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2016 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2016 RAM 1500 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Colorado will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the RAM 1500.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Colorado as you will with the RAM 1500, as they can travel a similar number of miles on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the Chevrolet Colorado is a better financial choice over the RAM 1500, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Colorado carries a much lower Destination Charge than the RAM 1500.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Colorado is much slimmer than the RAM 1500, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Chevrolet Colorado, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the RAM 1500.

Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Colorado offers much less torque than the RAM 1500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Chevrolet Colorado has a significantly larger turning radius than the RAM 1500, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 1500 is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Colorado for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Colorado is clearly outclassed by the RAM 1500.

Utility
You'll be able to bring along a larger crew with the Chevrolet Colorado than the RAM 1500, due to its significantly greater seating capacity.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Colorado comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 1500.

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2016 Chevrolet
Colorado

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MSRP*: $20,100 - $35,140

2016 RAM
1500

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MSRP*: $26,145 - $52,665
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.58% As low as 0.05%
City MPG: 17 - 20 15 - 21
Highway MPG: 24 - 27 21 - 29
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 2 - 5 2 - 6
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $20,000 - $33,383 $25,152 - $48,021

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.