2011 Chevrolet
Colorado Regular Cab LT
vs. 2011 Hyundai
Tucson

2011 Hyundai Tucson

10.0

starting from

$19,690
"Organic shapes and nicely textured materials."
edmunds.com | talking about the Tucson's build-quality
"Stands out in the crowd with interesting styling."
edmunds.com | talking about the Tucson's external styling

Reasons to buy the Hyundai Tucson

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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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OK brakes
Disc
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Average number of passenger seats
5
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab LT

8.8

starting from

$22,585

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab LT

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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
10.2"
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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Cruise control
Standard
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Average range on the highway
456 miles
Luxury Features 8.6 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Tucson Winner: Tucson
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Tucson ; optional upgrade on the Colorado Regular Cab LT
Cost 9.0 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Tucson Winner: Tucson
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  • Basic warranty lasts 2 more years, 5 year vs 3 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 24,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Gets more than 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 20 mpg vs 18 mpg
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers satellite radio
  • Neither offers an entertainment system
Overall 8.8 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

Chevrolet
Colorado Regular Cab LT
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab LT
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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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 Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Optional vs Standard The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Tucson ; optional upgrade on the Colorado Regular Cab LT
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Cost

Chevrolet
Colorado Regular Cab LT
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab LT
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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MSRP $22,585 vs $19,690 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 20 mpg The Tucson has great city mileage and the Colorado Regular Cab LT is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The Tucson 's basic warranty is fantastic, and the Colorado Regular Cab LT's warranty is OK, too
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 5 year The Tucson 's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, and the Colorado Regular Cab LT's warranty is OK, too

Crash Test Ratings

Chevrolet
Colorado Regular Cab LT
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab LT
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

Chevrolet
Colorado Regular Cab LT
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab LT
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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0-60 mph Unknown vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs Unknown
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1/4 mile Unknown vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Chevrolet
Colorado Regular Cab LT
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab LT
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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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 5 The Tucson has a good number of airbags, but the Colorado Regular Cab LT is just OK (missing Side)
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Rear brakes Drum vs Disc The Tucson has good brakes for high-performance driving
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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 Tucson ; optional upgrade on the Colorado Regular Cab LT
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs None

Performance

Chevrolet
Colorado Regular Cab LT
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab LT
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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Horsepower 185 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs Unknown
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Number of gears 5 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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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 19.9 lb/hp vs Unknown
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Colorado Regular Cab LT will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Tucson
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 40.7 ft vs 34.7 ft The Tucson can make tight turns, and the Colorado Regular Cab LT is comparable to most other vehicles

Practicality

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Colorado Regular Cab LT
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab LT
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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Passengers 3 vs 5 The Tucson has the usual number of seats, while the Colorado Regular Cab LT has very few
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Cargo space 44.8 ft3 vs 55.8 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 57.6 ft3 vs 53.6 ft3 The Colorado Regular Cab LT has average-sized front seats, while the Tucson is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1410 lb vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Standard The Tucson 's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Colorado Regular Cab LT
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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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

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Colorado Regular Cab LT
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab LT
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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Number of speakers 2 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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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

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab LT 2012 Honda Civic Si Colorado Regular Cab LT vs Civic Si
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab LT 2011 Ford Ranger Regular Cab XL Colorado Regular Cab LT vs Ranger Regular Cab XL
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2011 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab LT 2011 Nissan Xterra PRO-4X Colorado Regular Cab LT vs Xterra PRO-4X
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab Placeholder Colorado Regular Cab vs Tacoma Regular Cab
2011 Hyundai Tucson 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Tucson vs Santa Fe
2011 Hyundai Tucson 2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited Tucson vs Elantra Limited
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited Tucson Limited vs Grand Vitara Limited
2011 Hyundai Tucson 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Touring Tucson vs Forester 2.5XT Touring
2011 Hyundai Tucson 2011 Toyota RAV4 Tucson vs RAV4

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