Compare 2010 Dodge Dakota vs 2010 Toyota Tacoma

2010 Dodge Dakota
2010 Toyota Tacoma
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2WD Ext Cab ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab ST 15 20 $21,678 $22,755
2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $22,473 $23,630
2WD Crew Cab ST 15 20 $24,078 $25,305
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $25,006 $26,325
4WD Ext Cab ST 14 18 $25,635 $27,005
4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $26,431 $27,880
4WD Crew Cab ST 14 18 $26,823 $28,255
4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $27,751 $29,275
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 15 20 $28,514 $30,180
4WD Crew Cab TRX 14 18 $29,653 $31,365
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 18 $31,304 $33,180
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2WD Reg I4 MT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg I4 MT 20 26 $14,373 $15,345
2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 26 $15,203 $16,230
2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $15,216 $16,245
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $18,085 $19,305
2WD Access I4 MT 20 26 $17,973 $19,380
2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 26 $18,678 $20,140
2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $18,808 $20,280
2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 18 $20,027 $21,595
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $20,844 $22,475
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $21,531 $23,215
2WD Double V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,694 $23,675
2WD Double LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,152 $24,175
4WD Access V6 MT 14 18 $22,973 $24,770
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 18 $23,613 $25,460
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $23,790 $25,650
4WD Double V6 MT 14 18 $23,706 $25,870
4WD Double V6 AT 16 20 $24,513 $26,750
4WD Double LB V6 AT 16 20 $24,971 $27,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,678
$14,373
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,755
$15,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$379 / month
$256 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Dodge Dakota could be a fine full-size pickup alternative, but its lack of standard safety gear, sloppy handling, and low-grade fit and finish knock it out of contention. The Tacoma is a workhorse truck that gives a little more space and capability than a true compact, yet offers decent fuel efficiency and a low price.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 26 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 53.6
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
Passenger Capacity
4 3
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
131.3 109.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.9 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.9 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
218.5 190.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.1 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 65.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
59.6 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.2 41.5
Tailgate Width (in)
59.6 - TBD -
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 -
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 2.28 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 Location
- TBD - 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
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
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R16 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - 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
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
TVF NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4650 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4650 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
465 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
698 NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 4550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3100 2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2419 1760
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9000 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3600 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1781 1440
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
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 - 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
SMPI EFI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.7L/164
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 26
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.06
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.95
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.44
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 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 6'6" Bed Regular Cab
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - 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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 6

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