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Selected Style Reg Cab 112" WB Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 112" WB SLT 17 22 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 124" WB SLT 17 22 $12,003 $13,185
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Club Cab 131" WB SLT 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Reg Cab 112" WB Sport 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Club Cab 131" WB Sport 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Reg Cab 112" WB Base 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 124" WB Base 20 25 $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 4WD Base 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Reg Cab Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
Reg Cab Manual 23 29 $11,217 $12,238
Reg Cab Automatic 22 25 $11,878 $12,958
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,598
$11,217
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,725
$12,238
Monthly Payment Estimate
$212 / month
$204 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 29 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 54.6
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 38.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 44.7 - TBD -
Tailgate Width (in) 57.8 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 77.9 74.5
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
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 15.1
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
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 TME NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code TME 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 TME NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 10,000 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
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
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4550 4244
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2700 - TBD -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 14" x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14" x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 14" x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1404 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 117 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI EFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 29
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Dakota Toyota Tacoma
Body Code 112" WB 103.3
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Regular Cab
Suspension
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 -
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
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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