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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 I4 MT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg I4 MT 20 25 $13,233 $14,280
2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $14,040 $15,150
2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $14,067 $15,180
2WD Access I4 MT 20 25 $16,257 $17,720
2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $16,953 $18,480
2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $17,083 $18,620
2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 19 $18,289 $19,935
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $22,059 $24,045
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $19,097 $20,815
2WD Dbl V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,429 $22,540
2WD Dbl LB V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,882 $23,040
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $16,890 $18,225
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $19,776 $21,555
4WD Access V6 MT 15 18 $21,203 $23,110
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $22,008 $23,990
4WD Dbl V6 MT 15 18 $22,418 $24,735
4WD Dbl V6 AT 16 20 $23,217 $25,615
4WD Dbl LB V6 AT 16 20 $23,670 $26,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,953
$13,233
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,705
$14,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$238 / 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 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.6
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 58.1
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) 34.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.6 72.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 33.0 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) 33.9 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 110.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 192.4 190.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.5 65.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 111.3 109.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.6 41.5
Tailgate Width (in) 52.4 52.9
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 72.8 73.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 57.2 56.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 18.6 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³) 44.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) NA - TBD -
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) 11.6 x 2.5 10 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 1.6 10.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 21.0
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 - 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 36.8
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Size Compact Full-size
Front Tire Order Code QRD NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1663 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code ZCY NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1663 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code QRD NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1663 - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 3500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1870 1760
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6000 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2896 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1395 1440
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4850 4550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2633 2380
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 2800 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code LLV NA
Displacement 2.9L/177 2.7L/164
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5600 159 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.26 2.06
Trans Order Code MA5 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.95
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.44
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.81
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 4.22
Summary
Vehicle Name GMC Canyon Toyota Tacoma
Body Code E63 - TBD -
Body Style Regular Cab Regular Cab
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 1.18
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2900 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2633 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 - TBD -
Axle Type - Front Independent - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2633 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2900 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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