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The midsized 2015 Chevrolet Colorado has just hit the market boasting a new look from the Silverado, new size, and different specs. While both trucks are capable of towing and carrying pounds of weight, each offer unique benefits based on what the customer is looking for when shopping for a truck.

Appearance-The initial difference is the appearance of the 2015 Colorado compared to the 2014 Silverado 1500. The Colorado has an athletic and younger design then the rugged and boxy Silverado.  A swooping hood on the Colorado complements the lines on the cab and window shape. The Colorado’s headlights are also quite different in comparison to the Silverado stacked lights, although both have daytime running lamps. Being the midsized truck that it is, the Colorado dimensions are slightly shrunken all throughout the car. The overall width is a little over 5 in. skinner, the height around 3 in. shorter, and the wheelbase just under 13 inches, perfect for customers living , driving and parking on tight streets in large cities. Chevy has put together five exterior accessory packages ranging from outdoor adventuring to day to commercial use. Each package offers a variety of accessories and features verses offering a la cart options like the Silverado.

Performance-The 2015 Colorado has made significant improvements from the first generation launched a few years back. The 2015 model has better towing and hauling capability, can carry 1500 lbs. of weight, has higher power and economy, and improved interior and exterior features. A smaller pickup is going to come with a smaller engine compared to a full-size. The Colorado comes in two sizes currently, a 2.5L I-4 or 3.6L V6 while a 2.8L Duramax Turbo Diesel will be offered next year.  For customers looking for more power they may consider the three engine options available for the Silverado but will have to deal with less fuel economy and more trips to the gas station.

Safety and tech– Both trucks offer a variety of available safety features such as forward collision alert and lane departure warning. Each come standard with some sort of sway control during towing, but the Colorado comes with a StabiliTrack system which also stabilizes rollover, hill start assist, and hill descent control.  The Colorado comes equipped with the option to have 4G LTE WiFi provided by OnStar as well as OnStar connectivity and assistance tools.  Duralife brake rotors are featured on the 2015 Colorado after being successful on the 2014 Silverado.

Either truck proves to be a wonderful option for customers, being differentiated by their sizes. For large jobs with heavy towing and when there is plenty of room to drive and park the 20145 Silverado 1500 does a fantastic job. In a smaller city where a customer still needs hauling and towing capabilities the 2015 Colorado is the vehicle for them. Both are safe, strong, and reliable to get every job done from outdoor adventures to daily hauling. Visit Chapman Chevy to test drive both trucks and have any other questions answered.

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Chapman Chevrolet is a proud finish-line sponsor of the 2014 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Tempe Beach Park. The walk starts at 8 am, and features teams from Chapman who have raised money for breast cancer research.

This year, more than 2,000 participants are expected on the walk, with teams from all over Arizona participating. Vendors will show their support with freebies for walk participants such as sports drinks, health aids, medical information and tote bags from your Phoenix Chevy dealer, Chapman Chevrolet.

Registration opens at 7am for the 3-mile walk, which will be awash in shades of pink. A special Survivor Tent will feature inspiring stories and a celebration for those who have conquered this deadly disease. So far, 519 teams have raised $185,657.62 for breast cancer research for the American Cancer Society. Major corporate sponsors include Chapman Chevrolet, Valley Chevrolet Dealers, Walmart, CVS Health, Bard Biopsy Systems, KTAR News Radio and the Phoenix Mercury.

Funds raised help people suffering from breast cancer in many ways. One in two women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk helps those in need by providing services such as:

To sign up and participate in the walk, contact Coleen McKinstry at, or sign up online at