Compare 2009 GMC Canyon vs 2008 Toyota Tacoma

2009 GMC Canyon
2008 Toyota Tacoma
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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 Reg I4 MT
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
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $16,890 $18,225
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 AT PreRunner 16 20 $19,097 $20,815
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $19,776 $21,555
2WD Dbl V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,429 $22,540
2WD Dbl LB V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,882 $23,040
4WD Access V6 MT 15 18 $21,203 $23,110
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $22,008 $23,990
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $22,059 $24,045
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
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. The 2008 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
34.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 41.5
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 52.9
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 21.0
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.31 - TBD -
Tires
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
QRD NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 NA
Weight Information
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
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1870 1760
Wheels
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 -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Regular Cab Regular Cab
Vehicle Name
GMC Canyon Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
E63 - TBD -
Suspension
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
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 -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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