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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 25 $16,459 $17,145
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 25 $17,356 $18,270
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 25 $18,614 $19,390
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 25 $19,802 $20,845
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $23,925 $25,185
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/3LT 14 20 $25,056 $26,375
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 18 25 $22,747 $23,945
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 17 23 $25,189 $26,515
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/3LT 14 20 $26,319 $27,705
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $19,824 $20,650
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 24 $20,686 $21,775
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $21,782 $22,690
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 24 $22,747 $23,945
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $26,823 $28,235
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 16 21 $26,177 $27,555
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 16 21 $27,621 $29,075
2WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 15 20 $18,566 $19,340
4WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 16 21 $21,883 $22,795
2WD Reg I4 MT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg I4 MT 21 25 $15,504 $16,365
2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $16,357 $17,265
2WD Access I4 MT 21 25 $18,427 $19,655
2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $19,271 $20,555
2WD Access I4 AT PreRunner 19 25 $19,983 $21,315
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $24,128 $25,735
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,329 $22,750
2WD Double I4 AT 19 25 $20,255 $21,865
2WD Double I4 AT PreRunner 19 25 $20,857 $22,515
2WD Double V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,188 $23,950
2WD Double LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,651 $24,450
4WD Reg I4 MT 18 20 $19,152 $20,220
4WD Reg I4 AT 18 21 $20,223 $21,350
4WD Access I4 MT 18 20 $22,022 $23,490
4WD Access I4 AT 18 21 $22,866 $24,390
4WD Access V6 MT 14 18 $23,479 $25,045
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $24,305 $25,925
4WD Double V6 MT 14 18 $24,220 $26,145
4WD Double V6 AT 16 20 $25,037 $27,025
4WD Double LB V6 AT 16 20 $25,500 $27,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,459
$15,504
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,145
$16,365
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$273 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The Tacoma is a workhorse truck that gives a little more space and capability than a true compact, yet offers decent fuel efficiency and a low price.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 58.1
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 33.0 - TBD -
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) 192.4 190.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.7 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 64.9 65.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in) 52.4 - TBD -
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
Cargo Volume (ft³) 44.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.6 41.5
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame Rail Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 21.0
Steering
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 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.31 - TBD -
Tires
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 - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1452 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code QRD NA
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
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 240 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 350
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4850 4600
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2633 2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1888 1788
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6000 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2896 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1478 1462
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 - 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
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 2800 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code LLV NA
Displacement 2.9L/177 2.7L/164
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 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 -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.81
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Colorado Toyota Tacoma
Body Code E63 - TBD -
Body Style Regular Cab Regular Cab
Suspension
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 -
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 -
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
 
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