Compare 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac vs 2009 Chevrolet Colorado

2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
2009 Chevrolet Colorado
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RWD 4-Door V6 XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 XLT 14 20 $25,504 $27,460
RWD 4-Door V8 XLT 15 21 $26,696 $28,770
4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $27,802 $29,985
4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 14 19 $28,994 $31,295
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 14 20 $29,007 $31,310
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 21 $30,200 $32,620
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $31,305 $33,835
AWD 4-Door V6 Adrenalin 13 19 $31,305 $33,835
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 19 $32,497 $35,145
AWD 4-Door V8 Adrenalin 14 19 $32,497 $35,145
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,504
$15,953
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,460
$16,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$458 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is a versatile vehicle with very little to set it apart from the competition. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 44.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 53.3
Passenger Capacity
5 3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in)
35.4 33.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - 110.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
210.2 192.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.5 7.7
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.5 64.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
44.3 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
130.5 111.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.5 7.7
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - 34.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 67.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
30.9 33.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
44.4 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
61.4 57.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
21.2 18.6
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.5 44.0
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
49.5 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.0 42.6
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 52.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
49.6 72.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.97 x 0.43 11.2 x 1.6
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.81 x 0.39 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 11.6 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 19
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Inboard LH Frame Rail
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA 3.31
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.9 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 39.4
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
721 NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 1452
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 QRD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 1452
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
721 NA
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T53 QRD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 1452
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZCY
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
721 NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 360
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)
3500 2400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2076 1395
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6020 4850
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3000 2633
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2507 1870
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
10000 6000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3320 2896
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 NA
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 185 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 190 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
99E LLV
Displacement
4.0L/245 2.9L/177
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 20
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.26
Trans Order Code
44V 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.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.75
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.37
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Sport Trac Chevrolet Colorado
Body Code
131" WB E63
Body Style
4 Door Regular Cab
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 30
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 1.10
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3600 2900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3000 2633
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Twin-forged SLA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32.0 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3240 2633
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3400 2900
Frame
Frame Type
Fully boxed ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 5

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