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Selected Style 2WD Ext Cab ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab ST 16 20 $18,818 $20,470
2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $20,207 $22,030
2WD Crew Cab ST 16 20 $21,266 $23,170
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $22,606 $24,675
4WD Ext Cab ST 15 19 $22,646 $24,720
2WD Ext Cab SLT 16 20 $22,837 $24,985
2WD Ext Cab TRX 16 20 $23,202 $25,395
4WD Crew Cab ST 15 19 $23,927 $26,120
2WD Ext Cab Sport 15 20 $23,891 $26,170
4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $24,034 $26,280
2WD Crew Cab SLT 15 20 $24,857 $27,205
2WD Crew Cab TRX 15 20 $25,196 $27,585
2WD Crew Cab Sport 15 20 $25,209 $27,600
4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $25,266 $27,625
2WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 19 $25,324 $27,780
4WD Ext Cab SLT 15 19 $25,507 $27,935
4WD Ext Cab TRX 15 19 $26,081 $28,580
4WD Ext Cab Sport 14 18 $26,540 $29,095
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 19 $26,620 $29,185
4WD Crew Cab SLT 14 18 $27,518 $30,155
4WD Crew Cab Sport 14 18 $27,834 $30,510
4WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 19 $28,021 $30,760
4WD Crew Cab TRX 14 18 $28,074 $30,780
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 19 $29,280 $32,135
4WD Crew Cab RT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $25,376 $28,000
4WD Crew Cab RTX 15 20 $25,828 $29,500
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $27,568 $30,425
4WD Crew Cab w/Lthr RTL 15 20 $29,976 $33,090
4WD Crew Cab w/Lthr & Navi RTL 15 20 $31,783 $35,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,818
$25,376
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,470
$28,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$341 / month
$467 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Especially with the improved V-8, the 2008 Dodge Dakota can do most of what a full-size truck can while consuming fewer resources in the process. The 2008 Honda Ridgeline is a flexible light-duty truck with a plush feel, but it can't tackle all the tasks a full-size truck does well.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 62.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 40.8
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 57.6
Second Leg Room (in) 32.1 36.4
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.7
Second Hip Room (in) 56.9 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 63.2
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 112.0
Exterior Dimensions
Cab to End of Frame (in) 88.1 -
Height, Overall (in) 68.7 70.3
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 48.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 131.3 122.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.4 -
Cab to Axle (in) 39.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 76.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.2 -
Overhang, Front (in) 38.7 -
Frame Width, Rear (in) 37.7 -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 130.4 -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 218.8 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.4 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Track Width, Front (in) - 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.2
Length, Overall (in) - 206.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 66.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) 46.6 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 59.6 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 45.2 49.5
Tailgate Width (in) 53.3 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.8 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) 30.0 -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 59.6 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 17.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 13.1 x 0.4
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.6 x 2.25 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 1.1 12.6 x 1.1
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 22
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 44.0 42.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Var Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.38
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 713 -
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code TVF NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1903 -
Spare Tire Order Code TBB NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 713 -
Rear Tire Size P245/70R16 P245/65SR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1903 -
Rear Tire Order Code TVF NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P245/70R16 P245/65SR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3250 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 325 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 325 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3250 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3100 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7700 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2299 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6010 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3600 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1881 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4500
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 130
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System MPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 245 @ 4500
Engine Order Code EKG J35A91
Displacement 3.7L/226 3.5L/212
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 247 @ 5750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.23 2.69
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) 11.9 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.02
Trans Type 6 5
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.84 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.53 1.57
Trans Order Code DEJ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.53
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Dakota Honda Ridgeline
Body Code 131.3" WB -
Body Style Extended Cab 6'7" Bed 4 Door Crew Cab
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3100 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.21 -
Axle Type - Front Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600 -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 1.0
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Hypoid -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - .91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Trailing Arm
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Vehicle
EPA Classification - 4WD Pickup Trucks
 
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