2011 Chevrolet
Colorado Crew Cab LT
vs. 2011 Ford
F150 Regular Cab XL

2011 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT

9.4

starting from

$24,755

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT

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More passenger seats
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CD player
Standard
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Child door locks
Standard
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Folding rear seats
Standard
2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL

8.9

starting from

$24,090

Reasons to buy the Ford F150 Regular Cab XL

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Average power
302 HP @ 6,500 RPM
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Better brakes
Disc
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Average-sized front seats
65.4 ft3
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Reduced towing weight
1730 lb
Luxury Features 6.8 vs 10.0
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT Winner: Colorado Crew Cab LT
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Colorado Crew Cab LT; optional upgrade on the F150 Regular Cab XL
  • Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Colorado Crew Cab LT
  • Power seats are available as an option on the Colorado Crew Cab LT; not at all on the F150 Regular Cab XL
Performance 10.0 vs 8.2
2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL Winner: F150 Regular Cab XL
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  • The F150 Regular Cab XL's power-to-weight ratio is more than 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 15.5 lb/hp vs 20.1 lb/hp
  • More than 60% more powerful, 302 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 185 HP @ 5,600 RPM
  • The F150 Regular Cab XL has 2 more gears, which can improve performance, 6 vs 4
Cost 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT Winner: Colorado Crew Cab LT
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  • Gets around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 18 mpg vs 17 mpg
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Limited towing capacity
  • Both have very limited cargo room
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 8.9 vs 9.4

Luxury Features

Ford
F150 Regular Cab XL
2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT Chevrolet
Colorado Crew Cab LT
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Optional Power seats are available as an option on the Colorado Crew Cab LT; not at all on the F150 Regular Cab XL
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keyless entry Optional vs Standard The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Colorado Crew Cab LT; optional upgrade on the F150 Regular Cab XL
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leather Not Available vs Optional Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Colorado Crew Cab LT

Performance

Ford
F150 Regular Cab XL
2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT Chevrolet
Colorado Crew Cab LT
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Horsepower 302 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 185 HP @ 5,600 RPM The F150 Regular Cab XL is of average power, but the Colorado Crew Cab LT is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 4 The F150 Regular Cab XL has an OK number of gears, while the Colorado Crew Cab LT has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 15.5 lb/hp vs 20.1 lb/hp The F150 Regular Cab XL is a sporty car, but the Colorado Crew Cab LT is sluggish
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 41.7 ft vs 44.3 ft Both vehicles can make tight turns

Cost

Ford
F150 Regular Cab XL
2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT Chevrolet
Colorado Crew Cab LT
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MSRP $24,090 vs $24,755 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 18 mpg Both very efficient in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Average basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Average lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

Ford
F150 Regular Cab XL
2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT Chevrolet
Colorado Crew Cab LT
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 4 vs 4 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The F150 Regular Cab XL's brakes will perform better than the Colorado Crew Cab LT's brakes
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child door locks Not Available vs Standard Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Colorado Crew Cab LT; optional upgrade on the F150 Regular Cab XL
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Roadside assistance system Crew Chief vs OnStar

Crash Test Ratings

Ford
F150 Regular Cab XL
2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT Chevrolet
Colorado Crew Cab LT
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Practicality

Ford
F150 Regular Cab XL
2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT Chevrolet
Colorado Crew Cab LT
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Passengers 3 vs 6 The Colorado Crew Cab LT has lots of passenger seats, but the F150 Regular Cab XL has very few
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Cargo space 17.4 ft3 vs 37.6 ft3 Both have very limited cargo room
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front seats 65.4 ft3 vs 54.8 ft3 The F150 Regular Cab XL has average-sized front seats, while the Colorado Crew Cab LT is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1730 lb vs 1216 lb Limited towing capacity
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Standard The Colorado Crew Cab LT's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the F150 Regular Cab XL
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The F150 Regular Cab XL offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Colorado Crew Cab LT
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Cupholders 2 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Ford
F150 Regular Cab XL
2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT Chevrolet
Colorado Crew Cab LT
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Number of speakers 4 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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CD player Not Available vs Standard Rock on in the Colorado Crew Cab LT; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the F150 Regular Cab XL
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input No vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Road Tests

Ford
F150 Regular Cab XL
2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT Chevrolet
Colorado Crew Cab LT
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0-60 mph 8.2 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 132 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 16.1 s @ 86 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.71 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 100 mph vs Unknown

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2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL 2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab PreRunner F150 Regular Cab XL vs Tacoma Double Cab PreRunner
2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab F150 Regular Cab XL vs Silverado 1500 Regular Cab
2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL 2011 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab F150 Regular Cab XL vs Tundra Regular Cab

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