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: Safety Features
The Toyota Tacoma is a respected entry in the midsize pickup sector, but so is the Chevy Colorado. On paper, these two trucks look quite similar, so which one stands out?
One difference you’ll notice is the safety features they each come with, especially the driver-assistive features they each have. The 2019 Toyota Tacoma has Toyota Safety Sense™ P. This is 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. Even then, you won’t be able to find all of these systems in any configuration of the 2019 Chevy Colorado.
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 that will also give you the ability to talk to Siri® while driving. 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.
The 2019 Colorado also comes standard with Daytime Running Lamps. It does however only have two USB ports inside, which limits the number of devices you and your passengers can charge at one time.
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 1,440 pounds, as opposed to the 1,432 pounds you get from the Colorado. While each base trim level can tow up to 3,500 pounds, that extra payload capacity that comes standard with the 2019 Tacoma helps you when carrying more passengers in the cabin or gear in the bed of your truck.
Along with being able to carry more weight, the base trim level of the Toyota Tacoma also has more room for passengers. It is able to fit up to four passengers, whereas the base-level Colorado has room for just two.
See the Tacoma at Ron Hibbard Toyota
If you’re near the areas of Nashville, Gallatin, and Madison, you might want to check out the Toyota Tacoma to see for yourself why it may be a better option for you 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!