Chevrolet is at it again. This time, Chevrolet takes down Toyota in a head-to-head between the Colorado and the Tacoma. For two years in a row, the Chevrolet Colorado has taken down the Toyota Tacoma for Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year title. With best-in-class towing capability, torque, and fuel economy, it’s really no surprise that the Colorado came out on top.

Towing Capability

When it comes to the pickup segment, utility is king. Whether you’re looking to load up the back or tow a trailer – or your friend’s Ford – towing capability is an important part of trucking. Properly equipped, the Chevrolet Colorado Diesel tows up to 7,700 pounds, while the Tacoma lags behind with 6,800 pounds of towing capability.


Where does all that towing capability come from? It comes from a massive amount of torque. Thanks to that turbo-diesel under the hood, the Colorado Diesel puts out 369 lb-ft of torque. Compare that to the 265 lb-ft of torque in the Toyota Tacoma.

Fuel Economy

In fuel economy, the Chevrolet Colorado Diesel crushes the Tacoma in a landslide. Even with the monstrous torque advantage, the Colorado Diesel gets a stellar 31 mpg highway. The Toyota Tacoma not-so-gracefully cruises along with 24 mpg highway.

Chevrolet Colorado for Sale in Forest Lake, MN

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