2005 Truck of the Year
Make/Model'05 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab'05 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Quad Cab'05 Ford Super Cab F-250 '05 Nissan Frontier King Cab'05 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
Price (as tested)$32,884$50,000$38,215TBATBA
Engine4.7L Magnum SOHC V-88.3L Viper OHV V-106.8L Triton SOHC V-10 4.0L VQ40 DOHC V-64.0L DOHC V-6
Horsepower230 hp at 4,600 rpm500 hp at 5,600 rpm 362 hp at 4,750 rpm265 hp at 5,600 rpm245 hp at 5,200 rpm
Torque290 lb-ft at 3,600 rpm525 lb-ft at 4,200 rpm457 lb-ft at 3,250 rpm284 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm282 lb-ft at 3,800 rpm
TransmissionFive-speed AutoFour-speed Auto 48REFive-speed Auto TorqShiftFive-speed AutoSix-speed Manual
SuspensionCoil-over shock (f), leaf spring (r)Independent (f), live axle (r)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)
BrakesFour-wheel antilockPerformance four-wheel antilockFour-wheel antilockFour-wheel antilockFour-wheel antilock
Wheelbase131.3 in140.5 in141.8 in125.9 in127.8 in
Length218.8 in227.7 in231.2 in205.5 in208.1 in
Width71.7 in79.9 in79.9 in72.8 in74.6 in
Height68.6 in74.7 in79.9 in 69.7 in70.1 in
Curb Weight4,758 lb5,450 lb6,299 lb4,000 lb (est.) 4,045 lb
Towing Capacity (as tested)5,600 lb7,500 lb12,500 lb6,000 lb (est.)6,500 lb
Acceleration (0-60 mph)10.41 sec6.94 sec10.58 sec9.77 sec10.69 sec
Quarter-Mile Time17.81 sec at 75.92 mph15.29 sec at 92.06 mph18.0 sec at 76.86 mph17.52 sec at 80.97 mph17.85 sec at 79.36 mph
Braking (60-0 mph)152.68 ft128.99 ft167.81 ft139.88 ft136.67 ft