2015 Chevy Colorado vs 2015 Toyota Tacoma
It wasn’t long ago many people thought the mid-size pickup truck segment was fading away. That was until Chevy announced it was bringing back the Chevy Colorado for the 2015 model year with a complete overhaul. While the 2015 Chevy Colorado has received a lot of buzz over the course of the past several months, there are a few trucks that have been holding down the midsize segment while the Colorado was on hiatus. Namely, the 2015 Toyota Tacoma. To help you realize what each midsize pickup has to offer and help you make an informed purchasing decision, we’ll compare the 2015 Chevy Colorado vs 2015 Toyota Tacoma.
More specifically, we’ll take a look at the similarly priced Colorado 4×4 Extended Cab and the Tacoma 4.4 Double Cab.
Beginning with what’s under the hood, the 2015 Chevy Colorado is a step ahead by offering two choices — a 2.5-litre four-cylinder and a 3.6-litre V-6 compared to the sole 4.0-litre V-6 in the Tacoma. For comparison’s sake, we’ll analyze the V-6 options.
The 2015 Chevy Colorado V-6 outputs an impressive 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. Both those figures surpass the Tacoma’s ratings of 236 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. In fact, the four-cylinder Colorado’s 200 horsepower rating is closer to the Tacoma’s V-6.
The 2015 Chevy Colorado also outperforms the Toyota Tacoma in efficiency, as the all-wheel drive model is rated for 24 mpg on the highway and the Tacoma only manages 19 mpg on the highway.
In terms of towing capacity, the Chevy Colorado gets another win with the ability to to up to 7,000 pounds with the proper equipment. The 2015 Toyota Tacoma falls short with a max towing capacity of 6,500 pounds.
The all-new 2015 Chevy Colorado takes the mid-size pickup truck crown by dominating the 2015 Toyota Tacoma in nearly every key performance category. Keep an eye out for the 2015 Chevy Colorado in our new Chevy inventory and its cousin, the 2015 GMC Canyon at Don Wheaton in the coming weeks and get behind the wheel for a test drive to experience the future of the midsize pickup truck segment.