Compare 2008 Dodge Dakota vs 2009 Toyota Tacoma

2008 Dodge Dakota
2009 Toyota Tacoma
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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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2WD Access I4 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $18,647 $20,105
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 MT 20 26 $17,812 $19,205
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 26 $18,516 $19,965
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $20,683 $22,300
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 19 $19,866 $21,420
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $23,450 $25,285
Tacoma 2WD Double LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,994 $24,000
Tacoma 2WD Double V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,535 $23,500
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $15,053 $16,070
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 MT 20 26 $14,210 $15,170
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 26 $15,040 $16,055
Tacoma 4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $21,368 $23,040
Tacoma 4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $23,626 $25,475
Tacoma 4WD Access V6 MT 14 19 $22,809 $24,595
Tacoma 4WD Double LB V6 AT 16 20 $24,810 $27,075
Tacoma 4WD Double V6 AT 16 20 $24,352 $26,575
Tacoma 4WD Double V6 MT 14 19 $23,544 $25,695
Tacoma 4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $17,919 $19,130

Pricing

Invoice Price

$22,606
$18,647

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$24,675
$20,105

Monthly Payment Estimate

$411 / month
$335 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.4
7.4

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 affordable 2009 Toyota Tacoma is a bargain compared to its full-size competitors.

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Fuel Economy

City

15 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

20 mpg 25 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.5 57.7

Front Leg Room (in)

41.9 41.7

Front Hip Room (in)

54.9 53.6

Second Leg Room (in)

36.4 28.2

Front Head Room (in)

39.9 40.0

Passenger Capacity

5 4

Second Hip Room (in)

56.0 53.6

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.7 57.7

Second Head Room (in)

38.4 35.2

Exterior Dimensions

Cab to End of Frame (in)

74.2 - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

68.7 65.7

Ground to Top of Frame (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)

48.8 - TBD -

Wheelbase (in)

131.3 127.2

Ground Clearance, Front (in)

7.9 - TBD -

Cab to Axle (in)

25.4 - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.7 72.2

Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)

31.7 - TBD -

Overhang, Front (in)

38.7 - TBD -

Frame Width, Rear (in)

37.7 - TBD -

Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)

144.3 - TBD -

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)

218.8 208.1

Ground Clearance, Rear (in)

8.0 - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume (ft³)

37.1 - TBD -

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)

59.6 - TBD -

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

45.2 41.5

Tailgate Width (in)

53.3 - TBD -

Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)

64.9 73.5

Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)

37.1 - TBD -

Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)

59.6 56.7

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

17.6 18.0

Brakes

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 10 x - TBD -

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.3 x 1.1 10.8 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr-Assisted

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

NA NA

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

22.0 21.0

Fuel Tank Location

Inboard LH Midship

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

NA NA

Aux Fuel Tank Location

NA NA

Steering

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)

44.0 42.0

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Tires

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear

690 - TBD -

Spare Tire Size

- TBD - Full-size

Front Tire Order Code

TP5 NA

Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)

2064 - TBD -

Spare Tire Order Code

TBB NA

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front

690 - TBD -

Rear Tire Size

P265/60R18 P215/70R15

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Tire Capacity (lbs)

2064 - TBD -

Rear Tire Order Code

TP5 NA

Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Tire Size

P265/60R18 P215/70R15

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

4450 3500

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

445 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

445 350

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

4450 3500

Weight Information

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

3100 2380

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

9000 7500

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

2346 1969

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

6010 4900

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

3600 2685

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

1919 1611

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8.0 15 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8.0 15 x - TBD -

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 9.1

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

NA NA

Maximum Alternator Watts

- TBD - - TBD -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

600 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

136 - TBD -

Engine

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas I4

Fuel System

MPI EFI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

235 @ 4000 180 @ 3800

Engine Order Code

EKG NA

Displacement

3.7L/226 2.7L/164

Engine Oil Cooler

NA NA

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

210 @ 5200 159 @ 5200

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

15 19

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

20 25

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

- 21

Transmission

Transfer Case Power Take Off

NA - TBD -

Trans Power Take Off

NA - TBD -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 0.71

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 - 2.80

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA NA

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 1.00

Trans Type

4 4

Trans PTO Access

NA - TBD -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 2.39

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 1.53

Trans Order Code

DGV NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Dodge Dakota Toyota Tacoma

Body Code

131.3" WB - TBD -

Body Style

Crew Cab 5'5" Bed Access Cab

Suspension

Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)

3100 - TBD -

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

3.55 3.58

Axle Type - Front

Independent - TBD -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)

3100 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Leaf Leaf-Spring

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA NA

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

NA - TBD -

Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)

3850 - TBD -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Axle Type - Rear

Semi-Floating Hypoid - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Coil Double-Wishbone

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - 1.18

Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)

3850 - TBD -

Frame

Frame Type

Ladder Ladder

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- 5

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