Compare 2008 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2008 Dodge Dakota

2008 Chevrolet Colorado
2008 Dodge Dakota
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2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 18 24 $20,186 $21,590
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 16 22 $20,186 $21,590
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LS 18 24 $16,717 $17,690
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 24 $18,569 $19,860
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 16 22 $18,569 $19,860
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $16,249 $17,195
Colorado 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" LS 18 24 $14,519 $15,365
Colorado 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 24 $16,226 $17,355
Colorado 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $14,255 $15,085
Colorado 2WD Reg Chassis Cab 1WT 14 18 $16,145 $17,085
Colorado 2WD Reg Chassis Cab 2WT 14 18 $16,145 $17,085
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 15 20 $23,515 $25,150
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 15 20 $23,515 $25,150
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LS 16 22 $19,887 $21,045
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 17 22 $21,420 $22,910
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 15 21 $21,420 $22,910
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 16 22 $19,320 $20,445
Colorado 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LS 16 22 $17,879 $18,920
Colorado 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 17 22 $19,457 $20,810
Colorado 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/2LT 15 21 $19,457 $20,810
Colorado 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 16 22 $17,520 $18,540
Colorado 4WD Reg Chassis Cab 1WT 15 20 $19,410 $20,540
Colorado 4WD Reg Chassis Cab 2WT 15 20 $19,410 $20,540
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2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Dakota 2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $22,606 $24,675
Dakota 2WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 19 $26,620 $29,185
Dakota 2WD Crew Cab SLT 15 20 $24,857 $27,205
Dakota 2WD Crew Cab ST 16 20 $21,266 $23,170
Dakota 2WD Crew Cab Sport 15 20 $25,209 $27,600
Dakota 2WD Crew Cab TRX 15 20 $25,196 $27,585
Dakota 2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $20,207 $22,030
Dakota 2WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 19 $25,324 $27,780
Dakota 2WD Ext Cab SLT 16 20 $22,837 $24,985
Dakota 2WD Ext Cab ST 16 20 $18,818 $20,470
Dakota 2WD Ext Cab Sport 15 20 $23,891 $26,170
Dakota 2WD Ext Cab TRX 16 20 $23,202 $25,395
Dakota 4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $25,266 $27,625
Dakota 4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 19 $29,280 $32,135
Dakota 4WD Crew Cab SLT 14 18 $27,518 $30,155
Dakota 4WD Crew Cab ST 15 19 $23,927 $26,120
Dakota 4WD Crew Cab Sport 14 18 $27,834 $30,510
Dakota 4WD Crew Cab TRX 14 18 $28,074 $30,780
Dakota 4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $24,034 $26,280
Dakota 4WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 19 $28,021 $30,760
Dakota 4WD Ext Cab SLT 15 19 $25,507 $27,935
Dakota 4WD Ext Cab ST 15 19 $22,646 $24,720
Dakota 4WD Ext Cab Sport 14 18 $26,540 $29,095
Dakota 4WD Ext Cab TRX 15 19 $26,081 $28,580
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,186
$22,606
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,590
$24,675
Monthly Payment Estimate
$360 / month
$411 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.9
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.9 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - 74.2
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
NA 48.8
Wheelbase (in)
126.0 131.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - 7.9
Cab to Axle (in)
22.6 25.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 71.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
27.5 31.7
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 38.7
Frame Width, Rear (in)
NA 37.7
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
137.3 144.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
207.1 218.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
-TBD - 8.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.0 37.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA 59.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 45.2
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 53.3
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
61.1 64.9
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA 37.1
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.2 59.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 17.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x 2.5 11.6 x 2.25
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 1.6 12.3 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 22.0
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail Inboard LH
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.31 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.3 44.0
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA 690
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QET TP5
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 2064
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAA TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA 690
Rear Tire Size
P225/75R15 P265/60R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 2064
Rear Tire Order Code
QET TP5
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P225/75R15 P265/60R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2100 4450
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 445
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
315 445
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 4450
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2533 3100
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9500 9000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1961 2346
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5000 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 3600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1594 1919
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 136
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
MFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LLV EKG
Displacement
2.9L/177 3.7L/226
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 210 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Type
4 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 - TBD -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
M30 DGV
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Dodge Dakota
Body Code
E63 131.3" WB
Body Style
Crew Cab Crew Cab 5'5" Bed
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2535 3100
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.55
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2533 3100
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 3850
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-Floating Hypoid
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 3850
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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