Compare 2008 Dodge Dakota vs 2009 Honda Ridgeline

2008 Dodge Dakota
2009 Honda Ridgeline
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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
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4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $25,557 $28,200
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 20 $30,961 $34,180
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL w/Navi 15 20 $33,084 $36,530
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $28,363 $31,305

Pricing

Invoice Price

$22,606
$25,557

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$24,675
$28,200

Monthly Payment Estimate

$411 / month
$470 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.4
7.8

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 2009 Honda Ridgeline doesn't drive like any other pickup model, and for most people who commute daily and haul sometimes, that's a good thing.

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TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

15 mpg 15 mpg

Highway

20 mpg 20 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.5 62.6

Front Leg Room (in)

41.9 40.8

Front Hip Room (in)

54.9 57.6

Second Leg Room (in)

36.4 36.4

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Head Room (in)

39.9 40.7

Second Hip Room (in)

56.0 57.2

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.7 63.2

Second Head Room (in)

38.4 39.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 112.0

Exterior Dimensions

Cab to End of Frame (in)

74.2 -

Height, Overall (in)

68.7 70.3

Ground to Top of Frame (in)

- TBD - -

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)

48.8 -

Wheelbase (in)

131.3 122.0

Ground Clearance, Front (in)

7.9 -

Cab to Axle (in)

25.4 -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.7 77.8

Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)

31.7 -

Overhang, Front (in)

38.7 -

Frame Width, Rear (in)

37.7 -

Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)

144.3 -

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)

218.8 -

Ground Clearance, Rear (in)

8.0 -

Track Width, Rear (in)

- 66.9

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- NA

Track Width, Front (in)

- 67.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 8.2

Length, Overall (in)

- 207.0

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- NA

Liftover Height (in)

- - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume (ft³)

37.1 -

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)

59.6 -

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

45.2 49.5

Tailgate Width (in)

53.3 -

Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)

64.9 -

Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)

37.1 -

Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)

59.6 -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

17.6 - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

- - TBD -

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

- - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- NA

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

- NA

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- - TBD -

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

NA Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

NA 13.1 x 0.4

Brake ABS System

Rear Wheel 4-Wheel

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

11.6 x 2.25 NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.3 x 1.1 12.6 x 1.1

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes NA

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

NA -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

22.0 22

Fuel Tank Location

Inboard LH -

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

NA -

Aux Fuel Tank Location

NA -

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock

- TBD - -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center

17.4 -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

44.0 42.6

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Var Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- 3.38

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

- 18.5

Tires

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear

690 -

Spare Tire Size

- TBD - Compact

Front Tire Order Code

TP5 NA

Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)

2064 -

Spare Tire Order Code

TBB NA

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front

690 -

Rear Tire Size

P265/60R18 P245/65TR17

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare

- TBD - -

Front Tire Capacity (lbs)

2064 -

Rear Tire Order Code

TP5 NA

Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - -

Front Tire Size

P265/60R18 P245/65TR17

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

4450 5000

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

445 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

445 500

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

4450 5000

Weight Information

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

3100 -

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

9000 -

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

2346 -

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

6010 -

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

3600 -

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

1919 -

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

- 4504

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 8.5

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

NA -

Maximum Alternator Watts

- TBD - -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

600 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

136 130

Engine

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V6

Fuel System

MPI MPFI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

235 @ 4000 247 @ 4300

Engine Order Code

EKG NA

Displacement

3.7L/226 3.5L/212

Engine Oil Cooler

NA -

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

210 @ 5200 250 @ 5700

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

15 15

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

20 20

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

- 17

Transmission

Transfer Case Power Take Off

NA -

Trans Power Take Off

NA -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 0.77

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Transfer Case Model

NA -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 2.70

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA -

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 1.07

Trans Type

4 5

Trans PTO Access

NA -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.54

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA -

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive

Reverse Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 1.89

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 1.61

Trans Order Code

DGV NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

- 4.53

Summary

Vehicle Name

Dodge Dakota Honda Ridgeline

Body Code

131.3" WB -

Body Style

Crew Cab 5'5" Bed 4 Door Crew Cab

Suspension

Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)

3100 -

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

3.55 -

Axle Type - Front

Independent -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)

3100 -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Leaf Multi-Link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA 1.0

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

NA -

Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)

3850 -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Axle Type - Rear

Semi-Floating Hypoid -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Coil MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - .91

Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)

3850 -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

- NA

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

- w/Trailing Arm

Frame

Frame Type

Ladder -

Vehicle

EPA Classification

- 4WD Standard Pickup Truck

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- 3

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