Compare 2009 Dodge Dakota vs 2008 Honda Ridgeline

2009 Dodge Dakota
2008 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 $24,305 $26,405
Dakota 2WD Crew Cab Laramie 15 20 $26,307 $28,630
Dakota 2WD Crew Cab ST 15 20 $23,274 $25,260
Dakota 2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $21,839 $23,710
Dakota 2WD Ext Cab Laramie 15 20 $25,084 $27,315
Dakota 2WD Ext Cab ST 15 20 $20,804 $22,560
Dakota 4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $26,990 $29,355
Dakota 4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 18 $29,037 $31,630
Dakota 4WD Crew Cab ST 14 18 $25,959 $28,210
Dakota 4WD Crew Cab TRX 14 18 $28,511 $31,045
Dakota 4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $25,709 $27,960
Dakota 4WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 18 $27,685 $30,155
Dakota 4WD Ext Cab ST 14 18 $24,674 $26,810
Dakota 4WD Ext Cab TRX 14 18 $27,532 $29,985
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4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $25,376 $28,000
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL w/Lthr 15 20 $29,976 $33,090
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL w/Lthr & Navi 15 20 $31,783 $35,090
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $27,568 $30,425
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTX 15 20 $25,828 $29,500

Pricing

Invoice Price

$24,305
$25,376

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$26,405
$28,000

Monthly Payment Estimate

$440 / 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

Second Head Room (in)

38.4 39.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.5 62.6

Front Leg Room (in)

41.9 40.8

Front Hip Room (in)

54.9 57.6

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Leg Room (in)

36.4 36.4

Front Head Room (in)

39.9 40.7

Second Hip Room (in)

56.0 57.2

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.7 63.2

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 112.0

Exterior Dimensions

Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)

144.3 -

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)

218.8 -

Ground Clearance, Rear (in)

7.4 -

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)

7.4 -

Cab to Axle (in)

25.4 -

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 -

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- NA

Track Width, Front (in)

- 67.1

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

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

17.6 - TBD -

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 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 -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

- - TBD -

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- - TBD -

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes NA

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

NA -

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

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Location

NA -

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

22.0 22

Fuel Tank Location

Inboard LH -

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

NA -

Steering

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Var Pwr Rack & Pinion

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 Ratio (:1), Overall

- 18.5

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- 3.38

Tires

Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - -

Front Tire Size

P265/65R17 P245/65SR17

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear

713 -

Spare Tire Size

- TBD - Compact

Front Tire Order Code

TXK NA

Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)

1903 -

Spare Tire Order Code

TBB NA

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front

713 -

Rear Tire Size

P265/65R17 P245/65SR17

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare

- TBD - -

Front Tire Capacity (lbs)

1903 -

Rear Tire Order Code

TXK NA

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

4500 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

4500 5000

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

675 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

675 500

Weight Information

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

6010 -

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

3100 -

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

2475 -

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

9000 -

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

3600 -

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

1890 -

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

- 4500

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 8.5

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

136 130

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

NA -

Maximum Alternator Watts

- TBD - -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

600 - TBD -

Engine

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V6

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

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

15 15

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

18 -

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

20 20

Transmission

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA -

Reverse Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 1.89

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 1.57

Trans Order Code

DGV NA

Transfer Case Power Take Off

NA -

Trans Power Take Off

NA -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 0.73

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Transfer Case Model

NA -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 2.69

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA -

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - 1.02

Trans Type

4 5

Trans PTO Access

NA -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.53

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA 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

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Coil MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - .91

Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)

3850 -

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 (Cont.)

- NA

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

- w/Trailing Arm

Frame

Frame Type

Ladder -

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

3 -

Vehicle

EPA Classification

- 4WD Pickup Trucks

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