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How does the 2018 Toyota Tacoma compare to Canyon and Colorado? You be the judge!

Jun 19, 2018

We compared the Short Box, Automatic Transmission versions of the Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab V6, GMC Canyon 4x4 Crew Cab All Terrain and Chevy Colorado 4x4 Crew Cab Z71 based on 3rd party competitive comparisons provided by ChromeData, an unbiased 3rd Party.

Watch the video below to learn more:

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Best Selling Compact Pick-up Truck in Canada

Canada loves the Toyota Tacoma and that’s – at least in part – because we have such amazing, enthusiastic Tacoma owners.  Tacoma has earned its reputation for legendary quality, durability and reliability, and that’s been recognized with Canadian Black Book’s Best Retained Value Award for 9 years in a row, and the ALG Residual Value Award since 2012.

Want to take a look at what Tacoma Owners think?

[Read Tacoma’s Owner Reviews]

Tacoma's Interior

In the latest Tacoma redesign, making the interior as quiet and comfortable as possible was one of the main priorities.  Just jump in and enjoy!  We can tell you that it also includes a few things that you don’t come standard on the Canyon and Colorado models that we compared.  For example, Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab V6 has…

  • Dual Zone Automatic Air Conditioning - so that you and front passenger can set the ideal temp and forget it. It’ll do what it needs to do to keep things that temp.
  • A wider body, giving you more hip room and more shoulder room – in the front and the rear so that you’re not crowding your fellow passengers
  • A Touchscreen Audio system that includes an in-dash CD Player
  • Navigation with Voice Command, so you can keep your hands on the wheel
  • A 60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat – because you never know when you’ll need to have someone sitting back there, but you also need to transport some cargo

[Check out Tacoma’s Design Features]

Safety & Pre-Collision Systems

So, we’re off to a good start on those Tacoma Advantages, but here’s something that you may not have considered:  Every 2018 Tacoma is equipped with Toyota Safety Sense P.  Along with the other TSS features – Automatic High Beams, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Lane Departure Alert, Tacoma also features our Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Alert – to help protect you, and others around you.  These features are not standard on Colorado or Canyon.

Powerful and Fuel Efficient

Tacoma has a 3.5L V6 Direct-Injection 4-Stroke Engine – technology that optimizes power and efficiency, delivering 278 horsepower with a 13.1 L/100km Fuel Efficiency Rating in the City - better than Canyon & Colorado’s 14.1 L/100 km Rating.

Also, did you know that Tacoma offers a 4x4 Pick-up Truck with a Manual Transmission?  In fact, with the MT, the Tacoma 4x4 comes in your choice of Off-Road, Sport and TRD PRO grades. Canyon and Colorado offer a Manual only on some 4x2 models.

Off-Road Ready

When you’re ready to hit the trail, the Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab V6 is ready and willing.  The Off-Road package comes standard – and if you’re serious about off-roading, this is the truck for you.  It’s got Leaf Springs in the Rear, Bilstein Shocks Front and Rear, One-Touch 4WD, an Automatic Limited Slip Differential and Locking Rear Diff, 4-Wheel Crawl Control, Multi-Terrain Select, Skid Plates, 16” All Terrain Tires, and an Approach Angle of 32.1 degrees and Departure of 23.5.

And it’s even got a mount for your GoPro, so you can capture those unbelievable adventures and share them with your friends.

So… getting back to those competitors… yes, you can take them off-road, too, but just keep in mind that you may be able to go further with Tacoma’s 238 mm ground clearance – vs. Colorado and Canyon’s 208.28.

Towing and Hauling

Tacoma’s 5-foot Short Box has a composite bed that protects from scratches, dings and corrosion when you’re hauling payload.  Competitive vehicle owners pay hundreds of dollars to have bed liners added, just for that protection.  And Tacoma has Cargo bed tie downs and 4 Tie Down Cleats standard – they’re optional on the Competitors. Oh, and it even has a 120V Power Outlet in the bed, which the Competitors don’t.

Like the competitors, you can access the bed conveniently via Tacoma’s Easy Lower Tailgate, stepping up on the Rear Bumper Step.  Lock up the tailgate for additional security, or remove it entirely.

And only Tacoma comes standard with a standard Towing setup – a Class IV Weight Distribution Hitch and a 7-pin Trailer Wire Harness – so you’re set for towing up to 2,900 kg (6,400 lbs).  On Canyon & Colorado, you can add the Trailering Package for an additional charge.

[Check out all of Tacoma’s Specifications]

So? What do you think? This truck is loaded with advanced Tech and Safety features, it’s comfortable, and it’s off-road ready. Are you taking a Tacoma with you on your next adventure?

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