Available Bose® Premium Sound System

The full-size Silverado has been a strong seller for many years with good reason. The highly capable truck offers a wide range of configurations, with three different cab choices, two bed lengths, and four different engines. These engine options include two V8s, and the Silverado is still available with a diesel engine, unlike some competitors. The standard TurboMax™ engine comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission, while the rest all come with a 10-speed automatic transmission. But both offer smooth power delivery and are compatible with the available 4X4 system that can give your Silverado even more capability. For the most in offroad capability, the ZR2 trim packs a hefty list of equipment to make your life easier while out on the trails. And the impressive 13,300-pound towing capacity means that, wherever you’re going, you can bring whatever you need with you.

Chevrolet Silverado HD

Silverado HD

  • Starting at $43,400 MSRP
  • 6.6-liter gasoline V8 engine with 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque, or available 6.6-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine with 470 horsepower and 975 lb-ft of torque
  • Available head-up display
  • Available dual-wheel rear axle

When you have some serious towing or hauling to do, the Silverado HD is the only way to go. That’s because the max towing capacity of 36,000 pounds far exceeds the rest of the truck lineup, and it is the only truck offered with the option of a dual-wheel rear axle. Two large and powerful V8 engines are offered, both of which have a 6.6-liter displacement. The gasoline version comes standard, but a diesel version with a massive 975 lb-ft of torque is available for those looking to really take full advantage of the Silverado HD’s towing capabilities. Both engines come with a sturdy 10-speed automatic transmission that delivers smooth shifts and excellent low-end torque. Serious work requires a serious truck, and there is no substitute for the Silverado HD.