Chevy Colorado ZR2 Takes on Tacoma TRD Pro (Video)
Both trucks boast powerful engines and high-tech suspensions optimized for off-roading. But what about the drag strip?
Most truck enthusiasts would agree that drag-racing two trucks wouldn’t prove a thing. Trucks, especially the midsize kind, are designed primarily for city-driving and hauling things. When it comes to the Colorado ZR2 and the Tacoma TRD Pro, all of the above still apply plus an additional pinch of off-road skills.
That being said, there isn’t a better, faster, and more macho way of proving a truck’s superiority than by lining them up side by side for a race. Whether it be a Silverado versus an F-150 or a ZR2 versus a TRD Pro, there’s hardly any relevant information that could be deducted from a drag run, but that doesn’t stop it from being a whole lot of fun.
That’s the attitude behind this video by the folks at The Fast Lane Truck, who recently got their hands on the amped-up Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma midsize trucks. On one side is the ZR2, which is powered by a 2.8-liter turbocharged inline-four engine with 308 horsepower. And on the opposite side is the TRD Pro with a 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine with 278 horsepower. Despite the difference in power output, the Toyota is 550 pounds lighter at 4,450 pounds compared to the Chevy’s 5,000.
Once the formalities conclude, both drivers hop in their off-road chariots and shoot down the main straight. Race number one is spoiled by a bit of a jumpstart on behalf of one of the drivers so the shenanigans are repeated once more, but with different drivers at the wheel of each truck.
After race two it’s clear that there’s only room for one winning truck on that drag strip. We won’t spoil the fun for ya, but we can tell you that you’ll be pretty happy about the results.