1995 Dodge Dakota Overview


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4.25 stars

Based on 23 reviews

I Love My Truck by Robert
 — Performance - it has decent acceleration, great braking, and handles pretty well for an loder truck Build Quality- The outside is steel, and the inside is plastic Appearence- I really like the way the... Read More
I Would Recomend This Truck To Anyone That Wants A Dependable Vehical. by connor_metz
 — I have the dodge Dakota 1995 V8 this truck will tow anything that you want it to. It is a very solid truck the only thing that i have had to replace is the radiator after 127K miles. It is a fun truck... Read More
Great Little Truck, Excellent Build Quality, Decent Fuel Economy. by Zach
 — The dakota has been the standard that all other trucks in the midsize category try to follow. This is the 2nd generation of the dakota and one of my favorite body styles. The 3.9l doesn't offer much... Read More

1995 Dodge Dakota Overview

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1995 Dodge Dakota

The 1995 Dodge Dakota is little changed from the previous year.  Offered as both a regular cab (112-inch or 124-inch wheelbase with either a 6.5-foot or 8-foot bed) or extended Club Cab (131-inch wheelbase with 6.5-foot bed), the Dodge Dakota was available in four trims: base, the WS work model, Sport, and the high-end SLT.  All came standard with 2WD, with 4WD optional.  The Sport model featured a roof bar with lights for off-roading adventures.

The most notable change for 1995 was a Sport version of the Club Cab.  The engines remained the same: the relatively weak (for a pickup truck) 2.5-liter, 99-hp, the popular 3.9-liter, 175-hp, and the mopar-like 5.2-liter, 220-hp, V8, which blew all other pickups away.  Five-speed manual came standard, with optional 4-speed automatic.

The mid-size Dakota not only moved and hauled like a full-size, it was also one of the few pickups on the market that was strong on safety.  In 1995, it was still the first and one of the few to have driver's side airbags and anti-lock brakes.


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Dodge Dakota Questions

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95 Dodge Dakota, Sluggish, Backfires.

I have a 95 Dodge Dakota, that runs ok at start, not a lot of get up and go, but it goes, I know I need a tune up, but when it warms up, it likes to drag it feet when I start up and backfire sometimes...

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Truck Shuts Off When Idling For 2 Minutes

i have a '95 dodge dakota and it wont stay running for 2 minutes it will stay running when you move it but not idling. it has a full tank of gas. email me bailenforcement28@gmail.com

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My Heater Doesn't Work!

I have a 1995 dodge dakota last year the heater worked great but this year all it wants to do is blow out cold air when I let it warm up it still stays on the cold side of the temp gauge it is full...

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Mike Kilbourn

I Have A 1995 Dodge Dakota With The V6 Motor. Its Four Wheel Drive Half The...

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Fuel Gauge Moves But Will Not Register Fuel Level, Just Bounces

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