Head to Head: 2016 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2016 Toyota Tacoma

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Chevy Colorado vs. Toyota Tacoma: Which Should You Buy?

Two of the most popular compact trucks sold in the U.S., the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and 2016 Toyota Tacoma offer the ruggedness of a workhorse with the composure of a daily driver.

Updated for 2015, the Colorado has earned several accolades in the compact pickup segment since its 2012 overhaul, including our 2016 Best Compact Truck for the Money award, for the second straight year, and the top spot on our list of compact pickup trucks.

The Tacoma, fully redesigned this year, ranks fourth out of five trucks in our compact pickup rankings. However, its off-road abilities, especially for its top trim levels, are second to none. It combines the reliability of a Toyota with the ruggedness of an American pickup.

Which one suits you best? The best truck for your needs depends on whether you’re looking for a daily driver or a confident workhorse. Read on to find out how the Colorado and Tacoma stack up against each other.

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