Compare 2008 Toyota Tacoma vs 2008 Chevrolet Colorado

2008 Toyota Tacoma
2008 Chevrolet Colorado
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2WD Reg I4 MT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg I4 MT 20 25 $13,233 $14,280
2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $14,040 $15,150
2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $14,067 $15,180
2WD Access I4 MT 20 25 $16,257 $17,720
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $16,890 $18,225
2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $16,953 $18,480
2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $17,083 $18,620
2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 19 $18,289 $19,935
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $19,097 $20,815
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $19,776 $21,555
2WD Dbl V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,429 $22,540
2WD Dbl LB V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,882 $23,040
4WD Access V6 MT 15 18 $21,203 $23,110
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $22,008 $23,990
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $22,059 $24,045
4WD Dbl V6 MT 15 18 $22,418 $24,735
4WD Dbl V6 AT 16 20 $23,217 $25,615
4WD Dbl LB V6 AT 16 20 $23,670 $26,115
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2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $14,255 $15,085
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" LS 18 24 $14,519 $15,365
2WD Reg Chassis Cab 1WT 14 18 $16,145 $17,085
2WD Reg Chassis Cab 2WT 14 18 $16,145 $17,085
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $16,249 $17,195
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 24 $16,226 $17,355
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LS 18 24 $16,717 $17,690
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 16 22 $17,520 $18,540
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LS 16 22 $17,879 $18,920
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 24 $18,569 $19,860
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 16 22 $18,569 $19,860
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 16 22 $19,320 $20,445
4WD Reg Chassis Cab 1WT 15 20 $19,410 $20,540
4WD Reg Chassis Cab 2WT 15 20 $19,410 $20,540
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 17 22 $19,457 $20,810
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/2LT 15 21 $19,457 $20,810
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LS 16 22 $19,887 $21,045
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 18 24 $20,186 $21,590
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 16 22 $20,186 $21,590
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 17 22 $21,420 $22,910
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 15 21 $21,420 $22,910
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 15 20 $23,515 $25,150
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 15 20 $23,515 $25,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,233
$14,255
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,280
$15,085
Monthly Payment Estimate
$238 / month
$251 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks. The 2008 Chevrolet Colorado fits the bill as a compact work truck with a smaller appetite for fuel, but its engines are noisy and the rear seats on four-door models are a letdown.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 53.3
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
109.4 111.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - 34.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 67.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - 26.9
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - 33.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - 110.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
190.4 192.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - -TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 64.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.5 42.6
Tailgate Width (in)
52.9 52.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
73.5 72.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
56.7 57.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.0 18.6
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 44.0
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10 x - TBD - 11.6 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.2 x 1.6
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 19
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Inboard LH Frame Rail
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - 3.31
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1452
Front Tire Size
P215/70R15 P205/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Size
Full-size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QCE
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1452
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZAA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R15 P205/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1452
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QCE
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 - TBD -
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)
3500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1440 1402
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2380 2533
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7500 6000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1760 1858
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4550 4850
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2685 2896
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - 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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3800 190 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
NA LLV
Displacement
2.7L/164 2.9L/177
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
159 @ 5200 185 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.26
Trans Order Code
NA MA5
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- TBD - NA
Trans Power Take Off
- TBD - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.95 3.75
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.37
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
- TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Tacoma Chevrolet Colorado
Body Code
- TBD - E63
Body Style
Regular Cab Regular Cab
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.10
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 2900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 2535
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - 3.73
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 2533
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- TBD - 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
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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