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2021 Chevy Colorado vs. Toyota Tacoma

2021 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2021 Toyota Tacoma
Chevrolet Colorado


Toyota Tacoma
$25,200 MSRP

Starting Price

$26,150 MSRP

Engine Options


Diesel Option

18 city/25 highway MPG

EPA-Estimated MPG

18 city/22 highway MPG
200 hp 2.5L 4-Cylinder

Base Engine

159 hp 2.7L 4-Cylinder

If you want to rule the roads of Ooltewah, you’ll need a powerful truck that won’t back down from a challenge. But in a crowded market of options, which pickup is the right choice for you? We’ll compare the popular 2021 Chevy Colorado vs. Toyota Tacoma to see which truck has the value, performance, and efficiency to get you through any Dalton journey with ease.

Tacoma vs. Colorado: Price

If you’re on a budget, the Chevrolet Colorado offers the more affordable price point right off the bat. Though both lineups offer base models for well under $30,000, it’s the Colorado that has the lower MSRP of just $25,200. The Tacoma is slightly higher at $26,150 – and as you’ll see, the higher price point doesn’t translate into extra value for Athens drivers.

Tacoma vs. Colorado: Engine Specs

Between the Chevy Colorado vs. Toyota Tacoma, it’s the Chevy Colorado yet again that has the advantage. First, the Colorado has the stronger base engine with 200 hp compared to only 159 hp for the Tacoma. Second, the Colorado has three powertrain options compared to just two for the Tacoma – including a higher powered V6 option. And finally, the Colorado also has a turbo-diesel engine to boost power and efficiency, while the Toyota Tacoma does not.

2021 Chevy Colorado

  • 2.5L 4-Cylinder: 200 hp and 191 lb-ft
  • 3.6L DOHC V6: 308 hp and 275 lb-ft
  • Duramax® 2.8L Turbo-Diesel: 181 hp and 369 lb-ft

2021 Toyota Tacoma

  • 2.7L 4-Cylinder: 159 hp and 180 lb-ft
  • 3.6L DOHC V6: 278 hp and 265 lb-ft

Tacoma vs. Colorado: Efficiency

The Colorado may boast the better horsepower across the board, but does that mean it’s not as efficient? When comparing maximum EPA-estimated fuel economy figures, it’s actually the Chevy Colorado that has the edge yet again. Comparing base engines, the Colorado gets an extra mile for every gallon compared to the Tacoma. The difference is even more apparent when comparing the available turbo-diesel, which reaches 19 city/28 highway MPG in its 4×4 configuration!

Take Your Test Drive with Mtn. View Chevrolet

If you’re looking for Chattanooga auto dealers that can introduce you to your next truck, contact us at Mtn. View Chevrolet. Not only do we offer a wide selection of quality Chevrolet trucks in Chattanooga, but we also offer online shopping from the comfort of your own home with our Shop Click Drive option.

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