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Selected Style 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck
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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 Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 24 $16,226 $17,355
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $16,249 $17,195
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LS 18 24 $16,717 $17,690
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
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 Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 16 22 $17,520 $18,540
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LS 16 22 $17,879 $18,920
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" Work Truck 16 22 $19,320 $20,445
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LS 16 22 $19,887 $21,045
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
2WD Reg Chassis Cab 1WT 14 18 $16,145 $17,085
2WD Reg Chassis Cab 2WT 14 18 $16,145 $17,085
4WD Reg Chassis Cab 1WT 15 20 $19,410 $20,540
4WD Reg Chassis Cab 2WT 15 20 $19,410 $20,540
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 21 26 $13,731 $14,490
2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 21 26 $15,178 $16,240
2WD Reg Cab 112" Sport 16 22 $15,669 $16,780
2WD Reg Cab 118" XL 21 26 $14,913 $15,775
2WD Reg Cab 118" XLT 21 26 $16,211 $17,375
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 21 26 $15,107 $15,985
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 21 26 $16,466 $17,655
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $17,190 $18,450
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 16 22 $17,804 $19,125
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $18,346 $19,720
4WD Reg Cab 112" XL 15 20 $17,309 $18,380
4WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 15 20 $18,482 $19,870
4WD Reg Cab 112" Sport 15 20 $18,892 $20,320
4WD Reg Cab 118" XL 15 20 $18,336 $19,495
4WD Reg Cab 118" XLT 15 20 $19,514 $21,005
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 15 19 $18,712 $19,905
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $19,400 $20,880
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $19,992 $21,530
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $21,402 $23,080
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $20,557 $22,150
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $21,148 $22,800
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $22,559 $24,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,255
$13,731
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,085
$14,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$251 / month
$242 / month
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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. The 2008 Ford Ranger’s best, highest use is as an inexpensive work truck or off-road play toy. Anything else exposes the flaws in its seating, its fuel economy, its available features and in its performance.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 26 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 54.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 52.7
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) NA NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) NA 44.0
Wheelbase (in) 111.3 111.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) 34.2 37.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.6 69.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 26.9 29.7
Overhang, Front (in) 33.9 34.0
Frame Width, Rear (in) NA 33.0
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 110.9 107.6
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 192.4 189.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) -TBD - 7.9
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - 78.5
Height, Overall (in) 64.9 66.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) 44.0 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) NA 54.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.6 40.5
Tailgate Width (in) 52.4 52.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 72.8 72.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 57.2 54.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 18.6 16.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 1.6 11.28 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.6 x 2.5 9.00 x 1.75
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 17
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame Rail Midship
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.31 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA 39.7
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.4 22.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 37.7
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1452 1594
Rear Tire Order Code QCE NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1452 1984
Front Tire Size P205/75R15 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA 765
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code QCE NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1452 1594
Spare Tire Order Code ZAA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA 765
Rear Tire Size P205/75R15 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA - TBD -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1580
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 1580
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 158
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 158
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2896 2550
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1402 1273
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2533 2000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6000 4800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1858 1757
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4850 4380
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts NA 1650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 540
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5600 143 @ 5250
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 2800 154 @ 3750
Engine Order Code LLV 99D
Displacement 2.9L/177 2.3L/140
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 26
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.26 2.20
Trans Order Code MA5 44R
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 9.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.50
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Body Style Regular Cab Reg Cab 6' Styleside
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Colorado Ford Ranger
Body Code E63 111.5" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 35
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Coil Springs SLA w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2900 2750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2535 2000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 35
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2533 2400
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2900 2550
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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