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September 2006
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2006 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 Laramie

The Good :)   Big bold exterior styling. Host of comfort options. Deep growling V8 engine.  Comfortable ride and spacious interior.  4x4 traction is a must.

The Bad :(   Too much plastic inside.  Needs better interior colors. Truck bed has holes which let dirt under the bedliner. 

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             The Dodge Dakota was completely redesigned from the ground up in 2005 and featured some innovative items not seen in the mid-size truck market.  By offering a powerful V-8 engine and a roomy interior, Dodge leapfrogged the competition by giving more bang for the buck.  The 2006 Dakota is the only truck in the mid-size market that is available with a V8 engine which gives it best-in-class torque and towing capabilities.

The 2006 Dodge Dakota 4x4 is available in either Club Cab or Quad Cab versions.  Both versions offer three trim levels, ST, SLT, or Laramie.  Also new this year are four high-performance models that give either added off-road capabilities or more street performance tuning.  These models are the Dakota TRX, TRX4 Off-Road, R/T and Night Runner.  

The Laramie model tested here is the top of the line luxury model and comes with a host of features such as automatic transmission, automatic headlamps, leather bucket seats with six-way power driver's seat, six-disc CD player, Alpine six-speaker system with 288-watt amplifier, remote audio controls, auto-dimming mirrors and Bluetooth wireless technology.

"With bold styling and a variety of versatile body and powertrain options, the 2006 Dodge Dakota is the leader in the mid-size pickup segment with several best-in-class claims and an array of unique model offerings," said Darryl Jackson, Vice President-Dodge Marketing, Chrysler Group.

            The Dakota Quad Cab Laramie offers great exterior looks.  The front end is big and bold with large headlamps and a larger painted front bumper with integrated fog lamps.  Two tow hooks protrude from the lower front bumper for even more rugged looks.  The large black grill is intimidating for anyone who happens to see you coming in the rear view mirror.  A deeply set fender makes the hood bulge out from the front end.  Along the sides we have large 17x8 chrome wheels wrapped in P265/65R 17 inch tires.  Chrome side steps give the Dakota a more finished appearance.  Body cladding on the lower portions of the sides also adds a bolder touch making construction workers green with envy. 

The rear end offers large flared fenders and big red rounded lamps.  Significant badging makes this truck more special in back from the horns, to the Laramie logo, to the V8 symbol.  We though the grab handle to lower the rear lid could have been stronger feeling and in a chrome material than the black plastic handle on the lid.  The black plastic covered protruding rear bumper also looks a bit 'old school' and should be more flowing with the rest of the truck. The truck bed is lined with a thick plastic so you do not scratch the paint or the lip of the truck bed. It would have been nicer if this was in a matching color to the body.  What we learned when we filled the bed up with a yard of topsoil was that dirt does get stuck under the bed liner by way of holes for straps.  We would not have figured this out had we not gone and filled the bed with something.  This made cleaning a bit difficult and ideally hooks would be covered and sealed in the bed.

            Step inside the Dakota and you find the most overall room in its class with a clean and macho design theme.  Getting in is made easy by doors that open 90 degrees and this little thing makes a huge difference in everyday use.  Use of boxy shapes is prevalent throughout the interior; just take a look at the air vents, instrument cluster surround and the central console.  Storage is what most contractors who buy this truck will look for and while space in the doors is just one large thin bin, in the center console lies space for pens, pads, cup holders with adjustable grab handles and a bottle holder.  A deep armrest provides space for books and a laptop. 

Parts used inside are a mix of hard and soft feeling plastics. Large grab handles fitted with a ribbed plastic feels better than most other parts. The Laramie model offers standard leather seating surfaces which makes the biggest difference inside.  The doors use hard feeling plastic panels which should be made soft, even though they are texturized to look like leather.  Strong looking door pulls do not feel so strong when you touch their lightweight plastic.  In some parts you can see screws such as inside the front door pulls.  This can either be construed as a macho or a cheap look.  Shiny plastic trim is used on the center console covering the stereo and ventilation controls and it did add a nice touch to an otherwise grey interior.  By the way, grey is the only color offered in the Dakota, we would rather like a black or brown added to the color charts. 

