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  • 10. Dodge Dakota

    10. Dodge Dakota

    MSRP: $22,560 - $31,630
    Invoice Price: $20,804 - $29,037
    MPG: 20Hwy, 15City
    Annual Fuel Cost: $1,868

    The Dodge Dakota is a mid-size pickup that provides nearly full-size truck power and capability. It is the only truck in its class to offer a V8 engine.
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    10. The Dakota is available with the choice of two engines (3.7-liter V6 or 4.7-liter V8), three transmissions, two body styles (extended cab or crew cab), two drive types (2WD or 4WD) and four trim levels. The 3.7-liter V6 produces 210 horsepower, while the E85-compatible 4.7L V8 makes 302 horsepower. Front airbags and rear-wheel anti-lock brakes are standard, while side-curtain airbags and four-wheel anti-lock brakes are optional. Available sound system features include satellite radio, Alpine speaker system and the MyGIG? infotainment system with navigation. A remote start system and Uconnect wireless connectivity are available.

    The Dakota was given an all-new look inside and out in 2008, and remains unchanged for 2009. The model line-up was simplified by eliminating SXT, SLT and Sport trims.
  • 9. GMC Canyon
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    9. GMC Canyon

    MSRP: $16,705 - $27,075
    Invoice Price: $15,953 - $25,586
    MPG: 24Hwy, 18City
    Annual Fuel Cost: $1,680

    The GMC Canyon offers a variety of cab styles, suspensions and powertrains that make it both versatile and practical.
  • 8. Chevrolet Colorado
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    8. Chevrolet Colorado

    MSRP: $16,705 - $26,940
    Invoice Price: $15,953 - $25,458
    MPG: 24Hwy, 18City
    Annual Fuel Cost: $1,680

    The Chevrolet Colorado offers a variety of cab styles, suspensions and powertrains that make it both versatile and practical.
  • 7. Suzuki Equator
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    7. Suzuki Equator

    MSRP: $17,220 - $28,550
    Invoice Price: $16,819 - $27,696
    MPG: 23Hwy, 19City
    Annual Fuel Cost: $1,599

    The 2009 Equator is Suzukis' new entry into the small pickup market. Tough, stylish, and comfortable the Equator is a perfect choice for drivers who want style and utility.
  • 6. Nissan Frontier
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    6. Nissan Frontier

    MSRP: $17,460 - $29,740
    Invoice Price: $16,562 - $27,555
    MPG: 23Hwy, 19City
    Annual Fuel Cost: $1,599

    The mid-size Nissan Frontier pickup combines innovation, versatility and practicality and is suitable for both work and the trail.
  • 5. Toyota Tacoma
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    5. Toyota Tacoma

    MSRP: $15,170 - $27,075
    Invoice Price: $14,210 - $24,810
    MPG: 26Hwy, 20City
    Annual Fuel Cost: $1,529

    The Toyota Tacoma is a compact pick up that offers a comfortable cab, a refined ride, responsive handling, proven off-road capability, and quality construction.
  • 4 - GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid
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    4 - GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid

    MSRP: $38,390 - $47,675
    Invoice Price: $36,087 - $44,814
    MPG: 22Hwy, 21City
    Annual Fuel Cost: $1,599

    The GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid provides all the power needed of a full-size truck with the fuel savings technology of GM's two-mode hybrid system.
  • 3. Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
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    3. Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid

    MSRP: $38,020 - $47,305
    Invoice Price: $35,739 - $44,467
    MPG: 22Hwy, 21City
    Annual Fuel Cost: $1,599

    The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid provides all the power needed of a full-size truck with the fuel savings technology of GM's two-mode hybrid system.
  • 2. Mazda B2300
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    2. Mazda B2300

    MSRP: $16,060 - $16,060
    Invoice Price: $15,230 - $15,230
    MPG: 26Hwy, 21City
    Annual Fuel Cost: $1,462

    The B2300, named for its engine displacement of 2.3 liters, is the smallest of Mazda's compact pickup truck line and is closely related to the Ford Ranger.
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    2. The B2300 comes in a regular-cab with a 6-ft bed. It is rear-wheel drive and has a three person front bench seat. Its front suspension consists of double-wishbones with coil springs and a stabilizer bar which all rides on 15-inch wheels. Power is delivered using a 143-hp 2.3-liter four-cylinder that is mated to a five-speed manual transmission or optional five-speed automatic. Safety features include dual front airbags, anti-lock brakes and a tire pressure monitor system.

    For 2009, a trailer hitch is now standard equipment.
  • 1. Ford Ranger
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    1. Ford Ranger

    MSRP: $16,395 - $25,805
    Invoice Price: $15,424 - $23,822
    MPG: 26Hwy, 21City
    Annual Fuel Cost: $1,462

    The Ford Ranger has been America's best-selling compact pickup for 17 years running. As a work truck, the Ford Ranger offers serious truck capability at affordable prices.
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