|2016 Chevy Colorado||2016 Nissan Frontier|
|27 hwy mpg||Max Fuel Economy||23 hwy mpg|
|305 hp||Max HP||261 hp|
|7,000 lbs||Max Towing||6,500 lbs|
|369 lb-ft (diesel)||Max Torque||281 lb-ft|
2016 Chevy Colorado vs. 2016 Nissan Frontier
When the new Chevy Colorado was announced just two short years ago, it seemed likely that the competition would be prepared with a rebuttal to our model’s assumed spot at the top of the mountain. One such model, the Nissan Frontier, has long been among the most popular models in the segment, and is particularly popular here in Kentucky. But how does its latest edition stack up to the newest Colorado? Let’s take a look, shall we, at the 2016 Chevy Colorado vs. the 2016 Nissan Frontier, and see just which one takes top honors in the increasingly competitive midsize pickup segment.
The first thing to truly pop off the page in the chart above is, “Whoa, the Colorado is truly better at everything.” Believe us, we thought this too. And while the chart certainly breaks it down to its most basic parts, a deeper look proves that it isn’t even all that close. The standard Colorado powertrain, a 2.5L inline four-cylinder, greatly outmatches the Frontier on all levels, while the available 3.6L V6 posts a significant edge everywhere except for in its torque rating. Then, when you figure in the tech features, including the available 4G LTE WiFi hotspot and Chevy MyLink apps interface, well, it stops even being very close.
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The biggest news to cross our desk for the 2016 model of the Chevy Colorado is the addition of the 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel to the lineup, which promises to be a significant game changer when it arrives in fall of 2015. Although only using four cylinders, the Duramax achieves 181 hp and a staggering 369 lb-ft of torque, proving that even with its slight block size, it still can crank out the highest torque and towing numbers in the class.
And all of this love for the powertrains in the 2016 Chevy Colorado ignores the many goodies that can be found inside this outstanding model. In addition to the 4G LTE WiFi hotspot mentioned above, the Chevy MyLink pairs with an 8-inch diagonal touchscreen to stream music, access turn-by-turn navigation and even utilize phone functions, all hands-free. The bottom line is, across the board, it’s tough to not look at the 2016 Chevy Colorado and be astonished at the strides it’s made on its way to the top of the midsize pickup segment.
The 2016 Chevy Colorado is available now at Jack Burford in Richmond, KY, and serving the nearby areas of Lexington, Paris and London. To learn more or to schedule a test drive, visit our dealership today!