Compare 2018 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2018 Nissan Frontier vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma

2018 Chevrolet Colorado
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2018 Nissan Frontier
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2018 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 $27,645 $29,100
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 128.3" Work Truck 20 26 $24,985 $26,300
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 128.3" Z71 20 26 $30,020 $31,600
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" LT 18 25 $29,165 $30,700
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Work Truck 18 25 $26,600 $28,000
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Z71 18 25 $31,350 $33,000
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Base 20 26 $20,099 $20,200
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" LT 20 26 $25,745 $27,100
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Work Truck 20 26 $22,752 $23,700
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Z71 20 26 $28,215 $29,700
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128.3" LT 17 24 $32,300 $34,000
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128.3" Work Truck 17 24 $29,925 $31,500
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128.3" Z71 17 24 $34,390 $36,200
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128.3" ZR2 16 18 $39,900 $42,000
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" LT 17 24 $32,585 $34,300
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Work Truck 17 24 $30,210 $31,800
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Z71 17 24 $34,675 $36,500
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128.3" LT 19 24 $29,450 $31,000
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128.3" Work Truck 19 24 $27,360 $28,500
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128.3" Z71 19 24 $31,825 $33,500
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128.3" ZR2 16 18 $38,380 $40,400
Select style
Crew Cab 4x2 Desert Runner Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 Desert Runner Automatic 16 22 $26,382 $27,330
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 S Automatic 16 22 $24,715 $25,600
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 S Manual 16 22 $23,704 $24,550
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SL Automatic 16 22 $32,034 $33,560
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV V6 Automatic 16 22 $25,438 $26,350
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV V6 Automatic Long Bed 16 22 $27,953 $28,960
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic 15 21 $31,900 $33,790
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Manual 16 21 $30,910 $32,740
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 S Automatic 15 21 $27,774 $29,090
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SL Automatic 15 21 $34,360 $36,400
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SL Automatic Long Bed 15 21 $34,739 $36,800
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic 15 21 $28,202 $29,540
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic Long Bed 15 21 $28,604 $29,960
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Manual 16 21 $30,910 $32,380
Frontier King Cab 4x2 Desert Runner Automatic 16 22 $25,004 $25,900
Frontier King Cab 4x2 S Automatic 17 22 $21,883 $22,660
Frontier King Cab 4x2 S Manual 19 23 $18,347 $18,990
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 17 22 $23,665 $24,510
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV Manual 19 23 $22,653 $23,460
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV V6 Automatic 16 22 $24,350 $25,220
Frontier King Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic 15 21 $31,184 $33,030
Frontier King Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic 15 21 $26,840 $28,110
Select style
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 $34,592 $37,340
Tacoma Limited Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 22 $37,440 $40,415
Tacoma SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x2 AT 20 23 $23,813 $25,400
Tacoma SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x4 AT 19 22 $26,696 $28,475
Tacoma SR Double Cab 5' Bed I4 4x2 AT 20 23 $24,299 $26,230
Tacoma SR Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 22 $29,334 $31,665
Tacoma SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x2 AT 20 23 $25,478 $27,175
Tacoma SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x4 AT 19 22 $28,360 $30,250
Tacoma SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $28,403 $30,320
Tacoma SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 22 $31,401 $33,495
Tacoma SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed I4 4x2 AT 20 23 $25,998 $28,065
Tacoma SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $29,149 $31,465
Tacoma SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 22 $31,981 $34,540
Tacoma SR5 Double Cab 6' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $29,612 $31,965
Tacoma SR5 Double Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 22 $32,461 $35,040
Tacoma TRD Off Road Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 22 $33,149 $35,380
Tacoma TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $30,896 $33,350
Tacoma TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 22 $33,641 $36,315
Tacoma TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 MT 17 20 $32,132 $34,685
Tacoma TRD Off Road Double Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 22 $34,208 $36,925
Tacoma TRD Pro Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 22 $40,514 $43,720
Tacoma TRD Pro Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 MT 17 20 $38,663 $41,720
Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $30,088 $32,095
Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 22 $33,150 $35,380
Tacoma TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 MT 17 21 $31,884 $34,010
Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $30,897 $33,350
Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 22 $33,642 $36,315
Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 4x4 MT 17 20 $32,133 $34,685
Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 6' Bed V6 4x2 AT 19 24 $31,360 $33,850
Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 6' Bed V6 4x4 AT 18 22 $34,209 $36,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,645
$26,382
$34,592
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,100
$27,330
$37,340
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$456 / month
$622 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
4.0
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado can be whatever you need it to be: in-town runabout, suburban slogger, or off-road racing champion. The 2018 Nissan Frontier is a good, basic truck, but there are far more modern options for not too much more. The 2018 Toyota Tacoma is a mid-size pickup with the right-sized attitude: it’s nimble off road, capable, and just enough truck for many buyers.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.80 33.6 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.40 39.9 39.7
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 38.6 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
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.30 8.6 -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - 18.5 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.30 72.8 75.2
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)
212.7 205.5 212.3
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)
47.2 48.2 -
Wheelbase (in)
128.30 125.9 127.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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 11.7 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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA - -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA - -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21 21.1 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.3 43.6 40.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
QDC NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - -
Rear Tire Size
P255/65R17 P265/75TR16 P265/60SR18
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 P265/75TR16 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)
- TBD - - -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 630 670
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6300 6700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6300 6700
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7700 6300 6700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 630 670
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2900 - -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2216 - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5500 5600 5600
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3300 - -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8500 11230 11360
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1814 - -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 4.5 Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 16 X 7 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 16 X 7 18 X 7.5
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI Port/Direct Injection
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 22 (Est) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16 (Est) 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 18 (Est) 21
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.76 3.73
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.35 2.09
Trans Order Code
MYB NA NA
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)
- TBD - 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)
- TBD - - 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.84 3.60
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
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
NA - -
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab Pickup Crew Cab Double Cab
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
E63 T T
Suspension
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 3.13 3.91
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 3.91
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent Independent
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 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
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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