Compare 2012 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2012 Toyota Tacoma

2012 Chevrolet Colorado
2012 Toyota Tacoma
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2WD Crew Cab LT w/1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab LT w/1LT 18 25 $23,070 $24,285
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab LT w/2LT 17 23 $26,115 $27,490
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab LT w/3LT 14 20 $26,923 $28,340
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab LT w/1LT 18 25 $21,807 $22,955
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab LT w/2LT 17 23 $24,852 $26,160
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab LT w/3LT 14 20 $25,659 $27,010
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 25 $18,940 $19,730
Colorado 2WD Reg Cab LT w/1LT 18 25 $19,351 $20,370
Colorado 2WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 25 $16,776 $17,475
Colorado 2WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 15 20 $18,883 $19,670
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab LT w/1LT 16 21 $27,037 $28,460
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab LT w/2LT 16 21 $28,804 $30,320
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab LT w/1LT 17 23 $25,289 $26,620
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab LT w/2LT 17 23 $28,006 $29,480
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 24 $22,108 $23,030
Colorado 4WD Reg Cab LT w/1LT 17 24 $23,218 $24,440
Colorado 4WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 24 $20,140 $20,980
Colorado 4WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 16 21 $22,200 $23,125
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2WD Access Cab I4 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 AT 19 24 $19,513 $20,815
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $20,228 $21,575
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 MT 21 25 $18,670 $19,915
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,571 $23,010
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab V6 MT X-Runner 16 21 $24,966 $26,630
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab I4 AT 19 24 $20,775 $22,425
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,378 $23,075
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,169 $25,010
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,706 $24,510
Tacoma 2WD Reg Cab I4 AT 19 24 $17,067 $18,025
Tacoma 2WD Reg Cab I4 MT 21 25 $16,215 $17,125
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 AT 18 21 $23,110 $24,650
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 MT 18 20 $22,266 $23,750
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 AT 16 21 $24,549 $26,185
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 MT 15 19 $23,723 $25,305
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT 16 21 $26,019 $28,085
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,555 $27,585
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 MT 15 19 $24,739 $26,705
Tacoma 4WD Reg Cab I4 AT 18 21 $20,929 $22,105
Tacoma 4WD Reg Cab I4 MT 18 20 $19,860 $20,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,070
$19,513
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,285
$20,815
Monthly Payment Estimate
$405 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Chevrolet Colorado soldiers on as the only truly compact truck on the market (with its Canyon twin), but are you sure you don't really want a mid-size truck instead? The 2012 Toyota Tacoma's affordable price, fuel-efficiency, and simplicity make it a good, capable alternative for those who don't need a full-size truck.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.9 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.7
Passenger Capacity
6 4
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 34.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 24.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
137.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
207.1 208.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.7 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 66.1
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
126.0 127.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
22.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
61.1 73.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.2 56.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 41.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x 2.5 10.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 1.6 10.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.3 42.3
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.31 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 17.4
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
QRD NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/70R15
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
450 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 3500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7000 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1680 1726
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5000 4900
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2048 2109
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
LLV NA
Displacement
2.9L/177 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 159 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 2.80
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Trans PTO Access
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.53
Trans Order Code
M30 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Summary
Body Code
E63 127" WB
Body Style
Crew Cab Access Cab
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Toyota Tacoma
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 1.2
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
Independent - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf-Spring
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4 (2011)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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