Compare 1997 Toyota Tacoma vs 1997 Dodge Dakota

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Reg Cab Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab Manual 23 29 $11,217 $12,238
Reg Cab Automatic 22 25 $11,878 $12,958
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
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Reg Cab 112" WB Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 112" WB Base 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 112" WB SLT 17 22 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 112" WB Sport 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 124" WB Base 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
Reg Cab 124" WB SLT 17 22 $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 SLT 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB Sport 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 40.0
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 15.0
Fuel Tank Location
NA Inboard LH
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.0
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - 14.8
Tires
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 TMD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1583
Front Tire Size
P195/75R14 P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 755
Spare Tire Size
P195/75R14 P215/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA TMD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1583
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TMD
Trailering
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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4244 4550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 2700
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1152 1421
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6700 5400
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1408 1852
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14" x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14" x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14" x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - 1404
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
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
Fuel System
EFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 4000 145 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA EPE
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Regular Cab Reg Cab 6.5'
Vehicle Name
Toyota Tacoma Dodge Dakota
Body Code
103.3 112" WB
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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