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Selected Style 4WD Crew Cab RT
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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
2WD Reg I4 MT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg I4 MT 20 25 $13,233 $14,280
2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $14,040 $15,150
2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $14,067 $15,180
2WD Access I4 MT 20 25 $16,257 $17,720
2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $16,953 $18,480
2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $17,083 $18,620
2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 19 $18,289 $19,935
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $22,059 $24,045
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $19,097 $20,815
2WD Dbl V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,429 $22,540
2WD Dbl LB V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,882 $23,040
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $16,890 $18,225
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $19,776 $21,555
4WD Access V6 MT 15 18 $21,203 $23,110
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $22,008 $23,990
4WD Dbl V6 MT 15 18 $22,418 $24,735
4WD Dbl V6 AT 16 20 $23,217 $25,615
4WD Dbl LB V6 AT 16 20 $23,670 $26,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,557
$13,233
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,200
$14,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$470 / month
$238 / month
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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. The 2008 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Standard Pickup Truck -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 57.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.2 58.1
Passenger Capacity 5 3
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 62.6 -
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 57.6 53.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 112.0 -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 -
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
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 65.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.9 -
Wheelbase (in) 122.0 109.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.8 72.2
Frame Width, Rear (in) - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) - 190.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 41.5
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 - 18.0
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) - 56.7
Cargo Volume (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - - TBD -
Tailgate Width (in) - 52.9
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) - 73.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 10 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.1 10.8 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22 21.0
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.6 36.8
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), On Center - 17.4
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/65TR17 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size Compact Full-size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/65TR17 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4504 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 4550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 1440
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 2380
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 7500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 1760
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.5 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 250 @ 5700 159 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 247 @ 4300 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/212 2.7L/164
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.89 4.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.70 3.95
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.44
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.54 0.81
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Trans PTO Access - - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off - - TBD -
Transfer Case Model - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Crew Cab Regular Cab
Vehicle Name Honda Ridgeline Toyota Tacoma
Body Code - - TBD -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .91 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Leaf Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Trailing Arm -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.0 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - - TBD -
Axle Type - Front - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
Frame
Frame Type - Ladder
 
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