2017 Toyota Tacoma vs 2017 Chevrolet Colorado in Miami, FL

2017 Tacoma vs 2017 Colorado

Our Miami, Florida customers that are in the market for a new mid-size truck have probably considered both the new 2017 Toyota Tacoma and the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado. While both of these trucks bring a lot to the table and are similar in some ways, there are some differences that might help make a decision between one or the other. Let’s compare the two and see who you think comes out on top!


The optional 3.5 DOHC V6 of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma produces 78 more horsepower (278 vs. 200) and 74 lbs.-ft. more torque (265 vs. 191) than the standard 2.5 DOHC 4 cylinder engine of the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado. As tested in Motor Trend, the Toyota Tacoma V6 is faster than the Chevrolet Colorado 4 cylinder (automatics tested). 2017 Tacoma’s went from 0 to 60 MPH in 6.8 seconds while it took the 2017 Colorado 9.3 seconds. In the quarter mile, it took Tacoma only 15.2 seconds at 91.6 MPH while Colorado made it in 17.1 seconds at 82.4 MPH. When comparing engines, it’s clear that the 2017 Toyota Tacoma comes out on top.

Brakes and Stopping

Just as important as power is your ability to stop when needed. Toyota Tacoma’s 4×4 front brake rotors are larger than those found on the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado, providing better stopping power when Miami, Florida drivers need to stop in a hurry. With front rotors measuring in at 12.48 inches when compared to Colorado’s 12.2 inches, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma provides a noticeable difference when it comes to braking and stopping. According to a test performed br Car and Driver, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma was able to go from 70 to 0 MPH in just 185 feet while it took the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado 197 feet. Advantage, once again, to Tacoma.


One of the most important things our Miami, Florida customers look at when considering a truck is payload, and the 2017 Toyota Tacoma comes out on top no matter which cab they’re thinking about going with. When it comes to Extended Cab models, Tacoma comes in with a 1620 lb. payload capacity while Colorado comes in at 1328 lbs. Tacoma Double Cab models offer a 1505 lb. payload capacity while Colorado Crew Cab models sit at 1404 lbs. Even the 2017 Tacoma Extended Cab 4×4 models come out on top with a 1405 lb. payload capacity with the 2017 Colorado Extended Cab 4×4 models coming in at 1401 lb. No matter which way you look at it, the new 2017 Toyota Tacoma brings more to the table when it comes to payload capacity.

Cargo Capacity

The standard locking glovebox of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma provides the perfect place for owners to store smaller valuables, while to 2017 Chevrolet Colorado offers no such locking storage space. Toyota Tacoma also comes with a standard tailgate assist feature which prevents the heavy tailgate from falling with a crash and causing injury, allowing both adults and children to easily open and close the tailgate with one hand to better facilitate loading and unloading. If you’re looking to get tailgate assist on the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado it’s going to cost you extra, and this feature isn’t even available on the 2017 Colorado Base models.

Economic Advantages

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, insurance will cost less for owners of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma than the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado. They rate Tacoma with a number “5” insurance rate while the Colorado is rated higher at a number “10” rate. The Car Book by Jack Gillis also says that Tacoma is less expensive to operate than the Colorado because it costs $720 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Tacoma than the Colorado, including $248 less for a water pump, $434 less for an alternator, $135 less for front brake pads and $38 less for front struts.

While both the 2017 Toyota Tacoma and the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado bring a lot to the table, it’s easy to see that Tacoma comes out on top when it comes to the features our Miami, Florida customers consider most important when it comes to their next truck purchase. Visit Kendall Toyota to get an up-close look at all of new and innovative features available on our great selection of new 2017 Tacoma models, and find the one that best suits your own unique wants and needs today!