2021 Toyota Tacoma
Features & Specs
2021 Chevy Colorado
Adaptive cruise control
Not available
Not available
21.1 gal.
Fuel capacity
21.0 gal.
9.4 in.
Ground clearance
8.3 in.

2021 Toyota Tacoma vs Chevy Colorado

When it comes to finding your next midsize truck, we know it can be hard to really nail down what you're looking for. That's why, at Pearson Toyota, we are determined to get you behind the wheel of your perfect fit. We'll be looking at the 2021 Toyota Tacoma and the 2021 Chevy Colorado to help figure out which one might be best for your needs. The Tacoma starts off strong with dual-zone climate control, unique packages, a new paint color for the TRD Pro, and even a few special editions. You'll also find that it's highly customizable and extremely durable. The other option, the Colorado, has a refreshed front fascia, a limited number of trim levels, and a few new paint color options that you can choose from. There's a real lack of standard features with the 2021 Colorado. Keep reading to see which truck you should drive home in.

2021 Toyota Tacoma Power & Handling

The first aspect of the Tacoma that we are going to be going over today is the engine lineup. The Tacoma comes with two different engines! The base engine is a 2.7-liter inline-4, which can output as much as 180 pound-feet of torque and 159 horsepower. Two-wheel drive is standard, with four-wheel drive being available. You'll also find a six-speed automatic transmission. The optional engine is a 3.5-liter V6, which offers you 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. This engine gets you a 6-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual transmission, depending on your needs.

2021 Chevy Colorado Power & Handling

The Colorado does its best to keep up with the 2021 Tacoma. The base engine here is a 2.5-liter inline-4, which produces 191 pound-feet of torque and 200 horsepower. Another available engine is a 3.6-liter V6, which can get you 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. The last engine is a turbodiesel 2.8-liter 4-cylinder. Two-wheel drive is standard, with four-wheel drive being made available.

2021 Toyota Tacoma Features & Design

Power isn't the only reason why you need the Tacoma in your life. This midsize truck comes with a great selection of features for you to take advantage of. Some of the standard ones include Toyota Safety Sense, a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen, three USB ports, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Optional features with this truck include dual-zone climate controls, blind-spot monitoring, LED daytime running lights, front skid plates, a premium audio system, rear cross-traffic alert, wireless charging, and an electronically locking rear differential.

2021 Chevy Colorado Features & Design

When it comes to technology and comfort, the 2021 Colorado comes up short. Some standard features here include a locking tailgate, 16-inch wheels, a 7-inch touchscreen, and a CornerStep rear bumper. Optional features include hill descent control, an automatic locking rear differential, all-terrain tires, body-color door handles, and an eight-inch touchscreen.


The overall style and power of the 2021 Toyota Tacoma is consistent, ensuring that you and your passengers are not only safe, but entertained. That is why we highly recommend adding the Tacoma to your driveway. You will never regret owning a truck like this, especially with all of the capabilities that it offers.

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