But a hardcore offroader is definitely required.
The Zombie Apocalypse will happen. We’ve seen enough related TV and movies lately that we’re convinced of our impending doom by the un-dead flesh eaters. But there are ways to save ourselves, or at least attempt to. Most of us need no introduction to the off-road badass that is the Ford F-150 Raptor. Problem is, it carries a base price of nearly $50,000. And remember, options add up fast. Fortunately, there are two excellent off-road enthusiast-minded alternatives that will also serve as ideal getaway pickup trucks.
They also happen to cost several thousand dollars less. The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro are two mid-size players with serious off-road credentials. Cars.com pitted the two against each other in a proper setting: Hungry Valley off-road park in California. Smooth pavement simply wasn’t acceptable.
Hill climbing, high-speed driving in rough roads, and sand dunes were all part of the testing criteria. Of course Toyota fans will automatically go for the Tacoma TRD Pro, and likewise Chevy people will opt for the Colorado ZR2. But what about those who aren’t loyal to either brand, and just want the best overall mid-size off-road truck for the money? This comparison test is a good way to start one’s research, but you’ll have to check out Pickuptrucks.com to see which one was crowned the winner.