Nissan Frontier vs Chevrolet Colorado Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab
MSRP
$27,330
Invoice
$26,382
Average Price Paid
$25,523
512 listings nationwide

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2018 Chevrolet Colorado
Base Extended Cab LB RWD
MSRP
$20,200
Invoice
$20,099
Average Price Paid
$18,927
199 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab
Fair Price
$26,431
Good Price
$24,687
Great Price
$23,690
2018 Chevrolet Colorado
Base Extended Cab LB RWD
Fair Price
$19,466
Good Price
$18,456
Great Price
$17,880

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,924
7 listings nationwide

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2018 Chevrolet Colorado
Base Extended Cab LB RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,521
5 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab
George Kennedy Preview:

This midsize truck is the perfect blend of pickup capabilities and manageable proportions. It offers better maneuverability in tight spaces, so if you live in the city or have specific...

2018 Chevrolet Colorado
Base Extended Cab LB RWD
George Kennedy Preview:

Midsize trucks fill a much needed gap between mundane family cars and larger gas-guzzling pickups. Chief among them is the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado. This pickup is capable of carrying p...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab
40
writes:
Drives like a car. Limited options in color and interior. Ride height is too low. Body style hasnt changed muc...
2018 Chevrolet Colorado
Base Extended Cab LB RWD
10
writes:
Chevy has FINALLY started stepping up its game. This truck is very capable for work (About the same as my old ...
Family Car Ranked 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Ext Cab Long Bed 2WD worse.
"More knee room for rear passengers, WIFI for road trips, regular rear doors that are easy to get the little ones out of the back in a parking lot, safer in a crash, Teen Driver mode, and 4wd for family fun/bad weather. "
Value Ranked 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Ext Cab Long Bed 2WD worse.
"Almost same payload and tow ratings. More HP and gears in the transmission with lighter vehicle. Waaaaay easier to park. Small turn radius. Better fuel economy."
writes:
Very nice small truck with good overall assets.
Power Ranked 2018 Honda Ridgeline better.
"Better pick up. "
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Honda Ridgeline better.
"About equal but a bit more comfortable. "

Specs

2018 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab
2018 Chevrolet Colorado
Base Extended Cab LB RWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
4X2
4X2
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 21.1 gal 21 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
261 hp @ 5,600 RPM
200 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque
281 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
191 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
11.3:1
Displacement
4,000 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.76 in x 3.62 in
3.46 in x 3.97 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 3 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 3 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 3 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 2 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 45 in
Back Legroom 33.6 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- --
Maximum Payload 1,340 lbs 1,382 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 6,300 lbs 3,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 6,610 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 205.5 in 212.7 in
Width 72.8 in 83.9 in
Height 70.1 in 70.4 in
Wheelbase 125.9 in 128.3 in
Bed Length 59.5 in 74 in

Available Options

2018 Nissan Frontier
Desert Runner Crew Cab

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic Blue Metallic
  • Brilliant Silver
  • Cayenne Red
  • Forged Copper
  • Glacier White
  • Gun Metallic
  • Lava Red
  • Magnetic Black

Option Packages

  • [A93] Bed Liner/Trailer Hitch Package
2018 Chevrolet Colorado
Base Extended Cab LB RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Deepwood Green Metallic
  • Graphite Metallic
  • Kinetic Blue Metallic
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

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