Compare 2009 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2008 Toyota Tacoma

2009 Chevrolet Colorado
2008 Toyota Tacoma
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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 I4 MT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg I4 MT 20 25 $13,233 $14,280
2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $14,040 $15,150
2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $14,067 $15,180
2WD Access I4 MT 20 25 $16,257 $17,720
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $16,890 $18,225
2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $16,953 $18,480
2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $17,083 $18,620
2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 19 $18,289 $19,935
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $19,097 $20,815
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $19,776 $21,555
2WD Dbl V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,429 $22,540
2WD Dbl LB V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,882 $23,040
4WD Access V6 MT 15 18 $21,203 $23,110
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $22,008 $23,990
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $22,059 $24,045
4WD Dbl V6 MT 15 18 $22,418 $24,735
4WD Dbl V6 AT 16 20 $23,217 $25,615
4WD Dbl LB V6 AT 16 20 $23,670 $26,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,953
$13,233
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,705
$14,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$238 / 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. The 2008 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.6
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.1
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
111.3 109.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
34.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 72.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
33.0 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
110.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
192.4 190.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.7 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
64.9 65.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
44.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 41.5
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 52.9
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72.8 73.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.2 56.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 18.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 1.6 10.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
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 10 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 21.0
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.31 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 36.8
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
QRD NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4850 4550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1870 1760
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6000 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1395 1440
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 159 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
LLV NA
Displacement
2.9L/177 2.7L/164
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.06
Trans Order Code
MA5 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.95
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.44
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.81
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
E63 - TBD -
Body Style
Regular Cab Regular Cab
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 1.18
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
Independent - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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