Compare 2008 Toyota Tacoma vs 2008 Dodge Dakota

2008 Toyota Tacoma
2008 Dodge Dakota
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2WD Access I4 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $17,083 $18,620
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 MT 20 25 $16,257 $17,720
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $16,953 $18,480
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $19,097 $20,815
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 19 $18,289 $19,935
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $22,059 $24,045
Tacoma 2WD Dbl LB V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,882 $23,040
Tacoma 2WD Dbl V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,429 $22,540
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $14,067 $15,180
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 MT 20 25 $13,233 $14,280
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $14,040 $15,150
Tacoma 4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $19,776 $21,555
Tacoma 4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $22,008 $23,990
Tacoma 4WD Access V6 MT 15 18 $21,203 $23,110
Tacoma 4WD Dbl LB V6 AT 16 20 $23,670 $26,115
Tacoma 4WD Dbl V6 AT 16 20 $23,217 $25,615
Tacoma 4WD Dbl V6 MT 15 18 $22,418 $24,735
Tacoma 4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $16,890 $18,225
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,083
$22,606
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,620
$24,675
Monthly Payment Estimate
$310 / month
$411 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks. 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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.6 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
35.2 38.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
28.2 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - 38.7
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 37.7
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - 144.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
208.1 218.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - 8.0
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - 74.2
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 48.8
Wheelbase (in)
127.2 131.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - 7.9
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - 25.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 71.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - 31.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 37.1
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
56.7 59.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.0 17.6
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 37.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 59.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.5 45.2
Tailgate Width (in)
52.9 53.3
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
73.5 64.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 12.3 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10 x - TBD - 11.6 x 2.25
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 22.0
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Inboard LH
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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)
42.0 44.0
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2064
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TP5
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R15 P265/60R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 690
Spare Tire Size
Full-size - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA TP5
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2064
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 690
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R15 P265/60R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 445
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4450
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 4450
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 445
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2685 3600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1555 1919
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2380 3100
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7500 9000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1955 2346
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4850 6010
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
159 @ 5200 210 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3800 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA EKG
Displacement
2.7L/164 3.7L/226
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 15
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
- TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 - TBD -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA DGV
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- TBD - NA
Trans Power Take Off
- TBD - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.80 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Type
4 4
Summary
Body Style
Access Cab Crew Cab 5'5" Bed
Vehicle Name
Toyota Tacoma Dodge Dakota
Body Code
- TBD - 131.3" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Semi-Floating Hypoid
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 3850
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3100
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - 3.55
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3100
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- TBD - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 3850
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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