Compare 2015 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2015 Nissan Frontier vs 2015 Toyota Tacoma

2015 Chevrolet Colorado
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2015 Nissan Frontier
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2015 Toyota Tacoma
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Select style
Ext Cab 128.3" 2WD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ext Cab 128.3" 2WD Base 19 26 $20,019 $20,120
Ext Cab 128.3" 2WD WT 19 26 $20,904 $21,775
Crew Cab 128.3" 2WD WT 20 27 $23,113 $24,330
Ext Cab 128.3" 2WD LT 20 27 $23,911 $25,170
Crew Cab 140.5" 2WD WT 18 26 $24,557 $25,850
Ext Cab 128.3" 4WD WT 19 25 $25,809 $26,885
Crew Cab 128.3" 2WD LT 20 27 $25,754 $27,110
Ext Cab 128.3" 2WD Z71 20 27 $26,248 $27,630
Crew Cab 140.5" 2WD LT 18 26 $27,198 $28,630
Ext Cab 128.3" 4WD LT 19 25 $27,759 $29,220
Crew Cab 128.3" 2WD Z71 20 27 $28,072 $29,550
Crew Cab 128.3" 4WD WT 17 24 $28,219 $29,705
Crew Cab 140.5" 4WD WT 17 24 $28,504 $30,005
Crew Cab 140.5" 2WD Z71 18 26 $29,245 $30,785
Ext Cab 128.3" 4WD Z71 19 25 $29,977 $31,555
Crew Cab 128.3" 4WD LT 17 24 $30,480 $32,085
Crew Cab 140.5" 4WD LT 17 24 $30,765 $32,385
Crew Cab 128.3" 4WD Z71 17 24 $32,409 $34,115
Crew Cab 140.5" 4WD Z71 17 24 $32,694 $34,415
Select style
2WD King Cab I4 Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $17,384 $17,990
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 23 $19,956 $20,660
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $21,218 $21,970
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S S 17 22 $21,921 $22,700
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 23 $22,229 $23,020
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 16 22 $22,798 $23,610
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S S 16 22 $22,933 $23,750
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $23,357 $24,190
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 17 22 $23,694 $24,540
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 16 22 $23,781 $24,630
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 16 22 $24,475 $25,350
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S S 16 21 $24,257 $25,400
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $24,629 $25,510
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 17 22 $24,966 $25,860
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 15 21 $25,125 $26,310
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S S 15 21 $25,258 $26,450
4WD King Cab Manual SV 16 21 $26,011 $27,240
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,383 $27,630
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,783 $28,050
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 21 $27,269 $28,560
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $28,846 $30,550
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 16 22 $29,937 $31,360
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $29,751 $31,510
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $29,978 $31,750
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 16 22 $31,081 $32,560
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $30,741 $32,560
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 21 $32,107 $34,010
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 21 $33,286 $35,260
Select style
2WD Access Cab I4 MT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Access Cab I4 MT 21 25 $19,654 $20,965
2WD Access Cab I4 AT 19 24 $20,498 $21,865
2WD Access Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,118 $22,525
2WD Double Cab I4 AT 19 24 $21,378 $23,075
2WD Double Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,887 $23,625
2WD Access Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,463 $23,960
4WD Access Cab I4 MT 18 20 $23,250 $24,800
2WD Double Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,216 $25,060
2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,679 $25,560
4WD Access Cab I4 AT 18 21 $24,094 $25,700
4WD Access Cab V6 MT 15 19 $24,708 $26,355
4WD Access Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,533 $27,235
4WD Double Cab V6 MT 15 19 $25,342 $27,355
4WD Double Cab V6 AT 16 21 $26,157 $28,235
4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT 16 21 $26,620 $28,735
4WD Access Cab V6 MT TRD Pro 15 19 $33,494 $35,725
4WD Double Cab V6 MT TRD Pro 15 19 $33,940 $36,635
4WD Access Cab V6 AT TRD Pro 16 21 $34,411 $36,705
4WD Double Cab V6 AT TRD Pro 16 21 $34,846 $37,615
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,019
$17,384
$19,654
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,120
$17,990
$20,965
Monthly Payment Estimate
$335 / month
$300 / month
$349 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.2
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Chevy Colorado asks the question: is not-full-size big enough? For many of us, that's a "yes." 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. The Toyota Tacoma doesn't make a lot of sense, unless it'll live almost exclusively off-road.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
2 - -
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
45.00 42.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.00 55.8 53.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.40 39.7 40
Passenger Capacity
2 4 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.50 58.3 57.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 25.4 28.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 55 53.6
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.3 35.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.9 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
47.20 48.2 -
Wheelbase (in)
128.30 125.9 127.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.40 7.6 8.1
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - 32.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.30 72.8 72.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - - -
Overhang, Front (in)
36.90 - -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - - -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
212.70 205.5 208.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.40 7.6 8.1
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - -
Height, Overall (in)
70.40 68.7 66.1
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.40 44.4 41.5
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
74.00 73.3 73.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.80 61.4 56.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 18 18
Cargo Volume (ft³)
49.90 33.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 61.4 56.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 0.7 11.3 10
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA 10
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x 1.0 11.1 10.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA - -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21 21.1 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA - -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.3 43.4 42.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R16 P235/75TR15 P215/70SR15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - -
Spare Tire Size
T175/80R18 Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QJJ NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Spare Tire Order Code
QDC NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R16 P235/75TR15 P215/70SR15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Rear Tire Order Code
QJJ NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 350 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500 3500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2257 - -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - 7976 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3300 - -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1703 - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5400 4690 4900
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2900 - -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 X 7 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Styled Steel Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 X 7 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 4.5 Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Styled Steel Styled Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.8 - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550 356
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 550 356
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.5 L/146 2.7 L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 6300 152 @ 5200 159 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
191 @ 4400 171 @ 4400 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
LCV NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 23 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.36 1.44
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Type
6 5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.81 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.03 3.64 4.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 2.08 2.06
Trans Order Code
N8D NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No No
Trans Power Take Off
NA - -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
N/A None None
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.47 3.58 3.95
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
E63 T T
Body Style
Extended Cab Pickup King Cab Access Cab
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.10 4.08 3.31
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 4.08 3.31
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 - 5.0
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.4 (Est) 8.0
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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