Compare 2008 Ford Ranger vs 2009 GMC Canyon

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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 22 $17,190 $18,450
Ranger 2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 21 26 $15,107 $15,985
Ranger 2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 21 26 $16,466 $17,655
Ranger 2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $18,346 $19,720
Ranger 2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 16 22 $17,804 $19,125
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 112" Sport 16 22 $15,669 $16,780
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 21 26 $13,731 $14,490
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 21 26 $15,178 $16,240
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 118" XL 21 26 $14,913 $15,775
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 118" XLT 21 26 $16,211 $17,375
Ranger 4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $21,402 $23,080
Ranger 4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $19,992 $21,530
Ranger 4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 15 19 $18,712 $19,905
Ranger 4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $19,400 $20,880
Ranger 4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $22,559 $24,350
Ranger 4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $21,148 $22,800
Ranger 4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $20,557 $22,150
Ranger 4WD Reg Cab 112" Sport 15 20 $18,892 $20,320
Ranger 4WD Reg Cab 112" XL 15 20 $17,309 $18,380
Ranger 4WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 15 20 $18,482 $19,870
Ranger 4WD Reg Cab 118" XL 15 20 $18,336 $19,495
Ranger 4WD Reg Cab 118" XLT 15 20 $19,514 $21,005
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2WD Crew Cab 126.0" 3VL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" 3VL 18 24 $21,758 $23,025
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE1 18 24 $22,131 $23,420
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE2 17 23 $22,131 $23,420
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE3 18 24 $22,131 $23,420
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLT 17 23 $22,131 $23,420
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" 3VL 18 24 $19,396 $20,525
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE1 18 24 $19,348 $20,475
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE2 17 23 $19,348 $20,475
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE3 18 24 $19,348 $20,475
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLT 17 23 $19,348 $20,475
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $18,097 $18,950
Canyon 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" SLE1 18 24 $16,915 $17,900
Canyon 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $15,953 $16,705
Canyon 2WD Reg Chassis Cab 15 20 $18,049 $18,900
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE1 16 21 $25,585 $27,075
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE2 16 21 $25,585 $27,075
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLT 16 21 $25,585 $27,075
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE1 16 22 $22,325 $23,625
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE2 16 22 $22,325 $23,625
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLT 16 22 $22,325 $23,625
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 16 22 $21,248 $22,250
Canyon 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" SLE1 16 22 $20,274 $21,455
Canyon 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 16 22 $19,300 $20,210
Canyon 4WD Reg Chassis Cab 16 21 $21,349 $22,355
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,190
$21,758
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,450
$23,025
Monthly Payment Estimate
$308 / month
$384 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Ford Ranger’s best, highest use is as an inexpensive work truck or off-road play toy. Anything else exposes the flaws in its seating, its fuel economy, its available features and in its performance. With the addition of the new V-8 option, the 2009 GMC Canyon goes from unappealing to quite competitive.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
NA 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
NA 34.8
Passenger Capacity
3 6
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
NA 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
NA 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Cab to End of Frame (in)
72.9 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 65.2
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
44.0 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
125.7 126.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
38.1 22.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 67.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
29.5 35.7
Overhang, Front (in)
34.0 33.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
32.8 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
121.6 137.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
203.6 207.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.4 37.0
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
54.4 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.5 42.6
Tailgate Width (in)
52.0 52.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72.7 61.1
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
54.4 57.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
16.5 18.6
Brakes
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)
10.00 x 2.50 11.6 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.28 x 0.39 11.2 x 1.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 19
Fuel Tank Location
Midship - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA 3.31
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
44.6 NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
19.2 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.7 44.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
717 NA
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QRD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 1663
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZCY
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
717 NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 1633
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QRD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1984 1663
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2280 3000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
228 315
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2510 2633
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6000 7000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2056 2003
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4860 5000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2600 2896
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1487 1584
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1650 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 125
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3950 190 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
99U LLV
Displacement
3.0L/182 2.9L/177
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 4900 185 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
9.0 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 1.63
Trans Order Code
44R M30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Ranger GMC Canyon
Body Code
125.7" WB E63
Body Style
Supercab 6' Styleside Crew Cab
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2510 2633
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.10 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2850 2633
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)
2600 2900
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 30
Axle Type - Rear
Ford Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
SLA w/Torsion Bar Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.10
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2750 2900
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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