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2WD Regular Cab 6 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD Regular Cab 6 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD Regular Cab 6 Ft Box XLT
  • 2WD SuperCab 2dr 6 Ft Box XL
  • 2WD SuperCab 2dr 6 Ft Box XLT
  • 2WD SuperCab 2dr 6 Ft Box Sport
  • 2WD SuperCab 4dr 6 Ft Box XLT
  • 2WD SuperCab 4dr 6 Ft Box Sport
  • 4WD SuperCab 4dr 6 Ft Box XLT
  • 4WD SuperCab 4dr 6 Ft Box Sport
2WD King Cab I4 Manual S
  • 2WD King Cab I4 Manual S
  • 2WD King Cab I4 Auto S
  • 2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV
  • 2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV
  • 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S
  • 2WD King Cab I4 Auto SV
  • 2WD King Cab V6 Auto SV
  • 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV
  • 2WD Crew Cab SWB Auto S
  • 2WD Crew Cab SWB Auto SV
  • 4WD King Cab Manual SV
  • 2WD Crew Cab LWB Auto SV
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S
  • 4WD King Cab Auto SV
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto S
  • 2WD King Cab V6 Auto PRO-4X
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto SV
  • 2WD Crew Cab SWB Auto PRO-4X
  • 4WD Crew Cab LWB Auto SV
  • 4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X
  • 2WD Crew Cab SWB Auto SL
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X
  • 4WD King Cab Auto PRO-4X
  • 2WD Crew Cab LWB Auto SL
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto PRO-4X
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto SL
  • 4WD Crew Cab LWB Auto SL
2WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual (Natl)
  • 2WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual (Natl)
  • 2WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Automatic (Natl)
  • 2WD Access Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual (Natl)
  • 4WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Manual (Natl)
  • 2WD Access Cab Standard Bed I4 Automatic (Natl)
  • 2WD Access Cab Standard Bed I4 Automatic PreRunner (Natl)
  • 4WD Regular Cab Standard Bed I4 Automatic (Natl)
  • 2WD Double Cab Short Bed I4 Automatic (Natl)
  • 2WD Double Cab Short Bed I4 Automatic 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)
  • 4WD Access Cab Standard Bed I4 Automatic (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)

Prices

MSRP $18,160 $18,200 $16,365
Invoice $17,187 $17,262 $15,504
Avg. Paid $12,620 $13,622 $13,878

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.8 8.5 8.1
Critics' Rating 5.9 9.1 9.6
Performance 6.3 8.8 8.3
Interior 6.3 7.6 8.1
Operating Cost 7.9 7.7 7.9
Safety 6.1 9.3 7.7
Reliability 4.5 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good reliability score
  • Straightforward interior
  • Strong engines
  • Good reliability and safety scores
  • Poised handling
  • Strong available V6
  • High-quality interior
Cons
  • Outdated design
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Front seats too low for optimal comfort

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.3L/140 Gas 4-cyl 2.5L/- TBD - Gas I4 2.7L/164
MPG 22 City / 27 Hwy 19 City / 23 Hwy 21 City / 25 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Reg Cab 6' Styleside King Cab Regular Cab

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 111.5 125.9 109.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 72.8 72.2
Height, Overall (in) 66.2 68.7 65.8

Doors & Windows

Third Passenger Door Standard
Fourth Passenger Door Standard
Sliding Rear Window Optional

Exterior Features

Bed Liner Optional
Running Boards Optional

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 3 4 3
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 39.7 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 58.3 58.1
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 55.8 53.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.3
Second Leg Room (in) 25.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 37.4 33.5 - TBD -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 30.9 - TBD -

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag 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
Daytime Running Lights Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-cyl Gas I4
Displacement 2.3L/140 2.5L/- TBD - 2.7L/164
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 143 @ 5250 152 @ 5200 159 @ 5200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 154 @ 3750 171 @ 4400 180 @ 3800
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 37.7 43.4 36.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 23 25
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.0 21.1 21.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front SLA w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf Leaf-Spring

Transmission

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

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.