Compare 2017 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2017 Nissan Frontier vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma

2017 Chevrolet Colorado
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2017 Nissan Frontier
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2017 Toyota Tacoma
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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 26 $27,279 $28,715
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 128.3" WT 20 26 $24,495 $25,785
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 128.3" Z71 20 26 $29,668 $31,230
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" LT 18 25 $28,865 $30,385
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" WT 18 25 $26,082 $27,455
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Z71 18 25 $30,984 $32,615
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Base 19 26 $19,900 $20,000
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" LT 20 26 $25,436 $26,775
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" WT 19 26 $22,300 $23,230
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Z71 20 26 $27,844 $29,310
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128.3" LT 17 24 $31,991 $33,675
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128.3" WT 17 24 $29,421 $30,970
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128.3" Z71 17 24 $33,991 $35,780
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128.3" ZR2 17 24 $39,543 $41,625
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" LT 17 24 $32,276 $33,975
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" WT 17 24 $29,706 $31,270
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Z71 17 24 $34,276 $36,080
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128.3" LT 19 24 $29,127 $30,660
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128.3" WT 19 24 $26,880 $28,000
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128.3" Z71 19 24 $31,416 $33,070
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128.3" ZR2 17 24 $38,000 $40,000
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2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier 2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 S Automatic 15 21 $26,773 $28,040
Frontier 2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 SL Automatic 15 21 $33,559 $35,550
Frontier 2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 SL Automatic Long Bed 15 21 $34,738 $36,800
Frontier 2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic 15 21 $27,822 $29,140
Frontier 2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic Long Bed 15 21 $28,222 $29,560
Frontier 2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Manual 16 21 $28,727 $30,090
Frontier 2017.5 King Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic 15 21 $26,363 $27,610
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 Desert Runner Automatic 16 22 $25,900 $26,830
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 S Automatic 16 22 $24,282 $25,150
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 S Manual 17 22 $23,270 $24,100
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SL Automatic 16 22 $31,224 $32,710
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV V6 Automatic 16 22 $25,053 $25,950
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV V6 Automatic Long Bed 16 22 $25,747 $26,670
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic 15 21 $31,524 $33,390
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Manual 16 21 $30,534 $32,340
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 S Automatic 15 21 $26,402 $27,650
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SL Automatic 15 21 $33,191 $35,160
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SL Automatic Long Bed 15 21 $34,370 $36,410
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic 15 21 $27,450 $28,750
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic Long Bed 15 21 $27,850 $29,170
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Manual 16 21 $28,355 $29,700
Frontier King Cab 4x2 Desert Runner Automatic 16 22 $24,523 $25,400
Frontier King Cab 4x2 S Automatic 17 23 $21,498 $22,260
Frontier King Cab 4x2 S Manual 19 23 $17,769 $18,390
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 17 23 $23,183 $24,010
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV Manual 19 23 $22,172 $22,960
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV V6 Automatic 16 22 $23,868 $24,720
Frontier King Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic 15 21 $30,760 $32,580
Frontier King Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic 15 21 $26,087 $27,320
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Limited Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x2 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma Limited Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $33,514 $36,175
Tacoma Limited Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $36,362 $39,250
Tacoma SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x2 AT 19 23 $23,040 $24,575
Tacoma SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x4 AT 19 22 $25,922 $27,650
Tacoma SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x4 MT 19 21 $24,470 $26,100
Tacoma SR Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $24,549 $26,185
Tacoma SR Double Cab 5' Bed I4 4x2 AT 19 23 $23,535 $25,405
Tacoma SR Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $27,969 $30,190
Tacoma SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x2 AT 19 23 $24,993 $26,660
Tacoma SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x4 AT 19 22 $27,876 $29,735
Tacoma SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $27,311 $29,155
Tacoma SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $30,310 $32,330
Tacoma SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed I4 4x2 AT 19 23 $25,545 $27,550
Tacoma SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $27,926 $30,145
Tacoma SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $30,757 $33,220
Tacoma SR5 Double Cab 6' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $28,389 $30,645
Tacoma SR5 Double Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $31,238 $33,720
Tacoma TRD Off Road Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $32,088 $34,225
Tacoma TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $29,827 $32,195
Tacoma TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $32,574 $35,160
Tacoma TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 MT 17 20 $31,064 $33,530
Tacoma TRD Off Road Double Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $33,139 $35,770
Tacoma TRD Pro Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $40,034 $43,215
Tacoma TRD Pro Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 MT 17 20 $38,180 $41,215
Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $29,007 $30,940
Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $32,088 $34,225
Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 MT 17 21 $30,792 $32,845
Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $29,828 $32,195
Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $32,574 $35,160
Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 MT 17 20 $31,064 $33,530
Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 6' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $30,290 $32,695
Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 23 $33,140 $35,770

