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Compare 2009 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2008 GMC Canyon

2009 Chevrolet Colorado
2008 GMC Canyon
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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 126.0" SLE1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE1 18 24 $20,069 $21,465
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE2 16 22 $20,069 $21,465
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLT 16 22 $20,069 $21,465
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SL 18 24 $16,891 $17,875
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE1 18 24 $17,409 $18,620
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE2 16 22 $17,409 $18,620
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLT 16 22 $17,409 $18,620
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $16,249 $17,195
Canyon 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" SL 18 24 $14,760 $15,620
Canyon 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" SLE1 18 24 $15,104 $16,155
Canyon 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" SLE2 16 22 $15,104 $16,155
Canyon 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $14,255 $15,085
Canyon 2WD Reg Chassis Cab 1SA 14 18 $16,145 $17,085
Canyon 2WD Reg Chassis Cab 1SB 14 18 $16,145 $17,085
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE1 15 21 $23,440 $25,070
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE2 15 21 $23,440 $25,070
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLT 15 21 $23,440 $25,070
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SL 16 22 $20,038 $21,205
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE1 16 22 $20,308 $21,720
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE2 15 21 $20,308 $21,720
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLT 15 21 $20,308 $21,720
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 16 22 $19,320 $20,445
Canyon 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" SL 16 22 $18,030 $19,080
Canyon 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" SLE1 16 22 $18,382 $19,660
Canyon 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" SLE2 15 21 $18,382 $19,660
Canyon 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 16 22 $17,520 $18,540
Canyon 4WD Reg Chassis Cab 1SA 15 20 $19,410 $20,540
Canyon 4WD Reg Chassis Cab 1SB 15 20 $19,410 $20,540
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,046
$20,069
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,330
$21,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$389 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.8
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 GMC Canyon is right-sized for today’s gas prices -- if only its engines were quieter and its rear seats more comfortable.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.9 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.3
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.7 27.5
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 33.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
137.3 137.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
207.1 207.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.7 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 65.2
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
126.0 126.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 7.6
Cab to Axle (in)
22.6 22.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 67.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
61.1 61.1
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.2 57.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 18.6
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.0 37.0
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 42.6
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 52.4
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 1.6 11.2 x 1.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 11.6 x 2.5
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA N/A
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 19
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail - TBD -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.3 44.3
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.31 3.31
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 17.4
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 1633
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD QET
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 1663
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P225/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA NA
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QRD QET
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 1663
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY ZAA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P225/75R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
315 315
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (N/A)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2100 2100
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (N/A)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 - TBD -
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1584 1594
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5000 5000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 2533
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2003 1961
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7000 9500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 2896
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA NA
Engine
Displacement
2.9L/177 2.9L/177
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 185 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 190 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
LLV LLV
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
Transmission
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.63
Trans Order Code
M30 M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.70
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 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado GMC Canyon
Body Code
E63 E63
Body Style
Crew Cab Crew Cab
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 2900
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 30
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 1.10
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 2900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 2535
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 2533
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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