Compare 2012 GMC Canyon vs 2011 Dodge Dakota

2012 GMC Canyon
2011 Dodge Dakota
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2WD Reg Cab Work Truck
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
4WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 24 $21,489 $22,385
2WD Ext Cab SLE1 18 25 $21,888 $23,040
4WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 24 $23,457 $24,435
2WD Crew Cab SLE1 18 25 $23,450 $24,685
4WD Reg Cab SLE1 18 24 $24,039 $25,305
2WD Crew Cab SLE2 17 23 $25,146 $26,470
4WD Ext Cab SLE1 18 24 $25,160 $26,485
4WD Crew Cab SLE1 16 21 $27,179 $28,610
4WD Crew Cab SLE2 16 21 $27,668 $29,125
4WD Ext Cab SLE2 17 23 $27,687 $29,145
4WD Crew Cab SLT 16 21 $30,200 $31,790
2011 Dodge Dakota
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,790
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,490
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$0 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.8
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
25 mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
44.0 -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 -
Passenger Capacity
3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
33.0 -
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
110.9 -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
192.4 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.7 -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 -
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
111.3 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 -
Cab to Axle (in)
34.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72.8 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.2 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
44.0 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x 2.5 -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 1.6 -
Brake Type
Pwr -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 -
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 -
Steering Type
Pwr -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact -
Front Tire Order Code
QRD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
240 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 -
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1478 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4850 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1888 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 -
Front Wheel Material
Steel -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 -
Engine Type
Gas I4 -
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection -
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 -
Engine Order Code
LLV -
Displacement
2.9L/177 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 -
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26 -
Trans Order Code
MA5 -
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual -
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 -
Trans Type
5 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Canyon -
Body Code
E63 -
Body Style
Regular Cab -
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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