How do you think the new Colorado Diesel will stack up against the 2016 Toyota Tacoma?
No comparison. Went from 1986 6.2L Diesel (still have) and 2002 Duramax (loved, but too damn big for urban living) and then purchased a 2007 4WD Tacoma loaded, large V6. First trip across country we netted 11mpg. Kept it until VW perfected their TDI technology--bought a Touareg in 2011. Like a 3/4 beast of a truck, hauls like a semi and drives like a sportscar, but ---expensive German technology. That, the recall (we expect 100-110% of market for buyback), and the fact that I've been waiting for GM to make another small diesel truck since my '86 turned 300K mi...............I pick up my new Colorado today!! Tacoma was a nice truck---I did like it a lot, but the fuel economy had me ditching it.How do you think the new Colorado Diesel will stack up against the 2016 Toyota Tacoma?
Man, it is like y'all are reading my mind. This was exactly the 2 trucks i was looking at before choosing the Colorado Diesel last week.My decision making was based on 2 points. 1- Diesel engine and 2. Pricing. Toyotos are too proud and they typically won't lower their price too much. Everywhere i looked the Tacoma's where several $thous higher.There is only one small Toyota truck worth mentioning and that would be the HiLux which is available everywhere in the world except the USA. It is available with a Diesel engine that is built by Toyota. The Tacoma is built for Home Depot and Lowe's trips. It does not compare to the HiLux. The HiLux has a full box chassis and is built to last. The HiLux is a much better looking truck than the Tacoma which has a styling that is " out there". IMHO
The toyota engine is weak and the fuel mileage is around 16. No doubt the Chevy is a much better truck overall.The new Tacomas have really stepped up their interior game. I want to go check them out first hand and see the difference in the new Taco.
If it had been last year, the Taco would be blown out of the water as far as interior goes.
Shame the south american toyota Hilux is not available in the USA. The hilux 3.0 and now 2.8 diesel is a really nice truck 28 mpg and really nice interior, suspension etc. I had a 2010 tacoma it is junk compared to the Hilux. I just bought a Chevy Zr2 diesel. cant even compare the toyota to the chevy. The chevy is WAY better in every aspect'Plainer than a popcorn fart' -Toyota is too conservative, I have had a few new Yotas now, it is fine if you want a work truck or a mall crawler, but as soon as they hit the gravel the dealer's start making excuses about how any problems are your fault. I add armor/protection to keep damages to a minimum, but that is a whole other post. Anyway, Toyotas whole grasp on the US market is waning more by the day as other manufacturers start to actually listen to what the consumers want, then they provide it. This Chevy is not perfect, but they hit the mark where it counts in the drivetrain. Hopefully more suspension upgrade options will come available soon too. I bought this diesel Chevy as my vote to show the manufacturers that the US yearns for more diesels in the market, and we'll buy em too!
I live in Brasil. You are correct the Hilux is an amazing truck. Best part is the D4D diesel engine 28-30 mpg.Man, it is like y'all are reading my mind. This was exactly the 2 trucks i was looking at before choosing the Colorado Diesel last week.My decision making was based on 2 points. 1- Diesel engine and 2. Pricing. Toyotos are too proud and they typically won't lower their price too much. Everywhere i looked the Tacoma's where several $thous higher.
No regrets so far. Withe the money i saved over getting a Tacoma, already ordered my first mods. Hard tonneau cover, tool box and some LED white strobe lights on the headlamps and rear for highway construction job i work at.
Now that i saw the new Army ZH2 prototype i want to make mine look similar to that look. next thing will be a lift kit and better tires and reem in about 2 years when i hit 60K miles and the stock tires are about to go.
If you guys like 4 cylinder diesels check out this ranger |I have in brasil. 2012 1 ton payload ranger crew cab 5 foot bed 4x4 5 speed manual with an international MWM powerstroke 3.0 liter I4. Bulletproof motor. Factory only emissions crap is EGR not even a cat. I had the ecu reflashed adding 5 pounds of boost. Currently producing 220 hp and 410 FP torque. I just did a 2 inch lift. This truck is a toy, powerband like a 2 stroke dirt bikeVideo of my 2010 Tacoma with a 2011 Hilux turbo diesel powertain imported from Japan. Chipped, upgraded turbo, front mount intercooler 3 inch exhaust. 225 Hp 400 fp torque 26-28 mpg. But my Chevy Zr2 Duramax is a way nicer truck.