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2009 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab
Models: Chevrolet Colorado 2WD & 4WD extended cab
Body style/driveline: extended cab (4-5 passengers), front-engine rear-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive pickup
Construction: welded steel ladder H-frame, electro-galvanized steel
EPA vehicle class: compact pickup
Manufacturing locations: Shreveport, Louisiana
Engines
  Engines Transmissions
  Vortec 2.9L I-4 Vortec 3.7L I-5** Vortec 5.3L V-8 5-spd man^^ (Aisin AI AR-5) 4-spd auto (Hydra-Matic 4L60)
2WD Extended Cab Standard Optional Optional^ Standard Optional
4WD Extended Cab Standard Optional Optional Standard Optional
*Standard with Z85 suspension
**Standard with Z71 suspension
^V-8 standard with ZQ8 sport suspension
^^Not available with 5.3L V-8
  Vortec 2.9L I-4 Vortec 3.7L I-5 Vortec 5.3L V-8  
Application: std on extended cab opt on extended cab opt on extended cab  
Type: 2.9L inline 4-cylinder 3.7L inline 5-cylinder 5.3L V-8  
Displacement (cu in/cc): 178/2921 223/3654 325/5328  
Bore & stroke (in/mm): 3.76 x 4/95.5 x 102 3.76 x 4/95.5 x 102 3.78 x 3.62/96 x 92  
Block material: A356-T6 cast aluminum A356-T6 cast aluminum cast aluminum  
Cylinder head material: A356-T6 cast aluminum A356-T6 cast aluminum cast aluminum  
Valvetrain: dual overhead camshafts, continuously variable valve timing, 4 valves-per-cylinder dual overhead camshafts, continuously variable valve timing, 4 valves-per-cylinder OHV, 2 valves per cylinder  
Ignition system: coil-on-plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs coil-on-plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires  
Fuel delivery: sequential fuel injection sequential fuel injection sequential fuel injection  
Compression ratio: 10:01 10:01 9.9:1  
Horsepower (hp/kW @ rpm): 185/138 @ 5600* 242/180 @ 5600* 300/224 @ 5200*  
Torque (lb.-ft./Nm @ rpm): 190/258 @ 2800* 242/328 @ 4600* 320/434 @ 4000*  
Recommended fuel: regular unleaded regular unleaded regular unleaded  
Maximum engine speed (rpm): 6300 6300 6000  
Emissions controls: evaporative system, two close-couple and underfloor catalytic converters evaporative system, two close-couple and underfloor catalytic converters evaporative system, four close-couple and underfloor catalytic converters  
Estimated fuel economy (city/hwy):
18/25 (2WD, man)
18/24 (2WD, auto)
17/25 (4WD, man)
17/23 (4WD, auto)
17/23 (2WD, auto)
16/22 (4WD, auto)
15/21 (2WD, auto)
14/19 (4WD, auto)
 
Transmissions
  MA5 Hydra-Matic 4L60
Type: 5-speed manual 4-speed automatic
Gear ratios (:1):
First: 3.75 3.06
Second: 2.26 1.63
Third: 1.37 1
Fourth: 1 0.7
Fifth: 0.73 --
Reverse: 3.67 2.29
Axle ratios (:1): 3.73 3.73 (2.9L & 3.7L)
3.42, 3.73 & 4.10 (5.3L)
Capacities
  Extended Cab
GVWR, standard (lb/kg)*: 2WD: 5000/2268
4WD: 5300/2404
Payload, base (lb/kg): 2WD: 1379/625
4WD: 1360/617
Fuel tank (gal/L): 19.6/74.2
Towing Capacity
  Vortec 2.9L I-4 Vortec 3.7L I-5 Vortec 5.3L V-8
  manual automatic automatic automatic
Engine oil (qt/L): 4.5/4.7 4.5/4.7 4.5/4.7 5.5/5.2
Maximum towing capacity (lb/kg)
Extended cab 2WD: 2200/998 3200/1451 5500/2495 6000/2721
Extended cab 4WD: 1900/862 2900/1315 5500/2495 6000/2721
Maximum tongue weight: Trailer tongue weight should be 10% to 15% of total loaded trailer weight up to 400 lb/182 kg
* SAE certified.