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Regular Cab 2-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Regular Cab 2-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Regular Cab Chassis Cab 2-Wheel Drive 1WT
  • Extended Cab 2-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Regular Cab 2-Wheel Drive LT
  • Regular Cab 4-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Extended Cab 2-Wheel Drive 1LT
  • Extended Cab 4-Wheel Drive Work Truck
  • Regular Cab Chassis Cab 4-Wheel Drive 1WT
  • Crew Cab 2-Wheel Drive 1LT
  • Regular Cab 4-Wheel Drive LT
  • Extended Cab 2-Wheel Drive 2LT
  • Extended Cab 4-Wheel Drive 1LT
  • Extended Cab 2-Wheel Drive 3LT
  • Crew Cab 2-Wheel Drive 2LT
  • Crew Cab 2-Wheel Drive 3LT
  • Crew Cab 4-Wheel Drive 1LT
  • Extended Cab 4-Wheel Drive 2LT
  • Crew Cab 4-Wheel Drive 2LT
4WD Crew Cab LWB Auto SL
  • 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 Auto S
  • 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV
  • 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 Auto S
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV
  • 4WD Crew Cab SWB Auto SV
  • 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
RT
  • RT
  • Sport
  • RTS
  • RTL
  • RTL with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $17,475 $32,990 $29,450
Invoice $16,776 $30,560 $26,936
Avg. Paid $13,312 $24,195 $24,644

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.7 8.3 8.3
Critics' Rating 6.3 8.9 8.5
Performance 6.8 8.4 7.6
Interior 6.5 7.0 7.2
Operating Cost 7.7 7.6 7.5
Safety N/A 9.3 9.7
Reliability 3.0 4.0 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Strong acceleration with available V6
  • Agile handling for the class
  • Helpful available Utili-Track tie-down system in bed
  • Comfortable, car-like ride
  • Innovative tailgate design and lockable in-bed trunk
  • Ample small-item storage in the cabin
Cons
  • Sluggish acceleration with five-cylinder engine
  • Cheap interior materials
  • Uncomfortable front bench seat
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Small rear seats in King and Crew cabs
  • Low fuel economy for the class
  • Cheap interior materials
  • Low towing capacity for the class

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas 4-Cyl 2.9L/177 Gas V6 4.0L/241 Gas V6 3.5L/212
MPG 18 City / 25 Hwy 14 City / 19 Hwy 15 City / 21 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Regular Cab Crew Cab Crew Cab Pickup

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 111.3 139.9 122.0
Length, Overall (in) 206.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.6 72.8 77.8
Height, Overall (in) 64.9 73.9 70.3

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4504

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Luggage Rack Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror 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 3 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 112.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.0 40.7
Front Leg Room (in) 44.0 42.4 40.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 58.3 63.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 55.6 57.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.7 39.1
Second Leg Room (in) 33.6 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 62.6
Second Hip Room (in) 58.0 57.1
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 44.0 33.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 38.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 8.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Vinyl Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard 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 Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Standard Standard
Four Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Optional
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.9L/177 4.0L/241 3.5L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 185 @ 5600 261 @ 5600 250 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 190 @ 2800 281 @ 4000 247 @ 4300
Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 39.4 47.5 42.6

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 14 15 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 19 21 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 21.1 22.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Front Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf

Transmission

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