The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado vs. the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe
Have you been thinking about buying a truck or SUV for all your hauling needs? There is a wide variety of options out there right now, including top picks from Chevrolet with the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup and the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe full-size SUV. Find out which of these vehicles will best support your needs. If you like what you see, then make your way to Sunrise Chevrolet, your Bloomingdale-area Chevrolet dealer, to check it out.
A First Look at Both Vehicles
2016 Chevrolet Colorado
- Midsize pickup truck
- Double Cab and Crew Cab design with short or long box truck beds
- Up to an EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway
- Starts at just $20,100
2016 Chevrolet Tahoe
- Full-size truck-based SUV with a body-on-frame design
- Maximum towing capacity of 8,600 pounds
- Standard V8 engine
- Seating capacity of up to nine passengers
The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is General Motor’s latest entry into the midsize pickup truck segment. Its primary function is to provide a viable alternative to a full-size pickup for drivers who don’t want to spend that much but are still looking for the confident performance and functionality of a pickup. The Colorado provides seating for two in Extended Cab models and seating for up to five in Crew Cab models. The long box measures 6 feet, 2 inches, while the short box measures 5 feet, 2 inches.
There’s just one powertrain available on the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe, and that’s a 5.3L V8 engine that puts out a confident 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. It comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and offers the option of rear-wheel and four-wheel drive. Maximum towing capacity on the Chevrolet Tahoe comes in at a robust 8,600 pounds, and fuel economy comes in at up to an EPA-estimated 23 mpg highway.
- Chevrolet Colorado Price: MSRP from $20,100 for an Extended Cab base trim to $39,680 for a fully loaded Crew Cab
- Chevrolet Tahoe Price: MSRP from $47,000 for a base trim to $64,740 for a premium trim level
Which Vehicle Should You Buy?
While both of these vehicles are truck-based in nature, there are tremendous differences to consider, primarily in terms of capabilities and price. If you want an affordable way to handle small and mid-sized jobs but don’t want to spend too much to get them done, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup is a top pick. On the other hand, if your budget isn’t of paramount concern and you’re looking for a serious people hauler with commanding V8 power and a tremendous towing capacity, the 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe full-size SUV might be the right option for you.