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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 SLT 16 20 $22,837 $24,985
2WD Ext Cab TRX 16 20 $23,202 $25,395
2WD Ext Cab Sport 15 20 $23,891 $26,170
2WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 19 $25,324 $27,780
2WD Crew Cab ST 16 20 $21,266 $23,170
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
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 19 $26,620 $29,185
4WD Ext Cab ST 15 19 $22,646 $24,720
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
4WD Crew Cab ST 15 19 $23,927 $26,120
4WD Crew Cab SLT 14 18 $27,518 $30,155
4WD Crew Cab TRX 14 18 $28,074 $30,780
4WD Crew Cab Sport 14 18 $27,834 $30,510
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 19 $29,280 $32,135
4WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 19 $28,021 $30,760
2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $20,207 $22,030
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $22,606 $24,675
4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $24,034 $26,280
4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $25,266 $27,625
2WD Reg I4 MT (Natl)
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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
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 MT X-Runner 15 19 $22,059 $24,045
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $19,097 $20,815
2WD Dbl V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,429 $22,540
2WD Dbl LB V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,882 $23,040
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $16,890 $18,225
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $19,776 $21,555
4WD Access V6 MT 15 18 $21,203 $23,110
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $22,008 $23,990
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
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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 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.1 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.0
Passenger Capacity 2 3
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 21.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 44.0 36.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code TBB NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 713 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/70R16 P215/70R15
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 -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 325 350
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
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6010 4550
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
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code EKG NA
Displacement 3.7L/226 2.7L/164
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 159 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 20
Transmission
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
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
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.84 4.22
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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
Summary
Body Code 131.3" WB - TBD -
Body Style Extended Cab 6'7" Bed Regular Cab
Vehicle Name Dodge Dakota Toyota Tacoma
Suspension
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 -
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 -
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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