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 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
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
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
33.0
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72.8
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA
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
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4
Steering Type
Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- 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
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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight 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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact
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
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Canyon
Body Code
E63
Body Style
Regular Cab
Suspension
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 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73
Axle Type - Front
Independent
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9

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