2015 Chevrolet Colorado vs. Its Competition

2015 Chevrolet Colorado GearOn Special Edition
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

With the Colorado now on sale, its only direct competition comes from within the building: the GMC Canyon is nearly an identical twin, has slightly higher payload and towing ratings, and to us, looks a little sharper from the front.

Then, there are the two grizzled veterans of the mid-size truck segment, the Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Frontier.

The Tacoma's truly outdated now, with a cramped cabin and a less rigid body structure than the Nissan.

The Frontier offers better cab space and a more comfortable interior than the Tacoma, and we prefer its V-6 engine to the Tacoma's too, though neither have refinement or ride quality in their corner.

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Quick Specs
7.6
The 2015 Chevy Colorado asks the question: is not-full-size big enough? For many of us, that's a "yes."
7.8
The 2015 GMC Canyon won't replace a full-size pickup in our garage, but reminds us why mid-sizers are a good alternative for drivers that covet utility over ultimate payload and towing numbers.
7.2
The 2015 Nissan Frontier is one of your best bets if you don't quite need a full-size pickup, but maneuverability and functionality are high on your priority list.
6.2
The Toyota Tacoma doesn't make a lot of sense, unless it'll live almost exclusively off-road.
MSRP From   
$20,120$20,955$17,990$20,965
Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas I4Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class   
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Style Name   
2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Base2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SL2WD King Cab I4 Manual S2WD Access Cab I4 MT (SE)
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
2244
Passenger Doors   
22N/AN/A
Body Style   
Extended Cab PickupExtended Cab PickupKing CabAccess Cab
Transmission   
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