Compare 2012 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2011 Ford Ranger vs 2012 GMC Canyon

2012 Chevrolet Colorado
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2011 Ford Ranger
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2012 GMC Canyon
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Select style
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
Select style
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
Select style
2WD Crew Cab SLE1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab SLE1 18 25 $23,450 $24,685
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab SLE2 17 23 $25,146 $26,470
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab SLE1 18 25 $21,888 $23,040
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 25 $20,006 $20,840
Canyon 2WD Reg Cab SLE1 18 25 $19,432 $20,455
Canyon 2WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 25 $16,790 $17,490
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab SLE1 16 21 $27,179 $28,610
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab SLE2 16 21 $27,668 $29,125
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab SLT 16 21 $30,200 $31,790
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab SLE1 18 24 $25,160 $26,485
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab SLE2 17 23 $27,687 $29,145
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 24 $23,457 $24,435
Canyon 4WD Reg Cab SLE1 18 24 $24,039 $25,305
Canyon 4WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 24 $21,489 $22,385
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,070
$20,887
$23,450
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,285
$22,425
$24,685
Monthly Payment Estimate
$405 / month
$374 / month
$411 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.2
6.6
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? Crash test scores are a concern, but it you're shopping for a truly compact pickup truck, the 2012 GMC Canyon is probably a better pick than the Ranger or Dakota.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 21 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
6 4 6
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 33.2 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 14.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 52.7 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 39.1 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.2 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.9 18.7 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 54.5 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 32.8 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
137.3 121.6 137.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
207.1 203.6 207.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.7 8.6 7.7
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - 82 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 66.3 65.2
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 44.0 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
126.0 125.7 126.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 8.6 7.7
Cab to Axle (in)
22.6 38.0 22.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 69.4 67.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.7 29.5 35.7
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 34.0 33.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.2 54.4 57.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 16.5 18.6
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.0 37.4 37.0
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA 54.4 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 40.5 42.6
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 52.0 52.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
61.1 72.7 61.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 1.6 11.28 x 0.39 11.2 x 1.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.85 x 0.39 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x 2.5 NA 11.6 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 19.5 19
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail Midship - TBD -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.31 NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 44.6 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 19.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.3 42.7 44.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD NA QRD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/75R15 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA 717 NA
Spare Tire Size
Compact P235/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QRD NA QRD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 1843 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY NA ZCY
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA 717 NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P235/75R15 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1633 1843 - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 328 300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
450 492 450
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 3280 3000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 3280 3000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 - TBD - 2896
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1680 1841 1680
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5000 5000 5000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 - TBD - 2633
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2048 1461 2048
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7000 7000 7000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 7 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 7 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 7 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 110 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 540 590
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 1485 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 238 @ 3000 190 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
LLV 99E LLV
Displacement
2.9L/177 4.0L/245 2.9L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 207 @ 5250 185 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SEFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.40 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 10.0 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.31 1.00
Trans Type
4 5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.40 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.05 1.63
Trans Order Code
M30 44J M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab Supercab 6' Styleside Crew Cab
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Colorado Ford Ranger GMC Canyon
Body Code
E63 125.7" WB E63
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 30.2 30
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Ford Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs SLA w/Torsion Bar Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 - TBD - 1.10
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 2750 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.55 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Independent Twin-Forged SLA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 30.2 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2633 2850 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf 2-Stage 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 - - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 10.4 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3 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
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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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