Compare 2010 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2010 Dodge Dakota

2010 Chevrolet Colorado
2010 Dodge Dakota
Add Vehicle
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 25 $22,595 $23,785
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 17 23 $25,037 $26,355
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/3LT 15 20 $26,167 $27,545
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 25 $19,650 $20,685
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $23,773 $25,025
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/3LT 15 20 $24,904 $26,215
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 25 $18,460 $19,230
Colorado 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 25 $17,204 $18,110
Colorado 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 25 $16,305 $16,985
Colorado 2WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 15 20 $18,412 $19,180
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 16 21 $26,025 $27,395
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 16 21 $27,469 $28,915
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 24 $22,595 $23,785
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $26,671 $28,075
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $21,628 $22,530
Colorado 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 24 $20,534 $21,615
Colorado 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $19,670 $20,490
Colorado 4WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 16 21 $21,729 $22,635
Select style
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Dakota 2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $25,006 $26,325
Dakota 2WD Crew Cab Laramie 15 20 $28,514 $30,180
Dakota 2WD Crew Cab ST 15 20 $24,078 $25,305
Dakota 2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $22,473 $23,630
Dakota 2WD Ext Cab ST 15 20 $21,678 $22,755
Dakota 4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $27,751 $29,275
Dakota 4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 18 $31,304 $33,180
Dakota 4WD Crew Cab ST 14 18 $26,823 $28,255
Dakota 4WD Crew Cab TRX 14 18 $29,653 $31,365
Dakota 4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $26,431 $27,880
Dakota 4WD Ext Cab ST 14 18 $25,635 $27,005
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,595
$25,006
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,785
$26,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / month
$439 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is impressive with the V-8 engine and offers a good alternative to people who don't really need a big truck. The 2010 Dodge Dakota could be a fine full-size pickup alternative, but its lack of standard safety gear, sloppy handling, and low-grade fit and finish knock it out of contention.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.9
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
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
126.0 131.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 7.9
Cab to Axle (in)
22.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 71.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.7 31.9
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
137.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
207.1 218.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.7 8.1
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 45.2
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 59.6
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
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 17.6
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.0 38.2
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA 59.6
Brakes
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 2.28
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 22.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.3 44.0
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.31 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P265/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD TXK
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P265/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QRD TXK
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4800
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2100 4800
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 480
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
315 720
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5000 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 3100
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2048 2451
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7000 9300
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 3600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1680 1902
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LLV EKG
Displacement
2.9L/177 3.7L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 210 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.57
Trans Order Code
M30 DGV
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.69
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 2.84
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 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 5'4" Bed
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.92
Axle Type - Front
Independent - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 11
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 3

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue