Compare 2009 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2008 Dodge Dakota

2009 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 $15,953 $16,705
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 24 $16,849 $17,830
2WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 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 17 23 $19,300 $20,210
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 24 $19,282 $20,405
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $19,282 $20,405
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/3LT 15 21 $19,282 $20,405
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1VL 18 24 $19,396 $20,525
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 17 23 $20,161 $21,335
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 17 23 $21,248 $22,250
4WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 16 21 $21,349 $22,355
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1VL 18 24 $21,758 $23,025
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 18 24 $22,046 $23,330
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 17 23 $22,046 $23,330
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/3LT 15 21 $22,046 $23,330
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 17 23 $22,212 $23,505
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 16 22 $22,212 $23,505
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 16 21 $25,458 $26,940
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 16 21 $25,458 $26,940
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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
$15,953
$18,818
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,705
$20,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$341 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The new available V-8 engine is a long time coming and helps position the Colorado as a worthy rival to the most capable compacts and an alternative to full-size trucks. 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)
39.3 39.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 41.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 32.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.5
Exterior Dimensions
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)
7.7 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)
- TBD - 48.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.3 131.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 7.4
Cab to Axle (in)
34.2 39.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 71.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
33.0 31.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72.8 78.8
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
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 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 1903
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA 713
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 1903
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD TVF
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA 713
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QRD TVF
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 325
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)
3500 3250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 3250
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6000 7700
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 3600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1395 1881
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4850 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 3100
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1870 2299
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 16 x 7.0
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 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 136
Engine
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
Fuel System
SFI MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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
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 Style
Regular Cab Extended Cab 6'7" Bed
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Dodge Dakota
Body Code
E63 131.3" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 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)
2633 3100
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.21
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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