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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 $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
2WD Reg I4 MT (Natl)
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 26 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 4 3
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 45.2 41.5
Tailgate Width (in) 59.6 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.8 73.5
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 2.28 10 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 21.0
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - Midship
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
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
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 -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 465 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 698 NA
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
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3600 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1781 1440
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
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 (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - 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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 159 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI EFI
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style Extended Cab 6'6" Bed Regular Cab
Vehicle Name Dodge Dakota Toyota Tacoma
Body Code 131.3" WB - TBD -
Suspension
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 -
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 -
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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