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Selected Style 2WD Reg Cab Work Truck
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 25 $16,776 $17,475
2WD Reg Cab LT w/1LT 18 25 $19,351 $20,370
2WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 25 $18,940 $19,730
2WD Ext Cab LT w/1LT 18 25 $21,807 $22,955
2WD Ext Cab LT w/2LT 17 23 $24,852 $26,160
2WD Ext Cab LT w/3LT 14 20 $25,659 $27,010
2WD Crew Cab LT w/1LT 18 25 $23,070 $24,285
2WD Crew Cab LT w/2LT 17 23 $26,115 $27,490
2WD Crew Cab LT w/3LT 14 20 $26,923 $28,340
4WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 24 $20,140 $20,980
4WD Reg Cab LT w/1LT 17 24 $23,218 $24,440
4WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 24 $22,108 $23,030
4WD Ext Cab LT w/1LT 17 23 $25,289 $26,620
4WD Ext Cab LT w/2LT 17 23 $28,006 $29,480
4WD Crew Cab LT w/1LT 16 21 $27,037 $28,460
4WD Crew Cab LT w/2LT 16 21 $28,804 $30,320
2WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 15 20 $18,883 $19,670
4WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 16 21 $22,200 $23,125
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 22 27 $17,187 $18,160
2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 22 27 $17,880 $19,120
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 22 27 $18,747 $19,855
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 22 27 $19,353 $20,740
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 21 $20,887 $22,425
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 16 21 $21,082 $22,640
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 21 $21,861 $23,495
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $23,285 $25,060
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $24,204 $26,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,776
$17,187
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,475
$18,160
Monthly Payment Estimate
$291 / month
$303 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Chevrolet Colorado soldiers on as the only truly compact truck on the market (with its Canyon twin), but are you sure you don't really want a mid-size truck instead?
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 54.5
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 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 8.9
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - 81.8
Height, Overall (in) 64.9 66.2
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - 44.0
Wheelbase (in) 111.3 111.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.7 8.9
Cab to Axle (in) 34.2 37.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.6 x 2.5 NA
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.85 x 0.39
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 17.0
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame Rail Midship
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.31 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA 39.7
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA 765
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1452 1594
Rear Tire Order Code QRD NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1452 - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA 765
Spare Tire Size Compact Mini
Front Tire Order Code QRD NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1452 1594
Spare Tire Order Code ZCY NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 1500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 240 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 225
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 1500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1888 1752
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6000 4800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2896 2350
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1478 1384
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4850 4300
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2633 2400
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Mini
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts NA 1350
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 540
Engine
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SEFI
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 2800 154 @ 3750
Engine Order Code LLV 99D
Displacement 2.9L/177 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5600 143 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 27
Transmission
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 Manual w/OD
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
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
Summary
Body Code E63 111.5" WB
Body Style Regular Cab Reg Cab 6' Styleside
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Colorado Ford Ranger
Suspension
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 2350
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 30.2
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Coil Springs SLA w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2900 2750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2633 2400
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front Independent Twin-Forged SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 35.1
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2633 2400
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 7.8
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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