Compare 2012 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2011 Ford Ranger

2012 Chevrolet Colorado
2011 Ford Ranger
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2WD Crew Cab LT w/1LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab LT w/1LT 18 25 $23,070 $24,285
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab LT w/2LT 17 23 $26,115 $27,490
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab LT w/3LT 14 20 $26,923 $28,340
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab LT w/1LT 18 25 $21,807 $22,955
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab LT w/2LT 17 23 $24,852 $26,160
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab LT w/3LT 14 20 $25,659 $27,010
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 25 $18,940 $19,730
Colorado 2WD Reg Cab LT w/1LT 18 25 $19,351 $20,370
Colorado 2WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 25 $16,776 $17,475
Colorado 2WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 15 20 $18,883 $19,670
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab LT w/1LT 16 21 $27,037 $28,460
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab LT w/2LT 16 21 $28,804 $30,320
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab LT w/1LT 17 23 $25,289 $26,620
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab LT w/2LT 17 23 $28,006 $29,480
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 24 $22,108 $23,030
Colorado 4WD Reg Cab LT w/1LT 17 24 $23,218 $24,440
Colorado 4WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 24 $20,140 $20,980
Colorado 4WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 16 21 $22,200 $23,125
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2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ranger 2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 21 $20,887 $22,425
Ranger 2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 22 27 $18,747 $19,855
Ranger 2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 22 27 $19,353 $20,740
Ranger 2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 21 $21,861 $23,495
Ranger 2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 16 21 $21,082 $22,640
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 22 27 $17,187 $18,160
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 22 27 $17,880 $19,120
Ranger 4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $24,204 $26,070
Ranger 4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $23,285 $25,060
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,070
$20,887
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,285
$22,425
Monthly Payment Estimate
$405 / month
$374 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Chevrolet Colorado soldiers on as the only truly compact truck on the market (with its Canyon twin), but are you sure you don't really want a mid-size truck instead?
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 52.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.9 18.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 54.5
Passenger Capacity
6 4
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 33.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 14.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 44.0
Wheelbase (in)
126.0 125.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 8.6
Cab to Axle (in)
22.6 38.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 69.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.7 29.5
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 34.0
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 32.8
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
137.3 121.6
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
207.1 203.6
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.7 8.6
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - 82
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 66.3
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 40.5
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 52.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
61.1 72.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.2 54.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 16.5
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.0 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA 54.4
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 11.28 x 0.39
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 19.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 19.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.3 42.7
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.31 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 44.6
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 1843
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA 717
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 1843
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA 717
Spare Tire Size
Compact P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
QRD NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 3280
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 3280
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 328
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
450 492
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5000 5000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2048 1461
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7000 7000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1680 1841
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 1485
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 540
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 238 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
LLV 99E
Displacement
2.9L/177 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 207 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.05
Trans Order Code
M30 44J
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 Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.40
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 10.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.31
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Ford Ranger
Body Code
E63 125.7" WB
Body Style
Crew Cab Supercab 6' Styleside
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 30.2
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 2850
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf 2-Stage 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 30.2
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs SLA w/Torsion Bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 2750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.55
Axle Type - Front
Independent Twin-Forged SLA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3
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
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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