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2019 Toyota Tacoma

2019 Chevrolet Colorado




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Rear-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive

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21.1 gal.

21.0 gal.

2019 Toyota Tacoma vs 2019 Chevrolet Colorado near Dundalk, MD

When shopping around for a midsize truck, you've probably noticed how many options there are to choose from. We are here to help narrow down the list to two of the top competitors--the 2019 Toyota Tacoma and the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado. Toyota has reworked the Tacoma in 2019, giving the TRD Pro trim more off-roading equipment, adding two USB charge ports to every trim, and making the TRD Pro trim available with a high-mounted snorkel air intake. The Colorado doesn't have nearly the amount of changes that the Tacoma offers, although it does include a new infotainment system, more USB ports, and a high-definition rearview camera. Continue reading as we go through these two midsize trucks and figure out which one you should be driving home.

2019 Toyota Tacoma Power & Handling

Toyota offers the Tacoma with two impressive engine options. The standard engine is a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder, which can pump out up to 180 pound-feet of torque and 159 horsepower. You can get this engine with either rear-wheel drive, or four-wheel drive. No matter what, you'll be getting a six-speed automatic transmission. The other available engine is a 3.5-liter V6, which can produce 265 pound-feet of torque and 278 horsepower. Two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are also available with this engine, along with the option to choose between a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission.

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Power & Handling

On the other side of things, the 2019 Colorado comes with three different engines. The base engine is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, which punches out 191 lb-ft of torque and 200 hp. A mid-range option is a 3.6-liter V6, which can generate 275 lb-ft of torque and 308 hp. The final engine is a turbodiesel 2.8-liter inline-4, which can produce around 369 lb-ft of torque and 186 horsepower. Two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are both available. While the Colorado offers more powertrain options, we can't help but be persuaded by the options that the Tacoma features.

2019 Toyota Tacoma Features & Design

There are up to six trim levels available with the Toyota Tacoma. Standard features found with the base trim SR include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, heated power-adjustable side mirrors, adaptive cruise control, a backup camera, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, lane departure alert, a 4.2-inch driver display screen, an Entune stereo, a sliding rear window with privacy glass, and a four-way-adjustable cloth seats. Another trim, SR5, adds features like 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim, remote keyless entry, an enhanced Entune audio system, fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and smartphone-enabled navigation. One of the higher models is Limited, which includes 18-inch wheels, a body-colored rear bumper and flares, lower-profile tires, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, parking sensors, and a sunroof.

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Features & Design

Only five trim levels are available with the Colorado. The base trim, called Base, includes a rearview camera, 16-inch steel wheels, two USB ports, vinyl upholstery and floor covering, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, air conditioning, power windows, a 6-speaker sound system, a four-way power driver's seat, a steering wheel that tilts, and front bucket seats. Another trim, LT, includes additional USB ports, a leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel, 17-inch alloy wheels, an 8-inch touchscreen, OnStar, and satellite radio. One of the higher trims is Z71, which includes a locking rear differential, all-terrain tires, hill descent control, unique simulated leather and cloth upholstery, and an off-road-oriented suspension.


The winner is clear! The 2019 Toyota Tacoma not only has reliable engine options, but it comes with a long list of available trim levels to choose from. No matter your reasoning for purchasing a midsize pickup truck, you won't find a better option out there. Check out our full make/model review down below, and stop into our dealership today to look at our full inventory.

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