Compare 2009 Toyota Tacoma vs 2008 Dodge Dakota

2009 Toyota Tacoma
2008 Dodge Dakota
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2WD Reg I4 MT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg I4 MT 20 26 $14,210 $15,170
2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 26 $15,040 $16,055
2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $15,053 $16,070
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $17,919 $19,130
2WD Access I4 MT 20 26 $17,812 $19,205
2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 26 $18,516 $19,965
2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $18,647 $20,105
2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 19 $19,866 $21,420
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $20,683 $22,300
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $21,368 $23,040
2WD Double V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,535 $23,500
2WD Double LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,994 $24,000
4WD Access V6 MT 14 19 $22,809 $24,595
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $23,450 $25,285
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $23,626 $25,475
4WD Double V6 MT 14 19 $23,544 $25,695
4WD Double V6 AT 16 20 $24,352 $26,575
4WD Double LB V6 AT 16 20 $24,810 $27,075
Select style
2WD Ext Cab ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab ST 16 20 $18,818 $20,470
2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $20,207 $22,030
2WD Crew Cab ST 16 20 $21,266 $23,170
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $22,606 $24,675
4WD Ext Cab ST 15 19 $22,646 $24,720
2WD Ext Cab SLT 16 20 $22,837 $24,985
2WD Ext Cab TRX 16 20 $23,202 $25,395
4WD Crew Cab ST 15 19 $23,927 $26,120
2WD Ext Cab Sport 15 20 $23,891 $26,170
4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $24,034 $26,280
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
4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $25,266 $27,625
2WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 19 $25,324 $27,780
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
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 19 $26,620 $29,185
4WD Crew Cab SLT 14 18 $27,518 $30,155
4WD Crew Cab Sport 14 18 $27,834 $30,510
4WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 19 $28,021 $30,760
4WD Crew Cab TRX 14 18 $28,074 $30,780
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 19 $29,280 $32,135
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,210
$18,818
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,170
$20,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$253 / month
$341 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The affordable 2009 Toyota Tacoma is a bargain compared to its full-size competitors. 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
City
20 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 54.9
Passenger Capacity
3 2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 32.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.5 45.2
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 53.3
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
73.5 78.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 30.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 22.0
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Inboard LH
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 44.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 325
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 325
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)
3500 3250
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2685 3600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1462 1881
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4600 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2380 3100
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1788 2299
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7500 7700
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
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
Summary
Body Style
Regular Cab Extended Cab 6'7" Bed
Vehicle Name
Toyota Tacoma Dodge Dakota
Body Code
- TBD - 131.3" WB
Suspension
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
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
3.31 3.21
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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