2016 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2016 Toyota Tacoma
The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and the 2016 Toyota Tacoma are both midsize trucks, but only the thoroughly modern Colorado has managed to win both the 2015 and 2016 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. And for good reason, the Colorado is the future of midsize trucks, while the Tacoma looks increasingly dated by comparison. See for yourself below.
Powertrains and Performance
The Tacoma offers the choice of two powertrains: either a 2.7L four-cylinder engine or a 4.0L V6. The former generates 159 hp while the latter engine produces 236 hp. The smaller engine is rated at 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway, while the V6 is rated at 17 mpg city/21 mpg highway.
The Colorado beats the Tacoma at every turn. The base model possesses a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that generates 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque, and nets an EPA estimated 21 mpg city/27 mpg highway. The available 3.5L V6 cranks out 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque and earns 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway based on EPA estimates. Plus, the Colorado is available with a 2.8L turbodiesel engine that makes 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, good for up to 31 mpg on the highway.
Finally, the Colorado can pull up to 7,700 pounds when properly equipped. The Tacoma tops out at 6,800 pounds.
Warranty and Security
When you look at warranty coverage, you’ll find that the Colorado wins out yet again. It gets 100,000 miles of powertrain coverage, while the Tacoma is only capable of a fraction of that at 60,000 miles. The same goes for roadside assistance, where the Colorado is covered for 60,000-miles/5-years and the Tacoma is only covered for 25,000-miles/2-years of roadside assistance coverage. Finally, the Colorado features the OnStar system with features like automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle assistance, remote unlocking, enhanced roadside assistance, and OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with in-vehicle wifi hotspot. Suffice it to say, You won’t find those features in the Tacoma no matter how hard you look.
Visit Mike Anderson Chevy of Chicago Today
If you want to test-drive the latest Chevrolet Colorado visit Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Chicago at 5333 W. Irving Park Road in Chicago, IL. Feel free to check out the latest Colorado or any other of our top-of-the-line Chevy models in our inventory. We think that once you’ve driven it, you’ll understand why the Colorado is the clear winner by comparison.