The Dodge Dakota has been around for more than 20 years and during this time it has won over the truck loving crowd. While a mid size truck, the Dakota is absolutely solid and offers great components, technology, styling and reliability. With decent horsepower and plenty of utility, the Dodge Dakota is a favourite for those that use trucks for work or just like to tow their toys around. The 2008 Dodge Dakota continues to impress and while not the biggest truck on the road, it does make its owners quite satisfied owning it.
Under the Hood of the Dodge Dakota Crew Cab
The Dodge Dakota has an impressive power plant and delivers top rated performance. Starting with a 4.7 liter SOHC 16 valve V8, the Dakota produces 302 horsepower and 329 lb ft torque. The suspension is nicely done with independent upper and lower A arms, gas pressure shock absorbers link type stabilizer bar, ultileaf two stage longitudinal springs, and staggered gas pressure shock observers. As far as wheels are concerned, the Dakota has 16 inch OWL Rugged Trail tires, a wheel base of 131 inches a curb weight of 3 tons and a max towing capacity of 6,750. Fuel economy is ok with about 21 on the highway.
Inside the Dodge Dakota Crew Cab
The interior of the Dodge Dakota Crew Cab is nicely done with quality materials. Again, the styling of this truck is done up very well. There is more room than expected and plenty of features for those that use their truck for their office when off site. While mostly positive, the only downsides are pretty much the small tires and its low ground clearance. However, all in all, Dodge lovers will appreciate the many benefits of owning a Dodge Dakota. The base price of this vehicle is an ok $30K.