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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 22 27 $16,800 $17,820
2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 22 27 $17,659 $18,960
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 22 27 $18,358 $19,515
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 22 27 $19,132 $20,580
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 21 $20,566 $22,155
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 21 $20,867 $22,485
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 21 $21,536 $23,220
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $23,068 $24,905
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $23,883 $25,800
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" LT w/1LT 18 24 $16,849 $17,830
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $18,097 $18,950
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1VL 18 24 $19,396 $20,525
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 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
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 17 23 $19,300 $20,210
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 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
2WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 15 20 $18,049 $18,900
4WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 16 21 $21,349 $22,355
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/3LT 15 21 $19,282 $20,405
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/3LT 15 21 $22,046 $23,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,800
$15,953
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,820
$16,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$297 / month
$278 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Ford Ranger isn’t so modern and refined, but it’s a practical, fuel-efficient, and reasonably safe choice for those who just want a truck. 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
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 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 39.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) NA NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 44.0 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 111.5 111.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.9 7.7
Cab to Axle (in) 37.8 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 NA
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) 8.9 7.7
Cab to End of Frame (in) 81.8 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.2 64.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) 37.4 44.0
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 54.4 NA
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
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.28 x 0.39 11.2 x 1.6
Brake Type Pwr 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) NA 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 Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17 19
Fuel Tank Location Midship Inboard LH Frame Rail
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
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
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1452
Front Tire Size P225/70R15 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 765 NA
Spare Tire Size Mini Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QRD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1594 1452
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 1452
Rear Tire Order Code NA QRD
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1540 2400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 154 360
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4300 4850
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2000 2633
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1752 1870
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 4800 6000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2350 2896
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1356 1395
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Mini Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1650 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 590
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 @ 5250 185 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System SEFI 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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.67
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
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Ranger Chevrolet Colorado
Body Code 111.5" WB E63
Body Style Reg Cab 6' Styleside Regular Cab
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 30
Axle Type - Rear Ford Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front SLA w/Coil Springs Coil Springs
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 Twin-Forged SLA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 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) 2350 2900
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 5
 
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