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

2011 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT

9.8

starting from

$28,365

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT

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More passenger seats
6
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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CD player
Standard
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Child door locks
Standard
2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL

8.5

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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Good braking distance from 60mph
132 ft
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Good range on the highway
598 miles
Entertainment System 6.5 vs 10.0
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT Winner: Colorado Crew Cab LT
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  • Rock on in the Colorado Crew Cab LT; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the F150 Regular Cab XL
  • The Colorado Crew Cab LT's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
  • The Colorado Crew Cab LT has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 6 vs 4
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
Safety Features 8.8 vs 10.0
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT Winner: Colorado Crew Cab LT
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  • 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
Practicality 8.8 vs 10.0
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT Winner: Colorado Crew Cab LT
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  • The Colorado Crew Cab LT's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the F150 Regular Cab XL
  • Room for 3 more people, 6 vs 3
  • Room for more than 2x more stuff, 37.6 ft3 vs 17.4 ft3
Performance 10.0 vs 9.1
2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL Winner: F150 Regular Cab XL
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  • The F150 Regular Cab XL has 2 more gears, which can improve performance, 6 vs 4
  • More than 20% more powerful, 302 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 242 HP @ 5,600 RPM
  • The F150 Regular Cab XL's power-to-weight ratio is around 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 15.5 lb/hp vs 16.8 lb/hp
Cost 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Ford F150 Regular Cab XL Winner: F150 Regular Cab XL
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  • The best price we've seen is $4,275 cheaper (around 20% less), $24,090 vs $28,365
  • Gets around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 17 mpg vs 16 mpg
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
Overall 8.5 vs 9.8

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 6 The Colorado Crew Cab LT has an OK number of speakers, while the F150 Regular Cab XL has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Colorado Crew Cab LT's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the F150 Regular Cab XL does not
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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 No Neither has an audio-in jack for personal music devices
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

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

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 Yes Both have electronic stability control
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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

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 1170 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 2 Limited number of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

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 242 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 16.8 lb/hp The F150 Regular Cab XL is a sporty car, while the Colorado Crew Cab LT is just average
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive The Colorado Crew Cab LT will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the F150 Regular Cab XL
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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 $28,365 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 16 mpg The F150 Regular Cab XL has great city mileage and the Colorado Crew Cab LT is pretty reasonable
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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

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

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 9.6 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 132 ft vs 156 ft The F150 Regular Cab XL has above average braking ability, but the Colorado Crew Cab LT is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.1 s @ 86 mph vs 17.3 s @ 82 mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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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 Tundra Regular Cab F150 Regular Cab XL vs Tundra Regular Cab
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 FJ Cruiser F150 Regular Cab XL vs FJ Cruiser

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