The 2015 Chevy Colorado tops the list of dependable small to mid-size pickup trucks with good gas mileage, followed closely by the 2015 Toyota Tacoma and the 2015 Nissan Frontier. The 2015 Chevy Colorado has an estimated MPG of 19 City/26 Hwy. The 2015 Toyota Tacoma has an estimated MPG of 21 City/25 Hwy. The 2015 Nissan Frontier has an estimated MPG of 19 City/23 Hwy.
As for dependability, Chevrolet and Toyota consistently rank high on the reliability charts. Toyota tied third place with Lincoln for most reliable car brands in 2013. Nissan similarly ranks above average. Earlier models of the Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Frontier ranked high on the dependability charts, with the 2012 Frontier earning second place and the 2012 Tacoma earning third.
The 2015 Chevy Colorado scored the highest rating with critics, earning a 9.6. Some of the features include spacious rear seats and high-quality cabin materials. The 2015 Toyota Tacoma scored a critic's rating of 8.8 and touted great off-road capability lots of cabin storage space. The 2015 Nissan Frontier earned a critic's rating of 7.9 with features that included straightforward center stack controls.
Price wise, the 2015 Nissan Frontier starts out the lowest, with a starting MSRP of $17,990. The 2015 Chevy Colorado is in the middle with a starting MSRP of $20,120. The 2015 Toyota Tacoma is the most costly of the three, with a starting MSRP of $20,965.