2015 Chevy Colorado vs. 2015 Ram 1500

2015 Chevy Colorado

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

2015 Ram 1500

2015 Ram 1500

Why was the 2015 Chevy Colorado named this year’s Motor Trend Truck of the Year? It’s because the pickup delivers an unparalleled blend of power and efficiency, capabilities that are ideal for work and recreation, and a long list of features designed to help drivers accomplish more. This is truly a pickup designed for people that rely on pickups. Find out how it compares to the 2015 Ram 1500, and if you conclude the Colorado offers more of what you require, check it out in person at Cox Chevy in Bradenton, less than an hour south of Tampa.

Fuel Efficiency

Both of these pickups are available with V6 engines, but only the Colorado has a four-cylinder option. That is an appealing alternative for drivers that don’t demand max power and helps the Colorado to be one of the most efficient pickups on the road.

With the four-cylinder, efficiency is rated at 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway, and with the V6 only falls to 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. With a gasoline engine, the RAM can only go up to 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.

Price

The 2015 Chevy Colorado proves that you don’t have to break the bank to purchase a new pickup you can count on every day. MSRP starts at $20,120 for the Colorado making it an affordable choice for pickup drivers. On the other hand, the 2015 RAM 1500 begins much higher at $29,895. You could get a very well appointed Colorado for that price.

Handling

There are actually a lot of advantages to driving a midsized pickup as opposed to a full-sized pickup. The nimble-handling Colorado is easy to navigate through traffic, fits easily into all parking spots, and puts fewer limits on where your vehicle can travel.

In comparison, the wide, bulky frame of the RAM 1500 makes city driving a challenge, crowds drivers out of many parking spaces, and puts the body at constant risk of being damaged.

Safety

If you plan to push your pickup to the limit, you want to know that everyone inside is protected from danger on and off the road.

  • 2015 Chevy Colorado Safety: OnStar and a rearview camera come standard on all trims, and some trims are available with a front collision warning and a lane departure warning.
  • 2015 RAM 1500 Safety: A rearview camera is available as an option, but otherwise the 1500 does little to help drivers avoid collisions before they start.

Achieve More in a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

The Colorado costs significantly less and offers significantly more. Find out for yourself why drivers and critics are so excited about this new model by visiting Cox Chevy at 2900 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL. We are a quick drive south from Tampa down I-75 and open seven days a week. Contact us if we can answer any questions.