The 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show was nothing short of amazing models and amidst it all stood the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro’s brand new rival.
Chevrolet had implemented different effort this time around with the latest ZR2. The 2017 ZR2 shares something similar to the Camaro Z/28 as it is also fitted with the Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers.
The Tacoma TRD Pro, on the other hand, utilizes coil springs derived from the TRD parts catalog and Fox shocks for its front and rear along with leaf springs.
Power wise, the ZR2 retains the same 308 horsepower from its 3.6-liter V6 engine, just like all other Colorado models. Meanwhile, the Tacoma is equipped with a 3.5-liter six-cylinder worth less than 278 horsepower.
Despite having lower power, the Tacoma seem to be faster than its rival as it could achieved 0-60 mph in 7.1 seconds while the Chevy took 7.4 seconds.
The Chevy and Toyota both come with an electronically controlled locking rear differential, however, the ZR2 has the upper hand as it comes with a locking diff up front as well.
On top of that, both these vehicles have the crew cab configuration which maximizes the interior space. But the Tacoma TRD Pro only comes with a short bed compared to the ZR2 with its extended cab model.
Both the Toyota Tacoma TRD and the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 matches up pretty close to each other in several sectors but the true test will be when they are brought out to the trail to see which comes out as the better off-roader.