See How 2018 Toyota Tacoma Stacks Up Against the Chevrolet Competition in Annapolis, MD

Both are compact pickups with mid-size aspirations. Ours, Toyota Tacoma, is a modern-day workhorse descended from the first 1969 Toyota pickup, and one of the most durable, reliable models on the road today, beloved among tradespeople and off-road adventurers the world over. Theirs, Chevrolet Colorado, is a little newer to the field, a 2004 replacement for the celebrated S-10 redesigned bumper to bumper in 2014, significantly improved from its predecessor. No matter how you look at it, however, each is a light-duty truck that has towed the line and hauled with the best of them for many storied years.

Which model comes out on top? Check out the matchup here at Koons Annapolis Toyota, and we think you'll find it's none other than the new Tacoma. Here are just a few ways it does.


Contact Information

Koons Annapolis Toyota

1107 West St.
Directions Annapolis, MD 21401

  • Sales: 410-268-6480
  • Service: 410-268-6480
  • Parts: 410-280-6335

2018 Toyota Tacoma vs 2018 Chevy Colorado

  • You'll find an extra option to consider in the Tacoma lineup, which features six trims: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, the rugged TRD Off-Road, luxurious Limited, and the hard-charging TRD Pro. There's a model for everyone, too, from the construction worker on the daily grind to Glen Burnie to the Laurel pleasure cruiser. The new Colorado offers only five: a base model, the WT work truck, LT, Z71, and the brawny ZR2.
  • Tacoma gets combined fuel economy comparable to Colorado, 21 mpg to 22, offers a similar cruising range of 441 miles to the latter's 462, and is neck-and-neck on city mileage, with each model making possible up to 20 mpg.
  • However, Tacoma offers a better turning radius between curbs, 40.6 feet to 41.3, meaning it's more maneuverable.
  • It can also haul a larger max payload for the Bowie, MD trek, up to 1,620 pounds compared to Colorado's 1,574.
  • A new Tacoma with a Tow Package can lug a trailerful up to 6,800 pounds out to Clarksville, and that's a maximum rating nearly identical to Colorado's 7,000 pounds. However, to go any higher, Colorado requires a steep upgrade to a turbo-diesel engine.
  • Count on "Good" crashworthiness ratings from the IIHS, a "Superior" front crash prevention rating, and a headlight rating of "Marginal." Colorado's IIHS ratings aren't as up to speed, as it earns a few lower "Acceptable" ratings, only a "Basic" rating for front crash prevention, and a "Poor" headlight rating.
  • Both models earn four stars overall from the NHTSA for the ability to withstand a crash, but Tacoma takes home four for rollover resistance, whereas Colorado garners only three.
  • A new Tacoma features a standard Star Safety System with vehicle stability and traction controls, an anti-lock brake system, electronic brake-force distribution, a brake assist, feature and Smart Stop Technology. It also builds in standard Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P), which features a pre-collision system, pedestrian detection, a lane departure alert, auto high beams, and dynamic radar cruise control. Chevy Colorado features StabiliTrak electronic stability control, rollover mitigation, standard ABS, and a Traction Control. Plus, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alert are available, but via package only.
  • You'll find a choice of four Entune Audio systems with 6.1- and 7-inch touch-screen display options. Colorado's lineup offers only 7- and 8-inch Chevrolet MyLink systems.


You can get a feel for more of what the new 2018 Toyota Tacoma has to offer to best the rest right here at 1107 West Street in Annapolis, MD. Give our friendly sales personnel a call at 410-268-6480 or stop by, and we'll have you behind the wheel for an unforgettable test-drive experience in no time!