2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Competitors

$23-28k regular-duty truck, designed & built in U.S.A. 14-15 city / 18-20 hwy 308-440 mile range, gas engine
210 hp 225 cu. in. V6 6.6' box 1,610-1,810 lb capacity

As well as being compared against other truck and SUVs, the 2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star is also often compared to passenger vans, minivans, sports cars and cars. The 2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star's top rivals come from Toyota (such as the Tacoma Double Cab and the 4Runner Limited) and Ford (such as the Ranger Super Cab Sport and the Mustang GT)

compared to truck and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star compared to other truck and SUV competitors include: it has better traction (four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive), safer in head-on collisions for the driver (5 stars vs 2 stars), safer in head-on collisions for the front passenger (5 stars vs 2 stars), safer in side collisions for the driver (5 stars vs 4 stars) and less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change (4 stars vs 3 stars).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (14 mpg vs 19 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (18 mpg vs 25 mpg), is slightly more sluggish (20.9 lb/hp vs 16.8 lb/hp), has much fewer airbags (2 vs 5) and gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (308 miles vs 391 miles).

2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
$22,675

Significant advantages of the Tacoma Double Cab (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Many more airbags: 6 vs 2
  • Electronic stability control
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 525 miles vs 396 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Tacoma Double Cab (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 2 stars vs 5 stars
  • Only has four-wheel drive: two-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the driver: 4 stars vs 5 stars

common strengths of the Tacoma Double Cab and Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Power mirrors availability
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab vs the 2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

2011 Ford Ranger Super Cab Sport

2011 Ford Ranger Super Cab Sport
$24,320

Significant advantages of the Ranger Super Cab Sport (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Better brakes
  • Electronic stability control
  • Antilock brakes comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Ranger Super Cab Sport (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the driver: 2 stars vs 5 stars
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 2 stars vs 5 stars
  • Much more cramped back seats: 10.6 ft3 vs 38.9 ft3

common strengths of the Ranger Super Cab Sport and Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Power mirrors availability
arrow Compare the 2011 Ford Ranger Super Cab Sport vs the 2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X
$21,220

Significant advantages of the Forester 2.5X (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Better brakes
  • Electronic stability control
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 27 mpg vs 18 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Forester 2.5X (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the driver: 4 stars vs 5 stars
  • Only has four-wheel drive: all-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Entertainment system not available

common strengths of the Forester 2.5X and Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

  • Good protection, only 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X vs the 2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

2011 Dodge Nitro Shock

2011 Dodge Nitro Shock
$27,995

Significant advantages of the Nitro Shock (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Better brakes
  • Electronic stability control
  • Significantly more airbags: 4 vs 2

Significant disadvantages of the Nitro Shock (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: two-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 3 stars vs 4 stars
  • CD changer not available

common strengths of the Nitro Shock and Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Power mirrors availability
  • Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system
arrow Compare the Nitro Shock vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited

2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
$39,210

Significant advantages of the 4Runner Limited (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Many more airbags: 6 vs 2
  • Better brakes
  • Electronic stability control

Significant disadvantages of the 4Runner Limited (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: two-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 3 stars vs 4 stars
  • Entertainment system not available

common strengths of the 4Runner Limited and Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Power mirrors availability
  • Rock on in the {better}; but prepare to pay to get a CD player in the {worse}
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited vs the 2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

2011 Dodge Durango Express

2011 Dodge Durango Express
$30,045

Significant advantages of the Durango Express (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Better brakes
  • Electronic stability control
  • Many more airbags: 5 vs 2

Significant disadvantages of the Durango Express (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: two-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • CD changer not available

common strengths of the Durango Express and Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Power mirrors availability
  • Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system
arrow Compare the Durango Express vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

compared to passenger van competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star compared to passenger van competitors include: it is much more fuel efficient in the city (14 mpg vs 11 mpg), is significantly more fuel efficient on the highway (18 mpg vs 17 mpg), has better traction (four-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive), has an auxiliary audio input jack and less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change (4 stars vs 3 stars).

However, on average it has much fewer seats (5 vs 12), has significantly fewer airbags (2 vs 4), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (308 miles vs 341 miles), gets much less from a tank of gas on the highway (396 miles vs 527 miles) and has much less cargo space (30.0 ft3 vs 217.3 ft3).

