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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 111.2" Work Truck
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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 Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $18,097 $18,950
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" 3VL 18 24 $19,396 $20,525
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" SLT 17 23 $19,348 $20,475
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" SLT 17 23 $22,131 $23,420
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 16 22 $19,300 $20,210
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 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
2WD Reg Chassis Cab 15 20 $18,049 $18,900
4WD Reg Chassis Cab 16 21 $21,349 $22,355
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE3 18 24 $19,348 $20,475
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE3 18 24 $22,131 $23,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,255
$15,953
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,085
$16,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$251 / month
$278 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. With the addition of the new V-8 option, the 2009 GMC Canyon goes from unappealing to quite competitive.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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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