MSN compares the 2016 Colorado and Tacoma - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-11-2016, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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MSN compares the 2016 Colorado and Tacoma

Nice little comparison piece between the Collie and Taco. Although I'm slightly biased, I think them giving the nod to Tacoma in interior technology is crazy talk. Also, a tie in tow/haul comparison?? The Colorado has a 900lb towing capacity advantage, but loses bed weight to Toyota by 30lbs, and that constitutes a tie? Really?

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Head to Head: Chevrolet Colorado vs. Toyota Tacoma

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-11-2016, 03:41 PM
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Few more interesting quotes:

"New for 2016, a 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel version gets excellent gas mileage and top-notch towing ability for its class. " - Well, if they were getting decent performance putting gasoline in the diesel tank, more power to them.

"Significantly, the Tacoma has one of the highest predicted reliability ratings in its class – but the Colorado ties it."

I don't think their pricing comparison on slide 3 helps a bit, not sure if they are just unable to understand either manufacturer's pricing structure or they are just lost.

Slide 4 points out Tacoma has a standard rear view camera but neglects to mention (1) that GM does too and (2) that next year all vehicles will have rear view camera.

"Overall, the Colorado’s interior looks and feels more expensive than rivals’ like the Tacoma and Nissan Frontier. Triple-sealed doors also mean than it’s quieter...The 2016 Toyota Tacoma’s ...back seats are still smaller than competitors’." - Advantage Chevy.

Note this comment for you sunroof fans in regards to Taco: "Critics also report that the Tacoma’s moonroof cuts into headroom for passengers sitting up front."

"The Tacoma also comes with...most unusually, a windshield mount for a GoPro camera to capture your weekend off-roading excursions." - OK, I can give that advantage to the Taco, but really, that is all you need to win at technology?

"The 2016 Toyota Tacoma ... Both beds are wide enough to haul items 4-feet wide like sheets of plywood and have movable tie-downs to secure cargo." - Suggests that you can put 48" between wheel wells - the Taco brochure says that width is 41.5" as opposed to a 44.4" on the Twins.

"When it comes to hauling the Tacoma does better, though: its top is 1,620 pounds. That’s available on the SR and SR5 trims when equipped with a two-wheel drive access cab, long bed, four-cylinder engine, and six-speed automatic transmission." - So, that 30 pound advantage in load is only with the 4 cyl gasser?
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Slide 13 is wicked cool looking.
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Most reviews are skewed depending on who is paying. I say, take yourself both for a test drive and you decide what is best for you. You are buying anyways...
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look at the front of the Tacoma, should lose just based on that
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Coming from many years of Tacoma ownership, I can't say which is better. They both have their pros & cons. I know WHY I bought my Canyon vs the new Tacoma - and that's because the Tacoma is very limited in options & packages. But.... They don't mention that.

In terms of reliability.... My Canyon has some big shoes to fill. Only time will tell if this truck can impress me in the reliability department. I'm really hoping it can impress me.
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The first slide is awesome! Like how they used the Midnight Edition for that side-by-side comparison shot...

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Slide 13 is wicked cool looking.
#13 is very cool too... Ending with the Midnight Edition and Trail Boss... Looks like all their photos were taken from other sources, though... So much for original content, but, I digress...

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Although I'm slightly biased, I think them giving the nod to Tacoma in interior technology is crazy talk.
As someone who traded in a Toyota (2014) for a Colorado, I completely agree. I have to assume they are referring to the GoPro accessories because Entune is garbage. Mylink and Onstar combo are hands down a better experience than Entune and to tops things off, I don't think Toyota offers either Apple Car Play or Android Auto.
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