Compare 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 vs 2010 Dodge Dakota

2010 Dodge Ram 2500
2010 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 $25,125 $27,215
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $27,868 $30,190
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $27,909 $30,360
2WD Crew Cab 149" ST N/A N/A $28,222 $30,465
2WD Crew Cab 169" ST N/A N/A $28,399 $30,665
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT N/A N/A $30,864 $33,575
4WD Crew Cab 149" ST N/A N/A $31,317 $33,860
4WD Crew Cab 169" ST N/A N/A $31,494 $34,060
2WD Crew Cab 149" SLT N/A N/A $32,425 $35,215
2WD Crew Cab 149" TRX N/A N/A $32,425 $35,215
2WD Crew Cab 169" SLT N/A N/A $32,602 $35,415
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $33,135 $35,915
4WD Crew Cab 149" Power Wagon N/A N/A $35,405 $38,480
4WD Crew Cab 149" SLT N/A N/A $35,405 $38,480
4WD Crew Cab 149" TRX N/A N/A $35,405 $38,480
4WD Crew Cab 169" SLT N/A N/A $35,582 $38,680
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $36,075 $39,180
2WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie N/A N/A $36,032 $39,290
2WD Crew Cab 169" Laramie N/A N/A $36,209 $39,490
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $36,741 $39,990
4WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie N/A N/A $38,919 $42,450
4WD Crew Cab 169" Laramie N/A N/A $39,096 $42,650
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $39,588 $43,150
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,125
$21,678
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,215
$22,755
Monthly Payment Estimate
$454 / month
$379 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 15 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
3 4
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.9
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 39.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 32.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 56.9
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
140.5 131.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - 7.9
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 71.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - 31.9
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)
- TBD - 218.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - 8.1
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
- TBD - 68.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 46.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 59.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 45.2
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 59.6
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
96.0 78.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 30.0
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- TBD - 59.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 17.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 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)
- TBD - NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 11.6 x 2.28
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)
35 22.0
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard Frame Rails - TBD -
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
- TBD - 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 44.0
Tires
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 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
LT245/70R17E - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TWD TVF
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3000 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
675 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
LT245/70R17E P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
3000 - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 465
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 698
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 4650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 4650
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
8650 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 3600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 1781
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3100
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - 9000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 2419
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 600
Maximum Alternator Watts
1904 - TBD -
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
355 @ 5400 210 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
6.29 2.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11.4 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
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 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.48 1.57
Trans Order Code
DGQ DGV
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Summary
Body Code
140.5" WB 131.3" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 8' Box Extended Cab 6'6" Bed
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram 2500 Dodge Dakota
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Full-floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.55
Axle Type - Front
Hypoid - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 11
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3

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