Compare 2009 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2008 Ford Ranger

2009 Chevrolet Colorado
2008 Ford Ranger
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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 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ranger 2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $17,190 $18,450
Ranger 2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 21 26 $15,107 $15,985
Ranger 2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 21 26 $16,466 $17,655
Ranger 2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $18,346 $19,720
Ranger 2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 16 22 $17,804 $19,125
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 112" Sport 16 22 $15,669 $16,780
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 21 26 $13,731 $14,490
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 21 26 $15,178 $16,240
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 118" XL 21 26 $14,913 $15,775
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 118" XLT 21 26 $16,211 $17,375
Ranger 4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $21,402 $23,080
Ranger 4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $19,992 $21,530
Ranger 4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 15 19 $18,712 $19,905
Ranger 4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $19,400 $20,880
Ranger 4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $22,559 $24,350
Ranger 4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $21,148 $22,800
Ranger 4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $20,557 $22,150
Ranger 4WD Reg Cab 112" Sport 15 20 $18,892 $20,320
Ranger 4WD Reg Cab 112" XL 15 20 $17,309 $18,380
Ranger 4WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 15 20 $18,482 $19,870
Ranger 4WD Reg Cab 118" XL 15 20 $18,336 $19,495
Ranger 4WD Reg Cab 118" XLT 15 20 $19,514 $21,005
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,046
$17,190
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,330
$18,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$389 / month
$308 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.4
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 22 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 NA
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 52.7
Passenger Capacity
6 3
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 NA
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.9 NA
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
137.3 121.6
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
207.1 203.6
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.7 8.0
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - 72.9
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 66.3
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 44.0
Wheelbase (in)
126.0 125.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
22.6 38.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 69.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.7 29.5
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 34.0
Frame Width, Rear (in)
NA 32.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 16.5
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.0 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA 54.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 40.5
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 52.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
61.1 72.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.2 54.4
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 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x 2.5 10.00 x 2.50
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 1.6 11.28 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 19.5
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.31 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 44.6
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 19.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.3 42.7
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 1984
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA 717
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QRD NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 1843
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA 717
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 1843
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2100 2280
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
315 228
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5000 4860
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 2510
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2003 2056
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7000 6000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 2600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1584 1487
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 1650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 540
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 180 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
LLV 99U
Displacement
2.9L/177 3.0L/182
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 148 @ 4900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.20
Trans Order Code
M30 44R
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 9.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.50
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Ford Ranger
Body Code
E63 125.7" WB
Body Style
Crew Cab Supercab 6' Styleside
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs SLA w/Torsion Bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 2750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 2510
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 4.10
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 2850
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 2600
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 30
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Ford Semi-Floating
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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