Compare 2010 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2010 Dodge Dakota vs 2010 Ford Ranger

2010 Chevrolet Colorado
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2010 Dodge Dakota
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2010 Ford Ranger
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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 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
Select style
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,595
$25,006
$20,566
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,785
$26,325
$22,155
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / month
$439 / month
$369 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.8
6.2
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. 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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 20 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.4 33.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.5 14.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.9 52.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 36.4 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.9 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.9 56.0 18.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.7 54.5
Passenger Capacity
6 5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
207.1 218.5 203.6
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.7 8.1 8.6
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 82
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 68.7 66.3
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 44.0
Wheelbase (in)
126.0 131.3 125.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 7.9 8.6
Cab to Axle (in)
22.6 - TBD - 38.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 71.7 69.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.7 31.9 29.5
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 - TBD - 34.0
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 32.8
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
137.3 - TBD - 121.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 17.6 16.5
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.0 38.2 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA 59.6 54.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 45.2 40.5
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 59.6 52.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
61.1 64.9 72.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA 37.1 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.2 59.6 54.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Rear Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x 2.5 11.6 x 2.28 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 1.6 12.3 x 1.1 11.28 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 22.0 19.5
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail - TBD - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.31 - TBD - NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD - 44.6
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 17.4 19.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.3 44.0 42.7
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P265/65R17 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA - TBD - 717
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD - P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
QRD TXK NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 - TBD - 1843
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY TBB NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA - TBD - 717
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P265/65R17 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 - TBD - 1843
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD TXK NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 480 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
315 720 322
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4800 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2100 4800 3220
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 3600 2600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1680 1902 1621
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5000 6010 5000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 3100 2710
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2048 2451 2097
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7000 9300 7000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 17 x 8.0 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 17 x 8.0 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 136 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 600 540
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD - 1725
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA NA
Engine
Displacement
2.9L/177 3.7L/226 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 210 @ 5200 207 @ 5250
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI SEFI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 235 @ 4000 238 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
LLV EKG 99E
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA 10.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.31
Trans Type
4 4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 0.79
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 - TBD - 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.57 2.05
Trans Order Code
M30 DGV 44J
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Model
NA NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 2.84 3.40
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab Crew Cab 5'4" Bed Supercab 6' Styleside
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Dodge Dakota Ford Ranger
Body Code
E63 131.3" WB 125.7" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 - TBD - 2750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 - TBD - 2710
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.92 3.55
Axle Type - Front
Independent - TBD - Twin-Forged SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD - 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 - TBD - 2850
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf 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 - TBD - 2600
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD - 30
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating - TBD - Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs Independent Coil SLA w/Torsion Bar
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 11 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 3 3

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