2017 Toyota Tacoma vs 2017 Chevy Colorado
The past couple of years have been pretty big ones for small trucks in general. This year, Mercedes-Benz has introduced their first pickup truck, while Honda has brought the Ridgeline back to life. Two years ago, Chevrolet made its triumphant return to the midsize segment, and last year Toyota reminded us why it has sat atop the class for so long with an all-new Tacoma. We thought we’d compare these last two marvels against one another to see the similarities and differences, so we pit the 2017 Toyota Tacoma vs 2017 Chevy Colorado..
Advantages of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma
Despite the huge splash that the Colorado made when it debuted back in 2015, the table above shows that is still leaves much to be desired in the midsize truck segment. In said table, we highlighted some of the most important specifications in a midsize pickup truck, and the Toyota Tacoma offered a pretty sizable advantage in nearly every category. So, let’s start from the top with power.
Power is arguably the most important spec in a truck no matter what size or class. The first row of this table shows that the base level Tacoma offers an extra 78 horsepower more than the base level Colorado. That’s a pretty substantial power advantage, which is only increased by the addition of an extra 74 pound-feet of torque. Of course, the third row depicts the setback to these advantages, as the Chevy Colorado is more efficient. But even still, 0.9 l/100km is not a huge advantage.
Lastly, the Tacoma offers a more capable truck bed, as it offers an extra 65 pounds of max payload. 65 isn’t huge, but it’s definitely enough to be noticeable in a comparison like this. If these mounting advantages are enough to get you interested in a 2017 Toyota Tacoma of your own, then be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or by giving us a call at the sales desk