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Compare 2008 Dodge Dakota vs 2008 GMC Canyon

2008 Dodge Dakota
2008 GMC Canyon
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2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Dakota 2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $22,606 $24,675
Dakota 2WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 19 $26,620 $29,185
Dakota 2WD Crew Cab SLT 15 20 $24,857 $27,205
Dakota 2WD Crew Cab ST 16 20 $21,266 $23,170
Dakota 2WD Crew Cab Sport 15 20 $25,209 $27,600
Dakota 2WD Crew Cab TRX 15 20 $25,196 $27,585
Dakota 2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $20,207 $22,030
Dakota 2WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 19 $25,324 $27,780
Dakota 2WD Ext Cab SLT 16 20 $22,837 $24,985
Dakota 2WD Ext Cab ST 16 20 $18,818 $20,470
Dakota 2WD Ext Cab Sport 15 20 $23,891 $26,170
Dakota 2WD Ext Cab TRX 16 20 $23,202 $25,395
Dakota 4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $25,266 $27,625
Dakota 4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 19 $29,280 $32,135
Dakota 4WD Crew Cab SLT 14 18 $27,518 $30,155
Dakota 4WD Crew Cab ST 15 19 $23,927 $26,120
Dakota 4WD Crew Cab Sport 14 18 $27,834 $30,510
Dakota 4WD Crew Cab TRX 14 18 $28,074 $30,780
Dakota 4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $24,034 $26,280
Dakota 4WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 19 $28,021 $30,760
Dakota 4WD Ext Cab SLT 15 19 $25,507 $27,935
Dakota 4WD Ext Cab ST 15 19 $22,646 $24,720
Dakota 4WD Ext Cab Sport 14 18 $26,540 $29,095
Dakota 4WD Ext Cab TRX 15 19 $26,081 $28,580
Select style
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE1 18 24 $20,069 $21,465
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE2 16 22 $20,069 $21,465
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLT 16 22 $20,069 $21,465
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SL 18 24 $16,891 $17,875
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE1 18 24 $17,409 $18,620
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE2 16 22 $17,409 $18,620
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLT 16 22 $17,409 $18,620
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $16,249 $17,195
Canyon 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" SL 18 24 $14,760 $15,620
Canyon 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" SLE1 18 24 $15,104 $16,155
Canyon 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" SLE2 16 22 $15,104 $16,155
Canyon 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $14,255 $15,085
Canyon 2WD Reg Chassis Cab 1SA 14 18 $16,145 $17,085
Canyon 2WD Reg Chassis Cab 1SB 14 18 $16,145 $17,085
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE1 15 21 $23,440 $25,070
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE2 15 21 $23,440 $25,070
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLT 15 21 $23,440 $25,070
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SL 16 22 $20,038 $21,205
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE1 16 22 $20,308 $21,720
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE2 15 21 $20,308 $21,720
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLT 15 21 $20,308 $21,720
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 16 22 $19,320 $20,445
Canyon 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" SL 16 22 $18,030 $19,080
Canyon 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" SLE1 16 22 $18,382 $19,660
Canyon 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" SLE2 15 21 $18,382 $19,660
Canyon 4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 16 22 $17,520 $18,540
Canyon 4WD Reg Chassis Cab 1SA 15 20 $19,410 $20,540
Canyon 4WD Reg Chassis Cab 1SB 15 20 $19,410 $20,540
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,606
$20,069
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,675
$21,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$411 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2008 GMC Canyon is right-sized for today’s gas prices -- if only its engines were quieter and its rear seats more comfortable.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 34.8
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in)
38.7 33.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
37.7 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
144.3 137.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
218.8 207.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.0 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
74.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 65.2
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.8 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
131.3 126.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.9 7.6
Cab to Axle (in)
25.4 22.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 67.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.7 27.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.1 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
59.6 57.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.6 18.6
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.1 37.0
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
59.6 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.2 42.6
Tailgate Width (in)
53.3 52.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
64.9 61.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 1.1 11.2 x 1.6
Brake Type
Pwr 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
Rear Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x 2.25 11.6 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA N/A
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 19
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH - TBD -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - 3.31
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.0 44.3
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 1633
Rear Tire Order Code
TP5 QET
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1663
Front Tire Size
P265/60R18 P225/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
690 NA
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TP5 QET
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 1663
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB ZAA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
690 NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60R18 P225/75R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
445 315
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4450 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4450 2100
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
445 - TBD -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3600 2896
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1919 1594
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3100 2533
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9000 9500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2346 1961
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 5000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - NA
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 185 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 190 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
EKG LLV
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.9L/177
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 18
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.63
Trans Order Code
DGV M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab 5'5" Bed Crew Cab
Vehicle Name
Dodge Dakota GMC Canyon
Body Code
131.3" WB E63
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 30
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Hypoid Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.10
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 2900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3100 2535
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3100 2533
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 2900
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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