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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 Reg Cab 112" XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 21 26 $13,731 $14,490
2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 21 26 $15,178 $16,240
2WD Reg Cab 112" Sport 16 22 $15,669 $16,780
2WD Reg Cab 118" XL 21 26 $14,913 $15,775
2WD Reg Cab 118" XLT 21 26 $16,211 $17,375
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 21 26 $15,107 $15,985
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 21 26 $16,466 $17,655
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $17,190 $18,450
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 16 22 $17,804 $19,125
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $18,346 $19,720
4WD Reg Cab 112" XL 15 20 $17,309 $18,380
4WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 15 20 $18,482 $19,870
4WD Reg Cab 112" Sport 15 20 $18,892 $20,320
4WD Reg Cab 118" XL 15 20 $18,336 $19,495
4WD Reg Cab 118" XLT 15 20 $19,514 $21,005
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 15 19 $18,712 $19,905
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $19,400 $20,880
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $19,992 $21,530
4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $21,402 $23,080
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $20,557 $22,150
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $21,148 $22,800
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $22,559 $24,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,233
$13,731
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,280
$14,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$238 / month
$242 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. The 2008 Ford Ranger’s best, highest use is as an inexpensive work truck or off-road play toy. Anything else exposes the flaws in its seating, its fuel economy, its available features and in its performance.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 26 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.2
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 54.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.6 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - 107.6
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 190.4 189.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - 7.9
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - 78.5
Height, Overall (in) 65.7 66.2
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - 44.0
Wheelbase (in) 109.4 111.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 37.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 69.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - 29.7
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - 34.0
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 33.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 18.0 16.5
Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - 54.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.5 40.5
Tailgate Width (in) 52.9 52.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 73.5 72.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 56.7 54.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10 x - TBD - 9.00 x 1.75
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - 11.28 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
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 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 17
Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 37.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 39.7
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.4 22.0
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - 765
Rear Tire Size P215/70R15 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1594
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1984
Front Tire Size P215/70R15 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - 765
Spare Tire Size Full-size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1594
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 158
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 158
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1580
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1580
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4550 4380
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2685 2550
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1440 1273
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2380 2000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7500 4800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1760 1757
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.1 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - 1650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Engine
Displacement 2.7L/164 2.3L/140
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 159 @ 5200 143 @ 5250
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 180 @ 3800 154 @ 3750
Engine Order Code NA 99D
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 9.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44 1.50
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access - TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.22 3.40
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.20
Trans Order Code NA 44R
Transfer Case Power Take Off - TBD - NA
Trans Power Take Off - TBD - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.95 3.72
Summary
Body Style Regular Cab Reg Cab 6' Styleside
Vehicle Name Toyota Tacoma Ford Ranger
Body Code - TBD - 111.5" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - TBD - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 2550
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 35
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone SLA w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 2750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - TBD - 3.73
Axle Type - Front - TBD - Independent SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 35
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 2400
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Spring 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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