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Selected Style 2WD Crew Cab 130" LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Crew Cab 130" LS 14 20 $32,977 $35,460
2WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/1LT 14 20 $33,786 $36,330
2WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/2LT 14 20 $35,763 $38,455
2WD Crew Cab 130" LTZ 14 20 $40,594 $43,650
4WD Crew Cab 130" LS 14 19 $35,814 $38,510
4WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/1LT 14 19 $36,623 $39,380
4WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/2LT 14 19 $38,599 $41,505
4WD Crew Cab 130" LTZ 14 19 $43,431 $46,700
4WD Crew Cab RT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $25,376 $28,000
4WD Crew Cab RTX 15 20 $25,828 $29,500
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $27,568 $30,425
4WD Crew Cab w/Lthr RTL 15 20 $29,976 $33,090
4WD Crew Cab w/Lthr & Navi RTL 15 20 $31,783 $35,090
2WD Reg I4 MT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg I4 MT 20 26 $14,210 $15,170
2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 26 $15,040 $16,055
2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $15,053 $16,070
2WD Access I4 MT 20 26 $17,812 $19,205
2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 26 $18,516 $19,965
2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $18,647 $20,105
2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 19 $19,866 $21,420
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $23,450 $25,285
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $20,683 $22,300
2WD Double V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,535 $23,500
2WD Double LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,994 $24,000
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $17,919 $19,130
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $21,368 $23,040
4WD Access V6 MT 14 19 $22,809 $24,595
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $23,626 $25,475
4WD Double V6 MT 14 19 $23,544 $25,695
4WD Double V6 AT 16 20 $24,352 $26,575
4WD Double LB V6 AT 16 20 $24,810 $27,075
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,977
$25,376
$14,210
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,460
$28,000
$15,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$591 / month
$467 / month
$253 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line By offering the best of both worlds, the 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche makes choosing between a truck and an SUV a heck of a lot easier. The 2008 Honda Ridgeline is a flexible light-duty truck with a plush feel, but it can't tackle all the tasks a full-size truck does well. The affordable 2009 Toyota Tacoma is a bargain compared to its full-size competitors.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 15 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg 26 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 40.7 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 62.3 57.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.3 63.2 58.1
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 39.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 62.6 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.8 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 64.4 57.6 53.6
Passenger Capacity 6 5 3
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 36.4 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 112.0 -
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.0 - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) 38.8 - - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in) NA - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) NA - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 221.3 - 190.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9.1 - - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in) NA - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 76.6 70.3 65.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in) NA - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 52.9 - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 130.0 122.0 109.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.1 - - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) NA - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.1 76.3 72.2
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 66.9 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - NA -
Track Width, Front (in) - 67.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.2 -
Length, Overall (in) - 206.8 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - NA -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - - - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 63.0 Min, 98.2 Max - 73.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 50.0 - 56.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 22.5 - TBD - 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³) 45.5 - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 50.0 - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 49.5 41.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - - TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA 10 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 x 1.18 12.6 x 1.1 10.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA - NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.5 x .78 13.1 x 0.4 NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA - NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31 22 21.0
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame Rail - Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.0 42.6 36.8
Steering Type Pwr Var Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.0 - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.75 - 17.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.38 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.5 -
Tires
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P245/65SR17 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code QAN NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P245/65SR17 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 Compact Full-size
Front Tire Order Code QAN NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135 - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code ZRS NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA - - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 500 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 500 350
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4100 - 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2654 - 1462
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7000 - 4600
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3500 - 2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2822 - 1788
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11000 - 7500
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4500 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 Compact 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.8 8.5 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 145 130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts NA - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 5.3L/325 3.5L/212 2.7L/164
Engine Oil Cooler NA - NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 5200 247 @ 5750 159 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 4400 245 @ 4500 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code LY5 J35A91 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 - 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.02 1.44
Trans Type 6 5 5
Trans PTO Access N/A - - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.53 0.81
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 1.89 4.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 1.57 2.06
Trans Order Code MYC NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA - - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off NA - - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03 2.69 3.95
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.53 -
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Crew Cab 4 Door Crew Cab Regular Cab
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Avalanche Honda Ridgeline Toyota Tacoma
Body Code NA - - TBD -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.12 1.0 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000 - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 1.81 - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil Over Shock MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 .91 1.18
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000 - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08 - 3.31
Axle Type - Front Independent - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 1.81 - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Leaf-Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Trailing Arm -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA -
Frame
Frame Type Body on - Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 - 6
Vehicle
EPA Classification - 4WD Pickup Trucks -
 
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