Compare 2016 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2016 Nissan Frontier vs 2016 Toyota Tacoma

2016 Chevrolet Colorado
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2016 Nissan Frontier
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2016 Toyota Tacoma
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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 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
Select style
2WD Access Cab I4 AT SR
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 AT SR 19 23 $22,181 $23,660
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 AT SR5 19 23 $24,135 $25,745
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab V6 AT SR5 19 24 $25,645 $27,355
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab V6 AT TRD Sport 19 24 $28,149 $30,025
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab I4 AT SR 19 23 $22,687 $24,490
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab I4 AT SR5 19 23 $24,675 $26,635
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT SR5 19 24 $26,722 $28,845
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT TRD Sport 19 24 $29,299 $31,625
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab V6 AT Limited 19 24 $32,522 $35,105
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab V6 AT SR5 19 24 $26,259 $28,345
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab V6 AT TRD Off Road 19 24 $28,837 $31,125
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab V6 AT TRD Sport 19 24 $28,837 $31,125
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 AT SR 19 22 $25,064 $26,735
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 AT SR5 19 22 $27,017 $28,820
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 MT SR 19 21 $23,612 $25,185
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 AT SR5 18 23 $28,622 $30,530
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 AT TRD Off Road 18 23 $31,230 $33,310
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 AT TRD Sport 18 23 $31,230 $33,310
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 MT TRD Sport 17 21 $29,700 $31,680
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT SR5 18 23 $29,571 $31,920
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT TRD Off Road 18 23 $32,149 $34,700
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT TRD Sport 18 23 $32,149 $34,700
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT Limited 18 23 $35,371 $38,180
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT SR 18 23 $27,121 $29,275
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT SR5 18 23 $29,107 $31,420
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT TRD Off Road 18 23 $31,582 $34,090
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT TRD Sport 18 23 $31,582 $34,090
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 MT TRD Off Road 17 20 $30,072 $32,460
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 MT TRD Sport 17 20 $30,073 $32,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,989
$25,274
$22,181
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,410
$26,180
$23,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$474 / month
$436 / month
$394 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.0
7.2
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. The 2016 Toyota Tacoma steps up its act in all the ways that attracted current Tacoma owners to their trucks, but few that will pull in a new guard.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.80 33.6 24.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.40 40 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.30 58 51.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.50 58.3 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.30 38.7 34.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.20 58.3 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
45.00 42.4 42.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.00 55.6 57.2
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.30 72.8 74.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
34.5 - -
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 - 219.4 212.3
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.30 8.6 -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - -
Height, Overall (in)
70.70 70.1 70.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - - -
Wheelbase (in)
128.30 139.9 127.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.30 8.6 -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - 32.2 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
61.70 73.3 73.7
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 19.1
Cargo Volume (ft³)
41.30 33.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 61.4 56.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.40 44.4 41.5
Brakes
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 11.7 10.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA - -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA - -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21 21.1 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - - -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.3 47.8 40.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - - -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - -
Rear Tire Size
P255/65R17 P265/70TR16 P245/75SR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Rear Tire Order Code
QHR NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Front Tire Size
P255/65R17 P265/70TR16 P245/75SR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - -
Spare Tire Size
T175/80R18 Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QHR NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Spare Tire Order Code
QDC NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 630 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6300 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6300 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7700 6300 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 630 350
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5500 5730 5600
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3300 - -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8500 11133 11360
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2900 - -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 4.5 Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Styled Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 16 X 7 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 16 X 7 16 X 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
15.6 - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550 -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
191 @ 4400 281 @ 4000 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
LCV NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 4.0 L/241 2.7 L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 6300 261 @ 5600 159 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 18 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No No
Trans Power Take Off
NA - -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
N/A None None
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.84 3.60
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.53 1.49
Trans Type
6 5 6
Trans PTO Access
NA No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.84 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.76 3.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.35 2.09
Trans Order Code
MYB NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
E63 T T
Body Style
Crew Cab Pickup Crew Cab Access Cab
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.13 4.30
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.10 3.13 4.30
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Leaf Leaf
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 9.8 (Est) 8.4
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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