Chevrolet Colorado vs Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma

2021 CHEVROLET COLORADO

The Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck ensures you never have to compromise when it comes to performance by delivering an optimal combination of power, efficiency and trailering. Additionally, an available suite of driver-centric technologies helps you stay connected with available built-in 4G-LTE W-Fi, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, and Chevrolet Infotainment.

But how does the Chevrolet Colorado compare against its closest rivals from Ford & Toyota? In a few key areas, pretty well.

The Chevrolet Colorado is available with two engines instead of just one like the Ranger & Tacoma. The optional 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel produces much more torque than the 2.3L EcoBoost & V6 found in the Ranger & Tacoma respectively. Furthermore, the diesel engine can return better fuel economy and allows the Colorado to have more max towing capability.

In side the cab, the Chevy Colorado has more front headroom, front legroom, and rear legroom than the other two. What's more, the Colorado is the only mid-size pickup truck to offer a heated steering wheel among the three.

However, it's not a home run for the Chevrolet Colorado because a lot of the safety features that are either standard or available on the other trucks, are not available on the Chevrolet Colorado. As well, the Colorado does not have the best-in-class payload figure. That honor goes to the Ranger.

THE COMPETITION

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2021 Chevrolet Colorado

2021 CHEVROLET COLORADO

2021 Ford Ranger

2021 FORD RANGER

2021 Toyota Tacoma

2021 TOYOTA TACOMA

POWERTRAIN
  Chevrolet Colorado
Ford Ranger
Toyota Tacoma
Engines 3.6L V6, Optional 2.8L I4 Duramax Turbo-Diesel 2.3L EcoBoost I4 3.5L V6
Max Power (hp)
308 (181) 270 278
Max Torque (lb-ft) 275 (369) 310 265
Driven Wheels 4x4 4x4 4x4
Transmissions 8-speed Automatic (6-speed Automatic) 10-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic (6-speed Manual)
Max Towing (lbs)
7,700 7,500 6,500
Max Payload (lbs)
1,576 1,650 1,285

DIMENSIONS
  Chevrolet Colorado
Ford Ranger
Toyota Tacoma
Overall Length (mm)
5,403 - 5,712 5,355 5,393 - 5,727
Overall Width (mm)
1,887 1,861 1,910
Overall Height (mm)
1,793 1,806 1,824
Wheelbase 3,259 - 3,569 3,220 3,235 - 3,570
Headroom (mm) front / rear
1,052 / 973 1,011 / 974 1,008 / 973
Legroom (mm) front/ rear
1,143 / 909 1,095 / 877 1,090 / 828
Box Length (mm)
1,567 - 1,880 1,550 / 1,848 1,537 / 1,872

SAFETY
  Chevrolet Colorado
Ford Ranger
Toyota Tacoma
Number of Airbags
6 6 8
Traction / Stability Control
Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Emergency Braking
N/A Available Standard
Front Pedestrian Braking
N/A Available Standard
Forward Collision Alert
Available Available Standard
Side Blind Zone Alert
N/A Available Available
Lane Keep Assist w/ Lane Departure Warning
Available, Lane Departure Warning Available Standard, Lane Departure Warning
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
N/A Available N/A
Rear Park Assist
Available Available Available
Cameras
HD Rear Camera Rear Camera Rear Camera / Surround view Available
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Standard Standard Standard

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
  Chevrolet Colorado
Ford Ranger
Toyota Tacoma
Heated Seats Front / Rear
Available / N/A Available / N/A Standard / N/A
Ventilated Seats Front / Rear
N/A / N/A N/A / N/A N/A / N/A
Heated Steering Wheel
Available N/A N/A
Touchscreen (inches)
8 8 8
Bluetooth
Standard Standard Standard
Apple CarPlay / Android Auto
Standard Standard Standard
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Available Available N/A
Wireless Phone Charging
Available N/A Available
Auto-dimming Rear View Mirror
Available Available Available
Auto High Beam
N/A Available Standard
Sunroof
N/A N/A Available
Off-Road Trim
ZR2 Tremor TRD Pro

LEARN MORE

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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE 2021 CHEVROLET COLORADO

INVENTORY

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