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Toyota Tacoma vs Chevy Colorado
If you're considering a new midsize pickup truck, two models likely on your shopping list are the Toyota Tacoma and Chevy Colorado. At McGee Toyota of Dudley serving Dudley, Boston, Watertown, and Framingham, we know truck shoppers want to weigh specs, capabilities, and value. Read on for a detailed comparison of the Tacoma and Colorado to help decide which midsize truck best fits your needs.
Power and Performance
The Tacoma offers a choice of two engines – a 159HP 2.7L 4-cylinder or a 278HP 3.5L V6, paired with automatic or manual transmissions. The Colorado offers a 200HP 2.5L 4-cylinder, 308HP 3.6L V6, or 181HP 2.8L turbodiesel. Both provide rear-wheel or four-wheel drive options. The Toyota edges ahead with higher payload capacity and ground clearance for rugged terrain.
The Tacoma boasts up to 23/29 mpg city/highway with its available V6 engine, while the Chevy Colorado maxes out at 19/23 mpg with the 4-cylinder. The Tacoma offers better efficiency and regular gas compatibility than Colorado's diesel premium fuel requirement.
The Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 pounds while properly equipped. The Chevy Colorado tops out at 7,000 pounds max tow rating on select configurations. Both trucks have plenty of muscle for recreational towing needs.
Safety and Technology
The Toyota Tacoma comes standard with the Star Safety System offering stability control, traction control, emergency braking, and more. Higher trims add extras like blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts. Chevy also equips the Colorado well with advanced safety features. Techs like touchscreens, WiFi hotspots, and connected services are available on both trucks.
Comfort and Convenience
Inside, the Tacoma impresses with spacious seating and cargo dimensions along with handy storage solutions. The Chevy Colorado touts excellent head and legroom for passengers as well. Upscale decor and seating materials provide comfort, while multimedia options keep occupants entertained.
Reliability and Resale Value
Toyota's reputation for rock-solid dependability gives the Tacoma an advantage. It also holds onto its value exceptionally well. The Chevy Colorado maintains average resale value. Both trucks offer extensive warranty coverage for peace of mind.
Toyota Tacoma For Sale in MA
When it comes to finding the best midsize truck for your needs, the Toyota Tacoma brings tremendous capability, comfort, and proven reliability. Stop by McGee Toyota of Dudley to take the Tacoma for a test drive and check out current purchasing and leasing special offers. Or browse our great selection of new Tacoma inventory for sale online. Whichever midsize truck you choose, McGee Toyota looks forward to exceeding your expectations!