2016 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2016 Toyota Tacoma
Both the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and the 2016 Toyota Tacoma are midsize trucks that should appeal to drivers who need serious truck capability with a little bit lower of a gas bill. These trucks are easy to maneuver, efficient, and just the right size for most drivers who don’t really need a fullsize truck. So how do these two trucks compare side by side? Find out below.
Powertrains and Performance
Under the hood you’ll find that you can pick between four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines in both of these trucks. The four-cylinder in the Tacoma is a 2.7L unit that makes 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. The EPA pegs this engine at 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway with automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. The Colorado uses a 2.5L four-cylinder that’s more powerful at 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque, and more efficient with an EPA estimate of 21 mpg city/27 mpg highway.
Compare the V6 options and you’ll find a similar result. The Tacoma’s 4.0L V6 is rated at 236 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque, with an EPA estimate of 17 mpg city/21 mpg highway. The Colorado can be had with a 3.5L V6 engine that makes 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, with an 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway EPA estimate.
The Colorado can also pull more than the Tacoma, with a 7,000 pound max towing capacity. The Tacoma tops out at 6,500 pounds.
Warranty and Security
We know drivers in Indiana want a truck they can depend on. With the Colorado, you get 100,000-miles worth of powertrain coverage, while the Tacoma’s powertrain is only covered for 60,000 miles. The story is similar with roadside assistance—the Colorado comes with 60,000-miles/5-years worth of roadside assistance, and the Tacoma only comes with 25,000-miles/2-years. The Chevy Colorado also comes standard with the OnStar system with advanced roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, and the OnStar 4G LTE connection with in-vehicle WiFi hotspot. Nothing like that is offered on the Tacoma.
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