Compare the Toyota Tacoma to the Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier, Chevrolet Colorado & GMC Canyon


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Looking to go anywhere? Do anything? The Toyota Tacoma offers many key advantages over its midsize-pickup competitors, including its go-anywhere, do-anything design. With a reasonable price and a well-equipped lineup, you can actually afford to go and do anything.

The 2016 Tacoma won Best Resale Value among midsize pickup trucks from Kelley Blue Book's 2016 Best Resale Value Awards. It also ranked among the Best Resale Value: Top 10 overall in the same awards. But affordability is just one reason to check out the new Tacoma in Newark. The Tacoma offers many segment exclusives, like performance-enhancing Crawl Control and Multi-Terrain Select systems, as well as convenience-oriented features like Qi wireless charging and a Smart Key System with push-button start. Thoughtful amenities include everything from a 120V deck-mounted AC power outlet to a blind-spot monitoring system.

But even with all of these creature comforts, the Tacoma remains tough when it comes to towing and off-road capability. Find out how this Toyota truck outperforms its rivals by perusing the Tacoma comparison below. We measured the latest model against the Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier, Chevrolet Colorado, and the GMC Canyon.

 Honda Ridgeline
 Nissan Frontier
 Chevy Colorado
 GMC Canyon

Tacoma vs Honda Ridgeline

  • The new Toyota Tacoma comes with a 2-year/25,000-mile ToyotaCare no-cost maintenance plan
  • The Tacoma is a rugged truck that is built with a tough body-on-frame construction, while the Ridgeline has a more car-like unibody design
  • You will have greater off-road capability in the Tacoma than in the Ridgeline as the Tacoma offers low-range 4WD, higher ground clearance, and greater approach/departure/breakover angles
  • The Tacoma offers 8 airbags versus 2 airbags in the Ridgeline
  • Superior Torque: 265 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm vs 262 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm

Tacoma vs Nissan Frontier

  • The Tacoma comes with ToyotaCare, a 2-year/25,000-mile no-cost maintenance plan
  • When it comes to fuel efficiency, the Tacoma has an estimated 18 MPG City/23 MPG Highway/20 MPG Combined versus the Frontier which has an estimated 15 MPG City/21 MPG Highway/17 MPG Combined
  • Have peace of mind knowing that the Tacoma has the Star Safety System which includes Traction Control, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology, features that the Frontier do not offer
  • The Tacoma 4x4 Access Cab TRD Sport has 278 horsepower @ 600 rpm versus the Frontier King CAB 4x4 Pro-4x 5AT which has 261 horsepower @ 5600 rpm
  • The Tacoma offers high-tech Qi-compatible wireless mobile device charging, a GoPro windshield mount, and a Smart Key System with Push Button Start. You will not find the same technology features in the Frontier

Tacoma vs Chevy Colorado

  • The Tacoma comes with ToyotaCare, a 2-year/25,000-mile no-cost maintenance plan
  • The Tacoma 4WD models offer higher ground clearance than the Colorado (9.4" vs 8.2")
  • While you will have to pay extra for a deck rail system on a Chevy Colorado, the Tacoma offers a standard deck rail system
  • Find a standard fiber-reinforced Sheet-Molded Composite (SMC) inner bed with steel outer panels in the Tacoma; the Colorado simply offers an available spray-in bedliner
  • Feel safe with 8-standard airbags in the Tacoma versus the 6-standard airbags in the Colorado
  • The high-tech Qi-compatible smartphone and mobile device charger can be found in the Tacoma; you'll have to plug your devices into the old-school USB port in the Colorado
  • Enjoy a 4.2" color multi-information display in the Tacoma; the Colorado's information screen is much smaller at 3.5"
  • If you're an adventure seeker, you'll enjoy the GoPro windshield mount in the Tacoma. This feature is not available with the Colorado
  • Keep your hands on the wheel using the standard steering wheel audio controls, which are not available in the Colorado
  • Use the convenient Smart Key System with Push Button Start in the Tacoma

Tacoma vs GMC Canyon

  • The Tacoma comes with ToyotaCare, a 2-year/25,000-mile no-cost maintenance plan
  • When it comes to off-road capability, the Tacoma Off-Road and 4WD models are superior to the GMC Canyon with higher approach (32.1" vs 17.3") and departure (23.5" vs 22.1") angles
  • Utility comes standard with the Tacoma. The Tacoma comes with a standard deck rail system; you have to pay extra for the Canyon's deck rail system
  • Durability comes standard with the Tacoma's fiber-reinforced Sheet-Molded Composite (SMC) inner bed with steer outer panels. The less durable Canyon has a metal bed with an optional spray-in bedliner
  • For your convenience, the Tacoma offers a power tilt/slide moonroof, Front Dual-Zone Climate Control, and a Qi-compatible wireless mobile device charging pad. None of these comfort features are available in the Canyon

The new Toyota showroom at Newark ToyotaWorld is well-stocked with the latest Tacoma models, and we encourage our Wilmington, Middletown, and Pike Creek neighbors to drop by to check them out. Feel free to take your favorite Tacoma for a test drive, and reach out to our finance staff to learn more about your Tacoma lease and auto loan options. You can reach our team with questions at 302-368-6262.


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