There are only two positions in automotive comparisons:
- Number One
- Didn't choose the comparison "class" and work the numbers correctly to establish the Number One claim.
Any suitably sized vehicle barely notices a lightweight travel trailer at constant speed on a level road. The towing rating indicates how much load can be safely and reliably towed, but says little about performance. Hook just one and a half tons of trailer to a two-ton truck with only 181 horsepower and the drag on performance (acceleration and grade-climbing) will be quite noticeable.
If the Colorado just meets the SAE J2807 standard at 7700 pounds of trailer plus passengers plus cargo, then when loaded to that limit it will be incapable of more than 40 mph up the Davis Dam grade or of reaching 60 mph in less than 30 seconds... huge differences from the speed an unloaded truck could manage up this long steep climb or the time it would take to accelerate on the level.