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2018 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2018 Nissan Frontier

Comparison image of a dark green 2018 Chevrolet Colorado and a Silver 2018 Nissan Frontier

Are you in the market for a new mid-size pickup truck? If so, then you are in luck, because there are several great options for customers in Patterson, CA to consider. Two of the better options in the area are the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado and the 2018 Nissan Frontier. These pickups offer a great combination of engine performance and towing capacity. The question you are probably asking yourself now is, “Which one is better?”

The best way to answer the question above is to conduct a comparison between the two models. For the sake of this comparison, we will evaluate the base trim of each of these models. The base models for these two pickup trucks are the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab WT and the 2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab® S. Let’s check out how these two models stack up against one another!

Base Engine Specifications

2018 Chevrolet Colorado


2018 Nissan Frontier

2.5L DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Base Engine 2.5L DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder
200 Horsepower @ 6300 RPM Engine Power 152 Horsepower @ 5200 RPM
191 Pound-Feet @ 4400 RPM Engine Torque 171 Pound-Feet @ 4400 RPM
19 MPG / 24 MPG Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 17 MPG / 22 MPG

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The table above highlights the differences between the base engine specs of the two engine options. Both models feature the same engine size. However, the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado offers better engine performance and fuel economy than the 2018 Nissan Frontier. The following table highlights the towing and payload capacity offered by the 2018 Colorado and 2018 Frontier. In this category, the 2018 Colorado also has the advantage over the 2018 Frontier.

Towing and Payload Capacity

2018 Chevrolet Colorado


2018 Nissan Frontier

1,401 Pounds Base Payload 890 Pounds
3,500 Pounds Base Towing 3,780 Pounds
1,532 Pounds Maximum Payload 1,450 Pounds
7,000 Pounds Maximum Towing 6,710 Pounds

When it comes to this comparison, it appears clear that the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is the stronger option when compared against the 2018 Nissan Frontier. If you are interested in finding more information on the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado, feel free to stop by Thompson Chevrolet in Patterson, CA today! We would be happy to schedule a time for you test drive the 2018 Colorado with us. Stop by our dealership today!

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