Compare 2016 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2016 Nissan Frontier

2016 Chevrolet Colorado
2016 Nissan Frontier
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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
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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
$25,274
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,410
$26,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$474 / month
$436 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Chevy Colorado is the answer for drivers who don't quite need a full-size truck. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.30 58
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.50 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.30 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.20 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
45.00 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.00 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.80 33.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.40 40
Exterior Dimensions
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)
- TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.30 8.6
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
70.70 70.1
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
128.30 139.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.30 8.6
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - 32.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.30 72.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
34.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
- 219.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.80 61.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 18
Cargo Volume (ft³)
41.30 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 61.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.40 44.4
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
61.70 73.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x 1.0 11.7
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 0.7 11.3
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
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 47.8
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
QHR NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P255/65R17 P265/70TR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
T175/80R18 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QHR NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
QDC NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P255/65R17 P265/70TR16
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7700 6300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 630
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 630
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5500 5730
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3300 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8500 11133
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2900 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 4.5 Full-Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
15.6 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
191 @ 4400 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LCV NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 4.0 L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 6300 261 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
N/A None
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.53
Trans Type
6 5
Trans PTO Access
NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.76
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.35
Trans Order Code
MYB NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.00
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Nissan Frontier
Body Code
E63 T
Body Style
Crew Cab Pickup Crew Cab
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.10 3.13
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.13
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 9.8 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
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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