Compare 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche vs 2008 Honda Ridgeline vs 2009 Toyota Tacoma

2009 Chevrolet Avalanche
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2008 Honda Ridgeline
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2009 Toyota Tacoma
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Select style
2WD Crew Cab 130" LS
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
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
2WD Crew Cab 130" LTZ 14 20 $40,594 $43,650
4WD Crew Cab 130" LTZ 14 19 $43,431 $46,700
Select style
4WD Crew Cab RT
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
Select style
2WD Reg I4 MT
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
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $17,919 $19,130
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 AT PreRunner 17 21 $20,683 $22,300
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $21,368 $23,040
2WD Double V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,535 $23,500
2WD Double LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,994 $24,000
4WD Access V6 MT 14 19 $22,809 $24,595
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $23,450 $25,285
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
7.4
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
City
14 mpg 15 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg 26 mpg
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 112.0 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
- 206.8 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- NA -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 66.9 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- NA -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- - TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD - -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 22 21.0
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA - NA
Steering
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
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), Overall
- 18.5 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.38 -
Tires
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 -
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
Trailering
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
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
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2822 - 1788
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11000 - 7500
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
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4500 -
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.8 8.5 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
145 130 - TBD -
Engine
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
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 - 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20 26
Transmission
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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.53 -
Summary
Body Code
NA - - TBD -
Body Style
4 Door Crew Cab 4 Door Crew Cab Regular Cab
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Avalanche Honda Ridgeline Toyota Tacoma
Suspension
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
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 -
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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