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RT
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  • RTS
  • RTL
  • RTL with Navigation
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
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

Prices

MSRP $28,200 $27,460 $17,460
Invoice $25,557 $25,504 $16,562
Avg. Paid $16,865 N/A $10,577

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.1 8.7
Critics' Rating 8.7 7.8 9.3
Performance 8.0 8.4 8.8
Interior 7.7 7.9 7.9
Safety 9.4 9.3 7.8
Reliability 4.0 4.0 5.0
Operating Cost 7.4 N/A 7.6

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Comfortable, refined ride
  • Innovative in-bed trunk and tailgate design
  • Excellent safety score
  • Good reliability score
  • Combines SUV and pickup truck capabilities
  • Comfortable ride
  • Refined ride
  • Strong off-road ability
  • Exceptional reliability score
Cons
  • Cheap interior materials
  • Thinly-padded rear seats
  • Poor fuel economy, even for an SUT
  • High price tag relative to competitors
  • Some cheap interior materials

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/212 Gas V6 4.0L/245 Gas 4-cyl 2.5L/- TBD -
MPG 15 City / 20 Hwy 14 City / 20 Hwy 19 City / 23 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Crew Cab 4 Door King Cab

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 122.0 130.5 125.9
Length, Overall (in) 207.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.8 73.7 72.8
Height, Overall (in) 70.3 72.5 68.7

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4504

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
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Optional Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 112.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 39.8 39.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 42.4 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.2 59.0 58.3
Front Hip Room (in) 57.6 55.4 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 38.5 38.3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 36.9 25.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 62.6 59.0 54.9
Second Hip Room (in) 57.2 55.5 55.0
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 37.5 33.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 44.4 30.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Optional

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 Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

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

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Four Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas 4-cyl
Displacement 3.5L/212 4.0L/245 2.5L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 250 @ 5700 210 @ 5100 152 @ 5200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 247 @ 4300 254 @ 3700 171 @ 4400
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 42.6 36.8 - TBD -

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Optional
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 14 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20 23
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22 22.5 21.1

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Leaf

Transmission

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