2016 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2016 Toyota Tacoma

2016 Chevrolet Colorado

2016 Chevrolet Colorado
2016 Toyota Tacoma

2016 Toyota Tacoma

Redesigned for the latest model year, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado now returns with best-in-class fuel economy and plenty of high-end capabilities that allow it to get the job done without breaking a sweat. All of this goes toward making it an attractive choice for drivers in Bradenton and Tampa, though some have looked at the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, as well. While competent in its own right, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma still doesn’t match the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado in a number of important areas.


If you’re looking for a midsize pickup truck that has what you want but costs less, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado wins outright.

  • 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Price: MSRP from $20,100
  • 2016 Toyota Tacoma Price: MSRP from $23,300


In addition to offering more maximum power than the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado also provides more engine options. Its base engine is 2.5L inline-four that delivers 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. If you opt for the new 2.8L DURAMAX turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, you’ll get 181 hp and a staggering 369 lb-ft of torque. For the best towing capacity, go with the 3.5L V6, which serves up 305 hp, 269 lb-ft of torque, and a max towing capacity of 7000 pounds.

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is only available with two engine choices, neither of which matches up to its competitor. The 2.7L four-cylinder base engine only manages 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque, while the upgraded 3.5L V6 tops out at 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. Maximum towing capacity comes from the V6 at 6800 pounds.

Fuel Economy

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is proof that performance and fuel economy can go hand-in-hand, with available best-in-class fuel economy numbers.

  • 2016 Chevrolet Colorado MPG: The best fuel economy on the Chevrolet Colorado comes from the new DURAMAX turbo-diesel engine with up to an EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway and 22 mpg city. The base engine gets good numbers as well at up to 27 mpg highway and 20 mpg city, while the V6 still goes strong with up to 26 mpg highway and 18 mpg city.
  • 2016 Toyota Tacoma MPG: The base engine achieves a max EPA-estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg highway and 19 mpg city, while the V6 tops out at 24 mpg highway and 19 mpg city.

Feel the Power of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado

Get behind the wheel of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, now on sale at Cox Chevrolet at 2900 Cortez Rd. W. in Bradenton, FL. Contact us to set up a test drive during our regular sales hours, seven days a week!