Compare 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 vs 2009 Dodge Dakota

2009 Dodge Ram 2500
2009 Dodge Dakota
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2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST
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 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
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 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
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $31,483 $35,260
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $31,489 $35,285
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
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $31,649 $35,450
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $33,628 $37,615
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" SXT N/A N/A $33,628 $37,615
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Power Wagon N/A N/A $34,375 $38,520
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $34,375 $38,520
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie N/A N/A $34,484 $38,690
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $34,541 $38,710
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $34,650 $38,880
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $36,405 $40,760
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" SXT N/A N/A $36,405 $40,760
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $37,303 $41,815
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie N/A N/A $37,376 $41,950
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $37,543 $42,140
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $39,993 $44,860
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,097
$20,804
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,185
$22,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$376 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
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
City
N/A mpg 15 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 39.6
Passenger Capacity
3 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
67.0 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
65.0 54.9
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
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
65.1 59.6
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
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 11.6 x 2.25
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
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
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - 17.4
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 -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
675 713
Rear Tire Size
LT245/70R17E P245/70R16
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 502
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
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
8650 6010
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
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1904 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
395 @ 4200 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EZC EKG
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11.4 11.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 1.67
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.74 3.84
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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
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 Capacity - Front (lbs)
5200 3600
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
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 -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3

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