What Can the Toyota Tacoma Provide You Over the Competition? Koons Arlington Toyota is Here to Investigate!

A pickup truck is the ideal choice for those hardworking Americans out there who need something bigger and tougher to take on the heavier challenges ahead. As for the question of which one the right truck for you is, it can be hard to decide, which is why we here at Koons Arlington Toyota are here to help you through the research process and determining which type of pickup truck is right for you. That's why we went ahead and did a great deal of research as to who had the bigger, better truck to meet your needs in our comparison of the Toyota Tacoma. By putting this truck head-to-head against another well-known competitor, we noticed a few key differences in some important areas, such as safety, capability, and fuel efficiency. The competitor we compared it to was the Chevrolet Colorado, another mid-sized pickup truck with a decent amount of capability and reliability that people have come to expect from the Chevy brand. However, when it comes to the long run practicality of this truck, the Colorado falls short in a great many ways.

Once you read through our comparison, you'll see all the different ways the Toyota Tacoma risesd above the competition. Then, if we have convinced you that it's the right truck that you need in your life, come test drive one here at Koons Arlington Toyota! We're conveniently ocated at 4045 Lee Highway in Arlington, VA and we're proudly serving the Washington DC and Falls Church, VA areas as well!


The Toyota Tacoma vs The Chevrolet Colorado

  • The Toyota brand is known for its fuel-efficient cars, which is an attribute that stays true to the Toyota Tacoma. This pickup gains an EPA-estimated 20 miles per gallon in the city with a cruising range of 441 miles between fill-ups. The Chevy Colorado gains an EPA-estimated 18 miles per gallon in the city with a cruising range of 420 miles per hour.
  • The Toyota Tacoma brings you more capability when tackling tougher challenges, thanks to its maximum payload capacity of 1,505 pounds. The Chevy Colorado has a maximum payload capacity of 1,440 pounds so there's more of a limit to how much weight it can carry.
  • The Toyota Tacoma features the Toyota Safety Sense™ system in all trim levels, adding on such driver-assistive features as the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, and Automatic High beams. These applications have Chevy equivalents but they are unavailable on base trim levels of the Chevy Colorado.
  • In regards to their safety ratings, the Toyota Tacoma has much higher ratings from IIHS, such as the highest "Superior" rating I Front Crash prevention. The Chevy Colorado holds a "Basic" rating in front Crash Prevention.
  • Finally, the Toyota Tacoma has a much lower turning radius of almost 40 inches, curb-to-curb, over the 41-inch turning radius of the Chevy Colorado. A lower tuning radius is very beneficial when turning sharper corners.


The Right Truck with All the Right Stuff!

As you can see, there's a lot that this exceptional pickup truck has that it's competition simply cannot provide. Come test drive one here at Koons Arlington Toyota and find out for yourself today. Be sure to check out our new vehicle specials to see if there's a special offer waiting for you towards the financing or leasing of your next new Toyota Tacoma. We're proudly serving the Alexandria area and our sales team can be reached at (703) 522-6000 to answer any questions you might have. See you soon!