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Selected Style 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $26,097 $29,185
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SXT N/A N/A $26,097 $29,185
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $28,525 $31,960
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $28,617 $31,985
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SXT N/A N/A $28,617 $31,985
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $31,483 $35,260
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie N/A N/A $34,484 $38,690
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST N/A N/A $28,783 $32,175
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" SXT N/A N/A $28,783 $32,175
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $31,649 $35,450
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $34,650 $38,880
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" SXT N/A N/A $33,628 $37,615
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $33,628 $37,615
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $37,303 $41,815
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $28,956 $32,390
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SXT N/A N/A $28,956 $32,390
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $31,489 $35,285
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $31,383 $35,100
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SXT N/A N/A $31,383 $35,100
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $34,375 $38,520
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Power Wagon N/A N/A $34,375 $38,520
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie N/A N/A $37,376 $41,950
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST N/A N/A $31,549 $35,290
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" SXT N/A N/A $31,549 $35,290
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $34,541 $38,710
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $37,543 $42,140
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" SXT N/A N/A $36,405 $40,760
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $36,405 $40,760
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $39,993 $44,860
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,097
$20,804
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,185
$22,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$376 / month
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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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 67.0 57.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 65.0 54.9
Passenger Capacity 3 2
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 39.6
Second Leg Room (in) - 32.1
Second Hip Room (in) - 56.9
Second Head Room (in) - 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 57.4
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.1 7.4
Cab to End of Frame (in) 100.8 88.1
Height, Overall (in) 73.9 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in) 29.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 49.9 48.8
Wheelbase (in) 140.5 131.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.5 7.4
Cab to Axle (in) 56.9 39.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.6 71.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 33.0 31.2
Overhang, Front (in) 39.3 38.7
Frame Width, Rear (in) 41.8 37.7
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 122.9 130.4
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 229.7 218.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 20.2 17.6
Cargo Volume (ft³) 74.9 46.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 66.4 59.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.0 45.2
Tailgate Width (in) 60.6 53.3
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 98.3 78.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) 16.9 30.0
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 65.1 59.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.9 x 1.39 12.3 x 1.1
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.9 x 1.18 NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 11.6 x 2.25
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 35 22.0
Fuel Tank Location Inboard Frame Rails Inboard LH
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 48.9 44.0
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 - TBD - 17.4
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 3000 1903
Rear Tire Order Code TWD TVF
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size LT245/70R17E P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 675 713
Spare Tire Size LT245/70R17E - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code TWD TVF
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 3000 1903
Spare Tire Order Code TBB TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 675 713
Rear Tire Size LT245/70R17E P245/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 945 502
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 2350 837
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 9450 3350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 9400 3350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 502
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 6000 3600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2312 1692
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 4410 3100
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 15000 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2825 2421
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 8650 6010
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1904 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 5.7L/345 3.7L/226
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 355 @ 5400 210 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System MPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 395 @ 4200 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code EZC EKG
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) NA 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) NA 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 17
Transmission
Trans Type 6 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.74 3.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.48 2.53
Trans Order Code DEG DEJ
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 6.29 4.23
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 11.4 11.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.10 1.67
Summary
Body Style Reg Cab 8' Box Extended Cab 6'7" Bed
Vehicle Name Dodge Ram 2500 Dodge Dakota
Body Code 140.5" WB 131.3" WB
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) NA 3850
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Full-floating Semi-Floating Hypoid
Suspension Type - Front Coil Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6200 3850
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) NA 3100
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.21
Axle Type - Front Hypoid Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 5200 3600
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 3
 
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