            The instrument cluster is big and easy to read.  The steering wheel is not adjustable in as many ways as we would have liked and intrudes into the cabin a bit too much.  There are cruise controls buttons and stereo controls on the back of the steering wheel which are very convenient.  The leather wrapped steering wheel has a nice thick and hefty feel.   Something that could have been made to feel better would be the gear shift lever, it just felt a bit cheap.  Pedals are not adjustable and so you have to sit close to the steering wheel if you are short, and again it is not adjustable inward or outward.

The best part of the Dakota is that it is very roomy.  "Longer and wider than the mid-size competition, the Dodge Dakota offers best-in-class overall interior space and comfort." said JacksonThe Dodge Dakota Quad Cab offers the most overall interior space in its class with available six-passenger seating.  There is 55.8 cu. ft. of interior volume in the Dakota Quad Cab.  With rear seats folded, 37.1 cu. ft. of storage space is available behind the Dakota Quad Cab's front seat.  These two seats in back easily fold up without much complication.

            The driver's seat is adjustable in many ways and they are all powered which is a great thing.  The passenger seat up front is not so lucky.  Both front seats have a dual position seat heating element to keep you warm in the winter.  We found the seats to lack bolstering in the backs so you tend to move a bit too much in turns.  The rear seats are big and roomy but are not angled enough, so you sit in a position that is too straight.  Also in the rear are two cup holders in the center of the rear cabin and a vent window for the rear trunk bed.  We liked the large windows all around which provide a good view from the high seating position. 

            The Laramie edition features a powerful 276 watt 6-speaker Alpine stereo with 6-disc CD player.  This along with the satellite stereo system provided great sound.  We hardly ever used the good old AM/FM radio in our test.  Optional features available on all 2006 models are an audio auxiliary jack that enables playback of personal audio devices such as an Apple Ipod and a powerful 508-watt SoundBox.  Another great feature was the UConnect Bluetooth phone system which enables you to have a hands free speakerphone in the car and you can talk numbers to the system for it to dial while you are driving.  A phone book can also be programmed with names.  It is quite easy to use and though a bit slow and imperfect, works well. 

The Laramie model tested here features the optional 4.7 Liter high output Magnum V8 with 260 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque.  That is 30 more horses and 20 more pounds of torque compared to the regular Magnum V8 which is rated at 230 horsepower and 290 lb.-ft of torque.  Dakota 4x4 models come standard with a part-time 4LOCK and 4LO four-wheel-drive system or available class-exclusive full-time four-wheel-drive transfer case that provides all-wheel-drive traction all the time.  The Dakota also has a hyrdroformed, fully boxed frame that makes it much more rigid and strong.  The standard independent front coil-over shock suspension and rear stabilizer bar help give Dakota its smooth ride and handling with reduced body roll under loaded conditions. 

"The Dodge Dakota's hydroformed and fully boxed frame delivers refined ride and handling, and strength to carry heavy loads," said Mike Donoughe, Vice President-Body-on-Frame Product Team, Chrysler Group. "We recognize that the Dodge Dakota is used for family transportation, for the daily commute, and certainly to tow and haul. Aerodynamics, hydroforming frame rails and superior craftsmanship make Dodge Dakota an extremely accomplished all-around truck."

For someone who usually drives a sedan, driving this big bad truck is probably much like driving a semi tractor trailer.  The seat position is high and the engine is powerful.  Push the gas and you hear a nice growl from the big V8.  Body lean is evident but something you can live with.  The truck bounces on roads which are bumpy and this should be controlled.  On smooth roads and highways the truck handles well and is stable at high speeds.  You do have a sense of power and behind the wheel you feel invincible.  Steering feel is good and accurate.  This is a great improvement over the previous generation Dakota.  It is also very quite inside which is a pleasant surprise.  Dodge used sound deadening materials and thicker glass to keep things very quite inside the cabin at normal cruising speeds.  The 4x4 model ads a great deal of stability that the 4x2 did not have.  Now you can go fearlessly into dirt piles and mud pits where with the 4x2 you are basically fooling yourself.  This is truly a great daily driver with power and comfort. 

The Dakota offers loads of safety features that further make it a unique truck.  Multistage driver and front passenger air bags and supplemental side curtain airbags (which are optional) help a great deal.  There's also a replaceable hydroformed front frame structure with octagonal front frame rail tips.  Large front disc brakes and standard rear or available four wheel antilock brakes help prevent wheel lockup and improve steering control.  Rear seats also have head restraints with a foam padded steel rod structure and ladder style design for a clearer view out back. 

A three year or 36,000 mile basic limited warranty applies.  Towing assistance is free during the warranty period as well. 

            Our test vehicle starts off at a base price of $29,790.  Optional are many items inside such as the skid plate group for $170 which includes tow hooks, a fuel tank skid plate shield, and a transfer case and front suspension skid plate.  The sport appearance group for $295 features body color grille, side molding, front fascia, and rear bumper.  A trailer tow prep group for $525 offers a heavy duty service group, heavy duty engine cooling, auxiliary in-tank transmission oil cooler, 6 feet by 9 feet power fold away mirrors, a class IV hitch receiver, a 750 amp maintenance free battery, a 7 pin wiring harness, and heating elements for the exterior mirrors.  Four wheel antilock brakes add $495.  Supplemental side curtain air bags for the front and second row adds $495.  A heavy duty electric full time four wheel drive transfer case is $395.  A 5-speed automatic transmission is $75 more.  The main feature, a 4.7 liter high output V8 Engine with an electric shift on the fly transfer case and anti-spin differential rear axle ads $1,615.  A rear sliding window adds $140.  Heated front seats are $250.  Chrome tubular side steps by Mopar are $525.  An engine block heater is $35.  The Uconnect hands free cell phone system is $275.  Large 265 17-inch on and off road tires are $125.  Chrome clad 17-inch aluminum wheels are $595.  The under the rail bedliner is $245.  A destination charge of $645 brings our total as tested price to $36,690.  US or Canadian parts content is 77%.  The final assembly point is Warren, Michigan and the engine and transmission both originate from the US.  The smog index for this truck is 1.0 making it about 2 times worse than a regular average vehicle.  EPA gas mileage as noted on the sticker is 15mpg City and 20mpg Highway.  We got considerably less, coming in at 13mpg in the city and 17mpg on the highway.

 

     

 

 

 

PRICING INVOICE RETAIL
Base Pricing 29,790 27,098
28J   Quick Order Package 28J 1,487 1,690
AN4   TRX4 Off-Road Group (w/5-Speed Automatic Transmission) 1,056 1,200
26J   Quick Order Package 26J 757 860
GWA   Power Sunroof 748 850
AN4   TRX4 Off-Road Group 748 850
WGV   17x8.0 Chrome Clad Alloy Wheels 524 595
MRT   MOPAR Chrome Tubular Side Steps 462 525
AHC   Trailer Tow Group 462 525
CGS   Supplemental Side Airbags 436 495
BGK   Four-Wheel Anti-lock Brakes 436 495
DHV   Electronic Transfer Case 348 395
RSP   UConnect Hands-Free Communication 317 360
AHC   Trailer Tow Group 304 345
DSA   Limited Slip Rear Differential 260 295
AGG   Sport Appearance Group 260 295
QL   Front Leather Trimmed 40/20/40 Bench 242 275
JPM   Heated Front Seats 220 250
XME   Under Rail Bedliner 165 245
GFD   Rear Sliding Window 123 140
TXX   P265/65R17 OWL All-Terrain Tires 110 125
DMH   3.92 Axle Ratio 35 40
NHK   Engine Block Heater 31 35

 

  2007 Dodge Dakota
Laramie 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 4A)
2007 Chevrolet Colorado
LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A)
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
2006 Nissan Frontier
SE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
2006 Toyota Tacoma
V6 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
MSRP $29,080 $23,710 $28,340 $24,700 $25,315
Invoice $26,466 $22,169 $26,698 $23,102 $22,945
Basic 3 yr. / 36000 mi. 3 yr. / 36000 mi. 3 yr. / 36000 mi. 3 yr. / 36000 mi. 3 yr. / 36000 mi.
Drivetrain 3 yr. / 36000 mi. 3 yr. / 36000 mi. 5 yr. / 60000 mi. 5 yr. / 60000 mi. 5 yr. / 60000 mi.
Roadside 3 yr. / 36000 mi. 3 yr. / 36000 mi. 5 yr. / 60000 mi. 3 yr. / 36000 mi.  
Base Engine Type & Cylinders 4.7-liter V8 high-output engine inline 5 V6 V6 V6
Base Engine Displacement 4.7 Liter 3.7 liters 4.0 liters 4.0 liters 4.0 liters
Valvetrain 12 Valves
single overhead cam (SOHC)
20 Valves
double overhead cam (DOHC)
12 Valves
single overhead cam (SOHC)
24 Valves
double overhead cam (DOHC)
24 Valves
double overhead cam (DOHC)
Variable Valve Timing Not Available Standard Not Available Standard Standard
Horsepower 260 hp @ 5200 rpm 242 hp @ 5600 rpm 210 hp @ 5100 rpm 265 hp @ 5600 rpm 236 hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque 310 ft-lbs. @ 3500 rpm 242 ft-lbs. @ 4600 rpm 254 ft-lbs. @ 3700 rpm 284 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm 266 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
5 Cyl Not Available Standard Not Available Not Available Not Available
6 Cyl Standard Not Available Standard Standard Standard
8 Cyl Optional Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
4 Speed Automatic Standard Standard Not Available Not Available Not Available
5 Speed Automatic Optional Not Available Standard Standard Standard
Drivetrain Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
Driven Wheels four wheel drive four wheel drive four wheel drive four wheel drive four wheel drive
4WD Type part time part time on demand part time part time
Transfer Case Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Center Differential Not Available Not Available mechanical Not Available Not Available
Limited Slip Differential - Rear Optional Not Available Not Available Not Available Optional
Locking Differential - Rear Not Available Optional Not Available Not Available Optional
Locking Differential - Center Optional Not Available Standard Not Available Not Available
Locking Hubs automatic automatic Not Available automatic automatic
Descent Control Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Optional
Suspension Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
Independent Suspension front front four-wheel front front
Stabilizer Bars front and rear front front and rear front front
Tires and Wheels Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
Tires P265/70R16
all season
P235/75R15
all season
P235/65R18
all season
P265/70R16
all season
P245/75R16
all season
Wheels alloy
16 x 8.0 in.
alloy
15 x 6.5 in.
alloy
18 x 7.5 in.
alloy
16 x 7 in.
steel
16 x 7.0 in.
Spare fullsize non-matching
steel
temporary
steel
fullsize non-matching
steel
fullsize matching
steel
fullsize matching
steel
Roof and Glass Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
Sunroof Not Available power glass - Optional power glass - Optional power glass - Optional Not Available
Front Wipers variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent intermittent
Rear Defogger Optional Not Available Not Available Standard Not Available
Privacy Glass Standard Optional Standard Not Available Optional
Truck Features Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
Auxilliary Engine Cooler Optional Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Auxilliary Transmission Cooler Optional Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Bed Extender Not Available Not Available Optional Optional Not Available
Bumpers chrome chrome Not Available chrome painted
Door Reinforcements Standard Standard Not Available Standard Standard
Running Boards tube - Optional step - Optional step Not Available step - Optional
Tonneau Cover Not Available Not Available hard - Optional hard - Optional Not Available
Vinyl Floor Covering Not Available Not Available Standard Not Available Not Available
Bed Length Short Bed Short Bed Short Bed Short Bed Short Bed
Towing Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
Trailer Hitch Optional Not Available Standard Optional Not Available
Trailer Wiring Optional Not Available Standard Not Available Not Available
Exterior Features Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
