Compare 1997 Dodge Neon vs 1997 Toyota Tacoma

1997 Dodge Neon
1997 Toyota Tacoma
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2-Door Coupe Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Neon 2-Door Coupe Base 29 39 $10,131 $10,800
Neon 2-Door Coupe Base Competition 29 39 $10,131 $10,800
Neon 2-Door Coupe Highline 29 39 $11,418 $12,470
Neon 4-Door Sedan Base 29 39 $10,315 $11,000
Neon 4-Door Sedan Base Competition 29 39 $10,315 $11,000
Neon 4-Door Sedan Highline 29 39 $11,598 $12,670
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Reg Cab Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma Reg Cab Automatic 22 25 $11,878 $12,958
Tacoma Reg Cab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $16,153 $18,028
Tacoma Reg Cab Manual 23 29 $11,217 $12,238
Tacoma Reg Cab Manual 4WD 18 22 $15,348 $17,128
Tacoma Reg Cab V6 Manual 4WD 17 19 $16,368 $18,268
Tacoma XtraCab Automatic 22 25 $13,712 $15,128
Tacoma XtraCab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $17,453 $19,478
Tacoma XtraCab Manual 23 29 $13,058 $14,408
Tacoma XtraCab Manual 4WD 18 22 $16,647 $18,578
Tacoma XtraCab V6 Automatic 18 21 $15,089 $16,648
Tacoma XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD 16 19 $18,429 $20,568
Tacoma XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD SR5 16 19 $20,984 $23,418
Tacoma XtraCab V6 Manual 19 23 $14,273 $15,748
Tacoma XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD 17 19 $17,624 $19,668
Tacoma XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD SR5 17 19 $20,177 $22,518
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,131
$11,878
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,800
$12,958
Monthly Payment Estimate
$180 / month
$216 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 -
Passenger Capacity
5 3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
50.3 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.2 -
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.0 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
171.8 -
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 61.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
104.0 103.3
Liftover Height (in)
29.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 66.5
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
- 180.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 15.9
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 39.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- 57.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Tailgate Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
- 74.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x 1.5 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x 0.8 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.5 15.1
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.0 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/70R14 P195/75R14
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 P195/75R14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/70R14 P195/75R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2441 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 4244
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1152
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 6700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 1408
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14" x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14" x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4.0 14" x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
83 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
450 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 5000 160 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ECB NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.4L/147
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
131 @ 6000 142 @ 5000
Engine Oil Cooler
- - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
8.5 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.13 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
DD5 NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe Base Regular Cab
Vehicle Name
Dodge Neon Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
- 103.3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Chapman Strut Leaf Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double-wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.58
Axle Type - Front
- - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder

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