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Selected Style 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
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,953
$13,731
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,705
$14,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$242 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line With the addition of the new V-8 option, the 2009 GMC Canyon goes from unappealing to quite competitive. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 26 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 52.7
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) 34.2 37.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.6 69.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 33.0 29.7
Overhang, Front (in) 33.9 34.0
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 33.0
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 110.9 107.6
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 192.4 189.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - 7.9
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - 78.5
Height, Overall (in) 65.5 66.2
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - 44.0
Wheelbase (in) 111.3 111.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in) 52.4 52.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 72.8 72.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 57.2 54.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 18.6 16.5
Cargo Volume (ft³) 44.0 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) NA 54.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.6 40.5
Brakes
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 9.00 x 1.75
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 1.6 11.28 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 17
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.31 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA 39.7
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.4 22.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 37.7
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA 765
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code QRD NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1663 1594
Spare Tire Order Code ZCY NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA 765
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1663 1594
Rear Tire Order Code QRD NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1663 1984
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P225/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 1580
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 158
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 158
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1580
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1870 1757
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6000 4800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2896 2550
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1395 1273
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4850 4380
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2633 2000
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts NA 1650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 110
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 2800 154 @ 3750
Engine Order Code LLV 99D
Displacement 2.9L/177 2.3L/140
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5600 143 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 26
Transmission
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 w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 9.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.50
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.79
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.26 2.20
Trans Order Code MA5 44R
Summary
Body Code E63 111.5" WB
Body Style Regular Cab Reg Cab 6' Styleside
Vehicle Name GMC Canyon Ford Ranger
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2633 2000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 35
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2633 2400
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 2550
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 35
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Coil Springs SLA w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2900 2750
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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