2021 Chevrolet Colorado vs. Its Competition

2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The related 2021 GMC Canyon wears blockier square ends but GM’s trucks are more similar than different; the Canyon comes with more sophisticated tech and a refined interior.

The bestselling Taco rocks its age like its renowned durability and rough but supremely capable TRD Pro model.

The Gladiator brings all the cachet of the Wrangler but with a bed, while the Ford Ranger builds off its strong basic bones with a forthcoming Tremor variant.

The Ridgeline handles more like the Pilot SUV it's based on, but with a bed and some truck-like style for 2021.

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Quick Specs
5.0
The 2021 Chevy Colorado’s many configurations give shoppers the kind of choice typically reserved for full-size trucks, but Chevy skimps on safety features.
5.2
The 2021 Ford Ranger ventures further off the pavement this year with oversized off-road packages for the mid-size truck.
4.8
The 2021 GMC Canyon looks good and performs well, but falters on safety.
7.0
The 2021 Honda Ridgeline is the just-right pickup most users really need.
4.8
The 2021 Jeep Gladiator, for better or worse, is a Wrangler with a bed. Nothing else will satisfy those who seek exactly that, but competitors are more comfortable and more affordable.
5.0
The 2021 Toyota Tacoma wears its age like a badge of honor.
MSRP From     
$25,200$24,820$26,800$36,490$34,960$26,400
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
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Style Name     
2WD Ext Cab 128" Work TruckXL 2WD SuperCab Pickup Box Delete *Ltd Avail*2WD Ext Cab 128" Elevation StandardSport AWD80th Anniversary 4x4 *Ltd Avail*SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (GS)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
444554
Passenger Doors     
2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Extended Cab PickupSuperCabExtended Cab PickupCrew CabCrew CabAccess Cab
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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