The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado has been named Motor Trend's Truck of the Year. Need we say more? With its rugged good looks, fuel economy and enhanced safety features, there's no reason to choose any other pickup. The knowledgeable staff at Wallace Chevrolet in Stuart, FL, is ready to take you for a tour of this fantastic truck. If you live in Port St. Lucie, Palm City, White City or Jupiter, FL, mosey on down to our dealership, and we'll help you find the 2015 Colorado that's right for you!
Let's see how the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado does against the Toyota Tacoma.
ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE
Giving this full-bodied truck its impressive power and performance is a 2.4L Inline 4-cylinder with VVT and 200 hp or a 3.6L V6 with a hefty 305 horses. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models except for the 2WD Extended Cab 4 cylinder which comes with an optional manual transmission. By contrast, the Tacoma also has a choice of two engines, the standard 4.0-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine with 236 horses of power or a 2.7-liter, DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with 159 horses. A 5-speed automatic transmission is standard on the Access and Double Cab trims. It's clear that the Colorado offers much more power.
CHEVY COLORADO FUEL ECONOMY VS TACOMA FUEL ECONOMY
It's hard to believe a mid-size pickup can excel in this department, but the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado does just that. As trucks come in many variations and cab sizes, we've done as close an apples-to-apples comparison as possible. The 2.4L Inline 4 gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg on the highway and the 3.6L V6 comes in at an estimated 26 mpg, ranked best-in-class. Part of this efficiency is due to innovative technologies including the Spark Ignition Direct Injection. The Tacoma only manages an estimated 21 mpg with its 4.0L V6 and its 2.7L 4-cylinder comes in at only an estimated 25 mpg. So the Colorado beats the Tacoma on all fronts.
COLORADO TOWING & PAYLOAD VS TACOMA TOWING & PAYLOAD
Even though the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is loaded with the interior comfort and conveniences of a car, a truck is meant to be a workhorse, with large towing and hauling capabilities. Again, the Chevy Colorado surpasses the competition with a towing capacity of 7,000 pounds (when properly equipped), as opposed to the Tacoma's maximum of 6,500 pounds. And the 2015 Colorado can carry up to 1590 pounds of cargo in its bed and cabin while the Tacoma can only manage 1500 pounds.