Compare 2008 Dodge Dakota vs 2008 Toyota Tacoma

2008 Dodge Dakota
2008 Toyota Tacoma
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2WD Ext Cab ST
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
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2WD Reg I4 MT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg I4 MT 20 25 $13,233 $14,280
2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $14,040 $15,150
2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $14,067 $15,180
2WD Access I4 MT 20 25 $16,257 $17,720
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $16,890 $18,225
2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $16,953 $18,480
2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $17,083 $18,620
2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 19 $18,289 $19,935
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $19,097 $20,815
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $19,776 $21,555
2WD Dbl V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,429 $22,540
2WD Dbl LB V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,882 $23,040
4WD Access V6 MT 15 18 $21,203 $23,110
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $22,008 $23,990
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $22,059 $24,045
4WD Dbl V6 MT 15 18 $22,418 $24,735
4WD Dbl V6 AT 16 20 $23,217 $25,615
4WD Dbl LB V6 AT 16 20 $23,670 $26,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,818
$13,233
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,470
$14,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$341 / month
$238 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.4
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 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 58.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 53.6
Second Leg Room (in)
32.1 -
Passenger Capacity
2 3
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in)
38.7 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
37.7 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
130.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
218.8 190.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.4 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
88.1 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 65.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.8 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
131.3 109.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.4 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
39.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
30.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
59.6 56.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.6 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
46.6 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
59.6 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.2 41.5
Tailgate Width (in)
53.3 52.9
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.8 73.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 1.1 10.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
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
Rear Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x 2.25 10 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 21.0
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Midship
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.0 36.8
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1903 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
TVF NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P245/70R16 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
713 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
TVF NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1903 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
713 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R16 P215/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
325 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3250 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3250 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
325 350
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3600 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1881 1440
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3100 2380
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7700 7500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2299 1760
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 4550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 159 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.7L/164
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.84 4.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53 2.06
Trans Order Code
DEJ NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.95
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11.9 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.44
Trans Type
6 5
Summary
Body Style
Extended Cab 6'7" Bed Regular Cab
Vehicle Name
Dodge Dakota Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
131.3" WB - TBD -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Hypoid - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3100 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.21 - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
Independent - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3600 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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