2005 Truck Of The Year - Road Test

Jan 1, 2005
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Make/Model
’05 {{{Dodge Dakota}}} Quad Cab
’05 {{{Dodge}}} Ram
SRT-10 Quad Cab
Price (as tested)
$32,884 $50,000
Engine
4.7L {{{Magnum}}} SOHC V-8 8.3L {{{Viper}}} OHV V-10
Horsepower
230 hp at 4,{{{600}}} rpm 500 hp at 5,600 rpm
Torque
290 lb-ft at 3,600 rpm 525 lb-ft at 4,{{{200}}} rpm
Transmission
Five-speed Auto Four-speed Auto 48RE
Suspension
Coil-over shock (f), leaf spring (r) Independent (f), live axle (r)
Brakes
Four-wheel antilock Performance four-wheel antilock
Wheelbase
131.3 in 140.5 in
Length
218.8 in 227.7 in
Width
71.7 in 79.9 in
Height
68.6 in 74.7 in
Curb Weight
4,758 lb 5,450 lb
Towing Capacity (as tested)
5,600 lb 7,500 lb
Acceleration (0-60 mph)
10.41 sec 6.94 sec
Quarter-Mile Time
17.81 sec at 75.92 mph 15.29 sec at 92.06 mph
Braking (60-0 mph)
152.68 ft 128.99 ft
’05 {{{Ford}}} Super Cab {{{F-250}}}
’05 {{{Nissan Frontier}}} King Cab
’05 {{{Toyota Tacoma}}}
Double Cab
$38,215 TBA TBA
6.8L Triton SOHC V-10 4.0L VQ40 DOHC V-6 4.0L DOHC V-6
362 hp at 4,750 rpm 265 hp at 5,600 rpm 245 hp at 5,200 rpm
457 lb-ft at 3,250 rpm 284 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm 282 lb-ft at 3,800 rpm
Five-speed Auto TorqShift Five-speed Auto Six-speed Manual
Twin coil monobeam (f), rigid axle leaf spring (r) Coilover independant (f), rigid axle leaf springs (r) Coilover independent (f), rigid axle leaf springs (r)
Four-wheel antilock Four-wheel antilock Four-wheel antilock
141.8 in 125.9 in 127.8 in
231.2 in 205.5 in 208.1 in
79.9 in 72.8 in 74.6 in
79.9 in 69.7 in 70.1 in
6,299 lb 4,000 lb (est.) 4,045 lb
12,500 lb 6,000 lb (est.) 6,500 lb
10.58 sec 9.77 sec 10.69 sec
18.0 sec at 76.86 mph 17.52 sec at {{{80}}}.97 mph 17.85 sec at 79.36 mph
167.81 ft 139.88 ft 136.67 ft
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