The Fast Lane Truck had the opportunity recently to take to the streets of San Diego in three different offerings from the small truck segment, to see if the new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado had leap-frogged the competition from Toyota and Nissan.
Let’s take a minute to be honest; we all wish that the two presenters had had the chance to take these trucks off-road, even if only for a bit. That doesn’t happen in this review, so unfortunately, we’ll have to wait on that for awhile. It’s a pity, too, because all three trucks have four-wheel-drive, and this Toyota is equipped with its top-of-the-line TRD off-road package, while the Colorado has its respective Z71 package.
Ah well. The Fast Lane Truck‘s review of these three pick-ups instead comes down mostly to initial driving impressions around the streets of San Diego. But before you write it off as a useless review, keep in mind that most of us use our trucks as daily commuters, and drive on dry pavement for 99 percent of the vehicle’s service life.
Both the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma make nearly equivalent power and torque, and achieve about the same 18 MPG fuel economy, with the same number of forward gears (five). The Toyota edges out the Nissan on account of its better interior treatment, exterior styling, and reputation for boundless reliability.
But this review isn’t really about that battle; it’s about the Chevrolet Colorado fighting off both of those two. For that reason, we recommend that you skip ahead to the 12:54 mark in the video where the Colorado comes in, and watch from there.
Yeah, it’s a long review. You can watch the video (or part of the video) below: