The H3T stands out in this category for its styling and the HUMMER brand's cachet with a certain crowd, but plenty of people are likely to be scared away from that brand's eco-unfriendly image; the H3T is considerably more expensive, too.
The two vehicles in this class with the freshest look are the H3T and the Ridgeline, which received a modest refresh for 2009.
The Colorado is on paper a competitor, but in the real world its powertrains are uncivilized and it feels in a class below the others.
However, the imports offer quality and dynamic performance advantages over the Dodge.
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|2009 Dodge DakotaBrowse Used Listings||2008 Honda RidgelineBrowse Used Listings||2008 Nissan FrontierBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota TacomaBrowse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas 4-cyl||Gas I4|
|N/A||4WD Pickup Trucks||N/A||N/A|
|2WD Ext Cab ST||4WD Crew Cab RT||2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE||2WD Reg I4 MT (SE)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Extended Cab 6'7" Bed||4 Door Crew Cab||King Cab||Regular Cab|
|Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD|
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|2009 Dodge Dakota vs. 2008 Honda Ridgeline||2009 Dodge Dakota vs. 2008 Nissan Frontier||2009 Dodge Dakota vs. 2008 Toyota Tacoma|