Compare 2009 Toyota Tacoma vs 2009 Chevrolet Colorado

2009 Toyota Tacoma
2009 Chevrolet Colorado
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2WD Reg I4 MT
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
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $17,919 $19,130
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 AT PreRunner 17 21 $20,683 $22,300
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $21,368 $23,040
2WD Double V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,535 $23,500
2WD Double LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,994 $24,000
4WD Access V6 MT 14 19 $22,809 $24,595
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $23,450 $25,285
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
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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 $15,953 $16,705
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 24 $16,849 $17,830
2WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 15 20 $18,049 $18,900
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $18,097 $18,950
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 17 23 $19,300 $20,210
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 Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/3LT 15 21 $19,282 $20,405
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1VL 18 24 $19,396 $20,525
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 Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 16 21 $21,349 $22,355
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
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/3LT 15 21 $22,046 $23,330
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,210
$15,953
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,170
$16,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$253 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.8
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
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 44.0
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 53.3
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 19
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Inboard LH Frame Rail
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
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
Tires
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
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
Trailering
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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Weight Information
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
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7500 6000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2685 2896
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - NA
Engine
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
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3800 190 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
NA LLV
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
- TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 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)
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Tacoma Chevrolet Colorado
Body Code
- TBD - E63
Body Style
Regular Cab Regular Cab
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5

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