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Dodge Dakota:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Dodge Dakota side view
Dodge Dakota angular front perspective
Dodge Dakota angular rear perspective

Overview of the Dodge Dakota

Learn about the Dodge Dakota

Dodge Dakota Summary

Produced from 1987 to 2011, the Dodge Dakota is a smaller, more agile and fuel-efficient alternative to full-size pickups. The available V8 engine and its impressive towing capacity have earned it praise as a versatile and powerful utility truck. With its spacious interior, bucket seats and clean, ergonomic design, the Dodge Dakota’s cab makes driving a pleasure. This mid-size pickup is known for being simple without sacrificing power, comfort or convenience. Whether you're using it as a passenger vehicle or as a work truck, the Dakota delivers comfort and functionality.

Pros and cons of the Dodge Dakota

  • Lots of interior storage space
  • Optional V8 engine
  • Excellent towing ability
  • Limited choice of body styles
  • Options drive up price quickly
  • Optional touchscreen is not user-friendly
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Dodge Dakota

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats2 - 5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption12.9 - 15.6 L/100km
  • Highway consumption7.4 - 10.9 L/100km
  • Width1822 - 1887 mm
  • Length5550 - 5558 mm
  • Trunk space-
  • Cargo space849 - 1051 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Dodge Dakota

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Dodge Dakota 2005 - 2010 is available in 4 trims:

Laramie trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Dodge Dakota

Dimensions of the Dodge Dakota

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20101741 mm1822 mm5550 mm
20091741 mm1822 mm5550 mm
20081741 mm1822 mm5550 mm
20071745 mm1822 mm5558 mm
20061742 mm1887 mm5558 mm
20051741 mm1822 mm5558 mm

Towing capacity of the Dodge Dakota

Unbraked is when the trailer being towed does not have its own braking system. Braked is when the trailer being towed has its own braking system.
Braked and unbraked towing capacities
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20102018 − 2155 kg
20091429 − 1746 kg
20081429 − 1746 kg
20071429 − 1769 kg
20061429 − 1769 kg
20051474 − 2631 kg