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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 Toyota Tacoma
Access Cab I4 SR
MSRP
$25,200
Invoice
$23,625
Average Price Paid
$23,578
278 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 Toyota Tacoma
Access Cab I4 SR
Fair Price
$24,389
Good Price
$22,924
Great Price
$22,086
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 Toyota Tacoma
Access Cab I4 SR
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,536
9 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 Toyota Tacoma
Access Cab I4 SR
Andrew Newton Preview:

Toyota’s venerable Tacoma pickup is currently in its third generation, which was only just introduced for 2016. While it has increasingly stiff competition from the Chevrolet Colorado/...

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 Toyota Tacoma
Access Cab I4 SR
40
writes:
I love this truck. It handles good and tows good with plenty of power. It has a good right height. I really l...
writes:
Nice truck but pricey
Value Ranked 2017 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition CrewMax 5.7L FFV 4WD better.
"Heavier and more features. I wanted a heavier truck to pull trailer with tractor"
Would Buy Ranked 2017 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition CrewMax 5.7L FFV 4WD better.
"see above "
30
writes:
I own a 99 Tacoma 4x4 which has been bullet proof. Reportedly the newer models are not as reliable. The 2018 h...
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E AWD worse.
"The looks are a toss up but the Honda color choices are much better."
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E AWD better.
"Better padding and more leg room in the Ridgeline back seats"
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 Toyota Tacoma
Access Cab I4 SR
2018 Chevrolet Colorado
Base Extended Cab LB RWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
4X2
4X2
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 21.1 gal 21 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
159 hp @ 5,200 RPM
200 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque
180 lb-ft @ 3,800 RPM
191 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
11.3:1
Displacement
2,700 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.74 in x 3.74 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 -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 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 4 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 42.9 in 45 in
Back Legroom 24.6 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- --
Maximum Payload 1,620 lbs 1,382 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 212.3 in 212.7 in
Width 74.4 in 83.9 in
Height 70.6 in 70.4 in
Wheelbase 127.4 in 128.3 in
Bed Length 73.7 in 74 in

Available Options

2018 Toyota Tacoma
Access Cab I4 SR

Exterior Colors

  • Barcelona Red Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Silver Sky Metallic
  • Super White

Option Packages

  • Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover
  • 5" Chrome Oval Tube Steps
  • Cast Aluminum Running Boards
  • Exterior 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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