Chevy Truck Models – Silverado and Colorado [10 Types]

Chevy trucks are among the most popular in the world for many reasons. When searching for a Chevy truck, or any truck, it helps to know all the models they offer. What are the different Chevy truck models?

Chevy truck models fall under two different brands: the Chevy Colorado and the Chevy Silverado. The current Chevy truck models are as follows:

Chevy Silverado Truck ModelsChevy Colorado Truck Models
Duramax Turbo-DieselZR1
EcoTec3 V8 6.2 LitersZ71
EcoTec3 V8 5.3 LitersLT
EcoTec3 V6 3.0 Liters
Turbo
HD 6.6L V8
Duramax 6.6 Liters Turbo-Diesel V8

Read on to learn more about the different types of Chevy truck models, including their various specs and features.

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Chevy Colorado

The Chevy Colorado is made and marketed by General Motors. Launched in 2004, it is now among the top 3 best-sold pickup trucks in the U.S. and the world. General Motors is coming up with a new look for this truck in 2021.

One of my favorite models is the already unique ZR2 model. It will have an even more aggressive face in 2021. This truck will look like Bane, the nemesis of Batman in “The Dark Knight Rises.” 

It will have red tow hooks with the Z71 and the ZR2 covered with Sand Dune metallic paint. Other trim levels will also receive a makeover. Their front ends will be modified, and they will receive a different badging.

Chevy Colorado ZR2

If you want a pickup truck that can provide the next-level adventure you are looking for, then you are ready for the Chevy Colorado ZR2. This truck has Multimatic shocks exclusive for this segment and front and rear electronic locking differentials.

The Colorado ZR2 comes with a factory-installed lift of up to 48 mm. It has rock sliders and skid plates to help you overcome serious off-road challenges in rugged terrain.

And if you want the ultimate off-road capability, you can consider the Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison. General Motors has partnered with American Expedition Vehicles to develop this ultimate 4×4.

It has remarkable features, such as five hot-stamped skid plates made of boron steel, rear recovery points, front winch provisions, and wheel flares with 17-inch wheels designed by AEV. You will easily conquer the most challenging trails with this truck.

A 3.6-liter V6 gasoline engine powers the Chevy Colorado ZR2 and has room for four passengers. It consumes 16 miles per gallon in the city and on the highway, about 18 mpg. It has a top horsepower of 308 at 6,800 revolutions per minute. This truck has an 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission.

This truck’s outside dimensions are 212.7 inches long, 74.3 inches wide, and 70.4 inches tall. Its wheelbase is 128.3 inches, with a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs. It will take 7.0 seconds for this truck to start from zero to 60 miles per hour and 15.5 seconds from zero to 90 mph.

Chevy Colorado Z71

Next on our list of Chevy pickup truck models is the Chevy Colorado Z71. A 3.6-liter V6 gasoline engine, which can produce 308 hp at 6,800 rpm, powers the Chevy Colorado Z71. It has an 8-speed automatic transmission and a rear-wheel drivetrain. This truck can seat four passengers plus the driver. In the city, it consumes 18 mpg and about 25 mpg on the highway.

This truck’s outside dimensions are 212.7 inches long, 74.3 inches wide, and 70.4 inches tall. Its wheelbase is 128.3 inches and has a maximum towing capacity of 7,000 lbs. Tests have shown that it takes 7.0 seconds to reach zero to 60 mph and 15.5 seconds from zero to 90 mph.

Chevy Colorado LT

The Chevy Colorado LT is powered by a 2.5 inline gasoline engine that can deliver 200 hp at 6,300 rpm. It has a 6-speed automatic transmission and a rear-wheel drivetrain. It can seat four passengers plus the driver. In the city, it consumes 19 mpg, while on the highway, about 25 mpg.

