2016 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

2016 Chevrolet Colorado

2016 Chevrolet Colorado

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

Chevrolet has a number of high-performance vehicles on the market today, and for those who plan on putting their next car up to some serious off-road tests, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado pickup and 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV are both worthy of consideration. These models come with four-wheel drive and commanding performance specs, but they serve the needs of different drivers. Learn more about each, and then drive from Cincinnati to take them out on the road at Tom Gill Chevrolet in Florence, KY.

A Glimpse at Both Models

2016 Chevrolet Colorado

2016 Chevrolet Colorado

  • Small-midsize pickup truck
  • MSRP from $20,100
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway and 22 mpg city

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • Full-size SUV
  • 5.3L V8 engine
  • Maximum towing capacity of 8,600 pounds

Performance Capabilities

Performance Capabilities

If you go with the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, then you’ll get a traditional truck frame and chassis and the option of rear-wheel drive (4×2) or four-wheel drive (4×4). The base engine is a 2.5L four-cylinder that makes 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque, and can tow up to 3,500 pounds. An available 3.6L V6 increases performance to 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, and boosts towing to 7,000 pounds. There’s also a turbocharged 2.8L four-cylinder engine that makes 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, and tows 7,700 pounds. With this last engine, you’ll also get up to an EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway and 22 mpg city.

The 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe is a truck-based, body-on-frame SUV, which is also offered with either rear-wheel drive (4×2) or four-wheel drive (4×4). The only engine is a robust 5.3L V8 that dishes out 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, and has a maximum towing capacity of 8,600 pounds when properly equipped. The best fuel economy available on the Tahoe is an EPA-estimated 23 mpg highway and 16 mpg city.

Design

Design

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is a small-midsize pickup truck that’s offered with two different cabin setups. The basic Extended Cab version provides seating for a driver and one passenger in a single row of seats, while an available Crew Cab model gives you seating for up to five in two rows of seats. As a pickup, you’ll also get a truck bed. The regular truck bed is five feet long, while the long bed is six feet long.

The 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-size SUV that promises a tremendous amount of space for passengers. All models have three rows of seats. The standard setup gives you seating for eight people, while a version with second-row captain’s chair reduces seating capacity to seven. For those who want even more room, there’s a first-row bench seat available that increases the seating capacity to nine. As far as cargo space is concerned, this SUV gives you 15.3 cubic feet behind the third row and a maximum cargo volume of 94.7 cubic feet.

Price

Price

Another distinguishing characteristic of these two vehicles is the price, with the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado coming in at a much lower starting MSRP than the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe.

  • Chevrolet Colorado: MSRP from $20,100
  • Chevrolet Tahoe: MSRP from $47,000

Should You Choose the Colorado or the Tahoe?

You might choose the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado if you’re the kind of driver that wants a really affordable pickup that can handle hefty loads in the truck bed while also giving you an impressive array of powertrain options, including some fuel-efficient machines.

On the other hand, the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe proves ideal if you’re willing to spend more and you’re looking for a large people-hauler that also delivers commanding V8 performance, an impressive towing capacity, and plenty of room for cargo when needed. No matter which vehicle you go with, though, you can look forward to a muscular body-on-frame design and available four-wheel drive with commanding off-road capabilities.

Find Both Models for Sale at Tom Gill Chevrolet

There’s a lot to recommend about the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2016 Chevrolet Colorado. Discover both models for yourself at Tom Gill Chevrolet. Our friendly and helpful sales team will run through everything you might need or want to know about either model. Make your way to see us at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY, located a short distance from Cincinnati just over the state border. You can contact us for more information.