Compare 2009 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2008 Ford Ranger

2009 Chevrolet Colorado
2008 Ford Ranger
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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 Reg Cab 112" XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 21 26 $13,731 $14,490
2WD Reg Cab 118" XL 21 26 $14,913 $15,775
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 21 26 $15,107 $15,985
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" XLT 21 26 $16,211 $17,375
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 21 26 $16,466 $17,655
4WD Reg Cab 112" XL 15 20 $17,309 $18,380
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $17,190 $18,450
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 16 22 $17,804 $19,125
4WD Reg Cab 118" XL 15 20 $18,336 $19,495
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $18,346 $19,720
4WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 15 20 $18,482 $19,870
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 15 19 $18,712 $19,905
4WD Reg Cab 112" Sport 15 20 $18,892 $20,320
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $19,400 $20,880
4WD Reg Cab 118" XLT 15 20 $19,514 $21,005
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $19,992 $21,530
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 2-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $21,402 $23,080
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $22,559 $24,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,953
$13,731
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,705
$14,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$242 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.4
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. 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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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 52.7
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
111.3 111.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 - 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)
33.0 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)
7.7 7.9
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - 78.5
Height, Overall (in)
64.9 66.2
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 44.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Volume (ft³)
44.0 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA 54.4
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 1.6 11.28 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 17
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 1984
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA 765
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QRD NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 1594
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA 765
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 1594
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD NA
Trailering
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)
350 158
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 158
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1580
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4850 4380
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 2000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1870 1757
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6000 4800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 2550
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1395 1273
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 1650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI 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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 143 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
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
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Ford Ranger
Body Code
E63 111.5" WB
Body Style
Regular Cab Reg Cab 6' Styleside
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 2750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 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)
2633 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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 35
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs SLA w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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