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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 Ext Cab Laramie 15 20 $25,084 $27,315
2WD Crew Cab ST 15 20 $23,274 $25,260
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $24,305 $26,405
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 15 20 $26,307 $28,630
4WD Ext Cab ST 14 18 $24,674 $26,810
4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $25,709 $27,960
4WD Ext Cab TRX 14 18 $27,532 $29,985
4WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 18 $27,685 $30,155
4WD Crew Cab ST 14 18 $25,959 $28,210
4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $26,990 $29,355
4WD Crew Cab TRX 14 18 $28,511 $31,045
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 18 $29,037 $31,630
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
$20,804
$13,233
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,560
$14,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$376 / month
$238 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity 2 3
Second Leg Room (in) 32.1 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 56.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 58.1
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Overhang, Front (in) 38.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) 30.0 - TBD -
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 Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 21.0
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
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
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1903 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code TVF NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 837 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3350 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3350 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3350 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 502 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 502 NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6010 4550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3100 2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2421 1760
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7700 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3600 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1692 1440
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
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
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
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
Trans PTO Access NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.81
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Dakota Toyota Tacoma
Body Code 131.3" WB - TBD -
Body Style Extended Cab 6'7" Bed Regular Cab
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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