2016 Chevy Colorado vs 2016 Nissan Frontier

The Match-Up

2016 Chevy Colorado Exterior

2016 Colorado vs. 2016 Frontier

Nissan is well known for their wide selection of sedan and SUVs, making the Nissan Frontier is the top pick for customers. Why is that? With many available trim levels, it gives the customers a wide variety of options to choose from to meet their needs for this mid-sized pickup truck. But how does it compare to the top mid-sized truck of the year, the 2016 Chevy Colorado? The Chevrolet Colorado is the fastest-growing midsize pickup in 2015 and was awarded Motor Trend 2015 Truck of the Year for its strong, efficient driving and versitility. It's easy to see why it's a popular pick!

Colorado vs Frontier Performance

Chevy Colorado VS Nissan Frontier Fuel Efficiency

Fuel Efficiency

Fuel Efficiency is always a top concern when purchasing your next vehicle. When putting these two head-to-head, the Frontier and Colorado both average about 19 MPG in the City but once you hit the highway, the Fronteir gets up to 23 mpg on the highway, the Colorado gets up to 27 miles per gallon!

Colorado and Frontier Towing


Not only is the Colorado more fuel efficient than the Frontier, it can also tow more than the Frontier! As expected when buying a new pickup truck, your plan sometime in the future is to haul and tow thousands of pounds around. With the Colorado, you can tow up to 7,000 pounds, while the Frontier can only tow up to 6,500 pounds.

Colorado and Frontier MSRP


How do these two mid-sized trucks match-up in pricing? The Nissan Frontier's starting MSRP is $18,190, while the Chevy Colorado is $20,100.

Engine Performance

2016 Chevy Colorado Engine Performance

Chevy Colorado

  • 2.5 L I-4 Cylinder Engine
  • 200 Horsepower
  • 6-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Rear Wheel Drive
2016 NIssan Fronteir Engine Performance

Nissan Frontier

  • 2.5 L I-4 Cylinder Engine
  • 152 Horsepower
  • 5-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Rear Wheel Drive

Colorado VS Frontier Features

Features 2016 Chevy Colorado 2016 Nissan Frontier
Safety The rear view camera is standard in the Chevy Colorado. The Colorado offers available Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning.The rear view monitor is only an available option in the Frontier. The Frontier does not offer the available safety features.
TechnologyThe Colorado also has available Chevy MyLink Radio with 8-inch diagonal color navigational touch screen monitor provides navigation, bluetooth and Apple CarPlay. The Frontier only offers the available SiriusXM Satelite Radio.
Interior For optimal comfort, the Colorado has standard bucket seats with available front heated seats.The Frontier does not offer heated seats.
PerformanceThe Colorado comes with a standard 2.5L I-4 engine.The Frontier comes with a standard 2.5 L DOHC engine.
Dimensions Chevrolet Colorado: Bed Length: 74Nissan Frontier: Bed Length: 73.3
Warranty The Colorado has a 5 year/60,000 mile Powertrain and Drivetrain warranty. The Frontier has a 5 year/60,000 miles powertrain warranty.

Interior Comparison

2016 Chevy Colorado Interior Seats

Colorado Interior

The 2016 Chevy Colorado is a comfortable and quiet experience for its passengers. With comfortable front and rear seats, trips should be smooth sailing. You also get the premium features like heated seats, Apple CarPLay and an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system. While having nice features it's still keeping its tough mentality with hard plastics, durable seat upholstery and foldable rear seats. With higher trim levels, the crew cab provides more space for passengers in the back.

Nissan Frontier Interior

Frontier Interior

With a more simple interior setting, the Nissan Frontier offers a comfotable and functional experience. In the back seat you'll find a pair of cramped seats that fold down allowing room for two more passengers. If you need to get some work done you may want to flip down the front passenger seat flat and use it was a work station. With more of hauling work related materials around than people, you may want to upgrade to the crew cab model which offers more comfortable seating for more passengers.