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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
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 22 27 $17,187 $18,160
2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 22 27 $17,880 $19,120
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 22 27 $18,747 $19,855
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 22 27 $19,353 $20,740
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 21 $20,887 $22,425
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 16 21 $21,082 $22,640
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 21 $21,861 $23,495
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $23,285 $25,060
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $24,204 $26,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,790
$17,187
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,490
$18,160
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$303 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 54.5
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 192.4 189.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.7 8.9
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - 81.8
Height, Overall (in) 65.2 66.2
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - 44.0
Wheelbase (in) 111.3 111.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.7 8.9
Cab to Axle (in) 34.2 37.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.6 69.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 33.0 29.7
Overhang, Front (in) 33.9 34.0
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 33.0
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 110.9 107.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 18.6 16.5
Cargo Volume (ft³) 44.0 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) NA 54.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.6 40.5
Tailgate Width (in) 52.4 52.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 72.8 72.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 57.2 54.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.6 x 2.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 1.6 11.28 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.85 x 0.39
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 17.0
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 37.7
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 39.7
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - 22.0
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA 765
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1594
Rear Tire Order Code QRD NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA 765
Spare Tire Size Compact Mini
Front Tire Order Code QRD NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1594
Spare Tire Order Code ZCY NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 240 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 225
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 1500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1888 1752
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7000 4800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2896 2350
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1478 1384
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4850 4300
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2633 2400
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Mini
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 540
Maximum Alternator Watts NA 1350
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SEFI
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 2800 154 @ 3750
Engine Order Code LLV 99D
Displacement 2.9L/177 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5600 143 @ 5250
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 27
Transmission
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 w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 9.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.50
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.79
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.26 2.20
Trans Order Code MA5 44R
Summary
Body Code E63 111.5" WB
Body Style Regular Cab Reg Cab 6' Styleside
Vehicle Name GMC Canyon Ford Ranger
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 2350
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 30.2
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Coil Springs SLA w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 2750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 2400
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front Independent Twin-Forged SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 35.1
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 2400
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 7.8
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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