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Toyota Tacoma vs. Chevrolet Colorado

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Toyota Tacoma

2015 Toyota Tacoma
$454
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Chevrolet Colorado

2016 Chevrolet Colorado
$607
Annual Repair Cost
on average

Overall Reliability Rating

Excellent

The Toyota Tacoma Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 3rd out of 7 for midsize trucks. The average annual repair cost is $454 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. While repairs tend to be more severe than average, the number of those issues is low, so major repairs are uncommon for the Tacoma.

Above Average

The Chevrolet Colorado Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 5th out of 7 for midsize trucks. The average annual repair cost is $607 which means it has average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average and the frequency of those issues is low, so major repairs are uncommon for the Colorado.

Reliability Rating Breakdown

Cost
Average annual repairs total
$454
inexpensive
very expensive
$607
inexpensive
very expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.3
not often
way too often
0.3
not often
way too often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
13%
minor issues
major issues
12%
minor issues
major issues

Overall Car Ratings & Details

(66 Reviews)
(52 Reviews)
Rating Details
5 star
(12)
4 star
(42)
3 star
(10)
2 star
(1)
1 star
(1)

The Toyota Tacoma ranks highest in electrical and ranks lowest in brakes.

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“I've owned Toyota pickups my whole life. Great trucks! That is until I bought a 2008 Tacoma. I usually drive em until they have 250-300 on em. Seemed pretty routine when I traded in my 99 for a n...”

Rating Details
5 star
(3)
4 star
(17)
3 star
(14)
2 star
(12)
1 star
(6)

The Chevrolet Colorado ranks highest in engine and ranks lowest in heating.

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“I bought my 06 colorado from rick hendricks in va, it was a 06 with 9,800 miles in 2014 great deal, one month later truck wont start, took it in after three days there mechanics could not find noth...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Chevrolet Colorado and the Toyota Tacoma are both midsize, body-on-frame pickup trucks. They both come with rear-wheel drive or optional four-wheel drive and offer a choice of cab and bed configurations. But there are some significant differences.

In the power department, the Chevrolet Colorado has a standard engine with 200 horsepower, with options up to 308 horsepower, including a diesel version. The Toyota Tacoma’s standard engine has 159 horsepower, with options up to 278 horsepower.

The Chevrolet Colorado has a smoother ride and a quieter cabin than the Tacoma. If you’re looking to take the truck off-roading, the Tacoma has several off-road focused versions that can handle various types of unpaved conditions. The Colorado’s ZR2 model has also been optimized for off-road conditions.

So, what do you plan to use your midsize pickup for? For a basic work truck, either one will do. If you plan to do a lot of highway cruising, the Colorado is the better choice. For off-roading, compare the appropriate versions of each and see which you like better.


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