Chevrolet Colorado
Toyota Tacoma
Trucks are a dependable American icon that has always been the workers' best friend. Pickup trucks have exceptional power, look great, are filled with awesome features, are safe, and dependable. What's not to love? When you take two excellent midsized pickup trucks such as the Toyota Tacoma and the Chevy Colorado, you are certain to find fantastic truck options to choose from. However, when pitted against each other, the Chevrolet Colorado finds itself on top in a direct comparison.
Why the Chevrolet Colorado vs. the Toyota Tacoma for Paradise and Lancaster Drivers?

Towing and Payload Capability

With the available Duramax 2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder engine, an available 7,700 pounds towing allows the Chevrolet Colorado to utilize its muscle for work purposes. In comparison, the Toyota Tacoma with its 3.5-liter V6 delivers 6,800 pounds towing to fall short against the Chevrolet Colorado. When it comes to the Chevrolet Colorado's payload, it also excels past the Toyota Tacoma with 1,548 pounds maximum payload, while the Toyota Tacoma doesn't compete either.

Engine Power

The Chevrolet Colorado's most powerful engine comes in the form of the 3.6-liter DOHC V6, which delivers a best-in-class 308 horsepower, as well as 275 pound-feet of torque. In comparison, the Toyota Tacoma's 3.5-liter V6 DOHC 24-Valve engine doesn't quite come to par with the Chevrolet Colorado's engine as it delivers only 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. There is a substantial difference in the power of the standard engines as well, as the Chevrolet Colorado's base engine comes with 200 horsepower in comparison to the Toyota Tacoma's base engine which delivers a minimal 159 horsepower.


The Chevrolet Colorado is a truck that showcases its utility in addition to rugged comfort. The Chevrolet Colorado has a wide array of convenience features to help make your ride as helpful as possible including:
  • CornerStep rear bumper and corner hand grips
  • A fully boxed frame
  • Thick windshield and side glass, noise canceling technology, and triple-sealed doors
  • Four-wheel disc brakes with Duralife™ brake rotors
  • Four standard, and 13 additional available Cargo Tie-Downs

Fully functional, the Chevrolet Colorado makes working and driving simple and fresh. When it comes to the sharp interior, a large infotainment screen keeps you connected with smartphone integration technology. Furthermore, plenty of storage, available leather-appointed heated front seats, and a Bose® sound system make every drive seem like a dream.

Safety for the Mountain Top and Ephrata Families

Truck's are inherently pretty safe, to begin with, due to their size and higher lift nature. This doesn't mean that lacking safety features isn't important! When it comes to safety, the Toyota Tacoma and Chevrolet Colorado are pretty comparable all around. The Chevrolet Colorado comes with:
  • Steel Frames
  • Reinforced Safety Cage
  • StabiliTrak® with Traction Control
  • Wide array of airbags
  • Available Forward Collision Alert
  • Available Lane Departure Warning
  • Available Rear Park Assist

Overview of the Chevrolet Colorado and the Toyota Tacoma

Paradise and Mountain Top drivers will find something to love in these midsized pickup trucks. However, when it comes down to what's the better value, the significantly reduced price Colorado offers more in the way of essential features; more power, and a bold interior excel the Chevrolet Colorado past the competition. This doesn't mean the Toyota Tacoma isn't a fine truck; it's just not quite at the acumen of the Chevrolet Colorado.

To test drive the Chevrolet Colorado, make sure you stop by Keim Chevrolet Inc. where we can set you up with this excellent truck at your convenience.