2011 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger LS

2011 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger LS
$30,325

Significant advantages of the Express 2500 Passenger LS (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Much roomier front seats: 65.4 ft3 vs 55.4 ft3
  • Much more cargo room: 217.3 ft3 vs 30.0 ft3
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 527 miles vs 396 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Express 2500 Passenger LS (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: rear-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Much worse city mileage: 11 mpg vs 14 mpg
  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack

common strengths of the Express 2500 Passenger LS and Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 17 mpg vs 18 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $30,325 vs $28,620
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Express 2500 Passenger LS vs the 2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

2011 GMC Savana 2500 Passenger LT

2011 GMC Savana 2500 Passenger LT
$32,175

Significant advantages of the Savana 2500 Passenger LT (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Much roomier front seats: 65.4 ft3 vs 55.4 ft3
  • Much more cargo room: 216.2 ft3 vs 30.0 ft3
  • Better brakes

Significant disadvantages of the Savana 2500 Passenger LT (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: rear-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack
  • Entertainment system not available

common strengths of the Savana 2500 Passenger LT and Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

  • Inexpensive: $32,175 vs $28,620
  • Cruise control availability
  • Both have keyless entry
arrow Compare the 2011 GMC Savana 2500 Passenger LT vs the 2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

compared to minivan competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star compared to minivan competitors include: it has better traction (four-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive), significantly more towing weight (1,610 lb vs 1,200 lb), has optional entertainment system (optional vs not available), has optional CD changer (optional vs not available) and significantly more ground clearance (7.9" vs 6.1").

However, on average it has much fewer airbags (2 vs 6), has much less cargo space (30.0 ft3 vs 143.8 ft3), has slightly less spacious front seats (55.4 ft3 vs 65.2 ft3), has slightly less spacious back seats (38.9 ft3 vs 44.5 ft3) and is much less fuel efficient in the city (14 mpg vs 21 mpg).

2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT

2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT
$23,585

Significant advantages of the Transit Connect Cargo XLT (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Much more cargo room: 129.6 ft3 vs 30.0 ft3
  • Much roomier front seats: 65.2 ft3 vs 55.4 ft3
  • Much better highway mileage: 26 mpg vs 18 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Transit Connect Cargo XLT (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Number of rows of seating: 1 vs 2
  • Fewer seats: 2 vs 5

common strengths of the Transit Connect Cargo XLT and Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

  • Both vehicles have above average towing capacity: 1,600 lb vs 1,610 lb
  • Both vehicles ride hide, good for off-roading: 7.2" vs 7.9"
arrow Compare the 2012 Ford Transit Connect Cargo XLT vs the 2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

2011 Volkswagen Routan S

2011 Volkswagen Routan S
$27,750

Significant advantages of the Routan S (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Much more cargo room: 144.4 ft3 vs 30.0 ft3
  • Many more airbags: 6 vs 2
  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2

Significant disadvantages of the Routan S (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Many lower towing capacity: 1,200 lb vs 1,610 lb
  • Entertainment system not available

common strengths of the Routan S and Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

  • None found
arrow Compare the 2011 Volkswagen Routan S vs the 2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited

2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited
$39,995

Significant advantages of the Town & Country Limited (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Much more cargo room: 143.8 ft3 vs 30.0 ft3
  • Many more airbags: 6 vs 2
  • Much better highway mileage: 25 mpg vs 18 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Town & Country Limited (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Many lower towing capacity: 1,200 lb vs 1,610 lb
  • Significantly more expensive: $39,995 vs $28,620

common strengths of the Town & Country Limited and Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

  • Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the {worse}
arrow Compare the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited vs the 2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star compared to sports car competitors include: it has significantly more cargo space (30.0 ft3 vs 13.4 ft3), has slightly more spacious front seats (55.4 ft3 vs 47.3 ft3), has slightly more spacious back seats (38.9 ft3 vs 32.3 ft3), much more towing weight (1,610 lb vs 816 lb) and has optional CD changer (optional vs not available).

However, on average it is slightly less powerful (210 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 291 HP @ 6,500 RPM), only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs turbocharger), is significantly less fuel efficient in the city (14 mpg vs 28 mpg), is much less fuel efficient on the highway (18 mpg vs 35 mpg) and is significantly more sluggish (20.9 lb/hp vs 12.1 lb/hp).

2012 Ford Mustang GT

2012 Ford Mustang GT
$30,105

Significant advantages of the Mustang GT (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Significantly more powerful: 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 210 HP @ 5,200 RPM
  • Better brakes
  • Electronic stability control

Significant disadvantages of the Mustang GT (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Much less cargo room: 13.4 ft3 vs 30.0 ft3
  • More cramped back seats: 30.9 ft3 vs 38.9 ft3
  • More trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 272 miles vs 308 miles

common strengths of the Mustang GT and Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

  • Inexpensive: $30,105 vs $28,620
  • Both have power outlets
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 2
arrow Compare the 2012 Ford Mustang GT vs the 2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

2011 MINI Cooper Clubman

2011 MINI Cooper Clubman
$21,800

Significant advantages of the Cooper Clubman (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Much better highway mileage: 35 mpg vs 18 mpg
  • Much better city mileage: 28 mpg vs 14 mpg
  • Better brakes

