2018 Nissan Frontier vs Chevy Colorado
In the world of small and midsize pickup trucks, the 2018 Nissan Frontier and the Chevy Colorado lead the pack. These two versatile trucks offer the capability expected of a pickup, with enough versatility to configure them to the needs of any driver.
Drivers in Cherry Hill, Mount Laurel, and Collingswood can find out the key differences between the Nissan Frontier vs. the Chevy Colorado with our side-by-side comparison. Contact us to make an appointment for a test drive!
Performance and Capability
There are several engine options available for the 2018 Nissan Frontier. A 2.5L inline-four is standard for the Frontier King Cabs, which produces 152 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque, mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic.
This engine is rated to tow an excess of 3,500 pounds. Another powerful option is a 4.0L V6 that produces 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque, matched to a five-speed automatic transmission with firm, predictable shifts. Depending on the configuration, the V6 models can tow between 6,450 and 6,710 pounds. The Colorado also comes with a choice of engines. The base engine is a 2.5L inline-four that produces 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque, mated to either a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission.
There are two other options: a 3.6L V6 that produces 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic, and a 2.8L inline-four turbodiesel that produces 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Despite the engine lineup, the Colorado is only rated for 3,500 to 7,000 pounds, depending on the configuration, and it labors under the weight.
Those looking to tow upwards of that weight would be better served with a full-size pickup, though the Frontier handles its weight load with exceptional ease and capability. In addition, the Frontier has more athletic performance, tackling the curvy roads and rugged environments with better composure than the Colorado, thanks to its shorter wheelbase and lighter weight.
Technology and Features
The 2018 Nissan Frontier packs a lot of value into each of its trim levels. Standard features include air conditioning, a 5-inch display audio system, Bluetooth® connectivity, and a rearview camera with rubber floor mats and a spray-in bedliner optional at a base level.
Moving up one trim level adds an impressive array of features, including power accessories, tinted windows and an affordable package that includes reverse sensing technology, premium audio, heated seating, fog lights, a high-tech security system, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming interior mirror, a bed extender, a trailer hitch, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a cargo-management system for the truck’s bed.
There are many other features and options available at higher trim levels, as well. The Chevy Colorado comes standard with many similar features, though the configurations are limited at a base level, and it doesn’t offer the same value-packed options packages. The entry-level Colorado is designed for work fleets, so you’d have to seek additional features further up the trim levels.
Test Drive the 2018 Nissan Frontier at Cherry Hill Nissan
With its many features and options, impressive handling, and incredible performance, the 2018 Nissan Frontier is the better choice among smaller pickup trucks. Drivers in Cherry Hill, Mount Laurel, and Collingswood can explore all the Nissan truck has to offer by visiting Cherry Hill Nissan to schedule a test drive. Contact us today!