Compare 2008 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2008 Dodge Dakota

2008 Chevrolet Colorado
2008 Dodge Dakota
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2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $14,255 $15,085
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" LS 18 24 $14,519 $15,365
2WD Reg Chassis Cab 1WT 14 18 $16,145 $17,085
2WD Reg Chassis Cab 2WT 14 18 $16,145 $17,085
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $16,249 $17,195
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 24 $16,226 $17,355
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LS 18 24 $16,717 $17,690
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 16 22 $17,520 $18,540
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LS 16 22 $17,879 $18,920
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 24 $18,569 $19,860
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 16 22 $18,569 $19,860
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 16 22 $19,320 $20,445
4WD Reg Chassis Cab 1WT 15 20 $19,410 $20,540
4WD Reg Chassis Cab 2WT 15 20 $19,410 $20,540
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 17 22 $19,457 $20,810
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/2LT 15 21 $19,457 $20,810
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LS 16 22 $19,887 $21,045
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 18 24 $20,186 $21,590
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 16 22 $20,186 $21,590
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 17 22 $21,420 $22,910
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 15 21 $21,420 $22,910
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 15 20 $23,515 $25,150
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 15 20 $23,515 $25,150
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2WD Ext Cab ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab ST 16 20 $18,818 $20,470
2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $20,207 $22,030
2WD Crew Cab ST 16 20 $21,266 $23,170
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $22,606 $24,675
4WD Ext Cab ST 15 19 $22,646 $24,720
2WD Ext Cab SLT 16 20 $22,837 $24,985
2WD Ext Cab TRX 16 20 $23,202 $25,395
4WD Crew Cab ST 15 19 $23,927 $26,120
2WD Ext Cab Sport 15 20 $23,891 $26,170
4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $24,034 $26,280
2WD Crew Cab SLT 15 20 $24,857 $27,205
2WD Crew Cab TRX 15 20 $25,196 $27,585
2WD Crew Cab Sport 15 20 $25,209 $27,600
4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $25,266 $27,625
2WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 19 $25,324 $27,780
4WD Ext Cab SLT 15 19 $25,507 $27,935
4WD Ext Cab TRX 15 19 $26,081 $28,580
4WD Ext Cab Sport 14 18 $26,540 $29,095
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 19 $26,620 $29,185
4WD Crew Cab SLT 14 18 $27,518 $30,155
4WD Crew Cab Sport 14 18 $27,834 $30,510
4WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 19 $28,021 $30,760
4WD Crew Cab TRX 14 18 $28,074 $30,780
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 19 $29,280 $32,135
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,255
$18,818
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,085
$20,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$251 / month
$341 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Chevrolet Colorado fits the bill as a compact work truck with a smaller appetite for fuel, but its engines are noisy and the rear seats on four-door models are a letdown. Especially with the improved V-8, the 2008 Dodge Dakota can do most of what a full-size truck can while consuming fewer resources in the process.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.9
Passenger Capacity
3 2
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 32.1
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
26.9 31.2
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 38.7
Frame Width, Rear (in)
NA 37.7
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
110.9 130.4
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
192.4 218.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
-TBD - 7.4
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - 88.1
Height, Overall (in)
64.9 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
NA 48.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.3 131.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - 7.4
Cab to Axle (in)
34.2 39.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72.8 78.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA 30.0
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.2 59.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 17.6
Cargo Volume (ft³)
44.0 46.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA 59.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 45.2
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 53.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x 2.5 11.6 x 2.25
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 1.6 12.3 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail Inboard LH
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 22.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 44.0
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.31 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 1903
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAA TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA 713
Rear Tire Size
P205/75R15 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 1903
Rear Tire Order Code
QCE TVF
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P205/75R15 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA 713
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QCE TVF
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 325
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 325
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 3250
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6000 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1858 2299
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4850 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 3600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1402 1881
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2533 3100
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 136
Engine
Fuel System
MFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LLV EKG
Displacement
2.9L/177 3.7L/226
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 210 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 4.23
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 11.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.67
Trans Type
5 6
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.84
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.53
Trans Order Code
MA5 DEJ
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Code
E63 131.3" WB
Body Style
Regular Cab Extended Cab 6'7" Bed
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Dodge Dakota
Suspension
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2533 3600
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 3850
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-Floating Hypoid
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 3850
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2535 3100
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.21
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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