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Selected Style 2WD Reg Cab Work Truck
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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
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
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,490
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$0 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
/ 10
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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1
Passenger Capacity 3
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19
Fuel Tank Location - TBD -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4
Steering Type Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code QRD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code ZCY
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 240
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1888
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2896
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1478
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4850
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2633
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590
Maximum Alternator Watts NA
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 2800
Engine Order Code LLV
Displacement 2.9L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25
Transmission
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
Trans PTO Access NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
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
Summary
Body Code E63
Body Style Regular Cab
Vehicle Name GMC Canyon
Suspension
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 -
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
Frame
Frame Type Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9
 
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