The biggest competitor of the Chevy Colorado is the Honda Ridgeline as they are both small, compact, yet capable trucks. However, it is tough to say they are competitors as the Ridgeline really doesn’t get close to the awesomeness the Colorado is. Not only is the Colorado better selling and better looking, but it also beats out the Ridgeline in many categories. Price, engine options, capability, performance, and fuel efficiency are some of the categories, just to name a few!
The Chevy Colorado comes standard with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine and it is also available with two upgraded engine options (a 3.6-liter V6 engine and a 2.8-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine). The Honda Ridgeline comes with just one engine standard for all trim levels. The engine is a 3.5-liter V6 engine. Depending on the engine, the Colorado can produce up to 308 horsepower while the Ridgeline produces up to 280 horsepower.
Capability and fuel efficiency are both important when it comes to new vehicles (yes, even for trucks!). With that being said, the Chevy Colorado has the capability to tow between 3,500 and 7,000 pounds depending on engine, drivetrain, axle ratio and more. The Ridgeline =has the capability of towing between 2,500 and 5,000 pounds (that’s 2,000 pounds less than the Chevy). The most fuel efficient Colorado has a fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, while the Ridgeline averages 16 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Whether you need extra towing capacity or better fuel economy, the Colorado is your truck!
Finally, onto the moment you have probably been waiting for, price! Of course price for both of these trucks vary depending on trim level, but the Colorado is way more affordable. The Chevy Colorado has a starting price of $20,000. Meanwhile, just the Honda Ridgeline starts at $29,745.
Let’s be real, there is a clear winner between these two trucks! If you are looking to purchase or lease the winning Chevy Colorado, check out our inventory at Miami Lakes Chevy online here.
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