Compare 2009 GMC Canyon vs 2008 Dodge Dakota

2009 GMC Canyon
2008 Dodge Dakota
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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" SLE1 18 24 $16,915 $17,900
2WD Reg Chassis Cab 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 16 22 $19,300 $20,210
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" SLE3 18 24 $19,348 $20,475
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLT 17 23 $19,348 $20,475
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" 3VL 18 24 $19,396 $20,525
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 Reg Chassis Cab 16 21 $21,349 $22,355
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" SLE3 18 24 $22,131 $23,420
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLT 17 23 $22,131 $23,420
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
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2WD Ext Cab ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab ST 16 20 $18,818 $20,470
2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $20,207 $22,030
2WD Crew Cab ST 16 20 $21,266 $23,170
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $22,606 $24,675
4WD Ext Cab ST 15 19 $22,646 $24,720
2WD Ext Cab SLT 16 20 $22,837 $24,985
2WD Ext Cab TRX 16 20 $23,202 $25,395
4WD Crew Cab ST 15 19 $23,927 $26,120
2WD Ext Cab Sport 15 20 $23,891 $26,170
4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $24,034 $26,280
2WD Crew Cab SLT 15 20 $24,857 $27,205
2WD Crew Cab TRX 15 20 $25,196 $27,585
2WD Crew Cab Sport 15 20 $25,209 $27,600
4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $25,266 $27,625
2WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 19 $25,324 $27,780
4WD Ext Cab SLT 15 19 $25,507 $27,935
4WD Ext Cab TRX 15 19 $26,081 $28,580
4WD Ext Cab Sport 14 18 $26,540 $29,095
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 19 $26,620 $29,185
4WD Crew Cab SLT 14 18 $27,518 $30,155
4WD Crew Cab Sport 14 18 $27,834 $30,510
4WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 19 $28,021 $30,760
4WD Crew Cab TRX 14 18 $28,074 $30,780
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 19 $29,280 $32,135
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,953
$18,818
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,705
$20,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$341 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
With the addition of the new V-8 option, the 2009 GMC Canyon goes from unappealing to quite competitive. Especially with the improved V-8, the 2008 Dodge Dakota can do most of what a full-size truck can while consuming fewer resources in the process.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.9
Passenger Capacity
3 2
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 32.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 48.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.3 131.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - 7.4
Cab to Axle (in)
34.2 39.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 71.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
33.0 31.2
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 38.7
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 37.7
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
110.9 130.4
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
192.4 218.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - 7.4
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - 88.1
Height, Overall (in)
65.5 68.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 45.2
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 53.3
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72.8 78.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA 30.0
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.2 59.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 17.6
Cargo Volume (ft³)
44.0 46.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA 59.6
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 Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x 2.5 11.6 x 2.25
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 1.6 12.3 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 22.0
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - Inboard LH
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.31 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 44.0
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1663 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA 713
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QRD TVF
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1663 1903
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA 713
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1663 1903
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD TVF
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 3250
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 325
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 325
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4850 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 3100
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1870 2299
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6000 7700
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 3600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1395 1881
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LLV EKG
Displacement
2.9L/177 3.7L/226
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 210 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.53
Trans Order Code
MA5 DEJ
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 4.23
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 11.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.67
Trans Type
5 6
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Canyon Dodge Dakota
Body Code
E63 131.3" WB
Body Style
Regular Cab Extended Cab 6'7" Bed
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 3850
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 3100
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.21
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 3600
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 3850
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-Floating Hypoid
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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