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2008 Dodge Dakota

2008 Toyota Tacoma

  2008 Dodge Dakota 2WD Ext Cab ST Open Doors 2008 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner
MSRP
$20,470
$14,280
Invoice $18,818 $13,233
MPG
City/Highway
14/20 15/25
Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review The 2008 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Available V-8 power
  • Full-swing rear doors (extended cab)
  • Interior cargo management system
  • Electronics integration
  • Exterior size

Dislikes:

  • Mushy handling
  • Four-wheel ABS optional
  • Quality issues

Likes:

  • Fuel-efficient four-cylinder model
  • Simple instrument panel
  • Reputation for reliability and durability

Dislikes:

  • Not much more maneuverable than a full-size
  • Harder, less settled ride than rivals
  • Seats lack support
  • Lacks safety features
  • V-6 models can get very pricey
Crash Test Ratings
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