This truck’s outside dimensions are 212.7 inches long, 74.3 inches wide, and 70.4 inches tall. Its wheelbase is 128.3 inches, and its maximum towing capacity is 7,000 lbs. It will take 7.0 seconds for this truck to start from zero to 60 mph and 15.5 seconds from zero to 90 mph.

Interior, Cargo, and Comfort Features of Chevy Colorado Truck Models

Among the different types of Chevy trucks, this truck has a very spacious cockpit. It can accommodate more than two passengers at the back. The materials used in the interior of this truck are pretty standard and do not really look expensive. 

There’s a fair amount of storage with its massive compartment under the rear seat and a deep center console bin. This truck can carry more stuff on its two huge cargo beds. It has a 41-cubic foot short box and a 50-cubic foot long box.

Payload and Towing Capacity of Chevy Colorado Truck Models

The base payload of the Chevy Colorado with a four-cylinder engine is pegged at 3,500 lbs. With the V6 variant, the maximum towing capability is 7,000 lbs. If the engine is powered by diesel, this capacity stretches to 7,700 lbs.

Trailer sway control is standard to all Chevy Colorado truck models. This system applies the breaks of both truck and trailer if there is excessive sway in the trailer.

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Driver-Assistance and Safety Features of Colorado Truck Models

This truck model has the following standard features:

  • Rear parking sensor
  • Lane departure warning
  • Forward collision warning

The 2021 Chevy Colorado truck model has not yet undergone the typical crash and safety tests given by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Information in this article will be updated as soon as these agencies have performed all the tests needed.

Infotainment and Connectivity Features of Colorado Truck Models

With regards to infotainment features, the Chevy Colorado trucks belong to the top of the segment. All Colorado truck models are equipped with two intuitive touchscreens, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium System.

Its base model features a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth audio streaming for two devices. It has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability as well. All the rest of the variants have an 8.0-inch touchscreen with very responsive touch functions. There is also the very functional MyLink interaction.

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage of Chevy Colorado Trucks

All Chevy truck models are provided with a competitive limited and powertrain warranty. This warranty covers the following areas:

  • Complimentary maintenance for the first visit
  • A five-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty
  • Three years of 36,000 miles limited warranty

Chevy Colorado Options

You can buy Chevy Colorado trucks with an extended car or a crew cab. The main difference between the two is their bodies’ dimensions, wheelbase, and cargo beds. Here are their specific differences:

Car SectionExtended CabCrew Cab
Body Length224.9 in.212.7 in.
Wheelbase140.5 in.128.3  in.
Bed Length74.0 in.61.7 in.
Height 70.6 in.70.3 in.

The extended cab and the crew cab share the same dimensions in the following car sections:

  • Head Room (Front)41.4 in.
  • Legroom (Front) 45.0 in.
  • Shoulder Room (Front) 57.5 in.

The Chevy Colorado model ZR2 also has an extended cab. The dimensions for this option are as follows:

  • Overall Length – 212.4 in.
  • Overall Height – 72.4 in.
  • Wheelbase – 128.5 in.
  • Width Without Mirrors – 76.7 in.
  • Bed Length (Cargo) – 74.0 in.
  • Bed Width (Cargo) 44.4 in.
  • Space Area (Cargo) 49.9 cubic feet

We’ve looked at the different types of Chevy trucks – for the Chevy Colorado; next, let’s look at the different types of Chevy Silverado models.

Chevy Silverado

The Chevy Silverado truck models are known for their capability and dependability. That’s why it’s the top three trucks preferred by the U.S. market. They are one of the best full-size and long-lasting pickups on the road. 

Whether you need the famous muscle of Silverado HD or the dependable strength of Silverado, there is surely a variant of this truck family that you can use either for your rugged work or challenging road trips. 

Silverado Variants

You can choose from five Silverado variants. Here is a list of these models and their most important specs.

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1. Duramax Turbo-Diesel

Duramax is powered by a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel engine that produces 277 hp and a torque of 460 lb-ft. This truck has a maximum towing capacity of 9,300 lbs.

