Chevrolet Colorado vs. Toyota Tacoma
Learn how This Midsize Pickup Battle Turns Out
If you're in the market for a compact pickup in the greater Spartanburg area, then you know you have several quality choices. Two of the most popular options are the Chevrolet Colorado and the Toyota Tacoma. While both deserve your consideration, the Chevrolet Colorado offers more of the features that matter most to our customers. We invite you to explore how the Colorado beats the Tacoma in several essential areas.
Both trucks come similarly equipped on their base versions, but the Colorado does include some standard features that are either costly options or not available for the Tacoma. For instance, the Colorado boasts standard variable intermittent wipers and on/off headlights; the Tacoma doesn't offer intermittent wipers at all, and charges more money to add the security of automatic on/off headlights.
The Colorado allows drivers and passengers more room to spread out, since it features more headroom and legroom in both rows of seats. That spaciousness also extends to the two trucks' cargo capacities, as the Colorado routinely provides you with more cargo space regardless of the cab/bed combinations you put together. There's a standard CornerStep in the bumper of the Colorado that makes accessing the bed easier; the Tacoma doesn't offer a rear cargo step.
When we take a look at the standard engines offered, the 2.5-liter four-cylinder at the heart of the Colorado outperforms the Tacoma's 2.7-liter four-cylinder by 41 horsepower and 11 pound-feet of torque. If you opt for the available V6 engines offered for each pickup, the Colorado still bests the Tacoma's output by offering an extra 30 horsepower.
Not only is the Colorado's engine more powerful, it also earns higher EPA-estimated fuel mileage when it comes to both city and highway driving.
if you regularly haul a load between Shelby and Boiling Springs, you'll be interested in learning that the Colorado boasts the higher max towing capacity and maximum payload capacity ratings, making it the far better choice when you're clearing a job site.
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Both pickups are loaded with the safety features you want, such as traction control, electronic stability to control, rearview cameras, child safety locks, and daytime running lights. However, the child safety locks on the Colorado are power-controlled, so you can operate them from the driver's seat. The Tacoma's child locks have to be manually engaged at each rear door.
The Chevy Colorado also comes with features that aren't offered for the Tacoma, such as a back-seat reminder feature and the OnStar GPS communication and response system.
Your Colorado pickup can be equipped with full-time four-wheel drive for safety in all manners of road conditions; the Tacoma only offers an off-road all-wheel drive system.
Now that you've discovered why the Colorado is a better option, we invite you to schedule a convenient appointment to explore it in person and take an informative test drive.