2018 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma

Passenger side exterior view of a red 2018 Chevy Colorado on the left "vs" a driver side exterior view of a gray 2018 Toyota Tacoma on the right

The everyday utility of owning a truck is something many of us seek even though we may only actually need the hauling power that a truck provides on occasion. That is why a medium-duty pickup truck like the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma is the perfect compromise of performance, power, and efficiency. Both the 2018 Colorado and the 2018 Tacoma offer multiple engines and cabin size options that allow customers to find the right mix of capability and comfort. Find out which one of these versatile and capable trucks fits your needs best with this comprehensive comparison.

2018 Chevy Colorado


2018 Toyota Tacoma

3.6L V6 with Direct Injection Standard Engine 2.7L 4-Cylinder
200 HP/ 191 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 159 HP/ 180 LB-FT
6-Speed Manual Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
20 MPG City/ 26 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 20 MPG City/ 23 MPG HWY
*EPA estimates of the Base Trim level with Standard Equipment.

Compare the 2018 Colorado and the 2018 Tacoma

As you can see from the chart above the 2018 Chevy Colorado provides significantly more horsepower, torque, and EPA estimated fuel efficiency than the 2018 Toyota Tacoma does. The 2018 Colorado and the 2018 Tacoma offer upgrades to their standard engines, the Colorado offers a 3.6L V6 and a 2.8L Duramax® Turbo Diesel I-4 while the 2018 Tacoma makes a 3.5L V6 engine available. The engine upgrades of the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado still supply it with more power and better fuel economy than the engine upgrade of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma do.

Both the 2018 Chevy Colorado and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma have a host of cabin size and bed length options to choose from to ensure that all customers can get the right amount of passenger and cargo hauling ability for them. The 2018 Colorado and the 2018 Tacoma share a standard 3,500-pound maximum towing capacity, but the Chevy Colorado can tow up to 7,700 pounds while the Toyota Tacoma can only manage a maximum of 6,400 pounds. With a more powerful and efficient standard and optional drivetrain as well as more overall towing capability, the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is the clear choice over the 2108 Toyota Tacoma. Take the 2018 Chevy Colorado for a test drive today at Sleepy Hollow Auto in Viroqua, WI.

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