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2019 Chevrolet Colorado vs. Its Competition

2019 Chevrolet Colorado
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

If you’re interested in the Colorado, it’s worth test driving the Chevy’s sibling, the GMC Canyon.

Most trims are nearly identical, but the Canyon is more luxury-oriented with its top-tier Denali trim and other options.

The Toyota Tacoma has long been the segment favorite but feels a step behind the GM twins in its current iteration.

Nissan’s Frontier is ancient but represents a serious value play compared to its rivals.

The crossover-like Honda Ridgeline is easily the most comfortable of the class and should be on your list despite its unibody construction.

Finally, a loaded Colorado encroaches well into full-size pickup territory, so check out a similarly-priced Chevrolet Silverado if your Colorado of choice reaches close to $40,000.

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Quick Specs
5.3
The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado is a jack-of-all-trades: humble work truck, comfortable urban runabout, or off-road all-star.
5.6
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is more refined and useful for cargo, though it isn’t as polished inside as the new Ram 1500.
5.2
The 2019 GMC Canyon is a solid mid-size truck thanks to its terrific and diverse powertrain options, refined interior, and classy demeanor.
6.7
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline pickup is all the truck we need, but is it enough truck to be what buyers want?
3.7
The 2019 Nissan Frontier is an endearing, affordable mid-size truck that lacks the flash of competitors—we like that.
4.8
The 2019 Toyota Tacoma has its assets, but its reputation might be its primary lure for some shoppers.
MSRP From     
$21,300$28,300$22,200$29,990$19,290$25,850
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas V6Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Base2WD Reg Cab 140" Work Truck2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SLRT 2WDKing Cab 4x2 S ManualSR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (GS)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
232544
Passenger Doors     
2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Extended Cab PickupRegular Cab PickupExtended Cab PickupCrew CabKing CabAccess Cab
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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