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Selected Style 2WD Reg Cab 112" XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 21 26 $13,731 $14,490
2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 21 26 $15,178 $16,240
2WD Reg Cab 112" Sport 16 22 $15,669 $16,780
2WD Reg Cab 118" XL 21 26 $14,913 $15,775
2WD Reg Cab 118" XLT 21 26 $16,211 $17,375
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 21 26 $15,107 $15,985
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 21 26 $16,466 $17,655
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $17,190 $18,450
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 16 22 $17,804 $19,125
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $18,346 $19,720
4WD Reg Cab 112" XL 15 20 $17,309 $18,380
4WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 15 20 $18,482 $19,870
4WD Reg Cab 112" Sport 15 20 $18,892 $20,320
4WD Reg Cab 118" XL 15 20 $18,336 $19,495
4WD Reg Cab 118" XLT 15 20 $19,514 $21,005
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 15 19 $18,712 $19,905
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $19,400 $20,880
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $19,992 $21,530
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $21,402 $23,080
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $20,557 $22,150
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $21,148 $22,800
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $22,559 $24,350
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 24 $15,953 $16,705
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" SLE1 18 24 $16,915 $17,900
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $18,097 $18,950
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" 3VL 18 24 $19,396 $20,525
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE1 18 24 $19,348 $20,475
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE2 17 23 $19,348 $20,475
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLT 17 23 $19,348 $20,475
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" 3VL 18 24 $21,758 $23,025
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE1 18 24 $22,131 $23,420
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE2 17 23 $22,131 $23,420
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLT 17 23 $22,131 $23,420
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 16 22 $19,300 $20,210
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" SLE1 16 22 $20,274 $21,455
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 16 22 $21,248 $22,250
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE1 16 22 $22,325 $23,625
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE2 16 22 $22,325 $23,625
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLT 16 22 $22,325 $23,625
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE1 16 21 $25,585 $27,075
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE2 16 21 $25,585 $27,075
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLT 16 21 $25,585 $27,075
2WD Reg Chassis Cab 15 20 $18,049 $18,900
4WD Reg Chassis Cab 16 21 $21,349 $22,355
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE3 18 24 $19,348 $20,475
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE3 18 24 $22,131 $23,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,731
$15,953
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,490
$16,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$242 / month
$278 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Ford Ranger’s best, highest use is as an inexpensive work truck or off-road play toy. Anything else exposes the flaws in its seating, its fuel economy, its available features and in its performance. With the addition of the new V-8 option, the 2009 GMC Canyon goes from unappealing to quite competitive.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 44.0
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 53.3
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 39.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) 37.9 34.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 67.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 29.7 33.0
Overhang, Front (in) 34.0 33.9
Frame Width, Rear (in) 33.0 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 107.6 110.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 189.4 192.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.9 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in) 78.5 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.2 65.5
Ground to Top of Frame (in) NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 44.0 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 111.5 111.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 40.5 42.6
Tailgate Width (in) 52.0 52.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 72.7 72.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 54.4 57.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 16.5 18.6
Cargo Volume (ft³) 37.4 44.0
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 54.4 NA
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 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.00 x 1.75 11.6 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.28 x 0.39 11.2 x 1.6
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17 19
Fuel Tank Location Midship - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA 3.31
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.7 NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 22.0 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 39.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 765 NA
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QRD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1594 1663
Spare Tire Order Code NA ZCY
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 765 NA
Rear Tire Size P225/70R15 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1594 1663
Rear Tire Order Code NA QRD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1984 1663
Front Tire Size P225/70R15 P215/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1580 2400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 158 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 158 360
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1580 - TBD -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2000 2633
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 4800 6000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1757 1870
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4380 4850
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2550 2896
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1273 1395
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1650 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 125
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 154 @ 3750 190 @ 2800
Engine Order Code 99D LLV
Displacement 2.3L/140 2.9L/177
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 @ 5250 185 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.20 2.26
Trans Order Code 44R 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 w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.75
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 9.0 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.50 1.37
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.67
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Ranger GMC Canyon
Body Code 111.5" WB E63
Body Style Reg Cab 6' Styleside Regular Cab
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.10
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2750 2900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2000 2633
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front Independent SLA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2400 2633
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) 2550 2900
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 30
Axle Type - Rear Ford Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front SLA w/Coil Springs Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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