Compare The Toyota Tacoma vs. The Competition

See How the Toyota Tacoma Stacks Up Against the Competition here in New Holland, PA

The latest version of the Toyota Tacoma is here and can be found at New Holland Toyota. This light-duty pickup is a popular choice among drivers of all ages, with aggressive off-road capabilities, user-friendly technology, and all the available features a good pickup truck should have. However, as versatile, and valuable as the Tacoma is, the pickup truck market remains quite competitive, with other light-duty pickups rising to the challenge of standing out to customers like you. Let us take a look at how the new Toyota Tacoma takes on these worthy challengers: the Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Ranger, and GMC Canyon.

We encourage you to read on and decide for yourself if the new Toyota Tacoma is the right truck for your needs. You will find this light-duty pickup for sale here in New Holland, PA. New Holland Toyota is proudly serving the Ephrata and Reading, PA areas.

Toyota Tacoma vs Chevrolet Colorado

Our first challenger is the Chevy Colorado, which continues to enjoy a lot of popularity for its powerful engine options and maneuverability. Like the Tacoma, Chevy offers a lot of easy-to-use technology options and comfortable seating. However. Our signature truck ups the ante a bit in terms of available technology and fuel efficiency, as can be expected from a Toyota.

  • Fuel Efficiency: The Tacoma is a great choice for off-roading and city driving, traveling up to 422 miles in towns like Lancaster before requiring more fuel. The Chevy Colorado offers comparable fuel efficiency on the highway, but falls short in cities, with a cruising range of 399 miles to the next fuel station. The Tacoma is also more lightweight overall, which greatly aids fuel economy in the long term.
  • Technology: Both the Tacoma and Colorado offer standard smartphone integration for iPhone and Android devices. However, Chevy is not known for generously equipping entry-level trims of their cars, so the Colorado's standard features start to dwindle at smartphone pairing. The Tacoma comes standard with a deck rail system, skid plates, and three convenient USB ports. These features are available on the Colorado, but cost extra as you upgrade trim levels.
  • Safety: The Tacoma comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense™ suite of driver-assist features, including Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Automatic High Beams, and Lane Departure Warning. These features have their own equivalent driver-assist apps on the Chevy Colorado, but once again, drivers must upgrade to higher trim levels to unlock all the best preventative safety measures.
  • Price: The Tacoma offers a lot of standard conveniences for a low starting price, with base trims starting out under $27,000. Our light-duty pickup begins at a much lower starting price than many of its competitors, including the Colorado, which starts out above $27,000.
Ford Ranger Truck

Toyota Tacoma vs Ford Ranger

The Ford brand recently brought back the light-duty Ranger, an iconic and popular truck of its time. Like many of the top Ford models, the Ranger offers some impressive performance options and many more available safety features than the Chevy Colorado. However, against the Tacoma, we see our own signature truck come out strong when it comes to in-cabin storage, user-friendly features, and overall performance.

  • Fuel Economy: Due to its lightweight frame, and higher fuel tank capacity, the Tacoma is ultimately the more fuel efficient truck overall, traveling up to 422 miles in the city and 485 miles on the highway, before requiring refueling. The Tacoma's fuel tank holds up to 21.1 gallons as well. Meanwhile, the Ford Ranger's engine might be powerful, but its cruising range falls short, traveling 378 city miles and 468 highway miles before refueling, with a fuel tank capacity of 18 gallons.
  • Off-Roading: The Tacoma is built to take on more aggressive terrain that most sedans and even many SUVs can't reach, sitting at a 9.4-inch ground clearance, an ideal height for rocky trails and dirt roads alike. The Ranger has the minimum ground clearance required for off-roading, but still falls short of the Tacoma, sitting 8.4 inches off the ground.
  • Safety: While the Ford Ranger has more standard and available driver-assist safety features than the Chevy Colorado, it only comes available with cruise control. A more advanced stop/start cruise control comes available on higher trims for an extra price. Meanwhile the Tacoma comes standard with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, which adjusts your speed automatically to keep an even pace with the car ahead of you on the highway.
  • Interior: The Tacoma has a bit more interior storage space and breathing room, even with its smaller double cab, which features 39.7 inches of front head headroom, 38.3 inches of rear headroom, and 32.6 inches of rear legroom. The Ford Ranger's standard SuperCab configuration falls short in these areas, with 39.8 inches of front headroom, 35.9 inches of rear headroom, and 30.4 inches of rear legroom.

Toyota Tacoma vs GMC Canyon

Finally, we come to the GMC Canyon, a powerful choice from a brand well-known for its utilitarian prowess. The Canyon does have a lot of capability to offer, even for a light-duty truck, but often finds itself lacking in standard features, as is the case with many GMC models. The Canyon also falls similarly short in fuel economy and ground clearance as well.

  • Fuel Economy: With its 422-mile city cruising range, the Toyota Tacoma travels for longer distances in daily driving without needing to stop at the pump. The Tacoma is also the most lightweight of these light-duty truck, which greatly aids in its commuter-friendliness. The GMC Canyon travels up to 399 miles in the city before requiring refueling.
  • Safety: The Canyon, like other GM models, features a couple safety apps exclusive to this brand including Teen Driver mode. However, GMC's comparable driver-assistive applications to Toyota Safety Sense only come available on base trims, for a higher fee. The Tacoma comes standard with such helpful safety features as the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
  • Off-Roading: The Toyota Tacoma sits at a 9.4-inch ground clearance, making it a safe and adaptable choice against virtually any terrain, with standard front skid plates to help enhance safety on the trails. The GMC Canyon sits at 8.3 inches off the ground, which is still ideal for off-roading, but falls short of the Tacoma in terms of safety, especially on rockier trails. The entry-level trims of the Canyon also do not come standard with skid plates.
  • Price: The Toyota Tacoma is one of the most affordable trucks of its class, beginning at an MSRP well under $27,000. The GMC Canyon starts out at a slightly higher price and its base trim does not offer as many standard safety or convenience features as the SR trim of the Toyota Tacoma.
GMC Canyon Truck 

Test Drive the Toyota Tacoma Today

If the new Toyota Tacoma sounds like the right truck for you, then come test drive one here at New Holland Toyota and see for yourself. You will find our dealership here at 524 W Main St I New Holland, PA and proudly serving the Thorndale and Lititz, PA areas. See you soon!

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