Two Chevy models — the 2020 Colorado and Silverado 1500 — recently ranked on U.S. News and World Report’s 13 Best Trucks for Towing list. Here’s a brief look at what the publication’s judges had to say about each of these pickups.
Per U.S. News, the Chevrolet Colorado offers the best towing capacity and most fuel-efficient engine for the compact pickup category. When outfitted with GM’s exclusive Duramax® 2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel engine and six-speed automatic transmission, it delivers a 7,700-pound towing capability. It also gets 30 mpg on the highway, so you don’t need to stop for fuel as often.
2020 Silverado 1500
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 topped the publication’s list for the light-duty segment. U.S. News praised the model for its best-in-class available maximum towing capacity of 13,400 pounds when properly equipped. To get this level of strength, you’ll need to select the available 6.2-liter V8 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission combo, which churns out 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. If you prefer your Silverado with more efficiency than brawn, go with the Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel engine. This configuration achieves 3 more miles per gallon on the highway than its smaller sibling, the Colorado.**
Not sure which truck is best for your preferences and lifestyle? Contact us at Carl Hogan Automotive to test-drive the Colorado and Silverado 1500 for yourself. We’ll help match you with the right model and configuration.
*EPA-estimated 20 MPG city/30 highway for Colorado 2WD with available 2.8L Turbo-Diesel engine. Based on segment-exclusive features. Excludes other GM models.
**EPA-estimated with available Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel engine.