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  • 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

    #6 in 2012 Compact Pickup Trucks

  • 2012 Toyota Tacoma

    #2 in 2012 Compact Pickup Trucks

  • 2012 Suzuki Equator

    #3 in 2012 Compact Pickup Trucks

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $17,475
    • $17,125
    • $17,999
    • Avg. Paid
    • $8,304
    • $10,591
    • $8,294

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 7.0 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • 7.7 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 6.3 /10
    • 9.6 /10
    • 8.5 /10
    • Performance
    • 6.8 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • 7.3 /10
    • Interior
    • 6.5 /10
    • 7.9 /10
    • 6.9 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.1 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • 9.2 /10
    • Safety
    • N/A
    • 9.4 /10
    • 9.5 /10
    • Reliability
    • 3.0 /5
    • 3.0 /5
    • 2.5 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Good fuel economy for the class
      • X-Runner trim's agile handling
      • Good fuel economy for the class
      • First-rate cabin quality
      • Double Cab's spacious rear seats
      • Powerful available V6
      • Nimble handling for a truck
    • Cons
      • Sluggish acceleration with five-cylinder engine
      • Cheap interior materials
      • Uncomfortable front bench seat
      • Cramped rear seats
      • Rough ride with TRD off-road package
      • Weak brakes
      • Low-quality interior materials
      • Cramped rear seats in either cab style

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Rear wheel drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas 4-Cyl 2.9L/177
    • Gas I4 2.7L/164
    • Gas I4 2.5L/152
    • MPG
    • 18 City / 25 Hwy
    • 21 City / 25 Hwy
    • 19 City / 23 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • Regular Cab
    • Regular Cab
    • Pickup
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 111.3
    • 109.4
    • 125.9
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 67.6
    • 72.2
    • 72.8
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 64.9
    • 65.7
    • 68.7
    Doors & Windows
    • Privacy Glass
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Sliding Rear Window
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    Doors & Windows
    • Privacy Glass
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Sliding Rear Window
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    Exterior Features
    • Bed Liner
    • Standard
    • Optional
    •  
    • Running Boards
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Full Size Spare Tire
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steel Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Towing
    • Trailer Hitch Receiver
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Fog Lamps
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Navigation from Telematics
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 3
    • 3
    • 5
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 39.3
    • 40.0
    • 39.7
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 44.0
    • 41.7
    • 42.4
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 57.1
    • 58.1
    • 58.3
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 53.3
    • 53.6
    • 55.8
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    •  
    •  
    • 38.3
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    •  
    •  
    • 25.4
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    •  
    •  
    • 54.9
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    •  
    •  
    • 55.0
    • Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 44.0
    • - TBD -
    • 27.1
    • Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
    •  
    • - TBD -
    • - TBD -
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • CD Player
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    • MP3 Player
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    • Satellite Radio
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    Heating & Cooling
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    Navigation & Communication
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Vinyl Seats
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Fixed Bench Seat
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Split Bench Seat
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Bucket Seats
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    • Optional
    •  
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Locking Rear Differential
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 5 Cylinder Engine
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Engine Type
    • Gas 4-Cyl
    • Gas I4
    • Gas I4
    • Displacement
    • 2.9L/177
    • 2.7L/164
    • 2.5L/152
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 185 @ 5600
    • 159 @ 5200
    • 152 @ 5200
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 190 @ 2800
    • 180 @ 3800
    • 171 @ 4400
    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Turning diameter
    • 39.4
    • 36.7
    • - TBD -
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 18
    • 21
    • 19
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 25
    • 25
    • 23
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 19
    • 21.1
    • 21.1
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Coil Springs
    • Double-Wishbone
    • Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
    • Leaf-Spring
    • - TBD -
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • 4-Speed Automatic
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 5-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard

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