Chrome Grille Standard Not Available Standard Standard Not Available
Skid Plates Optional Standard Not Available Not Available Optional
Seating Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
Total Seating Capacity 5 6 5 5 5
Front Seat Type bucket 40-60 split bench sport bucket bucket
Upholstery Type leather premium cloth cloth cloth premium cloth
Driver Seat Power Adjustable 6 8 - Optional 6 Not Available Not Available
Driver Seat Lumbar Support Standard Optional Standard Not Available Standard
Driver Seat Height Adjustable Standard Not Available Standard Not Available Not Available
Driver Seat Heated Optional Optional Optional Not Available Not Available
Passenger Seat Power Adjustable Not Available 6 - Optional Not Available Not Available Not Available
Passenger Seat Lumbar Support Not Available Optional Optional Not Available Not Available
Passenger Seat Heated Optional Optional Optional Not Available Not Available
Rear Seat Type 40-60 split bench 40-60 split bench 40-60 split bench bench 40-60 split bench
Rear Seat Folding split folding split folding split folding split folding split folding
Rear Center Armrest Not Available Not Available Not Available folding Not Available
Rear Heat Not Available rear ventilation ducts rear ventilation ducts rear ventilation ducts rear ventilation ducts
Power Features Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
Power Door Locks remote power door locks remote power door locks remote power door locks power door locks - Optional remote power door locks
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard Optional Standard
One-Touch Power Windows 1 Not Available 1 1 - Optional Not Available
Heated Driver Mirror Optional Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Heated Passenger Mirror Optional Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Outside Driver Mirror Adjustment power power power manual remote power
Outside Passenger Mirror Adjustment power power power manual remote power
Convenience Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
Cruise Control cruise control cruise control cruise control cruise control - Optional cruise control - Optional
Power Steering power steering power steering power steering speed-proportional power steering speed-proportional power steering
Adjustable Pedals Not Available Not Available Optional Not Available Not Available
Steering Adjustment tilt-adjustable tilt-adjustable tilt-adjustable tilt-adjustable tilt and telescopic
Cruise Control on Steering Wheel Not Available Not Available Standard Not Available Optional
Audio Control on Steering Wheel Standard Not Available Optional Not Available Optional
Cupholders front and rear front and rear front front and rear front and rear
Door Pockets front front and rear front front and rear front and rear
Seatback Storage Not Available Not Available Standard Standard Standard
Cargo Area Tie Downs Not Available Standard Standard Standard Standard
Power Outlets - Front Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Power Outlets - Rear   Not Available Standard Not Available Not Available
Power Outlets - Cargo Area Not Available Not Available Standard Not Available Not Available
Center Console Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Overhead Console   Not Available Standard Standard Standard
Universal Remote Transmitter Standard Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
Retained Accessory Power Standard Standard Standard Not Available Not Available
Comfort Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
Front Air Conditioning air conditioning air conditioning air conditioning air conditioning air conditioning
Front Air Conditioning Zones single single single single single
Air Filtration Not Available Not Available Not Available interior air filtration - Optional Not Available
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Not Available electrochromatic - Optional electrochromatic - Optional Not Available Not Available
Reading Lights front reading lights front reading lights - Optional front reading lights front reading lights front reading lights
Vanity Mirrors passenger vanity mirror passenger vanity mirror dual illuminated vanity mirrors dual vanity mirrors dual vanity mirrors - Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard Optional Optional
Cargo Area Trunk Lights Standard Standard Standard Standard Not Available
Premium Shift Knob Trim Not Available Not Available leather Not Available leather - Optional
Premium Steering Wheel Trim leather-wrapped leather-wrapped leather-wrapped Not Available leather - Optional
Instrumentation Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Clock Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
