Toyota Tacoma vs Chevy Colorado
Midsize pickup trucks are a mainstay on American highways. As just about any person across the Nashville, Gallatin, or Madison areas can tell you, pickup trucks are the best option for off-road driving on a job site, hauling gear, or towing a trailer. Pickups are also pure fun to drive!
The Toyota Tacoma has been a popular truck for many years, right alongside competitors like the Chevy Colorado, so it should come as no surprise that truck fans are curious as to what distinguishes the Toyota model from the Chevy. Our team at Ron Hibbard Toyota will examine a direct comparison of the Toyota Tacoma vs. Chevy Colorado and identify the many features in each model.
Toyota vs Chevy: What’s New This Year?
The Toyota Tacoma is a respected entry in the full-size pickup sector, but so is the Chevy Colorado. On paper, these two trucks look quite similar, so which one stands out? The Colorado plays a bit of catch-up this year where new features are concerned, offering a larger touchscreen along with smartphone integration to its base-level model.
Toyota, on the other hand, takes it to the next level by adding Toyota Safety Sense™ P, a standard suite of cutting-edge safety systems, which includes:
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System
- Automatic High Beams
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
If you want similar safety features on the Colorado, you should be ready to upgrade to higher trim levels.
Base Payload and Passenger Space
At the base level, the Toyota truck also comes with better stats out of the gate. Its base payload capacity is 1,620 pounds, as opposed to the 1,382 pounds you get from the Colorado. It can also carry up to four passengers, whereas the base-level Colorado has room for just two.
While the Colorado’s top-level trim outperforms the Tacoma when it comes to hauling, you’ll have to really pay to get there. Among lower level trims, such as the Tacoma’s TRD Sport and the Colorado’s WT trim, the Tacoma wins out with a 6,500-pound towing capacity compared to Chevy’s 3,500-pound towing capacity.
Standard Technology Offerings
Aside from the base safety features, the Tacoma also offers a few perks at the base level to enhance your rides even further:
- Three USB ports
- Siri® Eyes Free
- Bluetooth® compatibility
- 4-way adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support
- Daytime Running Lights
As for the Chevy Colorado, it comes with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. It also has a 4-way power driver’s seat, but your passenger may not be as comfortable with its 2-way manual front passenger seat. In the Toyota Tacoma, you’ll have a 4-way adjustable front passenger seat.
See the Tacoma at Ron Hibbard Toyota
If you’re in the areas of Nashville, Gallatin and Madison, you might want to check out the Toyota Tacoma to see for yourself why it’s a better option than the Chevy Colorado. Ron Hibbard Toyota is here to help, so stop by our showroom and talk to one of our sales representatives about getting behind the wheel to take a test drive today!