2015 Chevy Colorado vs. 2015 Toyota Tacoma

2015 Chevy Colorado
2015 Toyota Tacoma

There is a reason that the 2015 Chevy Colorado was named the Motor Trend Truck of the Year: it offers a blend of competence, capability, style, and comfort that no other truck on the market can deliver. To illustrate just how much this pickup stands out and why it’s a smart choice for any truck enthusiast, we have compared it head to head with the similar 2015 Toyota Tacoma.

Learn how they stack up, and you’ll have no trouble deciding which vehicle you would rather own. When you’re ready to take a test drive, make the short drive from Cincinnati to check out the Colorado at Tom Gill Chevy in Florence.

Truck Price

The Colorado isn’t just the better pickup it’s also the cheaper pickup. Why pay more to get less? The entry-level Colorado trim is available for just $20,120. The entry-level Tacoma starts at $20,965, a difference of close to $1,000. The nicest Colorado sells for $27,630. By contrast, the Tacoma with the most luxury will cost you at least $35,725, a huge difference in price even though these two models are similarly equipped and similarly capable.
2015 Chevy Colorado

Fuel Economy

If you are seeking out a smaller-sized pickup, you obviously don’t want to pay the huge fuel bills that larger models are notorious for. The numbers don’t lie – you’ll use less gas driving a 2015 Chevy Colorado.

  • Four-Cylinder Trucks: With a four-cylinder engine, the Colorado is rated at 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The Tacoma is rated the same 19 mpg in the city, but only 24 mpg on the highway.
  • V6 Trucks: The difference is even clearer with a V6 engine installed. The Colorado is rated at 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway while the Tacoma falls fall short with ratings of only 17 mpg in the city and a lackluster 21 mpg on the highway.
2015 Chevy Colorado


Both of these models have V4 and V6 engine options available. You have already seen that the Colorado is more efficient with either option. It turns out that it is also more powerful.

  • Base Engines: The 2.5L four-cylinder base engine in the Colorado puts out 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque, while the 2.7L four-cylinder base engine in the Tacoma musters only 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque.
  • Top Performance: The stronger 3.6L V6 engine available for the Colorado puts out 305 hp and 269 hp, while the 4.0L V6 available for the Tacoma reaches only 236 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque.
  • Towing Capability: When properly equipped, the Colorado has a maximum towing capacity of 7,000 pounds. The Tacoma tops out at only 6,500 pounds.
2015 Chevy Colorado


Both of these pickups offer a long list of standard and optional features, butt the one feature that the Tacoma doesn’t offer is also the feature you’ll use the most if you pick the Colorado. At all trim levels, the Colorado is enhanced with a 4G LTE wireless connection that extends high-speed internet access to up to seven devices simultaneously.So wherever you are or what you are doing, all the entertainment and information available online is at your disposal. Once you start using this feature for work, travel, and recreation, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without it.

2015 Chevy Colorado Interior


You want to push your pickup to the limit knowing that if it needs maintenance or service, the automaker has got you covered. Chevy extends a longer and more generous warranty to Colorado owners than Toyota extends to Tacoma owners.The Powertrain/Drivetrain Limited Warranty for the Colorado covers you for 100,000 miles. The same warranty for the Tacoma covers you for just 60,000 miles. Colorado drivers also receive five years or 100,000 miles of roadside assistance. Tacoma drivers stop getting coverage after just two years or 25,000 miles.

2015 Chevy Colorado

The 2015 Chevy Colorado Can’t Be Beat

In all the categories that really matter—price, capability, reliability—the 2015 Chevy Colorado delivers more than the 2015 Toyota Tacoma. Not only that, it delivers more than any other mid-sized pickup, and a lot of full-sized pickups too. Find out why so many drivers and critics are raving about the Colorado by visiting Tom Gill Chevy at 7830 Commerce Drive in Florence, KY. We are less than 20 minutes south of Cincinnati, right off of I-71 across from the City of Florence Golf Course. Visit us seven days a week to tour and test drive the 2015 Chevy Colorado.