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Selected Style Reg Cab Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XtraCab Manual 23 29 $13,058 $14,408
XtraCab Automatic 22 25 $13,712 $15,128
XtraCab V6 Manual 19 23 $14,273 $15,748
XtraCab V6 Automatic 18 21 $15,089 $16,648
Reg Cab Manual 4WD 18 22 $15,348 $17,128
Reg Cab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $16,153 $18,028
Reg Cab V6 Manual 4WD 17 19 $16,368 $18,268
XtraCab Manual 4WD 18 22 $16,647 $18,578
XtraCab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $17,453 $19,478
XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD 17 19 $17,624 $19,668
XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD 16 19 $18,429 $20,568
XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD SR5 17 19 $20,177 $22,518
XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD SR5 16 19 $20,984 $23,418
Reg Cab Manual 23 29 $11,217 $12,238
Reg Cab Automatic 22 25 $11,878 $12,958
Reg Cab 112" WB Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 112" WB SLT 17 22 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 124" WB SLT 17 22 $12,003 $13,185
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Club Cab 131" WB SLT 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Reg Cab 112" WB Sport 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Club Cab 131" WB Sport 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Reg Cab 112" WB Base 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 124" WB Base 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
Reg Cab 124" WB Sport 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
Club Cab 131" WB Base 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,217
$11,598
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,238
$12,725
Monthly Payment Estimate
$204 / month
$212 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 56.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 40.0
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 58.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.5 71.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - 30.0
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - 34.4
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - 103.2
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 180.5 195.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - 7.8
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 61.8 65.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - 49.4
Wheelbase (in) 103.3 111.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - 8.5
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 38.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - 57.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 74.5 77.9
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) - TBD - 59.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 15.9 17.6
Cargo Volume (ft³) 39.7 47.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 57.9 57.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 44.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - 9 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.3 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.1 15.0
Fuel Tank Location NA Inboard LH
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD - 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 36.0
Steering Type Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - NA
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - 755
Spare Tire Size P195/75R14 P215/75R15
Front Tire Order Code NA TME
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1583
Spare Tire Order Code NA TME
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - 755
Rear Tire Size P195/75R14 P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - 755
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1583
Rear Tire Order Code NA TME
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1583
Front Tire Size P195/75R14 P215/75R15
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 10,000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6700 5400
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1408 1852
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4244 4550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 2700
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1152 1421
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14" x - TBD - 15 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14" x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14" x - TBD - 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - 1404
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 117
Engine
Fuel System EFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 160 @ 4000 145 @ 3400
Engine Order Code NA EPE
Displacement 2.4L/147 2.5L/150
Engine Oil Cooler - TBD - NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 142 @ 5000 120 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off - TBD - NA
Trans Power Take Off - TBD - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.83
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 9.1
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.44
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access - TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.22
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.33
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code NA DDQ
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Tacoma Dodge Dakota
Body Code 103.3 112" WB
Body Style Regular Cab Reg Cab 6.5'
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 3.55
Axle Type - Front - TBD - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 30.2
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3000
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Spring Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 2700
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 30.2
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - Semi-Floating Hypoid
Suspension Type - Front Double-wishbone Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3850
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3000
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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