Compare 2009 Dodge Dakota vs 2008 Toyota Tacoma

2009 Dodge Dakota
2008 Toyota Tacoma
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2WD Ext Cab ST
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
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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
$20,804
$13,233
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,560
$14,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$376 / month
$238 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.4
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
City
15 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
59.6 56.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.6 18.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 21.0
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
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
Trailering
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
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
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7700 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3600 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1692 1440
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 4550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3100 2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2421 1760
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 159 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 20
Transmission
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 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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
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 -
Summary
Body Code
131.3" WB - TBD -
Body Style
Extended Cab 6'7" Bed Regular Cab
Vehicle Name
Dodge Dakota Toyota Tacoma
Suspension
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 -
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 -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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