2016 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2016 Nissan Frontier

2016 Chevrolet Colorado

2016 Chevrolet Colorado

2016 Nissan Frontier

2016 Nissan Frontier

Both the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and the 2016 Nissan Frontier are both midsize trucks that deliver easy to maneuver size, lots of capability, and better-than-average fuel economy figures. They should be appealing to drivers who don’t need a full size truck, but still appreciate the truck-bed once in awhile for weekend jobs, or toy hauling duty. See how these competitors match up below.


Power and Efficiency

These trucks both can be had with either a four-cylinder or a V6 engine. Check out the specs:

  • The Nissan Frontier starts with a 2.5L four that delivers 152 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. The EPA says this model is capable of up to 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway with automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. The Frontier can also be had with a 4.0L V6 that delivers 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. This model is capable of an EPA estimate of up to 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway.
  • The Chevy Colorado comes standard with a 2.5L four-cylinder that produces 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. This engine is capable of up to 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway. The available 3.6L V6 delivers 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. It also offers up to 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway based on EPA estimates.

You can see that when it comes to both power and efficiency, the Chevy is the clear winner.


That extra power goes quite a way to help the Colorado tow more than the 7,700 pounds, while the Nissan Frontier is only capable of pulling up to 6,500 pounds when properly equipped. 

Visit Mike Anderson Chevrolet Today

It’s easy to see that the Chevy Colorado is the clear winner in this matchup thanks to superior efficiency, performance, and capacity. You can test drive the current Chevy Colorado today at Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Chicago, located at 5333 W. Irving Park Rd. in Chicago, IL. We’re happy to let you check out the latest Colorado or any other Chevy model in our inventory, so stop by today.