2017 Toyota Tacoma vs. Its Competition

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

General Motors' GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado twins have really given the Toyota Tacoma a run for its money.

The GMC and Chevy both offer a more fuel efficient turbodiesel engine, and the Canyon's new Denali trim level brings new luxuries to this segment.

But you'll pay a price for a so-equipped Canyon or Colorado.

The Nissan Frontier, meanwhile, is definitely the segment's "vintage" competitor, boasting a design that's more than a decade old and hasn't really been updated.

For the way most people use their trucks—as crossovers with an open bed—the Honda Ridgeline excels.

It won't tow or go off road as well as the other mid-size trucks, but if you don't need that capability, it could be the best choice.

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Quick Specs
A new TRD Pro package further cements the 2017 Toyota Tacoma's reputation as an off-road leader.
The 2017 GMC Canyon is probably all the pickup truck most buyers will need.
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is a smart alternative to full-size trucks, for drivers content with matching the right tool to the right job.
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.
The 2016 Chevy Colorado is the answer for drivers who don't quite need a full-size truck.
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Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4
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Style Name    
SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x2 AT (SE)2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SLRT 4x2 Crew Cab 5.3' BedKing Cab 4x2 S Manual2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Base
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Access CabExtended Cab PickupCrew CabKing CabExtended Cab Pickup
Automatic w/ODManualAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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