Toyota Tacoma vs Chevy Colorado

Toyota Tacoma vs Chevy Colorado

When you’re on the search for a reliable and highly capable classic pickup truck for your commutes around the Boerne, San Antonio, and Kerrville, Texas, areas, there’s a good chance you’re considering either the Toyota Tacoma or the Chevy Colorado. After all, they both have a reputation for delivering advanced performance and technology features. But, ultimately, which one is the right choice for you?

Here at Toyota of Boerne, we want to make the research process as simple as possible for our drivers, so that’s why we’ve created this handy comparison of the Toyota Tacoma vs. Chevy Colorado. Now, let’s see how these two trucks stack up against one another and then contact us to let us know your favorite!

Toyota Tacoma Payload Capacity


To get started, we’ll take a look at just how much you’ll be able to haul back in the truck bed.

Toyota Tacoma


              Chevy Colorado

1,685 lbs.

Base Payload

1,426 lbs.

In the base level of the Tacoma, you’ll get a payload of 1,685 pounds, while the Colorado falls short with the base trim level only providing a 1,426-pound payload.

Toyota Tacoma Back Up Camera

Toyota Tacoma Off-Road

Innovative Safety Features

With all the power behind pickup trucks, you’ll need advanced driver-assist safety features to help keep you and everyone else on the road secure.

With the Tacoma, you’ll get the standard Toyota Safety Sense ™ P suite that includes four different driver-assist safety systems.

Standard Pre-Collision System With Pedestrian Detection

This feature helps you mitigate or avoid collisions with objects, pedestrians, and other vehicles. It will monitor what lies ahead and alert you when it senses a potential collision. If you’re unable to react in time, it will even apply braking pressure.

Standard Lane Departure Alert

This feature will help you stay securely in the center of your lane by monitoring the road markings and warn you when it senses your vehicle beginning to drift. It will automatically activate when you’re traveling at speeds of 32 MPH or faster.

Standard Automatic High Beams

The Automatic High Beams deliver improved visibility when traveling at night and automatically toggle between low and high beams depending on your surroundings. They were designed to activate when you’re traveling at speeds of 25 MPH or higher.

Standard Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

This feature is a big help for highway commuters. It will allow you to travel at a set speed and can slow down or speed up depending on the flow of traffic. That way, you won’t have to go back and forth between your gas pedal and your brakes during stop-and-go traffic.

Over in the Chevy Colorado, there’s no standard driver-assist safety suite, and it doesn’t offer certain features, like the Automatic High Beams found in the Tacoma.

The Verdict: Toyota Tacoma vs Chevy Colorado

While both these trucks may be decent choices for your travels around Boerne, San Antonio, and Kerrville, TX, it’s clear the Toyota Tacoma outperforms the Chevy Colorado in crucial categories like payload and safety.

Here at Toyota of Boerne, we’re dedicated to helping our drivers every step of the way through their car-buying journeys so you can find the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle. For more information or to schedule your next test drive, give us a call or stop by today!

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