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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
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
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
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
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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.
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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 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 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 -
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 18.6 -
Cargo Volume (ft³) 44.0 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) NA -
Brakes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
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 -
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
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 -
Steering Type Pwr -
Tires
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 -
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 -
Trailering
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 -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 240 -
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
Front Wheel Material Steel -
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 -
Maximum Alternator Watts NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 -
Engine
Displacement 2.9L/177 -
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 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 -
Transmission
Trans Type 5 -
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 -
Summary
Vehicle Name GMC Canyon -
Body Code E63 -
Body Style Regular Cab -
Suspension
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 -
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 -
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 -
 
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