Midsize trucks offer drivers the ability to drive on multiple terrains as well as fit comfortably on the busy downtown streets. The versatility found in these vehicles is hard to beat, and it’s the reason so many various brands are available on the market. Drivers looking for a new midsize truck know they need a dependable, powerful vehicle that is still able to maneuver around the city without hassle. Our team put together a research page to show drivers how the 2015 Toyota Tacoma compares with another popular midsize truck, the 2015 Chevy Colorado.
To keep the comparison fair, both vehicles were chosen with their double cab options, so they both have four doors and offer seating for five passengers. Drivers may notice the Toyota Tacoma coming in at a lower starting price point, but the Chevy Colorado has it beat when it comes to engine size and horsepower. The Colorado is also capable of towing more than the Tacoma, although it’s not by much. Both vehicles offer excellent performance capabilities drivers expect from a midsize truck.
|2015 Toyota Tacoma||VS||2015 Chevy Colorado|
|2.7-liter 4-cylinder||Engine Type||2.5-liter I4|
|159 hp.||Horsepower||200 hp.|
|3,400 lbs.||Specifications||3,500 lbs.|
The Toyota Tacoma is set with a 4-speed automatic transmission, and it gets an estimated 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. The Chevy Colorado gets an estimated 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, and it’s equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Both vehicles were compared with the rear-wheel drive option. For the Tacoma, we’re looking at the 4x2 Double Cab model, and the Colorado is the Crew Cab 2WD WT Short Box.
Both vehicles share a few of the same standard features including similar airbags as well as automatic headlights and power locks. They both offer options for cruise control and keyless entry. The Tacomas has an optional backup camera, but it comes standard in the Colorado.
When it comes to the Tacoma, there are quite a few more standard features than the Colorado. The Toyota Tacoma has a standard CD player as well as Bluetooth and MP3 capabilities. It’s also set with a standard rear split folding bench seat and overhead console storage for easier storage options. The Tacoma also has options for satellite radio and privacy glass as well as under body protection that cannot be found in the Chevy Colorado.
Those interested in learning more about the Toyota Tacoma are encouraged to contact our team for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of this midsize truck can do so by scheduling a test drive online.