Pricing

Invoice Price

$27,279
$26,773
$33,514

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$28,715
$28,040
$36,175

Monthly Payment Estimate

$479 / month
$467 / month
$603 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.3
4.8
6.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

Don't quite need a full-size truck? The Chevrolet Colorado makes a compelling case for the way most of us truly use our pickups. Thoroughly outpointed by its rivals, the 2017 Nissan Frontier is nonetheless worth a look if you value its nimble feel and its surprisingly good value. A new TRD Pro package further cements the 2017 Toyota Tacoma's reputation as an off-road leader.

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Fuel Economy

City

20 mpg 15 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

26 mpg 21 mpg 24 mpg

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 - -

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

53.30 58 56.3

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.50 58.3 58.3

Second Head Room (in)

38.30 38.7 38.3

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.20 58.3 58.9

Front Leg Room (in)

45.00 42.4 42.9

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

55.00 55.6 57.2

Second Leg Room (in)

35.80 33.6 32.6

Front Head Room (in)

41.40 40 39.7

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)

212.7 - -

Ground Clearance, Rear (in)

8.30 8.9 -

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)

47.2 48.2 -

Wheelbase (in)

128.30 125.9 127.4

Ground Clearance, Front (in)

8.30 8.9 -

Cab to Axle (in)

23.94 18.5 -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.30 72.8 75.2

Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)

34.5 - -

Length, Overall (in)

- 205.5 212.3

Cargo Area Dimensions

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)

- TBD - 27.1 -

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)

- TBD - 61.4 56.7

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

44.40 44.4 41.5

Tailgate Width (in)

- TBD - - -

Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)

61.70 59.5 60.5

Brakes

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

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA 10

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

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

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 - - -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

41.3 43.3 40.6

Tires

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare

- TBD - - -

Front Tire Capacity (lbs)

2900 - -

Rear Tire Order Code

QHR NA NA

Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - - -

Front Tire Size

P255/65R17 P265/70TR16 P265/60SR18

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)

3300 - -

Spare Tire Order Code

QDC NA NA

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front

- TBD - - -

Rear Tire Size

P255/65R17 P265/70TR16 P265/60SR18

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA - -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 5000 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 6100 3500

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA - -

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

7700 6100 3500

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 500 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 610 350

Weight Information

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

5500 5816 5600

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

3300 - -

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

8500 11230 11360

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

- TBD - - -

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

2900 - -

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

- TBD - - -

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

- 4454 4095

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Styled Steel Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8 16 X 7 18 X 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Styled Steel Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8 16 X 7 18 X 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

18 x 4.5 Full-Size 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 NA

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - 550 -

Maximum Alternator Watts

N/A - -

Engine

Engine Oil Cooler

NA None None

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

191 @ 4400 281 @ 4000 265 @ 4600

Engine Order Code

LCV NA NA

Displacement

2.5L/150 4.0 L/241 3.5 L/211

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

200 @ 6300 261 @ 5600 278 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas I4 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Direct Injection Sequential MPI Port/Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

20 15 19

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

22 17 21

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

26 21 24

Transmission

Transfer Case Model

N/A Electronic None

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - - 0.58

First Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 3.84 3.60

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- TBD - - -

Clutch Size (in)

N/A - -

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - - -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 1.53 1.49

Trans Type

6 5 6

Trans PTO Access

NA No No

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 0.84 0.69

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

- TBD - - -

Reverse Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 2.76 3.73

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - - -

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 2.35 2.09

Trans Order Code

MYB NA NA

Transfer Case Power Take Off

- TBD - No No

Trans Power Take Off

NA - -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 1.00 1.00

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Colorado Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma

Body Code

E63 T T

Body Style

Crew Cab Pickup Crew Cab Double Cab

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

N/A - -

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)

3300 - -

Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)

- TBD - - -

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

4.10 3.36 3.91

Axle Type - Front

- TBD - Independent Independent

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

N/A - -

Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)

2900 - -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Leaf Leaf Leaf

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - - -

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

4.10 3.36 3.91

Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)

- TBD - - -

Frame

Frame Type

- TBD - - -

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.0 10.4 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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