Compare 2009 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2010 Ford Ranger vs 2009 GMC Canyon

2009 Chevrolet Colorado
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2010 Ford Ranger
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2009 GMC Canyon
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Select style
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 15 21 $20,566 $22,155
Ranger 2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 22 27 $18,358 $19,515
Ranger 2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 22 27 $19,132 $20,580
Ranger 2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 21 $21,536 $23,220
Ranger 2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 21 $20,867 $22,485
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 22 27 $16,800 $17,820
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 22 27 $17,659 $18,960
Ranger 4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $23,883 $25,800
Ranger 4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $23,068 $24,905
Select style
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" 3VL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" 3VL 18 24 $21,758 $23,025
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE1 18 24 $22,131 $23,420
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE2 17 23 $22,131 $23,420
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE3 18 24 $22,131 $23,420
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLT 17 23 $22,131 $23,420
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" 3VL 18 24 $19,396 $20,525
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE1 18 24 $19,348 $20,475
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE2 17 23 $19,348 $20,475
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE3 18 24 $19,348 $20,475
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLT 17 23 $19,348 $20,475
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $18,097 $18,950
Canyon 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" SLE1 18 24 $16,915 $17,900
Canyon 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $15,953 $16,705
Canyon 2WD Reg Chassis Cab 15 20 $18,049 $18,900
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE1 16 21 $25,585 $27,075
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE2 16 21 $25,585 $27,075
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLT 16 21 $25,585 $27,075
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE1 16 22 $22,325 $23,625
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE2 16 22 $22,325 $23,625
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLT 16 22 $22,325 $23,625
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 16 22 $21,248 $22,250
Canyon 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" SLE1 16 22 $20,274 $21,455
Canyon 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 16 22 $19,300 $20,210
Canyon 4WD Reg Chassis Cab 16 21 $21,349 $22,355
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,046
$20,566
$21,758
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,330
$22,155
$23,025
Monthly Payment Estimate
$389 / month
$369 / month
$384 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.2
7.0
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 2010 Ford Ranger isn’t so modern and refined, but it’s a practical, fuel-efficient, and reasonably safe choice for those who just want a truck. With the addition of the new V-8 option, the 2009 GMC Canyon goes from unappealing to quite competitive.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 21 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 33.2 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 14.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 52.7 53.3
Passenger Capacity
6 4 6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 39.1 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.2 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
52.9 18.7 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 54.5 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
137.3 121.6 137.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
207.1 203.6 207.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.7 8.6 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - 82 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 66.3 65.2
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 44.0 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
126.0 125.7 126.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 8.6 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
22.6 38.0 22.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 69.4 67.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.7 29.5 35.7
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 34.0 33.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
NA 32.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 16.5 18.6
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.0 37.4 37.0
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA 54.4 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 40.5 42.6
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 52.0 52.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
61.1 72.7 61.1
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA - TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.2 54.4 57.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x 2.5 NA 11.6 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 1.6 11.28 x 0.39 11.2 x 1.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 19.5 19
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail Midship - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA NA
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.31 NA 3.31
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 44.6 NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 19.2 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.3 42.7 44.3
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 - TBD - 1663
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/75R15 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA 717 NA
Spare Tire Size
Compact P235/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QRD NA QRD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 1843 1663
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY NA ZCY
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA 717 NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/75R15 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA - TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 1843 1633
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD NA QRD
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2100 3220 3000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
315 322 315
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5000 5000 5000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 2710 2633
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2003 2097 2003
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7000 7000 7000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 2600 2896
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1584 1621 1584
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 7 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 7 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 7 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 115 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 1725 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 540 590
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 238 @ 3000 190 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
LLV 99E LLV
Displacement
2.9L/177 4.0L/245 2.9L/177
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 207 @ 5250 185 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 21 24
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.40 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.05 1.63
Trans Order Code
M30 44J M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.40 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 10.0 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.31 1.00
Trans Type
4 5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Ford Ranger GMC Canyon
Body Code
E63 125.7" WB E63
Body Style
Crew Cab Supercab 6' Styleside Crew Cab
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs SLA w/Torsion Bar Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 - TBD - 1.10
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 2750 2900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 2710 2633
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.55 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Independent Twin-Forged SLA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 30 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 2850 2633
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 2600 2900
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 30 30
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Ford Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 3 5

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