The 2017 Toyota Tacoma vs. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

2017 Toyota Tacoma

Chevrolet Colorado

2017 Chevrolet Colorado

In the compact and midsize pickup truck segment, there are only a few models truly worthy of consideration. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma continues its long legacy of dominance in the field with known reliability and outstanding off-road performance capabilities, but the 2017 Chevy Colorado has lately been gaining some steam as well. In order to help make the pickup shopping experience easier, we’ve supplied Mt. Holly drivers with a comparison of these two models which helps illustrate the ways in which the Tacoma is a top contender. We hope that the guide we’ve assembled proves useful. When you’re ready, come test drive the new Tacoma at Toyota of Gastonia to put the talk to the test.

Standard Features

People want a pickup truck that can get the job done, but these days they’re also looking for an elevated, upgraded cabin experience. Both of these pickups come with standard features like air conditioning, a rearview camera, a six-speaker sound system, and power windows and door locks. However, only if you choose the Toyota Tacoma will you also get base features like Bluetooth® connectivity, a GoPro camera mount, and a movable tie-down cleat clamping system, offering the advanced features you need for less.

Off-Road Performance Capabilities

Whether you choose the Toyota Tacoma or the Chevy Colorado for your next pickup, you’ll have the option of rear-wheel drive (4×2), four-wheel drive (4×4), and a robust V6 powertrain. When it comes to off-road performance, though, the Toyota Tacoma easily has the edge:

  • Toyota Tacoma – Opt for the Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road to get your hands on a premium all-terrain package that delivers unprecedented levels of off-road performance in this segment, including features like Multi-terrain Select, Crawl Control (CRAWL), an electronically locking rear differential, all-terrain tries, and additional skid plates.
  • Chevy Colorado – While the Colorado can be outfitted with add-on features like an off-road oriented suspension, a locking rear differential, all-terrain tires, and hill descent control, but none of these match up to the off-road capabilities and prowess provided by the Tacoma TRD Off-Road.

Get the Most from Your Next Pickup with the 2017 Toyota Tacoma

While the 2017 Chevy Colorado is a respected model in the midsize pickup truck segment, it ultimately pales in comparison to the 2017 Toyota Tacoma, just as the  Honda Ridgeline and Nissan Frontier, too, attempt to stand up to the Tacoma and fail to do so. So when you’ve got a job to tackle or trail to traverse, count on the new Tacoma to get the job done! You’ll find a variety of Tacoma trims and features on sale at Toyota of Gastonia, located at 4821 Wilkinson Boulevard in Gastonia, NC, just a short commute from Shelby. Come by and see us any day of the week to enjoy “The Gastonia Experience,” which includes upfront pricing, a lifetime powertrain warranty, and even a 3-day/300-mile exchange program! Our team is also easy to reach at (855) 889-9794 if you have further questions prior to your visit.