Compare 1997 Dodge Dakota vs 1997 Toyota Tacoma

1997 Dodge Dakota
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Reg Cab 112" WB Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 112" WB Base 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 112" WB SLT 17 22 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 112" WB Sport 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 124" WB Base 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
Reg Cab 124" WB SLT 17 22 $12,003 $13,185
Reg Cab 124" WB Sport 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
Club Cab 131" WB Base 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB SLT 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB Sport 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
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Reg Cab Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab Manual 23 29 $11,217 $12,238
Reg Cab Automatic 22 25 $11,878 $12,958
XtraCab Manual 23 29 $13,058 $14,408
XtraCab Automatic 22 25 $13,712 $15,128
XtraCab V6 Manual 19 23 $14,273 $15,748
XtraCab V6 Automatic 18 21 $15,089 $16,648
Reg Cab Manual 4WD 18 22 $15,348 $17,128
Reg Cab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $16,153 $18,028
Reg Cab V6 Manual 4WD 17 19 $16,368 $18,268
XtraCab Manual 4WD 18 22 $16,647 $18,578
XtraCab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $17,453 $19,478
XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD 17 19 $17,624 $19,668
XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD 16 19 $18,429 $20,568
XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD SR5 17 19 $20,177 $22,518
XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD SR5 16 19 $20,984 $23,418
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,598
$11,217
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,725
$12,238
Monthly Payment Estimate
$212 / month
$204 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 29 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 54.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
103.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
195.8 180.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.8 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.6 61.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
49.4 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
111.9 103.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.5 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
38.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 66.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
30.0 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
34.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
59.3 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.6 15.9
Cargo Volume (ft³)
47.1 39.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
57.8 57.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.7 - TBD -
Tailgate Width (in)
57.8 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
77.9 74.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 x 2.5 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.9 - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 15.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
14.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 35.4
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TMD NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
755 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/75R15 P195/75R14
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
755 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
TMD NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/75R15 P195/75R14
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
755 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P215/75R15 P195/75R14
Front Tire Order Code
TMD NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
400 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
10,000 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4550 4244
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2700 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1421 1152
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3000 - TBD -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
5400 6700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1852 1408
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14" x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14" x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14" x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1404 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 3400 160 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EPE NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.4L/147
Engine Oil Cooler
NA - TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 5200 142 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
9.1 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
DDQ NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Summary
Body Code
112" WB 103.3
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.5' Regular Cab
Vehicle Name
Dodge Dakota Toyota Tacoma
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3000 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2700 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Hypoid - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil Double-wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3000 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 3.42
Axle Type - Front
NA - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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