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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 $25,125 $27,215
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 149" SLT N/A N/A $32,425 $35,215
2WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie N/A N/A $36,032 $39,290
2WD Crew Cab 169" ST N/A N/A $28,399 $30,665
2WD Crew Cab 169" SLT N/A N/A $32,602 $35,415
2WD Crew Cab 169" Laramie N/A N/A $36,209 $39,490
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $33,135 $35,915
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $36,741 $39,990
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST N/A N/A $27,868 $30,190
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 149" SLT N/A N/A $35,405 $38,480
4WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie N/A N/A $38,919 $42,450
4WD Crew Cab 169" ST N/A N/A $31,494 $34,060
4WD Crew Cab 169" SLT N/A N/A $35,582 $38,680
4WD Crew Cab 169" Laramie N/A N/A $39,096 $42,650
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT N/A N/A $36,075 $39,180
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie N/A N/A $39,588 $43,150
2WD Crew Cab 149" TRX N/A N/A $32,425 $35,215
4WD Crew Cab 149" TRX N/A N/A $35,405 $38,480
4WD Crew Cab 149" Power Wagon N/A N/A $35,405 $38,480
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
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 15 20 $28,514 $30,180
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
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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.
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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 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
Passenger Capacity 3 4
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 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
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 140.5 131.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - 46.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - 59.6
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.3 x 1.1
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 35 22.0
Fuel Tank Location Inboard Frame Rails - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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 -
Rear Tire Order Code TWD TVF
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size LT245/70R17E P245/70R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 465
Weight Information
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
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 8650 6010
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 730 600
Maximum Alternator Watts 1904 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 136
Engine
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
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 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
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.74 - TBD -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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
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
Summary
Body Style Reg Cab 8' Box Extended Cab 6'6" Bed
Vehicle Name Dodge Ram 2500 Dodge Dakota
Body Code 140.5" WB 131.3" WB
Suspension
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 -
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 -
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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