Significant disadvantages of the Cooper Clubman (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Many lower towing capacity: 816 lb vs 1,610 lb
  • Much more cramped front seats: 47.3 ft3 vs 55.4 ft3
  • Much less ground clearance for rough terrain: 4.5" vs 7.9"

common strengths of the Cooper Clubman and Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

  • Lots of cargo room: 32.8 ft3 vs 30.0 ft3
  • Good city range: 370 miles vs 308 miles
  • Inexpensive: $21,800 vs $28,620
arrow Compare the 2011 MINI Cooper Clubman vs the 2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
$34,770

Significant advantages of the Lancer Evolution GSR (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Lancer Evolution GSR's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Better brakes
  • Electronic stability control

Significant disadvantages of the Lancer Evolution GSR (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Much less cargo room: 6.9 ft3 vs 30.0 ft3
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 246 miles vs 308 miles
  • Much less ground clearance for rough terrain: 5.3" vs 7.9"

common strengths of the Lancer Evolution GSR and Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

  • Both have spacious front seats: 54.6 ft3 vs 55.4 ft3
  • Inexpensive: $34,770 vs $28,620
  • Both vehicles ride hide, good for off-roading: 5.3" vs 7.9"
arrow Compare the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR vs the 2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star compared to car competitors include: it is slightly more powerful (210 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 150 HP @ 5,100 RPM), has slightly more spacious front seats (55.4 ft3 vs 51.8 ft3), has better traction (four-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive), safer in head-on collisions for the driver (5 stars vs 4 stars) and safer in head-on collisions for the front passenger (5 stars vs 4 stars).

However, on average it is significantly less fuel efficient in the city (14 mpg vs 30 mpg), is much less fuel efficient on the highway (18 mpg vs 38 mpg), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), has much fewer airbags (2 vs 5) and gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (396 miles vs 456 miles).

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited
$29,220

Significant advantages of the Outback 2.5i Limited (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Electronic stability control

Significant disadvantages of the Outback 2.5i Limited (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Many lower towing capacity: 1,021 lb vs 1,610 lb
  • Power locks not available
  • Only has four-wheel drive: all-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive

common strengths of the Outback 2.5i Limited and Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

  • Both have good drivetrains for driving off-road or in poor weather: all-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Both vehicles have above average towing capacity: 1,021 lb vs 1,610 lb
  • Both have lots of cargo room: 71.3 ft3 vs 30.0 ft3
arrow Compare the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited vs the 2010 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium

2011 Buick Lucerne CXL Premium
$36,440

Significant advantages of the Lucerne CXL Premium (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Electronic stability control
  • Many more airbags: 5 vs 2

Significant disadvantages of the Lucerne CXL Premium (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Less safe in side crashes for the driver: 2 stars vs 5 stars
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 4 stars vs 5 stars

common strengths of the Lucerne CXL Premium and Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

  • Both have spacious front seats: 56.3 ft3 vs 55.4 ft3
  • Good protection, only 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
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2012 Hyundai Accent GLS

2012 Hyundai Accent GLS
$13,205

Significant advantages of the Accent GLS (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Much better highway mileage: 40 mpg vs 18 mpg
  • Much better city mileage: 30 mpg vs 14 mpg
  • Electronic stability control

Significant disadvantages of the Accent GLS (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Front air conditioning not available
  • CD player not available

common strengths of the Accent GLS and Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

  • None found
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2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS
$20,274

Significant advantages of the Eclipse GS (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Smoother suspension: Independent vs Live
  • Electronic stability control
  • Better brakes

Significant disadvantages of the Eclipse GS (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 29.9 ft3 vs 38.9 ft3
  • Fewer seats: 4 vs 5

common strengths of the Eclipse GS and Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

  • None found
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2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic
$18,995

Significant advantages of the PT Cruiser Classic (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Better brakes
  • Much more cargo room: 62.7 ft3 vs 30.0 ft3
  • Smoother suspension: Semi-independent vs Live

Significant disadvantages of the PT Cruiser Classic (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Significantly more cramped front seats: 49.6 ft3 vs 55.4 ft3
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the driver: 4 stars vs 5 stars

common strengths of the PT Cruiser Classic and Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

  • Both have lots of cargo room: 62.7 ft3 vs 30.0 ft3
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2012 Fiat 500 Pop

2012 Fiat 500 Pop
$16,000

Significant advantages of the 500 Pop (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Much better highway mileage: 38 mpg vs 18 mpg
  • Many more airbags: 6 vs 2
  • Much better city mileage: 30 mpg vs 14 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the 500 Pop (vs the Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star)

  • Only has four-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive
  • Much more cramped front seats: 45.3 ft3 vs 55.4 ft3
  • Significantly less cargo room: 9.5 ft3 vs 30.0 ft3

common strengths of the 500 Pop and Dakota Extended Cab Big Horn/Lone Star

  • None found
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