Can the Chevy Colorado tow more than the Jeep Wrangler pickup?
Midsize pickup trucks like the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon have reignited broad interest in the automotive segment. In the few years, the two General Motors pickups have been for sale at dealerships like Don Wheaton, they have been incredibly difficult to keep in stock and have picked up enough awards to fill their spacious cargo beds. Naturally, having this kind of success is bringing the competition out of the woodwork. Our friends at Jeep have announced that they are building a pickup version of the Wrangler. This will force the question, can the Chevy Colorado tow more than the Jeep Wrangler pickup? A cursory glance at the two vehicles shows a pretty distinct advantage for the latest Chevy Colorado model as well as its GMC Canyon sibling.
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Comparing the performance specs
According to the best information available, Jeep is still working on its midsize pickup; but it looks like it will hit markets next year. That being said, a few details have leaked out about the powertrain configuration of the new Jeep vehicle. The performance specs of the Chevy Colorado are well known. It offers a range of engines, including an efficient four-cylinder option and power V-6 and diesel choices. By comparison, it seems that the Jeep Wrangler pickup truck will feature a V-6 engine of its own as well as a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine.
Chevy Colorado towing capacity versus Jeep pickup
Regardless of size, towing is an important factor for pickups. When properly equipped, the Chevy Colorado can tow up to 7,700 pounds. It is unclear how much the Jeep Wrangler pickup will be able to pull, but the smart money says it comes up short of the mark set by the Colorado.
Additionally, we are making an educated guess that the Chevy Colorado will handle better and have a smoother ride than the Jeep Wrangler pickup truck. Especially as it applies to on road manners, the Wrangler has a long history of being rough on pavement. On the other hand, the Colorado has been specifically praised for being compliant, if not, pillow soft to ride in on the road.
For a better look at what the Chevy Colorado can offer over and above what the new Jeep Wrangler pickup brings to the table, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.