Compare 2009 Dodge Dakota vs 2008 Honda Ridgeline

2009 Dodge Dakota
2008 Honda Ridgeline
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2WD Ext Cab ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab ST 15 20 $20,804 $22,560
2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $21,839 $23,710
2WD Crew Cab ST 15 20 $23,274 $25,260
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $24,305 $26,405
4WD Ext Cab ST 14 18 $24,674 $26,810
2WD Ext Cab Laramie 15 20 $25,084 $27,315
4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $25,709 $27,960
4WD Crew Cab ST 14 18 $25,959 $28,210
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 15 20 $26,307 $28,630
4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $26,990 $29,355
4WD Ext Cab TRX 14 18 $27,532 $29,985
4WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 18 $27,685 $30,155
4WD Crew Cab TRX 14 18 $28,511 $31,045
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 18 $29,037 $31,630
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4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $25,376 $28,000
4WD Crew Cab RTX 15 20 $25,828 $29,500
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $27,568 $30,425
4WD Crew Cab w/Lthr RTL 15 20 $29,976 $33,090
4WD Crew Cab w/Lthr & Navi RTL 15 20 $31,783 $35,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,804
$25,376
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,560
$28,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$376 / month
$467 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you need most of a full-size pickup's capabilities but want to be able to get into a parking space or carport, consider the 2009 Dodge Dakota with its available V-8. The 2008 Honda Ridgeline is a flexible light-duty truck with a plush feel, but it can't tackle all the tasks a full-size truck does well.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 57.6
Passenger Capacity
2 5
Second Leg Room (in)
32.1 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 63.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 62.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 112.0
Exterior Dimensions
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)
7.4 -
Cab to Axle (in)
39.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 76.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.2 -
Overhang, Front (in)
38.7 -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
37.7 -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
130.4 -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
218.8 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.4 -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
88.1 -
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 70.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
- 206.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 66.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
46.6 -
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)
78.8 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
30.0 -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
59.6 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.6 - 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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (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
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
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.38
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
TVF NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1903 -
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
713 -
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R16 P245/65SR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1903 -
Rear Tire Order Code
TVF NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P245/70R16 P245/65SR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
713 -
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3350 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
502 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
502 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
837 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3350 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3350 5000
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7700 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3600 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1692 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3100 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2421 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4500
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Fuel System
MPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 245 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
EKG J35A91
Displacement
3.7L/226 3.5L/212
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 247 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 2.69
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
11.9 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.02
Trans Type
6 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.84 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53 1.57
Trans Order Code
DEJ NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.53
Summary
Body Code
131.3" WB -
Body Style
Extended Cab 6'7" Bed 4 Door Crew Cab
Vehicle Name
Dodge Dakota Honda Ridgeline
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.21 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3600 -
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 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3100 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- 4WD Pickup Trucks

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