Compare 2011 Dodge Dakota vs 2011 Toyota Tacoma

2011 Dodge Dakota
2011 Toyota Tacoma
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2WD Access I4 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $19,271 $20,555
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 AT PreRunner 19 25 $19,983 $21,315
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 MT 21 25 $18,427 $19,655
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,329 $22,750
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $24,128 $25,735
Tacoma 2WD Double I4 AT 19 25 $20,255 $21,865
Tacoma 2WD Double I4 AT PreRunner 19 25 $20,857 $22,515
Tacoma 2WD Double LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,651 $24,450
Tacoma 2WD Double V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,188 $23,950
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $16,357 $17,265
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 MT 21 25 $15,504 $16,365
Tacoma 4WD Access I4 AT 18 21 $22,866 $24,390
Tacoma 4WD Access I4 MT 18 20 $22,022 $23,490
Tacoma 4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $24,305 $25,925
Tacoma 4WD Access V6 MT 14 18 $23,479 $25,045
Tacoma 4WD Double LB V6 AT 16 20 $25,500 $27,525
Tacoma 4WD Double V6 AT 16 20 $25,037 $27,025
Tacoma 4WD Double V6 MT 14 18 $24,220 $26,145
Tacoma 4WD Reg I4 AT 18 21 $20,223 $21,350
Tacoma 4WD Reg I4 MT 18 20 $19,152 $20,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,420
$19,271
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,780
$20,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$446 / month
$343 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Tacoma is a workhorse truck that gives a little more space and capability than a true compact, yet offers decent fuel efficiency and a low price.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 53.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 28.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.7
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 35.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.8 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
131.3 127.4
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)
31.2 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
38.4 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
32.4 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
144.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
218.5 208.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.0 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 66.1
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Volume (ft³)
38.2 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
59.6 - TBD -
Brakes
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 2.3 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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 21.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.0 42.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
WF1 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R17 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
TXK NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/65R17 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
TXK NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4800 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4800 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
480 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
720 350
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 4900
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3100 2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2459 1969
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9300 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3600 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1906 1611
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 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)
17 x 8.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 159 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.53
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.80
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Trans PTO Access
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ram Dakota Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
131.3" WB - TBD -
Body Style
Crew Cab 5'4" Bed Access Cab
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3100 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle 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
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Upper/Lower "A" Arms Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3100 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.92 - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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