2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2016 Chevrolet Colorado
2016 Toyota Tacoma 2016 Chevrolet Colorado
TRD Off-Road Model ZR2
Yes Crawl-Mode N/A
Atkinson-Cycle 3.5-liter V6 V6 Engine Options Conventional 3.6-liter V6
Yes GoPro Camera Mount N/A

2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2016 Chevrolet Colorado

2016 Toyota Tacoma Interior

The mid-size truck segment has seen some overhaul this year, with the Toyota Tacoma and Chevy Colorado undergoing major redesigns. As consumers increasingly demand vehicles with better fuel-economy, these light and nimble models are pleasing alternatives to larger trucks. Let's see how these mid-size trucks measure up in this 2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2016 Chevrolet Colorado comparison.

The Tacoma has a legendary reputation for its off-road capabilities, and the 2016 Tacoma certainly has this advantage over the Colorado. The Tacoma TRD models offer a fantastic multi-terrain system that optimizes for various systems including rocks, sand and mud. A driver-selectable "crawl-mode" is quite useful for low-speed maneuvers through challenging terrain. And with its limited slip differential and locking rear differential, the Tacoma is superbly equipped to head off the pavement.

Advantages of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma in Tuscaloosa AL

Another major advantage of the Tacoma over the Colorado is engine performance. While they both offer a V6 engine, the new 3.5-liter V6 on the 2016 Tacoma features optimized fuel injection and an Atkinson power cycle, which is similar to a hybrid. Not only does this new V6 have better performance, but it is also expected to get some the best fuel-efficiency in its class. When you factor in the 2016 Tacoma's retuned suspension and lighter overall weight, it certainly will give mid-size truck owners a maneuverable and highly capable ride.

Rounding out the attractions of the 2016 Tacoma is its GoPro camera mount on the windshield, which enables Tacoma owners to document any of their off-road adventures. All-around, the 2016 Tacoma is a fantastic option for the mid-size truck segment, and the recent redesign has taken this off-roading favorite to a whole new level. Also, be sure to take a look at our no-cost non-factory Lifetime Warranty, which extends the standard Powertrain Warranty for any new Toyota model. Come check out the outstanding 2016 Tacoma when it arrives at Tuscaloosa Toyota this fall.

2016 Toyota Tacoma Advantages