2016 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2016 Toyota Tacoma

2016 Chevrolet Colorado

2016 Chevrolet Colorado

2016 Toyota Tacoma

2016 Toyota Tacoma

For drivers in the midsize pickup truck segment from Cincinnati or Florence who are looking for a confident performance, affordable price, and strong fuel economy from their next model, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado proves a worthy choice. Back this year with an all-new DURAMAX 2.8L turbo-diesel engine that promises to maximize both performance an fuel economy, this model is certain to hang with any competition, including the 2016 Toyota Tacoma.

Though the new Toyota Tacoma has been redesigned, it still doesn’t match the Chevy Colorado in the areas that matter most. If you’re of the same mind, then check out the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado at Tom Gill Chevrolet.

Starting Price

Most shoppers in this segment are looking for a good deal on a pickup truck that can still deliver on performance. The 2016 Chevy Colorado starts out right with a low starting price of $20, 120. While similarly sized and equipped, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is priced higher at $23,300.


Among the most competitive midsize pickups, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado shines with outstanding performance numbers. Available with three engine options, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado achieves its peak performance from a 3.6L V6 engine that delivers a commanding 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. The new DURAMAX 2.8L turbo-diesel engine is soon to be released and promises an engaging performance as well with 181 hp and an impressive 369 lb-ft of torque. The best towing performance is achieved with the V6 engine setup, which can get up to 7000 pounds.

The Tacoma’s base engine is a 2.7L four-cylinder that only makes 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a 3.5L V6 engine that comes in below the Chevy Colorado with 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. Towing also slides in under the Colorado with 6,800 pounds max capacity.

Fuel Economy

For a long time, it didn’t seem possible to save money on gas with high-performance pickup trucks. The 2016 Chevy Colorado is proving that prejudice wrong:

  • 2016 Chevy Colorado mpg: When equipped with its 2.5L four-cylinder engine, the Chevy Colorado gets an impressive EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway. The DURAMAX 2.8L turbo-diesel engine is expected to offer strong fuel economy as well, though the numbers haven’t yet been released.
  • 2016 Toyota Tacoma mpg: The Tacoma achieves its best fuel economy at just an EPA-estimated 24 mpg highway.

Get the Job Done in a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is on sale now at Tom Gill Chevrolet, a premier Cincinnati area Chevy dealer at 7830 Commerce Drive in Florence, KY. Find out if this midsize pickup truck is right for you by taking it for a test drive. If you have any questions about the arrival of the new DURAMAX turbocharged engine or want help with anything, feel free to contact our sales team!