Compare 2012 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2012 GMC Canyon

2012 Chevrolet Colorado
2012 GMC Canyon
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2WD Reg Cab Work Truck
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 25 $16,776 $17,475
2WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 15 20 $18,883 $19,670
2WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 25 $18,940 $19,730
2WD Reg Cab LT w/1LT 18 25 $19,351 $20,370
4WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 24 $20,140 $20,980
2WD Ext Cab LT w/1LT 18 25 $21,807 $22,955
4WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 24 $22,108 $23,030
4WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 16 21 $22,200 $23,125
2WD Crew Cab LT w/1LT 18 25 $23,070 $24,285
4WD Reg Cab LT w/1LT 17 24 $23,218 $24,440
2WD Ext Cab LT w/2LT 17 23 $24,852 $26,160
4WD Ext Cab LT w/1LT 17 23 $25,289 $26,620
2WD Ext Cab LT w/3LT 14 20 $25,659 $27,010
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 Crew Cab LT w/1LT 16 21 $27,037 $28,460
4WD Ext Cab LT w/2LT 17 23 $28,006 $29,480
4WD Crew Cab LT w/2LT 16 21 $28,804 $30,320
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2WD Reg Cab Work Truck
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 25 $16,790 $17,490
2WD Reg Cab SLE1 18 25 $19,432 $20,455
2WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 25 $20,006 $20,840
4WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 24 $21,489 $22,385
2WD Ext Cab SLE1 18 25 $21,888 $23,040
4WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 24 $23,457 $24,435
2WD Crew Cab SLE1 18 25 $23,450 $24,685
4WD Reg Cab SLE1 18 24 $24,039 $25,305
2WD Crew Cab SLE2 17 23 $25,146 $26,470
4WD Ext Cab SLE1 18 24 $25,160 $26,485
4WD Crew Cab SLE1 16 21 $27,179 $28,610
4WD Crew Cab SLE2 16 21 $27,668 $29,125
4WD Ext Cab SLE2 17 23 $27,687 $29,145
4WD Crew Cab SLT 16 21 $30,200 $31,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,776
$16,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,475
$17,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$291 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.6
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? Crash test scores are a concern, but it you're shopping for a truly compact pickup truck, the 2012 GMC Canyon is probably a better pick than the Ranger or Dakota.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 44.0
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.1
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 7.7
Cab to Axle (in)
34.2 34.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 67.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
33.0 33.0
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 33.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
110.9 110.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
192.4 192.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.7 7.7
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
64.9 65.2
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
111.3 111.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 42.6
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 52.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72.8 72.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.2 57.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 18.6
Cargo Volume (ft³)
44.0 44.0
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA NA
Brakes
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 11.6 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 1.6 11.2 x 1.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 19
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
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 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA NA
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QRD QRD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY ZCY
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD QRD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1452 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 360
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 2400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
240 240
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1478 1478
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4850 4850
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 2633
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1888 1888
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6000 7000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 2896
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 16 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 590
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 125
Engine
Displacement
2.9L/177 2.9L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 185 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 190 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
LLV LLV
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.26
Trans Order Code
MA5 MA5
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
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.75
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.37
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado GMC Canyon
Body Code
E63 E63
Body Style
Regular Cab Regular Cab
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 30
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 1.10
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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