Compare 2009 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2009 Toyota Tacoma

2009 Chevrolet Colorado
2009 Toyota Tacoma
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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 Access I4 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $18,647 $20,105
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 MT 20 26 $17,812 $19,205
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 26 $18,516 $19,965
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $20,683 $22,300
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 19 $19,866 $21,420
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $23,450 $25,285
Tacoma 2WD Double LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,994 $24,000
Tacoma 2WD Double V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,535 $23,500
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $15,053 $16,070
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 MT 20 26 $14,210 $15,170
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 26 $15,040 $16,055
Tacoma 4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $21,368 $23,040
Tacoma 4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $23,626 $25,475
Tacoma 4WD Access V6 MT 14 19 $22,809 $24,595
Tacoma 4WD Double LB V6 AT 16 20 $24,810 $27,075
Tacoma 4WD Double V6 AT 16 20 $24,352 $26,575
Tacoma 4WD Double V6 MT 14 19 $23,544 $25,695
Tacoma 4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $17,919 $19,130

Pricing

Invoice Price

$22,046
$18,647

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$23,330
$20,105

Monthly Payment Estimate

$389 / month
$335 / 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. The affordable 2009 Toyota Tacoma is a bargain compared to its full-size competitors.

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Fuel Economy

City

18 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

24 mpg 25 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Second Head Room (in)

38.3 35.2

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.1 57.7

Front Leg Room (in)

42.2 41.7

Front Hip Room (in)

53.3 53.6

Passenger Capacity

6 4

Second Leg Room (in)

34.8 28.2

Front Head Room (in)

39.3 40.0

Second Hip Room (in)

52.9 53.6

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.1 57.7

Exterior Dimensions

Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)

137.3 - TBD -

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)

207.1 208.1

Ground Clearance, Rear (in)

7.7 - TBD -

Cab to End of Frame (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

65.2 65.7

Ground to Top of Frame (in)

NA - TBD -

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Wheelbase (in)

126.0 127.2

Ground Clearance, Front (in)

7.7 - TBD -

Cab to Axle (in)

22.6 - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

67.6 72.2

Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)

35.7 - TBD -

Overhang, Front (in)

33.9 - TBD -

Frame Width, Rear (in)

NA - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

18.6 18.0

Cargo Volume (ft³)

37.0 - TBD -

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)

NA - TBD -

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

42.6 41.5

Tailgate Width (in)

52.4 - TBD -

Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)

61.1 73.5

Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)

NA - TBD -

Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)

57.2 56.7

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 x - TBD -

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.2 x 1.6 10.8 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr-Assisted

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Location

NA NA

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

19 21.0

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 - 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 42.0

Tires

Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)

1633 - TBD -

Front Tire Size

P215/70R16 P215/70R15

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear

NA - TBD -

Spare Tire Size

Compact Full-size

Front Tire Order Code

QRD NA

Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)

1633 - TBD -

Spare Tire Order Code

ZCY NA

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front

NA - TBD -

Rear Tire Size

P215/70R16 P215/70R15

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare

NA - TBD -

Front Tire Capacity (lbs)

1633 - TBD -

Rear Tire Order Code

QRD NA

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2100 3500

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

315 350

Weight Information

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

5000 4900

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

2633 2380

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

2003 1969

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

7000 7500

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

2896 2685

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

1584 1611

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 x 6 15 x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 x 6 15 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact 15 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 9.1

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

125 - TBD -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

NA NA

Maximum Alternator Watts

NA - TBD -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

590 - TBD -

Engine

Engine Type

Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4

Fuel System

SFI EFI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

190 @ 2800 180 @ 3800

Engine Order Code

LLV NA

Displacement

2.9L/177 2.7L/164

Engine Oil Cooler

NA NA

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

185 @ 5600 159 @ 5200

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

18 19

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

20 21

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

24 25

Transmission

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.29 2.39

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.63 1.53

Trans Order Code

M30 NA

Transfer Case Power Take Off

NA - TBD -

Trans Power Take Off

NA - TBD -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.70 0.71

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 2.80

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA NA

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Trans Type

4 4

Trans PTO Access

NA - TBD -

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Colorado Toyota Tacoma

Body Code

E63 - TBD -

Body Style

Crew Cab Access Cab

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front

Coil Springs Double-Wishbone

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.10 1.18

Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)

2900 - TBD -

Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)

2633 - TBD -

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

3.73 3.58

Axle Type - Front

Independent - TBD -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

30 - TBD -

Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)

2633 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf-Spring

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA NA

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

NA - TBD -

Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)

2900 - TBD -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

30 - TBD -

Axle Type - Rear

Semi-Floating - TBD -

Frame

Frame Type

Ladder Ladder

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

5 5

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