2015 Toyota Tacoma vs Nissan Frontier, Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon (866) 778-3304

Tacoma's sporty and aggressive exterior is combined with a practical and refined interior. Plus, Tacoma has an impressive resale value and a great reputation. While the Regular Cab has been discontinued for 2015, Tacoma is now even more off-road ready with its new TRD Pro models, making it a top choice among midsize pickups. The 2015 Toyota Tacoma offers rear and 4WDemand part-time four-wheel drive while TRD Pro models add Active Traction Control. And with 6,500 lbs. of maximum towing capacity and 1500 lb. of maximum payload, Tacoma offers near full-size capability in a mid-size package.

2015 Tacoma Double Cab vs. 2014 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

With the 2014 Nissan Frontier being Tacoma's main competition, it delivers plenty of standard and available amenities inside and out. With more horsepower and torque, The Nissan Frontier is a powerful small pickup, but the Toyota Tacoma delivers much more with its great value, impressive upscale technology and rugged off-road capability.

CONNECTIVITY: The 2015 Toyota Tacoma comes standard with the Entune Audio head unit, including features like a 6.1-in. touch-screen, Bluetooth wireless technology and USB port. Frontier King Cabs don't even come standard with an audio head unit while a touch-screen doesn't come standard unless equipped with navigation. Plus, while Bluetooth wireless technology is available on Frontier, availability between its hands-free phone capability and audio streaming varies by trim.

PERFORMANCE: While Frontier and Tacoma both offer Bilstein suspensions for enhanced off-road performance, Tacoma also has higher approach and departure angles for even more clearance.

CONVENIENCE: Tacoma comes standard with the Deck Rail System with four tie-down cleats and a fiber-reinforced Sheet-Molded Composite inner bed with storage compartments and rail caps for added utility. Frontier's Utili-track channel system with cleats, bed rail caps and bed-liner all cost extra.

VALUE: Tacoma's standard ToyotaCare includes a 2-year/25,000-mile (whichever comes first) no-cost scheduled maintenance plan and 24-hour unlimited-mile roadside assistance. While Frontier has standard roadside assistance it doesn't come with a complimentary maintenance plan.

2015 Tacoma Double Cab vs. 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

Last offered in 2012, Colorado returns to the small pickup market bigger, more powerful and better equipped than before. However, the 2015 Tacoma delivers much more with its great value, impressive upscale technology and rugged off-road capability. Plus, with its new TRD Pro models, Tacoma offers off-road enthusiasts with a little extra reassurance through rugged terrain.

PERFORMANCE: While Colorado has more horsepower and torque, Tacoma PreRunner and 4WD models have a higher ground clearance (9.3-in. vs. 8.4-in.) and include engine and front suspension skid plates. Plus, with the TRD Off-Road Package, Tacoma features an off-road suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers.

COMFORT: Tacoma has more head room and more rear leg, hip and shoulder room than Colorado.

CONNECTIVITY: Both Tacoma and Colorado have a variety of standard and available enhanced connectivity features, but 2015 Tacoma offers the available Entune App Suite for added functionality with the ability to purchase movie tickets, make dinner reservations and much more all from the head unit. Though Colorado has a larger touch-screen (8-in. vs. 6.1-in.), it doesn't offer any integrated apps.

UTILITY: Tacoma comes standard with the Deck Rail System with four tie-down cleats and a fiber-reinforced Sheet-Molded Composite inner bed with storage compartments and rail caps for added utility. Colorado's deck rail system is offered for an extra cost.

SAFETY: With the TRD Off-Road Package, Tacoma Double Cab comes standard with Hill Start Assist (HAC) and Downhill Assist Control (DAC) while Colorado Z71 has Hill Descent Control but no HAC.

2015 Tacoma Double Cab vs. 2015 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

Just like its brother, the Chevy Colorado, Canyon returns to the small pickup market revamped with a new power train, modern exterior and practical features. However, the 2015 Tacoma delivers much more with its great value, impressive upscale technology and rugged off-road capability. Plus, with its new TRD Pro models, Tacoma offers extra off-road capability and fun backed by Toyota's factory warranty.

PERFORMANCE: While Canyon has more horsepower and torque, Tacoma PreRunner and 4WD models have higher approach (35° vs. 17.3°) and departure (26° vs. 22.1°) angles, and also include engine and front suspension skid plates. Plus, with the TRD Off-Road Package, Tacoma features an off-road suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers.

COMFORT: Tacoma has more shoulder room and more rear head and hip room than Canyon.

CONNECTIVITY: Both Tacoma and Canyon have a variety of standard and available enhanced connectivity features, but 2015 Tacoma offers the available Entune App Suite for added functionality with the ability to purchase movie tickets, make dinner reservations and much more all from the head unit. Although, Canyon has a larger touch-screen (8-in. vs. 6.1-in.), the only app it features is standard Pandora internet radio on SLE and SLT grades.

UTILITY: Tacoma comes standard with the Deck Rail System with four tie-down cleats and a fiber-reinforced Sheet-Molded Composite inner bed with storage compartments and rail caps for added utility. Canyon's deck rail system is offered for an extra cost.

SAFETY: With the TRD Off-Road Package, Tacoma Double Cab comes standard with Hill Start Assist(HAC) and Downhill Assist Control (DAC). While Canyon SLT has standard HAC, it doesn't offer DAC.

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