A side view of a Tacoma.

Safety

  • Only the Toyota Tacoma comes standard with a whole suite of active safety features.
  • You'll need a more expensive Colorado model to get comparable driver-assistive technology.
  • The Tacoma received a slightly better rollover rating from the NHTSA.

Have the confidence to tackle any road in the Tacoma with the support of its standard driver-assistive technology.

Standard Safety Features

The Toyota Tacoma comes with the Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS P) suite of active safety features. This includes a Pre-Collision System w/Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), and Automatic High Beams (AHB).

You won't see much in the way of standard active safety features with the Chevy Colorado. Only the LT and Z71 models have available Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Lane Departure Warning. It requires the additional Safety Package at checkout, which varies in price depending on the configuration.

When your adventures get a little rocky, know that the 2022 Tacoma has the capability to handle the bumps. After being reviewed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Tacoma received a 4-star Overall Safety Rating and Rollover Star Rating. Comparatively, the 2022 Colorado received a 4-star Overall Safety Rating and a 3-star Rollover Star Rating.

The interior of a Tacoma.

Interior

  • Connect to your drive with standard Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and Amazon Alexa compatibility in the Tacoma.
  • Both the Tacoma and Colorado have standard 7-in. touchscreens and six speakers.
  • The Tacoma comes standard with more USB ports than the Colorado.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride with the help of the interior features of the Toyota Tacoma.

Multimedia

Pick a song from your favorite playlist using the standard connectivity options of the Tacoma. All models come with Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, and Amazon Alexa compatibility. Looking inside the Colorado, you'll find Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ capabilities but no Amazon Alexa integration.

See all of these apps displayed on a 7-in. touchscreen in both the Tacoma and Colorado. Crank the tunes through their standard six speakers, too.

After hours of listening, make sure your devices stay fully charged in the Tacoma with the help of three USB ports. The Colorado WT comes with two front USB ports. If you want two front USB ports and two rear USB ports, you'd have to get the Colorado LT or higher.

A Tacoma driving down a dirt road.

Reliability

  • The ToyotaCare plan coverage that comes with the Tacoma lasts longer than the comparable Chevy Complete Care.
  • Have the confidence to take your truck to new heights with the Tacoma Off-Road.
  • Get the Toyota Tacoma, America's best-selling midsize pickup.

Toyota makes sure you get the best and that it stays that way for years to come.

More Bang for Your Buck

With the ToyotaCare plan regular factory-scheduled maintenance is covered for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, to help keep your Tacoma working like a well-oiled machine. Services like tire rotations and oil changes are covered with the ToyotaCare plan. Chevy Complete Care will only cover one maintenance visit during your first year of ownership.

Toyota helps your truck stay out of the shop so you can focus on what really matters — the fun. The Tacoma Off-Road can get you up and over any type of terrain with the help of standard Crawl Control (CRAWL) with Multi-Terrain Select (MTS). This off-roading model starts at $37,655. The comparable Colorado ZR2 starts at $43,795. It has a driver-selectable full-locking front and rear differential, which works like the Tacoma's Crawl Control (CRAWL) in off-roading situations.

Thanks to its excellent warranty coverage and even better standard offerings, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma was named the Best Buy of the Year among midsize pickup trucks according to Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. Not only that, but, as of 2021, it has been America's best-selling midsize pickup for the last 16 years.

Conclusion: Tacoma vs. Colorado

As far as trucks go, the Toyota Tacoma and Chevy Colorado are two standout competitors. They both have lots of power and the convenience of having an open truck bed. Only the Tacoma has more to offer customers who want something for everyday driving. Rock out with the Tacoma's multitude of multimedia options, including Amazon Alexa compatibility. The Colorado does not include Amazon Alexa connectivity. Keep on rolling with the Tacoma's ToyotaCare factory-scheduled maintenance plan, which covers the Tacome for two years or 25,000 miles. On the other hand, you'll only get your first maintenance visit for free with the Colorado.

  • You'll have more interior connectivity options when you drive home with a Toyota Tacoma.
  • Improve the longevity of your Tacoma with the help of ToyotaCare's factory-scheduled maintenance plan.
  • You won't be disappointed with the Tacoma, America's best-selling midsize pickup.