2. EcoTec3 V8

This truck model is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 gas engine that produces 420 hp (the best in class) and can deliver 460 lb-ft. of torque. Its maximum towing capacity is also best in class at 13,400 lbs.

3. EcoTec3 V8 Variant

This EcoTec3 V8 variant is powered by a 5.3-liter V8 gas engine that can generate 355 hp and produce a 383 lb-ft. of torque.

4. EcoTec3 V6 Variant 

This EcoTec3 variant is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 gas engine that can deliver 285 hp and a 305 lb-ft. of torque.

5. Turbo

This Silverado Turbo truck model produces 310 hp from its 2.7-liter turbocharged engine. It has a torque of 348 lb-ft. The Turbo Silverado is one of the most popular Chevy pickup truck models.

Silverado HD Variants

The Silverado HD comes in two variants. They are:

1. 6.6L V8 Gas Engine

This Silverado HD variant is powered by a 6.6-liter V8 gas engine that can deliver 401 hp and a 464 lb-ft. of torque. Its maximum towing capacity is 17,370 lbs.

2. Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8

This Silverado variant is powered by a 6.6-liter V8 turbo diesel engine that can produce 445 hp and a 910 lb-ft. of torque. Its maximum towing capacity is 35,500 lbs.

Dimensions of Chevy Silverado Truck Models

The dimensions of the Chevy Silverado trucks are as follows:

  • Wheelbase – 147.53 in.
  • Overall Length – 231.70 in.
  • Width (without the mirrors) – 81.24 in.
  • Overall Height – 78.35 in.

Dimensions of Chevy Silverado HD Truck Models

The dimensions of the Chevy Silverado HD trucks are as follows:

  • Wheelbase – 172 in.
  • Overall Length – 266 in.
  • Width (without mirrors) – 81.85 in.
  • Overall Height – 79.65 in.

What Are the Most Important Features of Chevy Silverado Trucks?

Chevy Silverado trucks are equipped with some of the Silverado truck lineup’s most common comfort and techno features. But the Silverado HD line has added features that make the truck capable of being a heavy-duty workhorse. Here are some of their important features:

1. Strong Performance

The new Silverado truck line offers new technologies that will give drivers more towing confidence. A long list of powerful engine options and a bigger Durabed give its users the ability and confidence to tackle even the most difficult jobs.

2. The Best Bed

The Silverado is equipped with Durabed, the most functional bed of all trucks in its class. Built with roll-formed high-strength steel, Durabed offers more standard cargo bed volume than all other truck brand offerings.

It is also more functional because of its built-in 120-volt outlet that you can use for charging power tools. Its cargo area is equipped with LED lighting, making it easier to handle cargoes even at night.

Additional features of the Silverado bed include the following:

  • Convenient side steps on Silverado HD
  • Exclusive CornerStep bumper
  • Power-up/power-down tailgate (the first in the industry)
  • 12 standard tie-downs, which is three times more than other truck brands

3. More Camera Views

The Silverado truck models are equipped with the latest in camera technology, giving you the ability to have a maximum of 15 camera views. This will improve visibility while on the road and make it easier to hitch up. It will also help you maneuver into tight parking spots.

4. 15-inch Head-up Display

You will have more information upfront with the Silverado’s 15-inch head-up display. It tells you about your speed, active safety alert, and navigational information right on the windshield.

Conclusion – Chevy Truck Models

The current Chevy truck models that General Motors makes are the following: 

  • Chevy Colorado – with 3 variants, namely the ZR2, the Z71, and the LT
  • Chevy Silverado – with 7 variants, namely the Duramax Turbo-Diesel, the EcoTec3 V8 6.2 Liters, the EcoTec3 V8 5.3 liters, the EcoTec3 V6 3.0 Liters, the Turbo, the Silverado HD 6.6L V8 Gas Engine, and the Duramax 6.6 Liters Turbo-Diesel V8