Compare 2009 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2008 Dodge Dakota

2009 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 $22,046 $23,330
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1VL 18 24 $21,758 $23,025
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 17 23 $22,046 $23,330
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/3LT 15 21 $22,046 $23,330
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 24 $19,282 $20,405
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1VL 18 24 $19,396 $20,525
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $19,282 $20,405
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/3LT 15 21 $19,282 $20,405
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $18,097 $18,950
Colorado 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 24 $16,849 $17,830
Colorado 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $15,953 $16,705
Colorado 2WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 15 20 $18,049 $18,900
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 16 21 $25,458 $26,940
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 16 21 $25,458 $26,940
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 17 23 $22,212 $23,505
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 16 22 $22,212 $23,505
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 17 23 $21,248 $22,250
Colorado 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 17 23 $20,161 $21,335
Colorado 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 17 23 $19,300 $20,210
Colorado 4WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 16 21 $21,349 $22,355
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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
$22,046
$22,606
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,330
$24,675
Monthly Payment Estimate
$389 / month
$411 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.9
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
52.9 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
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)
7.7 8.0
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)
- TBD - 48.8
Wheelbase (in)
126.0 131.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 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)
35.7 31.7
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 38.7
Frame Width, Rear (in)
NA 37.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 17.6
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
Brakes
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 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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
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
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P265/60R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA 690
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QRD TP5
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 2064
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA 690
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P265/60R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 2064
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD TP5
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4450
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)
350 445
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
315 445
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5000 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 3100
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2003 2346
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7000 9000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 3600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1584 1919
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI 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
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
M30 DGV
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Dodge Dakota
Body Code
E63 131.3" WB
Body Style
Crew Cab Crew Cab 5'5" Bed
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 3850
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 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)
2633 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
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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