Compare 2020 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2020 Nissan Frontier

2020 Chevrolet Colorado
2020 Nissan Frontier
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2WD Crew Cab 128" LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 128" LT 20 26 $28,333 $29,700
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 128" Work Truck 20 26 $25,471 $26,700
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 128" Z71 20 26 $32,340 $33,900
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 141" LT 18 25 $30,432 $31,900
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 141" Work Truck 18 25 $27,666 $29,000
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128" Base 20 26 $21,278 $21,300
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128" LT 20 26 $26,425 $27,700
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128" Work Truck 20 26 $23,907 $24,800
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128" LT 17 24 $32,817 $34,400
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128" Work Truck 17 24 $30,241 $31,700
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128" Z71 17 24 $35,393 $37,100
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128" ZR2 16 18 $41,022 $43,000
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 141" LT 17 24 $33,676 $35,300
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 141" Work Truck 17 24 $31,100 $32,600
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 141" Z71 17 24 $35,965 $37,700
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128" LT 19 24 $29,955 $31,400
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128" Work Truck 19 24 $27,666 $28,700
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128" Z71 19 24 $33,962 $35,600
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128" ZR2 16 18 $39,495 $41,400
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Crew Cab 4x2 S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 S Automatic 18 24 $26,932 $27,900
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 18 24 $27,799 $28,800
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV Automatic Long Bed 18 24 $30,313 $31,410
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic 17 23 $35,387 $37,490
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 S Automatic 17 23 $29,870 $31,290
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV Automatic 17 23 $30,538 $31,990
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV Automatic Long Bed 17 23 $30,938 $32,410
Frontier King Cab 4x2 S Automatic 18 24 $25,862 $26,790
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 18 24 $26,710 $27,670
Frontier King Cab 4x4 S Automatic 17 23 $28,646 $29,680
Frontier King Cab 4x4 SV Automatic 17 23 $29,175 $30,560

Pricing

Invoice Price

$28,333
$26,932

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$29,700
$27,900

Monthly Payment Estimate

$495 / month
$465 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

5.0
3.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado checks many of the mid-size pickup truck boxes, but leaves safety by the side of the road. A new V-6 gives buyers a reason to shop the 2020 Nissan Frontier this year, but waiting for next year’s redesign is a better idea.

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TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

20 mpg 18 mpg

Highway

26 mpg 24 mpg

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 -

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

53.3 58

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.5 58.3

Second Head Room (in)

38.3 38.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.2 58.3

Front Leg Room (in)

45.0 42.4

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

55.0 55.6

Second Leg Room (in)

35.8 33.6

Front Head Room (in)

41.4 39.9

Exterior Dimensions

Overhang, Front (in)

36.9 -

Frame Width, Rear (in)

- TBD - -

Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)

- TBD - -

Length, Overall (in)

212.7 205.5

Ground Clearance, Rear (in)

8.3 9.8

Cab to End of Frame (in)

- TBD - -

Height, Overall (in)

70.7 70.1

Ground to Top of Frame (in)

- TBD - -

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)

47.2 -

Wheelbase (in)

128.3 125.9

Ground Clearance, Front (in)

8.3 9.8

Cab to Axle (in)

- TBD - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.3 72.8

Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)

34.5 -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)

- TBD - -

Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)

57.8 61.4

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - 18

Cargo Volume (ft³)

41.3 27.1

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)

- TBD - 61.4

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

44.4 44.4

Tailgate Width (in)

- TBD - -

Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)

61.7 59.5

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.2 x - TBD - 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 - TBD - 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 43.5

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

255/65R17 P265/70TR16

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear

- TBD - -

Spare Tire Size

T175/90D18 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

255/65R17 P265/70TR16

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 6620

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

7700 6620

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 662

Weight Information

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

5500 6012

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

3300 -

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

8500 11230

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

1740 -

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

2900 -

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

2186 -

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

- 4320

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Styled Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8 16 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Styled Steel

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 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - 185

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - -

Maximum Alternator Watts

- TBD - -

Engine

Engine Oil Cooler

NA None

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

191 @ 4400 281 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

LCV NA

Displacement

2.5L/150 3.8 L/231

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

200 @ 6300 310 @ 6400

Engine Type

Gas I4 Regular Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

20 18

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

22 20

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

26 24

Transmission

Transfer Case Model

NA None

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.06 5.42

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA -

Clutch Size (in)

NA -

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.00 0.71

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.55 2.25

Trans Type

6 9

Trans PTO Access

NA No

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.85 1.22

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA -

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.20 4.80

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.00 0.86

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.37 3.26

Trans Order Code

MYB NA

Transfer Case Power Take Off

NA No

Trans Power Take Off

NA -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.16 1.65

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 3.69

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 3.69

Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)

- TBD - -

Frame

Frame Type

- TBD - -

Emissions

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

8.0 9.0

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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