Compare 2008 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2009 GMC Canyon

2008 Chevrolet Colorado
2009 GMC Canyon
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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 Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $15,953 $16,705
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" SLE1 18 24 $16,915 $17,900
2WD Reg Chassis Cab 15 20 $18,049 $18,900
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $18,097 $18,950
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 16 22 $19,300 $20,210
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE1 18 24 $19,348 $20,475
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE2 17 23 $19,348 $20,475
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE3 18 24 $19,348 $20,475
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLT 17 23 $19,348 $20,475
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" 3VL 18 24 $19,396 $20,525
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" SLE1 16 22 $20,274 $21,455
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 16 22 $21,248 $22,250
4WD Reg Chassis Cab 16 21 $21,349 $22,355
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" 3VL 18 24 $21,758 $23,025
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE1 18 24 $22,131 $23,420
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE2 17 23 $22,131 $23,420
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE3 18 24 $22,131 $23,420
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLT 17 23 $22,131 $23,420
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE1 16 22 $22,325 $23,625
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE2 16 22 $22,325 $23,625
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLT 16 22 $22,325 $23,625
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE1 16 21 $25,585 $27,075
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE2 16 21 $25,585 $27,075
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLT 16 21 $25,585 $27,075
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,255
$15,953
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,085
$16,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$251 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.0
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. With the addition of the new V-8 option, the 2009 GMC Canyon goes from unappealing to quite competitive.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.3
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 44.0
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 33.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
110.9 110.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
192.4 192.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
-TBD - - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
64.9 65.5
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
NA - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
111.3 111.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
34.2 34.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 67.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
26.9 33.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.2 57.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 18.6
Cargo Volume (ft³)
44.0 44.0
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 42.6
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 52.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72.8 72.8
Brakes
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 11.6 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 1.6 11.2 x 1.6
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 - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 19
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.31 3.31
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA NA
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 1663
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAA ZCY
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/75R15 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 1663
Rear Tire Order Code
QCE QRD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 1663
Front Tire Size
P205/75R15 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA NA
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QCE QRD
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 360
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 2400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6000 6000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1858 1870
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4850 4850
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 2896
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1402 1395
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2533 2633
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare 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 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 125
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 190 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
LLV LLV
Displacement
2.9L/177 2.9L/177
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 185 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.75
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.37
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.73
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 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.26
Trans Order Code
MA5 MA5
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 w/OD
Summary
Body Code
E63 E63
Body Style
Regular Cab Regular Cab
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado GMC Canyon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2533 2633
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 2900
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 30
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 1.10
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 2900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2535 2633
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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