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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab Manual 21 26 $15,230 $16,060
2WD Reg Cab Automatic 19 24 $15,230 $16,060
4WD Plus4 Cab Manual 15 19 $20,299 $22,150
4WD Plus4 Cab Automatic 14 18 $20,299 $22,150
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $15,953 $16,705
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 24 $16,849 $17,830
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $18,097 $18,950
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1VL 18 24 $19,396 $20,525
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 24 $19,282 $20,405
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $19,282 $20,405
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1VL 18 24 $21,758 $23,025
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 18 24 $22,046 $23,330
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 17 23 $22,046 $23,330
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 17 23 $19,300 $20,210
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 17 23 $20,161 $21,335
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 17 23 $21,248 $22,250
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 17 23 $22,212 $23,505
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 16 22 $22,212 $23,505
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 16 21 $25,458 $26,940
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 16 21 $25,458 $26,940
2WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 15 20 $18,049 $18,900
4WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 16 21 $21,349 $22,355
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/3LT 15 21 $19,282 $20,405
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/3LT 15 21 $22,046 $23,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,230
$15,953
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,060
$16,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$268 / month
$278 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Mazda B-Series is frugal and performs decently, but its styling is dated and safety equipment isn’t up to modern standards. The new available V-8 engine is a long time coming and helps position the Colorado as a worthy rival to the most capable compacts and an alternative to full-size trucks.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 44.0
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 53.3
Passenger Capacity 2 3
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 39.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 67.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 28.5 33.0
Overhang, Front (in) 33.3 33.9
Frame Width, Rear (in) 32.8 NA
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 107.3 110.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 187.5 192.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.7 7.7
Cab to End of Frame (in) 77.1 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 64.9 64.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 42.6 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 111.6 111.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - 7.7
Cab to Axle (in) 37.6 34.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - 52.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 71.8 72.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 52.0 57.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 16.5 18.6
Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - 44.0
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 40.4 42.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x - TBD - 11.6 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - 11.2 x 1.6
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.5 19
Fuel Tank Location Midship Inboard LH Frame Rail
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 22.0 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 39.4
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - 3.31
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QRD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1452
Spare Tire Order Code NA ZCY
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P225/70R15 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1452
Rear Tire Order Code NA QRD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1452
Front Tire Size P225/70R15 P215/70R16
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 160 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 360
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1600 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2400
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) NA 1870
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 4800 6000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 2896
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) NA 1395
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4280 4850
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - TBD - 2633
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 125
Engine
Fuel System MFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 154 @ 3750 190 @ 2800
Engine Order Code NA LLV
Displacement 2.3L/138 2.9L/177
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 @ 5250 185 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 24
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) 3.72 3.75
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.50 1.37
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.73
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.20 2.26
Trans Order Code NA MA5
Summary
Body Code 112" E63
Body Style Reg Cab Regular Cab
Vehicle Name Mazda B-Series Truck Chevrolet Colorado
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front - TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 2633
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Springs 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 2900
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 30
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.10
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 2900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 2633
Frame
Frame Type NA Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
 
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