2017 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2017 Toyota Tacoma

2017 Chevrolet Colorado

2017 Chevrolet Colorado

2017 Toyota Tacoma

2017 Toyota Tacoma

There are a lot of different things to consider when looking for a small or midsize pickup truck, but most buyers put price, power, and fuel economy among their top considerations. While the 2017 Toyota Tacoma remains a competitive choice in this segment, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado actually beats out the Tacoma in all of these areas. Get the full picture with this comparison from Tom Gill Chevrolet.


For truck shoppers looking to save more money on their next pickup purchase, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado comes in well under the competition.

  • Chevrolet Colorado: MSRP from $20,055
  • Toyota Tacoma: MSRP from $24,120


Both of these pickup trucks have the option of either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive, but the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado easily outclasses the 2017 Toyota Tacoma in the performance areas that matter.

  • Chevrolet Colorado: You’ll have three different engine choices on the Colorado. The base engine is a 2.5L inline-four that puts out 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. You can also upgrade to a Duramax 2.8L turbodiesel four-cylinder engine that dishes out 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. If you want more naturally aspirated power, then there’s also a 3.6L V6 engine that puts out 308 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. Maximum towing on this midsize pickup is available from the Duramax 2.8L turbo-diesel, which helps a properly equipped Colorado tow up to 7,700 pounds.
  • Toyota Tacoma: The base engine on the Toyota Tacoma is a 2.7L four-cylinder that makes only 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. If you want more power than that, then there’s only one other option available, and that’s a 3.5L V6 that only manages 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. Even when fully equipped with the V6 engine, the Tacoma can’t tow more than 6,800 pounds.

Fuel Economy

On top of its impressive performance output, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado also provides a surprisingly fuel-efficient experience. The base 2.7L four-cylinder engine on the Colorado is good for up to 24 mpg highway and 19 mpg city, while the 3.6L V6 will get you up to 25 mpg highway and 18 mpg city.

The most fuel-efficient engine is the Duramax turbo-diesel, though, with up to an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway and 22 mpg city. Meanwhile, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma’s 2.7L four-cylinder engine on the Tacoma only gets up to 23 mpg highway and 19 mpg city, while the 3.5L V6 tops out at 24 mpg highway and 19 mpg city.

Get Inside the Capable and Well-Rounded 2017 Chevrolet Colorado

After taking the time to discover why the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado beats out the top competition, we’re confident you’ll want to take it for a spin. If that’s the case, then take the trip to Tom Gill Chevrolet, located just over the state line from Cincinnati at 7830 Commerce Dr, in Florence, KY. Contact us to set up a test drive today!