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2009 Chevrolet Colorado

2008 Toyota Tacoma

  2009 Chevrolet Colorado LT w/1LT 2008 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner
Invoice $15,953 $13,233
15/24 15/25
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Bottom Line The new available V-8 engine is a long time coming and helps position the Colorado as a worthy rival to the most capable compacts and an alternative to full-size trucks. Read Full Review The 2008 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks. Read Full Review
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  • Acceleration with the V-8
  • Fuel efficiency with the four
  • Choice of body styles
  • In short-bed form, a real compact truck


  • Doesn’t steer as well as some rivals
  • The longer six-foot might still be too short
  • Lots of chintzy hard plastic inside
  • Rough-running four- and five-cylinders
  • Five-cylinder gets V-8 gas mileage


  • Fuel-efficient four-cylinder model
  • Simple instrument panel
  • Reputation for reliability and durability


  • Not much more maneuverable than a full-size
  • Harder, less settled ride than rivals
  • Seats lack support
  • Lacks safety features
  • V-6 models can get very pricey
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