External Temperature Not Available Optional Standard Not Available Not Available
Low Fuel Warning Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Compass Not Available Optional Standard Not Available Not Available
Safety Features Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
Brakes - Front ventilated disc ventilated disc ventilated disc ventilated disc ventilated disc
Brakes - Rear drum drum disc ventilated disc drum
Braking Assist Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Standard
Anti - Lock Brakes ABS, rear wheel only 4-wheel ABS 4-wheel ABS 4-wheel ABS 4-wheel ABS
Traction Control Not Available Not Available Standard Optional Optional
Stability Control Not Available Not Available Standard Not Available Optional
De-powered Air Bags Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Head Air Bag front and rear - Optional front and rear - Optional front and rear - Optional front and rear - Optional front and rear - Optional
Side Air Bag Not Available Not Available dual front dual front - Optional dual front - Optional
Seatbelt Pretensioners Not Available front front front front
Front Center Seatbelt Type Not Available lap belt Not Available Not Available Not Available
Rear Center Seatbelt Type 3-point belt 3-point belt 3-point belt 3-point belt 3-point belt
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard   Standard
Child Seat Anchors Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Front Headrests 2 2 2 2 2
Rear Headrests 2 2 3 2 3
Engine Immobilizer Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Headlight Auto Delay     Standard Not Available Not Available
Headlight Dusk Sensor Standard Standard Standard Not Available Not Available
Daytime Running Lights Not Available Standard Not Available Not Available Optional
Front Fog Lights Standard Optional Standard Not Available Optional
Anti-Theft Alarm System remote anti-theft alarm system Not Available Not Available remote anti-theft alarm system - Optional Not Available
Audio System Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
Premium Brand Speakers Alpine Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Optional Not Available Not Available
CD In-Dash 6 CD player single CD player single CD player single CD player single CD player
CD MP3 Playback Standard Standard Standard Not Available Not Available
Total Number of Speakers 6 6   6 6
Watts 276 Not Published      
Antenna Type mast mast mast mast mast
Telematics Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
Satellite Communications System Not Available OnStar - Optional Not Available Not Available Not Available
Phone Not Available hands free phone - Optional Not Available Not Available Not Available
SPECS
Handling Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
Acceleration (0 - 60 mph) 9.3 secs.       9.6 secs.
Braking Distance (60 - 0 mph) 130.6 ft.       125 ft.
Turning Circle 44 ft. 44.3 ft. 41 ft. 43.4 ft. 40.7 ft.
Hauling Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
Max. Cargo Capacity   Not Available   27 cu. ft. Not Published
Max. Payload Capacity 1400 lbs. 1338 lbs. 1420 lbs. 1381 lbs. 1370 lbs.
Max. Towing Capacity 6800 lbs. 4000 lbs. 5140 lbs. 6100 lbs. 6500 lbs.
EPA Mileage Estimates Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
City 15 mpg.     15 mpg. 17 mpg.
Highway 19 mpg.     20 mpg. 21 mpg.
Range in Miles Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
City 330 mi.     317 mi. 357 mi.
Highway 418 mi.     422 mi. 441 mi.
Fuel Data Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
Fuel Tank Capacity 22 gal. 19 gal. 22.5 gal. 21.1 gal. 21 gal.
Fuel Type regular unleaded regular unleaded regular unleaded regular unleaded regular unleaded
Exterior Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
Length 218.8 in. 207.1 in. 210.2 in. 205.5 in. 208.1 in.
Width 74.3 in. 68.6 in. 73.7 in. 72.8 in. 74.6 in.
Height 68.7 in. 67.9 in. 71.9 in. 70.1 in. 70.1 in.
Weight 4611 lbs. 4062 lbs. 4687 lbs. 4455 lbs. 4080 lbs.
Wheel Base 131.3 in. 126 in. 130.5 in. 125.9 in. 127.8 in.
Ground Clearance 7.9 in. 7.7 in.   10.1 in. 9.4 in.
Interior Dakota Colorado Explorer Sport Trac Frontier Tacoma
Front Headroom 39.9 in. 39.6 in. 39.8 in. 40 in. 40.1 in.
Rear Headroom 38.4 in. 38.3 in. 38.5 in. 38.7 in. 38.5 in.
Front Shoulder Room 57.7 in. 57.1 in. 59 in. 58.3 in. 57.7 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 57.5 in. 57.1 in. 58.9 in. 58.3 in. 59.3 in.
Front Hip Room 54.9 in. 53.3 in. 55.4 in. 55.6 in. 53.6 in.
Rear Hip Room 56 in. 52.9 in. 55.5 in. 58 in. 55.2 in.
Front Leg Room 41.9 in. 42.2 in. 42.4 in. 42.4 in. 41.7 in.
Rear Leg Room 36.4 in. 34.8 in. 36.8 in. 33.6 in. 32.6 in.

 

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