2016 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2016 Nissan Frontier

2016 Chevy Colorado

2016 Chevrolet Colorado

2016 Nissan Frontier Front

2016 Nissan Frontier

Both the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and the 2016 Nissan Frontier are midsize trucks that provide the kind of performance you need from a pickup, without the fuel economy penalty and unwieldy size of a full-size truck. For most drivers, these will be a better choice than a bigger truck, but that doesn’t mean they’re equal. Take a look at how they compare below.

Powertrains and Performance

Big truck capability paired with fuel saving efficiency is what you want in this segment. So how do these trucks stack up? Take a look:

  • The Nissan Frontier is available with a 2.5L unit that makes 152 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. The EPA gives this model an estimate of 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 makes 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. This model earns an EPA estimate of 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway.
  • The Chevy Colorado uses a 2.5L four-cylinder that cranks out 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque, and earns an EPA estimate of 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway. The available 3.6L V6 in the Colorado makes 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque and earns an EPA estimate of up to 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway.

It’s clear that the Chevy Colorado offers more power and more efficiency than the Nissan. The Colorado is also capable of towing up to 7,700 pounds, while the Frontier is only capable of pulling up to 6,500 pound when properly equipped.

Warranty and Security

The 2016 Colorado comes standard with the OnStar telematics system that includes automatic collision notification, an automatic theft recovery system, and much more. Nothing like that is available in the Frontier. The Colorado also comes standard with two years of regularly scheduled maintenance included in the purchase price, while the Nissan Frontier includes no maintenance.

Visit Mike Anderson Chevrolet Today

We think that the Colorado is the clear winner in this matchup. Come see for yourself and test drive the current Chevy Colorado here at Mike Anderson Chevrolet in Merrillville. We’re just off I-65 at 1550 E. 61st Ave. in Merrillville, IN, only minutes from Gary, and we’re happy to find the right truck for your needs today.