Compare 2010 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2010 Dodge Dakota vs 2010 Toyota Tacoma

2010 Chevrolet Colorado
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2010 Dodge Dakota
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2010 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 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 Access I4 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $18,808 $20,280
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 MT 20 26 $17,973 $19,380
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 26 $18,678 $20,140
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $20,844 $22,475
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 18 $20,027 $21,595
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 18 $23,613 $25,460
Tacoma 2WD Double LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,152 $24,175
Tacoma 2WD Double V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,694 $23,675
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $15,216 $16,245
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 MT 20 26 $14,373 $15,345
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 26 $15,203 $16,230
Tacoma 4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $21,531 $23,215
Tacoma 4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $23,790 $25,650
Tacoma 4WD Access V6 MT 14 18 $22,973 $24,770
Tacoma 4WD Double LB V6 AT 16 20 $24,971 $27,250
Tacoma 4WD Double V6 AT 16 20 $24,513 $26,750
Tacoma 4WD Double V6 MT 14 18 $23,706 $25,870
Tacoma 4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $18,085 $19,305
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,595
$25,006
$18,808
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,785
$26,325
$20,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / month
$439 / month
$338 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.8
7.4
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 Tacoma is a workhorse truck that gives a little more space and capability than a true compact, yet offers decent fuel efficiency and a low price.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 20 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 54.9 53.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 36.4 28.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.9 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
52.9 56.0 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.7 57.7
Passenger Capacity
6 5 4
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.4 35.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.5 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.9 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
126.0 131.3 127.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 7.9 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
22.6 - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 71.7 72.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.7 31.9 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 - TBD - - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
137.3 - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
207.1 218.5 208.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.7 8.1 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 68.7 65.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 45.2 41.5
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 59.6 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
61.1 64.9 73.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA 37.1 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.2 59.6 56.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 17.6 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.0 38.2 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA 59.6 - TBD -
Brakes
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 10 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 1.6 12.3 x 1.1 10.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail - TBD - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 22.0 21.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 17.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.3 44.0 42.0
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.31 - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY TBB NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P265/65R17 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD TXK NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P265/65R17 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD - Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
QRD TXK NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4800 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2100 4800 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 480 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
315 720 NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5000 6010 4900
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 3100 2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2048 2451 1955
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7000 9300 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 3600 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1680 1902 1555
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 17 x 8.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 17 x 8.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 136 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI EFI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 235 @ 4000 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
LLV EKG NA
Displacement
2.9L/177 3.7L/226 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 210 @ 5200 159 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 20 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 - TBD - 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.57 1.53
Trans Order Code
M30 DGV NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.69 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 2.84 2.80
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Dodge Dakota Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
E63 131.3" WB - TBD -
Body Style
Crew Cab Crew Cab 5'4" Bed Access Cab
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf Leaf-Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 - TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs Independent Coil Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 - TBD - 1.18
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 - TBD - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.92 - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
Independent - TBD - - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 11 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 3 5

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