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2016 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2017 RAM 1500 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Colorado offers passengers in its extended cab about the same head- and legroom as the RAM 1500. 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
With the RAM 1500 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Colorado, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Colorado takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the RAM 1500.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the engines of the Chevrolet Colorado and the RAM 1500 are able to equally transmit their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Chevrolet Colorado has a similar turning radius to the RAM 1500, so both should maneuver just as easily in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the RAM 1500, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Chevrolet Colorado due to its slightly better towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Colorado is clearly outclassed by the RAM 1500.

Utility
The Chevrolet Colorado has less seating than the RAM 1500, making the RAM 1500 the better choice if you often have passengers.

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*: $20,055 - $35,450

2017 RAM
1500

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MSRP*: $26,295 - $53,095
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 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*: $19,955 - $33,678 $25,339 - $48,449

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.