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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 15 20 $20,804 $22,560
2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $21,839 $23,710
2WD Crew Cab ST 15 20 $23,274 $25,260
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $24,305 $26,405
4WD Ext Cab ST 14 18 $24,674 $26,810
2WD Ext Cab Laramie 15 20 $25,084 $27,315
4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $25,709 $27,960
4WD Crew Cab ST 14 18 $25,959 $28,210
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 15 20 $26,307 $28,630
4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $26,990 $29,355
4WD Ext Cab TRX 14 18 $27,532 $29,985
4WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 18 $27,685 $30,155
4WD Crew Cab TRX 14 18 $28,511 $31,045
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 18 $29,037 $31,630
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
$20,804
$25,376
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,560
$28,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$376 / month
$467 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line If you need most of a full-size pickup's capabilities but want to be able to get into a parking space or carport, consider the 2009 Dodge Dakota with its available V-8. 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 15 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 62.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 40.8
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 57.6
Passenger Capacity 2 5
Second Leg Room (in) 32.1 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.7
Second Hip Room (in) 56.9 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 63.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 112.0
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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 -
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 Box Width @ Floor (in) 59.6 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 17.6 - TBD -
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 Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - 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 -
Brakes
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 -
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 22
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Var Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.38
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.5
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P245/70R16 P245/65SR17
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
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 837 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3350 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3350 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3350 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 502 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 502 500
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6010 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3100 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2421 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7700 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3600 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1692 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4500
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 247 @ 5750
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 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.84 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.53 1.57
Trans Order Code DEJ NA
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 -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.53
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
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 -
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 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Trailing Arm
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
Vehicle
EPA Classification - 4WD Pickup Trucks
 
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