The pickup truck is an American icon. No other country relies on the pickup truck as much as America does, which is why we, as consumers, have so many options. The compact truck is not necessarily a new concept, but the Toyota Tacoma and Chevy Colorado are relatively new in relation to their respective counterparts, the Toyota Tundra and the Chevy Silverado. Like the Tundra and the Silverado, the Tacoma and the Colorado have a lot in common, but what sets them apart?
Both the Tacoma and the Colorado are available with varying cab lengths and powertrains. They both also offer extended cab options, making both trucks highly customizable. Around the outside, the dimensions are also very similar across all body styles. But are they the same truck?
When you open the hood of both of these world-class trucks, you begin to see the real differences between them. First, the Toyota Tacoma is only available with two engines, and we can't pretend that either one of them offers more power or efficiency than the Chevy engine options. We can, however, make the argument that the Tacoma is heavier, giving you a more comfortable driving experience. The best part about the Tacoma is the manual transmission. With a six-speed manual transmission, the Tacoma is a blast to drive, on and off the road. If you have any questions about the 2017 Toyota Tacoma or the Chevy Colorado, contact us today at Fox Toyota!