The Toyota Tacoma Takes on the Chevy Colorado

When you need a new midsize pickup to take on your busy, hard-working lifestyle, you have several options to choose from. We offer a huge variety of new Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks, but some other drivers may consider the Chevy Colorado. Here are a few differences between the two to help you make the perfect decision for you and your style.


How the Toyota Tacoma and the Colorado Stack Up

  • Performance - When you buy a truck, you want all the power you need to get work done right. The Toyota Tacoma TRD comes standard with a powerful V6 engine and responsive transmission, giving you 6,700 pounds towing capacity, 1,420 pounds payload capacity, 21 MPG combined, and a 441-mile driving range. Compare that to the Chevy Colorado Z71. With its 3.6-liter V6, you'll only get a weaker 3,500-pound towing capacity, lighter 1,366-pound payload rating, less-efficient 20 MPG combined, and a shorter 420-mile range.
  • Technology and Features - Although both trucks can be well-equipped, the Toyota Tacoma brings you features not available on the Chevy Colorado, like standard Smart Key System, parking distance sensors, power sunroof, power vertical sliding back window, rear split folding bench seat, and dual-zone climate controls.
  • Safety - When you're out on the job, you want a tough truck that will keep you safe. Though both trucks have safety features, only the Toyota Tacoma has standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P, which features Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Automatic High Beams, and Lane Departure Alert. The Chevy Colorado doesn't offer the same systems.


As you can see, the Toyota Tacoma pulls ahead of the Chevy Colorado in several fields. If you're ready to see the difference for yourself firsthand, drop by Koons Toyota Westminster, serving Baltimore, Rockville, Hanover PA, and Frederick.