Compare 2010 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2010 Ford Explorer

2010 Chevrolet Colorado
2010 Ford Explorer
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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
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4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 13 19 $33,156 $35,600
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $35,886 $38,600
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $29,516 $31,600
Explorer AWD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $35,886 $38,600
Explorer AWD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $29,516 $31,600
Explorer RWD 4-Door Eddie Bauer 14 20 $31,044 $33,280
Explorer RWD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $33,774 $36,280
Explorer RWD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $27,404 $29,280
Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $33,102 $35,590
Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $28,684 $30,735
Explorer Sport Trac AWD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $33,102 $35,590
Explorer Sport Trac RWD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $30,804 $33,065
Explorer Sport Trac RWD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $26,386 $28,210
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,595
$33,156
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,785
$35,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / month
$593 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
8.0
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. If you're torn between an SUV and a pickup and cutting-edge styling isn't important, the 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac might be the answer.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 19 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
52.9 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 59.0
Passenger Capacity
6 7
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.4
Third Leg Room (in)
- 34.9
Third Hip Room (in)
- 45.3
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.1
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
126.0 113.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 8.3
Cab to Axle (in)
22.6 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 73.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.7 31.4
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 35.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
137.3 -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
207.1 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.7 8.3
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 71.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- 48.3
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 193.4
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 32.9
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 44.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 45.3
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
61.1 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.2 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.0 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 39.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 43.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 74.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 83.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 13.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.85 x 0.39
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x 2.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 1.6 12.01 x 0.43
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 22.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 18.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.3 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.31 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 38.4
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 1700
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA 709
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P245/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - 709
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 1700
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD TC2
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 1700
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P245/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA 709
Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
QRD TC2
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)
315 525
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5000 6280
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 2960
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2048 2476
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7000 8500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 3400
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1680 2152
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 1950
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 650
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
LLV 99E
Displacement
2.9L/177 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 210 @ 5100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.29
Trans Order Code
M30 44V
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA BW-4412
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.22
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.54
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Ford Explorer
Body Code
E63 NA
Body Style
Crew Cab 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 32.0
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 3240
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.77
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.55
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 2200
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 32.0
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating IRS
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 2470
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.55
Axle Type - Front
Independent Upper SLA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 12.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 11.4
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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