|2017 Chevy Colorado||2017 Toyota Tacoma|
|3.6-liter, V-6||Engine||3.5-liter, V-6|
|Eight-speed Auto.||Transmission||Six-speed Auto.|
|7,700 lbs.||Max. Towing||6,800 lbs.|
2017 Chevy Colorado vs. 2017 Toyota Tacoma
Regardless of where a person falls on the pickup truck spectrum, the platform is largely found to be one of the most flexible and capable. The midsize pickup truck has rapidly increased its profile across the board in recent years thanks to the resurgence of the Chevy Colorado. For the new model year the new Chevy midsize pickup comes to the Don Wheaton showroom with a number of improvements and upgrades to cement its place over the rest of the class. Comparing the 2017 Chevy Colorado vs. 2017 Toyota Tacoma clearly illustrates these changes. A high-altitude view of both trucks quickly shows that the new Colorado is able to outclass and outperform its Toyota rival.
Modern pickup trucks have to score higher points in a more diverse group of categories than previous generations. The 2017 Chevy Colorado easily meets this challenge and bests the 2017 Tacoma in most of them. Both trucks have the ability to pair their individual infotainment systems to smartphone via Bluetooth technology for the purposes of making hands-free calls as well as streaming media, like internet radio. However, the 2017 Colorado goes the next step by being able to turn the touchscreen of the Chevy MyLink system into a mirror image of the Apple or Android device’s screen. From there the driver can use today’s most popular applications. Additionally, the 2017 Colorado offers a high-speed 4G LTE Wi-Fi mobile hotspot where the 2017 Tacoma does not.
Performance of the 2017 Colorado
The biggest piece of news surrounding the 2017 Chevy Colorado is its brand new V-6 engine. The new power plant retains its same amount of displacement that also happens about the same offered by engine introduced by Toyota last year. Chevrolet’s new engine found on the 2017 Colorado makes 308 horsepower compared to the 278 horsepower produced by the Tacoma’s engine. Additionally, 2017 Colorado can pull about 1,100 more than the current Toyota Tacoma. As impressive as these numbers are, the 2017 Chevy Colorado offers something for everyone else including a very efficient four-cylinder engine as well as a very potent and clean running turbocharged diesel engine.