2017 Chevrolet Colorado and 2017 GMC Canyon vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma
2017 Chevrolet Colorado 2017 GMC Canyon
With an incredible amount of available torque, a unique Duramax diesel engine, and the kind of fuel economy most truck owners can only dream of, it’s no wonder the 2017 Chevrolet and GMC options are such a hit with customers. So what separates the both from another popular competitor, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma? And most importantly, why should you ultimately decide on a GMC/Chevrolet vehicle?
Most truck buyers are looking for one thing - performance that’s powerful and reliable - and both the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado and the 2017 GMC Canyon deliver. With available torque of 369 lbs - ft of torque and a powerful 2.8L turbo diesel engine, we can guarantee you’ll be satisfied with your truck (no matter which model you choose). The 2017 Toyota Tacoma, on the other hand, has a 3.6L V6 engine and only 265 lbs - ft of available torque. The 2017 Colorado and the 2017 Canyon both boast a very impressive fuel economy - up to 30 miles per gallon! The Tacoma, on the other hand, taps out at up to 24 MPG. The Colorado features an impressive maximum available towing of up to 7,700 lbs while the Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 lbs.
While the Toyota Tacoma is still an honourable competitor in terms of performance, it’s the safety features where the GMC and Chevrolet trucks really shine. Both feature 4 wheel disc brakes with Duralife brake rotors, forward collision alert (which serves to warn you of any impending potential accidents), lane departure warning (to give you a heads up when you start drifting outside of your lane and to help prevent an accident), Cornerstep rear bumper (allowing easy access to the back of your truck), and a fully boxed frame to increase stability and protect you and your passenger.
The Tacoma, on the other hand, does not have 4 wheel disc brakes or Duralife rotors. The Tacoma is also seriously lagging in terms of important safety features: There’s no forward collision alert, no lane departure warning, and the frame of the truck is not fully boxed.
The available GMC/Chevrolet features are another area where these two manufacturers really step up their game. Both the Colorado and the Canyon have 4G LTE wifi hotspots built into the cars, available remote start, 4 different USB ports (so no one is fighting over who gets to charge their phone), an 8 inch touch screen, and EZ lift and lower tailgate. The Tacoma, on the other hand, does not have wifi or remote start, has only 1 USB port, and a smaller 7 inch touch screen. The Tacoma also offers EZ lower only.
Feel like the Colorado or the Canyon is calling your name? Head over to our dealership and we’d be happy to give you an in person demo of both our GMC and Chevrolet models. We’re positive that you’ll walk away a satisfied customer after experiencing the Colorado and Canyon for yourself!