When comparing the New 2015 Chevy Colorado to the New 2015 Ford F-150, you have to look at things such as; power, performance, fuel economy and comfort. The F-150 blows away the Colorado in all of these areas. Take a look:
The Colorado has 2 engines available. The 2.5L I-4 that produces 200HP and 191lb-ft of torque and a 3.6L V6 that produces 305HP and 269lb-ft of torque.
The Ford F-150 has 4 engines available. The 2.7 EcoBoost that produces 325HP and 375lb-ft of torque, two 3.5L V6 models (the EcoBoost which produces 365HP and 420lb-ft of torque and the standard V6 that produces 282HP and 253lb-ft of torque) and the largest available for either truck, the V8 that produces 385HP and 387lb-ft of torque.
As you can see ALL of the F-150 engines out perform the two offerings from Chevy. It is easy to see that Ford has the advantage when it comes to performance.
Towing - The Colorado claims to have the best in class towing with their 3.6L V-6, but the F-150 with the available EcoBoost 2.7L V6 outperforms it at 8300 lb and the standard 3.5L V6 beats it at 7400 lbs of towing capability. but the F-150 with the available EcoBoost 2.7L V6 outperforms it at 8300 lb and the standard 3.5L V6 beats it at 7400 lbs of towing capability.
Payload - Once again, the Colorado claims to have the best in class but this time in payload, Their max payload (with the 3.6L V6 is 1590). The F-150 (with the EcoBoost 2.7L V6) provides more at 2160 and the standard 3.5L V6 beats it at 1680 lbs
Cargo - The bed in the Colorado comes in 2 sizes, 5'2" and 6'2" with a 44" width between the wheelhousing. The F-150 comes in 3 sizes, 5'6", 6'6" and 8'. That means that if you want to carry a 4x8 sheet of plywood or drywall, you can. You cannot do that in a Colorado.
The 2015 F-150 has nearly double the front storage volume and has several quick storage solutions for cellphones and small items and the SuperCab provides rear under seat storage.
Accessibility is the F-150s strong suit. It has 170 degree opening doors, fully flat floor and has more 2nd row cargo capacity (with the rear cushion folded up) with up to 51.9 cubic feet of storage.
Add to all of this class exclusive multi-contour front seats with ActiveMotion and available SYNC with MyFord Touch and you have an interior space that is unbeatable in a truck.
Colorado fuel ratings:
Available 3.6L V6
18 city/26 hwy/21 combined mpg (auto)
Standard 2.5L I-4:
19 city/26 hwy/22 combined mpg (manual)
20 city/27 hwy/22 combined mpg (auto)
F-150 fuel ratings:
2.7L EcoBoost V6
19 city/26 hwy/ 22 combined mpg
The 2.7L EcoBoost V6 has the highest EPA estimated fuel economy rating of
any gasoline powered full-size pickup truck on the market