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Selected Style 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
2WD Ext Cab ST
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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
$13,233
$18,818
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,280
$20,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$238 / month
$341 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks. 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 20 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.6 54.9
Passenger Capacity 3 2
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 57.7
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 to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - 48.8
Wheelbase (in) 109.4 131.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - 7.4
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 39.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 71.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - 31.2
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - 38.7
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 37.7
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - 130.4
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 190.4 218.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - 7.4
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - 88.1
Height, Overall (in) 65.7 68.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.5 45.2
Tailgate Width (in) 52.9 53.3
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 73.5 78.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - 30.0
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 56.7 59.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 18.0 17.6
Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - 46.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - 59.6
Brakes
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 4-Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10 x - TBD - 11.6 x 2.25
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - 12.3 x 1.1
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 22.0
Fuel Tank Location Midship Inboard LH
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 44.0
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/70R15 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - 713
Spare Tire Size Full-size - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA TVF
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1903
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - 713
Rear Tire Size P215/70R15 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1903
Rear Tire Order Code NA TVF
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3250
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 325
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 325
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1440 1881
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2380 3100
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7500 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1760 2299
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4550 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2685 3600
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 180 @ 3800 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA EKG
Displacement 2.7L/164 3.7L/226
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 159 @ 5200 210 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.22 3.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.53
Trans Order Code NA DEJ
Transfer Case Power Take Off - TBD - NA
Trans Power Take Off - TBD - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.95 4.23
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 11.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44 1.67
Trans Type 5 6
Trans PTO Access - TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Tacoma Dodge Dakota
Body Code - TBD - 131.3" WB
Body Style Regular Cab Extended Cab 6'7" Bed
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3850
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3100
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - TBD - 3.21
Axle Type - Front - TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3600
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Spring Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - TBD - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3850
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - Semi-Floating Hypoid
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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