2016 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2016 Ford F-150

2016 Chevrolet Colorado

2016 Chevrolet Colorado
2016 Ford F-150

2016 Ford F-150

Drivers in and around Florence and Cincinnati in search of a solid pickup truck are sure to be pleased with the likes of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado. Although the 2016 Ford F-150 might come across as a solid option due to its larger size and significant power, the Chevy Colorado proves a great choice for drivers in need of a truck that is easier to handle, gets better fuel economy, and has a lower starting price.

Plus, Ford doesn’t offer a midsize pickup like the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado at all, so the automaker limits its options to motorists in the Florence and Cincinnati area in need of an affordable work truck. Take a moment to see how the two compare, and then make your way to Tom Gill Chevrolet to get behind the wheel of the latest Chevy Colorado for yourself.

Fuel Economy

Efficiency is one critical area in which the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado easily trumps the 2016 Ford F-150. Starting with base engines, the Colorado’s 2.5L inline-four engine returns an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city and 26 mpg highway when paired to the available six-speed automatic transmission. Move to Chevrolet’s available 3.6L V6 that is good for 26 mpg highway and 18 mpg city, and top it off with a newly available 2.8L turbo-diesel inline-four that gets up to 31 mpg highway.

Compare those numbers to the F-150’s entry-level 3.5L V6 that manages just 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. Even the available 2.7L turbocharged inline-four gets just 26 mpg highway and 19 mpg city. The 5.0L V8 gets the worst fuel economy of all at a max EPA-estimated 22 mpg highway and 15 mpg city.


Buyers in Florence and Cincinnati looking to save money while still getting a completely capable pickup would be better served by the Chevrolet model.

  • 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Price: MSRP from $20,100
  • 2016 Ford F-150 Price: MSRP from $26,615


Both the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and the 2016 Ford F-150 come equipped with similar standard safety features, including antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, trailer sway control, and a full suite of airbags. However, the Colorado boasts the OnStar telematics system, complete with emergency crash notification, stolen vehicle alerts, and remote locking and unlocking services.

The Ford model offers no such telematics system, and its Sync program requires that a cell phone be paired to Bluetooth in order to summon help in the event of an emergency. As such, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado proves the better option.

Find the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado at Tom Gill Chevrolet

If you’re ready to experience the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, then head to Tom Gill Chevrolet, located at 7830 Commerce Drive in Florence, KY, just a short drive from Cincinnati. Feel free to give our sales team a call with any questions. Otherwise, we look forward to working with you and setting you up with a Colorado model that meets your needs!