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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 25 $16,790 $17,490
2WD Reg Cab SLE1 18 25 $19,432 $20,455
2WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 25 $20,006 $20,840
2WD Ext Cab SLE1 18 25 $21,888 $23,040
2WD Crew Cab SLE1 18 25 $23,450 $24,685
2WD Crew Cab SLE2 17 23 $25,146 $26,470
4WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 24 $21,489 $22,385
4WD Reg Cab SLE1 18 24 $24,039 $25,305
4WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 24 $23,457 $24,435
4WD Ext Cab SLE1 18 24 $25,160 $26,485
4WD Ext Cab SLE2 17 23 $27,687 $29,145
4WD Crew Cab SLE1 16 21 $27,179 $28,610
4WD Crew Cab SLE2 16 21 $27,668 $29,125
4WD Crew Cab SLT 16 21 $30,200 $31,790
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 25 $16,776 $17,475
2WD Reg Cab LT w/1LT 18 25 $19,351 $20,370
2WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 25 $18,940 $19,730
2WD Ext Cab LT w/1LT 18 25 $21,807 $22,955
2WD Ext Cab LT w/2LT 17 23 $24,852 $26,160
2WD Ext Cab LT w/3LT 14 20 $25,659 $27,010
2WD Crew Cab LT w/1LT 18 25 $23,070 $24,285
2WD Crew Cab LT w/2LT 17 23 $26,115 $27,490
2WD Crew Cab LT w/3LT 14 20 $26,923 $28,340
4WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 24 $20,140 $20,980
4WD Reg Cab LT w/1LT 17 24 $23,218 $24,440
4WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 24 $22,108 $23,030
4WD Ext Cab LT w/1LT 17 23 $25,289 $26,620
4WD Ext Cab LT w/2LT 17 23 $28,006 $29,480
4WD Crew Cab LT w/1LT 16 21 $27,037 $28,460
4WD Crew Cab LT w/2LT 16 21 $28,804 $30,320
2WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 15 20 $18,883 $19,670
4WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 16 21 $22,200 $23,125
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,790
$16,776
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,490
$17,475
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$291 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Crash test scores are a concern, but it you're shopping for a truly compact pickup truck, the 2012 GMC Canyon is probably a better pick than the Ranger or Dakota. The 2012 Chevrolet Colorado soldiers on as the only truly compact truck on the market (with its Canyon twin), but are you sure you don't really want a mid-size truck instead?
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 57.1
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0 44.0
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.7 7.7
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.2 64.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 111.3 111.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.7 7.7
Cab to Axle (in) 34.2 34.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.6 67.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 33.0 33.0
Overhang, Front (in) 33.9 33.9
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 110.9 110.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 192.4 192.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) 44.0 44.0
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.6 42.6
Tailgate Width (in) 52.4 52.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 72.8 72.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 57.2 57.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 18.6 18.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 1.6 11.2 x 1.6
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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 11.6 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 19
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - Inboard LH Frame Rail
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 39.4
Steering Type Pwr Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - 3.31
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - 17.4
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1452
Rear Tire Order Code QRD QRD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1452
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA NA
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code QRD QRD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1452
Spare Tire Order Code ZCY ZCY
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/70R16
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 240 240
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 360
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 2400
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7000 6000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2896 2896
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1478 1478
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4850 4850
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2633 2633
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1888 1888
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 590
Maximum Alternator Watts NA NA
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 2800 190 @ 2800
Engine Order Code LLV LLV
Displacement 2.9L/177 2.9L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5600 185 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Transmission
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.75
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.37
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.26 2.26
Trans Order Code MA5 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
Summary
Body Style Regular Cab Regular Cab
Vehicle Name GMC Canyon Chevrolet Colorado
Body Code E63 E63
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 2900
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 30
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Coil Springs Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 1.10
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 2900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 2633
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 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
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 8.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating -
 
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