2017 Chevy Colorado vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma near Denver, CO
There is certainly no shortage of exceptional midsize pickup trucks on the market, and to find the one right for you and your needs, you could spend all weekend doing research and visiting multiple dealerships. But, here at Medved South, we think your time could be better spent. Because of this, we have taken the time to do the research for you with our 2017 Chevy Colorado vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma near Denver, CO, comparison, so you can see how the two stack up against each other.
One of the most important qualities of a new truck is what lies beneath the hood, and both the 2017 Chevy Colorado and the 2017 Toyota Tacoma give you options. They both come standard with a 4-cylinder engine, but the similarities stop there. In the Tacoma, the 2.7L 4-cylinder delivers 159 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque. That just can’t compare to the Colorado’s 2.5L 4-cylinder with an impressive 200 horsepower and 191 lb.-ft. of torque. Both of these trucks also boast a V6 engine, but the Colorado wins here, too, with 308 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque, while the Tacoma falls short with 278 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque. And, last but certainly not least, the Colorado gives you the option of a Duramax® 2.8L 4-cylinder Turbo-Diesel engine with 181 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. There is no diesel option at all in the Tacoma.
Beyond which option gives you more power, our 2017 Chevy Colorado vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma near Denver, CO, comparison also takes a look at which midsize pickup truck has more fun tech. The Colorado has done away with its old standard 4.2-inch screen, and, for the new model year, a dynamic 7-inch touchscreen comes standard. In the Tacoma, you’ll only find a 6.1-inch screen as standard. In top trims, the Colorado bumps this up to an even more impressive 8-inch screen, while the largest you’ll find in the Tacoma is a 7-inch display. Located on this screen in the 2017 Colorado is the latest in smartphone integration – Apple CarPlay™1. Just plug in your iPhone®, and your favorite apps, like Music, Maps, Messaging, and more, are displayed right from this screen. While the 2017 Tacoma can be equipped with the Entune™ Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation2 and App Suite3, it can’t do as many functions as Apple CarPlay™1.
Also of note is that the Chevrolet Colorado now comes standard with Teen Driver Technology4, which promotes safe driving when your teenager borrows your truck to meet friends at Regal Cinemas. All you need to do is enter a PIN into the touchscreen display, and this system can mute the audio until front seat occupants are wearing their seatbelt, as well as set a volume limit on music. If the driver is traveling over a preset speed, they’ll receive an audible and visual warning. And, you’ll receive a report card that lets you know if any safety features, like available Forward Collision Alert5, were needed. No such technology is offered at all in the Toyota Tacoma. Also not offered in the Tacoma that you’ll find in the Colorado? Built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi6 with a signal strong enough to connect up to seven devices.
Here at Medved South, we hope that our side-by-side look at the 2017 Chevy Colorado vs the 2017 Toyota Tacoma near Denver, CO, has given you a better idea of which midsize truck gives you more. To see the Colorado up close and personal, visit us at 1506 S. Wilcox Street in Castle Rock, CO, to take one for a test drive.
1 Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and Apple’s terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible smartphone and data plan rates apply.
2 Be sure to obey traffic regulations and maintain awareness of road and traffic conditions at all times. Availability and accuracy of the information provided by the navigation system is dependent upon many factors. Use common sense when relying on information provided. Services and programming subject to change. Services not available in every city or roadway; updates may be available at an additional cost from your dealer. See your Navigation System Owner’s Manual for details.
3 Be sure to obey traffic regulations and maintain awareness of road and traffic conditions at all times. Apps/services vary by phone/carrier; functionality depends on many factors. Select apps use large amounts of data; you are responsible for charges. Apps and services subject to change. See toyota.com/entune for details.
4 Requires Chevrolet MyLink with 8-inch diagonal display.
5 Safety features are no substitute for the driver's responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Read the vehicle Owner's Manual for more important safety information.
6 Requires a compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. 4G LTE service available in select markets. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations.
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