2015 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2015 Toyota Tacoma

2015 Chevy Colorado

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

2015 Toyota Tacoma

2015 Toyota Tacoma

There is a reason the 2015 Chevy Colorado was named the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year: it offers a blend of capabilities that no other pickup can match. To illustrate that point we’ve compared the Colorado head to head with the 2015 Toyota Tacoma. In all the categories that matter most to truck drivers, the Colorado rises above. Explore the details in depth, and then plan on checking out the Colorado at Cox Chevrolet in Bradenton, just a short drive south of Tampa!


Both of these models are available with either a four-cylinder or V6 engine. And in both cases, the 2015 Chevy Colorado delivers superior power. With the Colorado, you can choose between a 2.5L four-cylinder that delivers 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque or a 3.6L V6 that delivers 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Maximum towing capacity is rated at 3500 pounds and 7000 pounds, respectively.

Meanwhile, on the 2015 Toyota Tacoma, you can only choose between a 2.7L four-cylinder that delivers a weak 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque or a 4.0L V6 that also falls short with 236 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. Maximum towing capacity for the V6 engine is rated at just 6500 pounds.

2015 Chevy Colorado


At every trim level, the 2015 Chevy Colorado is equipped with a long list of features to enhance work, comfort, and convenience. Expect to find more of the features you’re looking for, and a few that are simply not available on the 2015 Toyota Tacoma.

Even on the entry-level Colorado you can expect features such as 16-inch wheels, daytime running lights, a floor covering, and front bucket seats. Higher level trims add a number of significant features including the OnStar telematics system. OnStar enhances the safety of the vehicle while also turning the Colorado into a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

The entry-level Tacoma trim has smaller wheels and none of the features mentioned above. If you require on-the-go internet access, you’re out of luck.

2015 Chevy Colorado Features


If you’re going to push your pickup to the limit, you want to know that you and everyone else in the cabin are well protected. The 2015 Chevy Colorado has a longer list of safety features and has fared better in independent crash tests.

The OnStar system exclusively available on the Colorado connects you with emergency responders and roadside assistance providers while also allowing you to unlock the doors with your phone and track your vehicle if it gets stolen. The Colorado is also available with a front collision warning system that is not available for the 2015 Toyota Tacoma.

In fact, the Tacoma is only available with basic safety features like air bags and stability and traction control. More troubling is the “Marginal” rating the Tacoma received in roof strength crash tests conducted by the IIHS.

2015 Chevy Colorado Safety

The 2015 Chevy Colorado Goes Everywhere and Does Everything

If you are looking for a truly versatile new pickup, the new Chevy Colorado is your best choice. Explore it in person by visiting us at Cox Chevrolet at 2900 Cortez Rd. W. in Bradenton, FL. We are less than an hour away from Tampa and easy to reach by taking I-75 south. Our dealership is open seven days a week, so visit us whenever best fits into your schedule.