2017 Nissan Frontier vs 2017 Chevy Colorado

Pickup trucks have a reputation that goes back for generations. These trucks have been a staple on American roads for ages, and you've seen how they can tow boats behind them, haul a variety of heavy loads in their beds, and generally command the traffic. If your friend has a pickup truck, you have perhaps called upon them for assistance with moving to a new place or carrying a large load from here to there. We know and recognize pickup trucks as helpful automobiles that can assist in so many different areas of life that it is easy to see why they are such a popular style. Pickup trucks come in different shapes and sizes, and if you happen to be on the lookout for a midsize version, you have plenty of options. Let's take a look at the 2017 Nissan Frontier vs the 2017 Chevy Colorado.

Each of these pickup trucks offers a lot to drivers, but when you place their base models in a side-by-side comparison, you can see where the Frontier excels.

2017 Nissan Frontier and 2017 Chevy Colorado exteriors

2017 Nissan Frontier S King Cab vs 2017 Chevy Colorado Base Extended Cab
$18,390 Starting MSRP $20,995
4 People Seating Capacity 2 People
3,760 Pounds Max. Conventional Trailer Weight 3,500 Pounds
Manual (Standard) Automatic (Available) Transmission Manual (Standard) Automatic (Available)

More seating and towing capacity in the base Frontier model

The base model of the Frontier pickup truck is able to hold four people, which can come in handy if you are moving loads from one place to another. Many hands make for light work, as they say! The base model of the Colorado can only seat two people. This does not only make an impact on the work you can accomplish, but your leisure time as well. If you want to bring your boat up for a weekend fishing trip, you can take three more people along for the journey!

Speaking of towing, with the base Frontier model you have 3,760 pounds of maximum towing capacity at your disposal, which tops what you can tow with the base Colorado model. That extra 260 pounds can make quite a difference. On top of being able to fit more people and tow more weight, the base Frontier model has a starting MSRP that is lower than the Colorado base model—and that is a number you actually want to see lower.

red 2017 Nissan Frontier driving through sand
2017 Nissan Frontier interior seats
red 2017 Nissan Frontier hatchback and truck bed with equipment on it
2017 Nissan Frontier steering wheel and dashboard