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2008 Chevrolet Colorado vs. Its Competition

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2008 Chevrolet Colorado 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck Angular Front Exterior View
6.8
/ 10
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Aside from the GMC Canyon with which it shares platforms and components, the 2008 Chevrolet Colorado's only real competitor is the Dodge Dakota, which comes with a wide variety of engines but is substantially larger, as are the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma.

The evergreen Ford Ranger can be ordered with four cylinders, and it gets good crash-test results, and usually it's an even better bargain than the Colorado due to its advancing age.

2008 Chevrolet Colorado 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck Angular Front Exterior View2008 Chevrolet Colorado2009 GMC Canyon2009 GMC Canyon2008 Dodge Dakota 2WD Ext Cab ST Open Doors2008 Dodge Dakota2008 Ford Ranger 2WD 2-door SuperCab 126" Sport Angular Front Exterior View2008 Ford Ranger
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6.8
/ 10
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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.
7.0
/ 10
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With the addition of the new V-8 option, the 2009 GMC Canyon goes from unappealing to quite competitive.
7.4
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Especially with the improved V-8, the 2008 Dodge Dakota can do most of what a full-size truck can while consuming fewer resources in the process.
6.4
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The 2008 Ford Ranger’s best, highest use is as an inexpensive work truck or off-road play toy. Anything else exposes the flaws in its seating, its fuel economy, its available features and in its performance.
MSRP From   
$15,085Browse Used Listings$16,705Browse Used Listings$20,470Browse Used Listings$14,490Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage   
14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas 4-CylGas I4Gas V6Gas I4
EPA Class   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name   
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck2WD Ext Cab ST2WD Reg Cab 112" XL
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
3323
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
Regular CabRegular CabExtended Cab 6'7" BedReg Cab 6' Styleside
Transmission   
Manual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual
 
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