Never before has the full-sized truck segment felt so competitive, with every automaker engaging in constant one-upmanship in order to grow (and protect) their respective market shares. Inspired by the almost incomputable lead held by Ford’s F-Series, and fueled by the growing success of more ‘upstart’ lineups offered by Toyota, Nissan, and Honda, it could be argued that Chevy has found itself in a precarious position. But loyalists and enthusiasts need not worry too much, since Chevy’s Silverado entries for both 2018 and 2019 reflect true innovation, serving up no shortage of compelling selling points for someone looking to buy new.
But for those researching used Chevy trucks, compelling arguments in favor of earlier models for both the Silverado and its midsize stablemate the Colorado are equally plentiful. For example, the iconic Silverado stands as a cornerstone of the accolades which J.D. Power and Associates have showered up Chevrolet for their outstanding dependability. And it’s standing as the best-selling of any Chevrolet is only furthered by the success of ’18 and ’19 models. The Silverado’s outstanding value isn’t news to anyone in the know, and recent model years that you might find in used inventory are no exception.
Much of the same could be said for the Silverado, which confidently earns one of the top seats in the midsize truck segment. Hearty, dependable and configurable with all of the amenities that help Chevy to stand out and above its competition, there’s a lot to love about the Silverado.
But which one is right for you? It really comes to how you plan to drive it. Since we’re talking about models with a few years on them, let’s hop in the proverbial time machine and visit a comparison between the 2015 models of both the Silverado and Colorado.
If a used Chevy truck is what you’re looking for, it’s safe to say that you can find one that’s ideal for the unique demands of your lifestyle and budget. From bare-bones work trucks to luxury-inspired top-tier trim levels, Chevy has something for you. But don’t take our word for it, find out for yourself. That said, what’s YOUR pick between the two?