When it comes to pickup trucks, Chevrolet keeps things nice and simple. There’s a truck for every need and in every size: midsize, full-size, and the heavy duty trucks. So no matter your needs for work or play, Chevy has a truck that’s right for you. In this buyer’s guide, we go over the options for each truck slot, so you get the one you want and can see why Chevy trucks are some of the best vehicles out there.
The 2020 Chevy Colorado is a midsize pickup that starts at $22,395. In addition to being more affordable, the Colorado is easier to maneuver and park than its bigger siblings. You also benefit from better fuel economy. You can’t beat 20 city miles and 30 highway miles per gallon with any larger of a pickup. But the Colorado still knows how to dig in and muscle under. With its turbodiesel engine, the 2020 Chevy Colorado can tow loads of up to 7,770 pounds and haul 1,578 pounds maximum. New for 2020, the Colorado offers a remote-locking tailgate to keep your truck’s contents safe and secure, and the new Infotainment 3 system replaces MyLink, giving you state-of-the-art graphics and functions to make any drive a pleasant experience.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The flagship of the Chevy truck lineup is the Silverado 1500. And it’s easy to see why. You can get a brand-new full-size truck for only $28,300. The Silverado 1500 pulls maximum loads of up to 13,400 pounds with the all-new 6.2-liter V8 engine option. New for 2020, there’s also a turbodiesel option and a 5.3-liter V8. That’s best-in-class towing for those of you doing the numbers at home. And if you’re worried about the fuel economy, don’t be. The base engine does slightly better than the Colorado’s, getting 23 city and 33 highway miles per gallon. The more powerful the engine, the more those numbers decline though. If you’re interested in off-roading, the Trail Boss trim is calling your name.
Chevrolet Silverado HD
When you have a big, dirty job that no ordinary truck will do, look for a Silverado Heavy Duty. The Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD are available to haul, pull, and impress your coworkers all day long. How much work does this burly beast have in it? On the Silverado 3500HD, a whopping 35,500 pounds worth, if you add the with the available bed-mounted fifth-wheel setup. That’s best-in-class. Again. This model goes for $34,100 and up. But if you have to yank out a tree root, haul a load of cement, or tow an enormous boat or RV, it’s worth every penny.