Compare 2016 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2016 GMC Canyon vs 2016 Nissan Frontier

2016 Chevrolet Colorado
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2016 GMC Canyon
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2016 Nissan Frontier
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Select style
2WD Crew Cab 128.3" LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 128.3" LT 20 27 $26,989 $28,410
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 128.3" WT 20 27 $24,206 $25,480
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 128.3" Z71 20 27 $29,378 $30,925
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" LT 18 26 $28,433 $29,930
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" WT 18 26 $25,650 $27,000
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Z71 18 26 $30,552 $32,160
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Base 19 26 $19,954 $20,055
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" LT 20 27 $25,146 $26,470
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" WT 19 26 $22,008 $22,925
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Z71 20 27 $27,554 $29,005
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128.3" LT 17 24 $31,392 $33,045
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128.3" WT 17 24 $28,989 $30,515
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128.3" Z71 17 24 $33,392 $35,150
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" LT 17 24 $31,677 $33,345
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" WT 17 24 $29,274 $30,815
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Z71 17 24 $33,677 $35,450
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128.3" LT 19 25 $28,671 $30,180
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128.3" WT 19 25 $26,587 $27,695
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128.3" Z71 19 25 $30,960 $32,590
Select style
2WD Crew Cab 128.3"
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 128.3" 20 27 $25,037 $26,355
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 128.3" SLE 20 27 $28,248 $29,735
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 128.3" SLT 18 26 $32,252 $33,950
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" 18 26 $26,481 $27,875
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLE 18 26 $29,692 $31,255
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 18 26 $33,031 $34,770
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" 19 26 $22,848 $23,800
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SL 19 26 $20,835 $20,940
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SLE 20 27 $26,405 $27,795
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SLT 18 26 $30,428 $32,030
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 128.3" SLE 17 24 $33,126 $34,870
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 128.3" SLT 17 24 $36,062 $37,960
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLE 17 24 $33,411 $35,170
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 17 24 $36,347 $38,260
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 128.3" 19 25 $27,595 $28,745
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 128.3" SLE 19 25 $30,404 $32,005
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 128.3" SLT 17 24 $34,024 $35,815
Select style
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 16 22 $25,274 $26,180
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $25,428 $26,340
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 16 22 $23,704 $24,550
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 16 22 $30,252 $31,690
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 16 22 $24,580 $25,460
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 17 22 $22,692 $23,500
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 23 $20,727 $21,460
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 23 $22,913 $23,730
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $17,672 $18,290
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $21,902 $22,680
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $24,156 $25,020
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 16 22 $23,598 $24,440
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 21 $33,597 $35,590
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 21 $27,574 $28,880
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $31,524 $33,390
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 21 $26,021 $27,250
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 21 $32,419 $34,340
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 21 $27,174 $28,460
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $30,534 $32,340
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 21 $27,583 $28,890
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $30,760 $32,580
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic SV 15 21 $25,916 $27,140
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,989
$25,037
$25,274
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,410
$26,355
$26,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$474 / month
$439 / month
$436 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Chevy Colorado is the answer for drivers who don't quite need a full-size truck. If all-around utility is more important than ultimate payload and towing numbers, the 2016 GMC Canyon can replace the full-sizer in your garage. The 2016 Nissan Frontier is an aging mid-size truck that's still attractive and useful, but in some ways outpointed by its new GM rivals.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.30 38.30 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.20 56.20 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
45.00 45.00 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.00 55.00 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.80 35.80 33.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.40 41.40 40
Second Hip Room (in)
53.30 53.30 58
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.50 57.50 58.3
Exterior Dimensions
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
- TBD - 212.4 219.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.30 8.30 8.6
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
70.70 70.70 70.1
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
128.30 128.30 139.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.30 8.30 8.6
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - 23.94 32.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.30 74.30 72.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
34.5 34.5 -
Overhang, Front (in)
36.90 36.90 -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 18
Cargo Volume (ft³)
41.30 41.30 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 61.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.40 44.40 44.4
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
61.70 61.70 73.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.80 57.80 61.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 0.7 12.8 x 0.7 11.3
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x 1.0 12.2 x 1.0 11.7
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21 21 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - - TBD - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.3 41.3 47.8
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P255/65R17 P265/70R16 P265/70TR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
T175/80R18 T175/80R18 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QHR QJJ NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
QDC QDC NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P255/65R17 P265/70R16 P265/70TR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
QHR QJJ NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500 6300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7700 7000 6300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350 630
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350 630
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500 6300
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3300 3300 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8500 8500 11133
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2900 2900 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5500 5500 5730
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 16 x 7 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 16 x 7 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 4.5 18 x 4.5 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
15.6 15.6 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA 550
Engine
Engine Order Code
LCV LCV NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.5L/150 4.0 L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 6300 200 @ 6300 261 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
191 @ 4400 191 @ 4400 281 @ 4000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.55 1.53
Trans Type
6 6 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.85 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.20 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.37 2.35
Trans Order Code
MYB MYB NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA No
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.16 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
N/A N/A None
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.06 3.84
Summary
Body Code
E63 E63 T
Body Style
Crew Cab Pickup Crew Cab Pickup Crew Cab
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado GMC Canyon Nissan Frontier
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.10 4.10 3.13
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - - TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA 3.13
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - - TBD - Rigid Axle
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - Fully-boxed -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.1 9.8 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
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
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating

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