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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $25,557 $28,200
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $28,363 $31,305
4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 20 $30,961 $34,180
4WD Crew Cab w/Navi RTL 15 20 $33,084 $36,530
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab ST 16 20 $18,818 $20,470
2WD Ext Cab SLT 16 20 $22,837 $24,985
2WD Ext Cab TRX 16 20 $23,202 $25,395
2WD Ext Cab Sport 15 20 $23,891 $26,170
2WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 19 $25,324 $27,780
2WD Crew Cab ST 16 20 $21,266 $23,170
2WD Crew Cab SLT 15 20 $24,857 $27,205
2WD Crew Cab TRX 15 20 $25,196 $27,585
2WD Crew Cab Sport 15 20 $25,209 $27,600
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 19 $26,620 $29,185
4WD Ext Cab ST 15 19 $22,646 $24,720
4WD Ext Cab SLT 15 19 $25,507 $27,935
4WD Ext Cab TRX 15 19 $26,081 $28,580
4WD Ext Cab Sport 14 18 $26,540 $29,095
4WD Crew Cab ST 15 19 $23,927 $26,120
4WD Crew Cab SLT 14 18 $27,518 $30,155
4WD Crew Cab TRX 14 18 $28,074 $30,780
4WD Crew Cab Sport 14 18 $27,834 $30,510
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 19 $29,280 $32,135
4WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 19 $28,021 $30,760
2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $20,207 $22,030
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $22,606 $24,675
4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $24,034 $26,280
4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $25,266 $27,625
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,557
$18,818
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,200
$20,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$470 / month
$341 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Honda Ridgeline doesn't drive like any other pickup model, and for most people who commute daily and haul sometimes, that's a good thing. Especially with the improved V-8, the 2008 Dodge Dakota can do most of what a full-size truck can while consuming fewer resources in the process.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Standard Pickup Truck -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 57.6 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 112.0 -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 32.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 57.2 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.2 57.7
Passenger Capacity 5 2
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 62.6 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.9 -
Wheelbase (in) 122.0 131.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.8 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 67.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.2 -
Length, Overall (in) 207.0 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Height, Overall (in) 70.3 68.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 7.4
Cab to End of Frame (in) - 88.1
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - 48.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 7.4
Cab to Axle (in) - 39.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 31.2
Overhang, Front (in) - 38.7
Frame Width, Rear (in) - 37.7
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - 130.4
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) - 218.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 17.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.5 45.2
Cargo Volume (ft³) - 46.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - 59.6
Tailgate Width (in) - 53.3
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) - 78.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) - 30.0
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) - 59.6
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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) 12.6 x 1.1 12.3 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Rear Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 x 0.4 NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22 22.0
Fuel Tank Location - Inboard LH
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Steering
Steering Type Var Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.38 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.6 44.0
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 17.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBB
Rear Tire Size P245/65TR17 P245/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA TVF
Front Tire Size P245/65TR17 P245/70R16
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA TVF
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 713
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1903
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 713
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1903
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 325
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 325
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3250
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4504 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3100
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2299
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 1881
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 247 @ 4300 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA EKG
Displacement 3.5L/212 3.7L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 250 @ 5700 210 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System MPFI MPI
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.70 4.23
Clutch Size (in) NA 11.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.67
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.54 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.89 3.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 2.53
Trans Order Code NA DEJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Ridgeline Dodge Dakota
Body Style 4 Door Crew Cab Extended Cab 6'7" Bed
Body Code - 131.3" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.0 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Trailing Arm -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3850
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3100
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.21
Axle Type - Front - Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3600
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3850
Axle Type - Rear - Semi-Floating Hypoid
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
Frame
Frame Type - Ladder
 
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