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Selected Style 2WD Reg I4 MT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg I4 MT 20 26 $14,210 $15,170
2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 26 $15,040 $16,055
2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $15,053 $16,070
2WD Access I4 MT 20 26 $17,812 $19,205
2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 26 $18,516 $19,965
2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $18,647 $20,105
2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 19 $19,866 $21,420
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $23,450 $25,285
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $20,683 $22,300
2WD Double V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,535 $23,500
2WD Double LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,994 $24,000
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $17,919 $19,130
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $21,368 $23,040
4WD Access V6 MT 14 19 $22,809 $24,595
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $23,626 $25,475
4WD Double V6 MT 14 19 $23,544 $25,695
4WD Double V6 AT 16 20 $24,352 $26,575
4WD Double LB V6 AT 16 20 $24,810 $27,075
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
$14,210
$15,953
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,170
$16,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$253 / month
$278 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The affordable 2009 Toyota Tacoma is a bargain compared to its full-size competitors. 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 20 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.6 53.3
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 44.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - 33.0
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 - 7.7
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 - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 109.4 111.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - 7.7
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 34.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 67.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - 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
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.5 42.6
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 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 17.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 39.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - 3.31
Tires
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 P215/70R15 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 P215/70R15 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Size Full-size Compact
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 360
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2400
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7500 6000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2685 2896
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1462 1395
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4600 4850
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2380 2633
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1788 1870
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
Fuel System EFI SFI
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
Transmission
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
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
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
Summary
Body Code - TBD - E63
Body Style Regular Cab Regular Cab
Vehicle Name Toyota Tacoma Chevrolet Colorado
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.31 3.73
Axle Type - Front - TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 2633
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 1.10
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 2900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 2633
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
 
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