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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
2WD Reg Cab I4 MT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab I4 MT 21 25 $16,215 $17,125
2WD Reg Cab I4 AT 19 24 $17,067 $18,025
2WD Access Cab I4 MT 21 25 $18,670 $19,915
2WD Access Cab I4 AT 19 24 $19,513 $20,815
2WD Access Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $20,228 $21,575
2WD Access Cab V6 MT X-Runner 16 21 $24,966 $26,630
2WD Access Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,571 $23,010
2WD Double Cab I4 AT 19 24 $20,775 $22,425
2WD Double Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,378 $23,075
2WD Double Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,706 $24,510
2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,169 $25,010
4WD Reg Cab I4 MT 18 20 $19,860 $20,975
4WD Reg Cab I4 AT 18 21 $20,929 $22,105
4WD Access Cab I4 MT 18 20 $22,266 $23,750
4WD Access Cab I4 AT 18 21 $23,110 $24,650
4WD Access Cab V6 MT 15 19 $23,723 $25,305
4WD Access Cab V6 AT 16 21 $24,549 $26,185
4WD Double Cab V6 MT 15 19 $24,739 $26,705
4WD Double Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,555 $27,585
4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT 16 21 $26,019 $28,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,790
$16,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,490
$17,125
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$285 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. The 2012 Toyota Tacoma's affordable price, fuel-efficiency, and simplicity make it a good, capable alternative for those who don't need a full-size truck.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 58.1
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.6
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 110.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 192.4 190.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.7 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.2 65.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 111.3 109.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.7 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) 34.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.6 72.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 33.0 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) 33.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 57.2 56.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 18.6 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³) 44.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.6 41.5
Tailgate Width (in) 52.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 72.8 73.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.6 x 2.5 10.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 1.6 10.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 21.1
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - Midship
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code QRD NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Size Compact Full-size
Front Tire Order Code QRD NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code ZCY NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 240 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 3500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1888 1823
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7000 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2896 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1478 1492
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4850 4600
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2633 2380
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 590 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 2800 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code LLV NA
Displacement 2.9L/177 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5600 159 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 25
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.26 2.06
Trans Order Code MA5 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.95
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.44
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.81
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 4.22
Summary
Vehicle Name GMC Canyon Toyota Tacoma
Body Code E63 109" WB
Body Style Regular Cab Regular Cab
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf-Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 1.2
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 - TBD -
Axle Type - Front Independent - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5 (2011)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 8.5
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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