Compare 2010 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2010 Dodge Dakota

2010 Chevrolet Colorado
2010 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 25 $16,305 $16,985
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 25 $17,204 $18,110
2WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 15 20 $18,412 $19,180
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 25 $18,460 $19,230
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $19,670 $20,490
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 25 $19,650 $20,685
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 24 $20,534 $21,615
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $21,628 $22,530
4WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 16 21 $21,729 $22,635
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 18 25 $22,595 $23,785
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 24 $22,595 $23,785
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $23,773 $25,025
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/3LT 15 20 $24,904 $26,215
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 17 23 $25,037 $26,355
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 16 21 $26,025 $27,395
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/3LT 15 20 $26,167 $27,545
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $26,671 $28,075
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 16 21 $27,469 $28,915
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2WD Ext Cab ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab ST 15 20 $21,678 $22,755
2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $22,473 $23,630
2WD Crew Cab ST 15 20 $24,078 $25,305
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $25,006 $26,325
4WD Ext Cab ST 14 18 $25,635 $27,005
4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $26,431 $27,880
4WD Crew Cab ST 14 18 $26,823 $28,255
4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $27,751 $29,275
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 15 20 $28,514 $30,180
4WD Crew Cab TRX 14 18 $29,653 $31,365
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 18 $31,304 $33,180
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,305
$21,678
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,985
$22,755
Monthly Payment Estimate
$283 / month
$379 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is impressive with the V-8 engine and offers a good alternative to people who don't really need a big truck. The 2010 Dodge Dakota could be a fine full-size pickup alternative, but its lack of standard safety gear, sloppy handling, and low-grade fit and finish knock it out of contention.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.7
Passenger Capacity
3 4
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 32.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 56.9
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
111.3 131.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 7.9
Cab to Axle (in)
34.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 71.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
33.0 31.9
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
110.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
192.4 218.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.7 8.1
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
64.9 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 45.2
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 59.6
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72.8 78.8
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
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 Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x 2.5 11.6 x 2.28
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 22.0
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
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 44.0
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QRD TVF
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD TVF
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 465
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 698
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 4650
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 3600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1478 1781
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4850 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 3100
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1888 2419
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6000 9000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 600
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
Displacement
2.9L/177 3.7L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 210 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LLV EKG
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26 1.57
Trans Order Code
MA5 DGV
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 2.84
Summary
Body Style
Regular Cab Extended Cab 6'6" Bed
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Dodge Dakota
Body Code
E63 131.3" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.55
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 Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs Independent Coil
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 11
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 3

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