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2WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual (Natl)
  • 2WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual (Natl)
  • 2WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual PreRunner (Natl)
  • 2WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Automatic (Natl)
  • 4WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual (Natl)
  • 2WD Access Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual (Natl)
  • 2WD Access Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual PreRunner (Natl)
  • 2WD Access Cab Standard Bed I4 Automatic (Natl)
  • 2WD Access Cab Standard Bed V6 Manual PreRunner (Natl)
  • 2WD Access Cab Standard Bed V6 Automatic PreRunner (Natl)
  • 4WD Access Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual (Natl)
  • 2WD Double Cab Short Bed V6 Automatic PreRunner (Natl)
  • 2WD Double Cab Long Bed V6 Automatic PreRunner (Natl)
  • 4WD Access Cab Standard Bed V6 Manual (Natl)
  • 2WD Access Cab Standard Bed V6 Manual X-Runner (Natl)
  • 4WD Access Cab Standard Bed V6 Automatic (Natl)
  • 4WD Double Cab Short Bed V6 Manual (Natl)
  • 4WD Double Cab Short Bed V6 Automatic (Natl)
  • 4WD Double Cab Long Bed V6 Automatic (Natl)
2WD King Cab Long Bed I4 Manual XE
  • 2WD King Cab Long Bed I4 Manual XE
  • 2WD King Cab Long Bed I4 Manual SE
  • 2WD King Cab Long Bed V6 Manual SE
  • 2WD King Cab Long Bed I4 Automatic SE
  • 2WD King Cab Long Bed V6 Automatic SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab Short Bed Manual SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab Long Bed Manual SE
  • 4WD King Cab Long Bed Manual SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab Short Bed Automatic SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab Long Bed Automatic SE
  • 4WD King Cab Long Bed Automatic SE
  • 2WD King Cab Long Bed V6 Automatic LE
  • 4WD Crew Cab Short Bed Manual SE
  • 2WD King Cab Long Bed V6 Automatic PRO-4X
  • 4WD Crew Cab Long Bed Manual SE
  • 4WD Crew Cab Short Bed Automatic SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab Short Bed Automatic PRO-4X
  • 2WD Crew Cab Short Bed Automatic LE
  • 4WD King Cab Long Bed Manual PRO-4X
  • 4WD Crew Cab Long Bed Automatic SE
  • 2WD Crew Cab Long Bed Automatic LE
  • 4WD King Cab Long Bed Automatic LE
  • 4WD King Cab Long Bed Automatic PRO-4X
  • 4WD Crew Cab Short Bed Automatic PRO-4X
  • 4WD Crew Cab Short Bed Automatic LE
  • 4WD Crew Cab Long Bed Automatic LE
RWD 4dr V6 XLT
  • RWD 4dr V6 XLT
  • RWD 4dr V8 XLT
  • 4WD 4dr V6 XLT
  • 4WD 4dr V8 XLT
  • RWD 4dr V6 Limited
  • RWD 4dr V8 Limited
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited
  • AWD 4dr V6 Adrenalin
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Limited
  • AWD 4dr V8 Adrenalin

Prices

MSRP $15,170 $17,460 $27,460
Invoice $14,210 $16,562 $25,504
Avg. Paid $10,507 $10,577 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.7 8.1
Critics' Rating 9.5 9.3 7.8
Performance 8.5 8.8 8.4
Interior 8.3 7.9 7.9
Safety 9.4 7.8 9.3
Reliability 3.0 5.0 4.0
Operating Cost 7.7 7.5 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Fuel-efficient base engine
  • High-quality interior
  • Refined ride
  • Strong off-road ability
  • Exceptional reliability score
  • Combines SUV and pickup truck capabilities
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • Low front seating position
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Poor fuel economy, even for an SUT
  • High price tag relative to competitors

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.7L/164 Gas 4-cyl 2.5L/- TBD - Gas V6 4.0L/245
MPG 20 City / 26 Hwy 19 City / 23 Hwy 14 City / 20 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Regular Cab King Cab 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.4 125.9 130.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 72.8 73.7
Height, Overall (in) 65.7 68.7 72.5

Doors & Windows

Third Passenger Door Standard
Fourth Passenger Door Standard
Rear Defrost Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Sliding Rear Window Optional Standard
Power Windows Standard

Exterior Features

Bed Liner Optional Optional
Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front All-Terrain Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Terrain Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard
Steel Wheels Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Rear Floor Mats Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard
Power Door Locks Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 3 4 5
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.7 39.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.4 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 58.3 59.0
Front Hip Room (in) 53.6 55.8 55.4
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 25.4 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 59.0
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 55.5
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 33.5 37.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 30.9 44.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Optional Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Optional Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Optional Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Optional Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Optional Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Optional
Daytime Running Lights Optional Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard
Adjustable Pedals Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-cyl Gas V6
Displacement 2.7L/164 2.5L/- TBD - 4.0L/245
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 159 @ 5200 152 @ 5200 210 @ 5100
Torque (Net @ RPM) 180 @ 3800 171 @ 4400 254 @ 3700
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 36.8 - TBD - 36.8

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Optional
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 23 20
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 21.1 22.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf-Spring Multi-Leaf Independent

Transmission

Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard