Chevy Colorado vs. Ram Dakota

If you’re in the market for a new pickup truck come check out the new 2012 Chevy Colorado here at Cox Chevrolet. Our staff is excited to offer this great truck from Chevy. The new mid-size pickup offers a great combination of power, efficiency, and features that the competition just can’t match. Let’s take a look at what sets the new Colorado apart from one of its biggest competitors, the Ram Dakota.

Superior Power and Efficiency

Chevy’s pickup shines in our new inventory, and certainly wins in the power department with three different engine choices that all produce great power. The mid-size engine of the three is a 3.7L 5-cylinder that outperforms the comparable 3.7L V6 in the Ram Dakota. The Colorado’s 3.7L cranks out 242 hp compared to only 210 hp from the Dakota. The Colorado also offers 242 lb-ft of torque that bests the 235 lb-ft given by the Ram. If you want even more power the Colorado offers a 5.3L V8 that generates 300 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque.

In terms of fuel efficiency, Chevy does not disappoint. When contrasting the two 3.7L engines, the Colorado offers 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, much better than the 14/18 mpg from the Dakota. It’s easy to see that the Colorado’s engine is both more powerful and more efficient.

The Colorado also comes with many more standard features than the Ram Dakota. When it comes to important safety features a traction control system and electronic stability control are standard for the Colorado yet unavailable for the Dakota. The Colorado also offers a rear-view camera and Bluetooth connectivity which are also not available on the Dakota. The Colorado is an all-around great truck at a great value that goes above and beyond the competition.

The Chevy Colorado At Cox Chevrolet

For those looking for a great Chevy dealer near St. Petersburg, our staff would like to invite you to come by our dealership to take a 2012 Colorado out for a spin. We’re sure that you’ll be impressed by the great powertrain options and the excellent fuel economy offered by the latest mid-size pickup from Chevy. Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable they demonstrate a commitment to customer satisfaction that outshines the competition, so come on by today.