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 ColoradoBrowse Used Listings||2009 GMC CanyonBrowse Used Listings||2008 Dodge DakotaBrowse Used Listings||2008 Ford RangerBrowse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas 4-Cyl||Gas I4||Gas V6||Gas I4|
|2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck||2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck||2WD Ext Cab ST||2WD Reg Cab 112" XL|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Regular Cab||Regular Cab||Extended Cab 6'7" Bed||Reg Cab 6' Styleside|
|Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual|