Compare 2011 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2011 Dodge Dakota vs 2011 Toyota Tacoma

2011 Chevrolet Colorado
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2011 Dodge Dakota
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2011 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 $22,747 $23,945
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 17 23 $25,189 $26,515
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/3LT 14 20 $26,319 $27,705
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 25 $19,802 $20,845
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $23,925 $25,185
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/3LT 14 20 $25,056 $26,375
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 25 $18,614 $19,390
Colorado 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 25 $17,356 $18,270
Colorado 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 25 $16,459 $17,145
Colorado 2WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 15 20 $18,566 $19,340
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 16 21 $26,177 $27,555
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 16 21 $27,621 $29,075
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 24 $22,747 $23,945
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $26,823 $28,235
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $21,782 $22,690
Colorado 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 24 $20,686 $21,775
Colorado 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $19,824 $20,650
Colorado 4WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 16 21 $21,883 $22,795
2011 Dodge Dakota
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2WD Access I4 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $19,271 $20,555
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 AT PreRunner 19 25 $19,983 $21,315
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 MT 21 25 $18,427 $19,655
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,329 $22,750
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $24,128 $25,735
Tacoma 2WD Double I4 AT 19 25 $20,255 $21,865
Tacoma 2WD Double I4 AT PreRunner 19 25 $20,857 $22,515
Tacoma 2WD Double LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,651 $24,450
Tacoma 2WD Double V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,188 $23,950
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $16,357 $17,265
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 MT 21 25 $15,504 $16,365
Tacoma 4WD Access I4 AT 18 21 $22,866 $24,390
Tacoma 4WD Access I4 MT 18 20 $22,022 $23,490
Tacoma 4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $24,305 $25,925
Tacoma 4WD Access V6 MT 14 18 $23,479 $25,045
Tacoma 4WD Double LB V6 AT 16 20 $25,500 $27,525
Tacoma 4WD Double V6 AT 16 20 $25,037 $27,025
Tacoma 4WD Double V6 MT 14 18 $24,220 $26,145
Tacoma 4WD Reg I4 AT 18 21 $20,223 $21,350
Tacoma 4WD Reg I4 MT 18 20 $19,152 $20,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,747
N/A
$19,271
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,945
N/A
$20,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$399 / month
N/A
$343 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.8
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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 - 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg - 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 - 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 - 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 - 53.6
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
Passenger Capacity
6 - 4
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 - 35.2
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.7 - - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 - 66.1
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
126.0 - 127.4
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)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
137.3 - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
207.1 - 208.1
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 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 - 42.3
Steering Type
Pwr - Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
- TBD - - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD - NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 - - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
450 - 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 - 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 - 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 - 350
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 - 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1680 - 1611
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5000 - 4900
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 - 2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2048 - 1969
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7000 - 7500
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.9L/177 - 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 - 159 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl - Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI - EFI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA - NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 - 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
LLV - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 - 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 - 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 - 21
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab - Access Cab
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado - Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
E63 - - TBD -
Suspension
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 - - TBD -
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 -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs - Double-Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder - Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 - 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 - 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- - --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- - --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- - --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- - --
Rollover Rating
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