1999 Dodge Dakota Overview


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2 Dr R/T Sport Extended Cab SB
11 national listings
2 Dr R/T Sport Standard Cab SB
4 national listings
2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB
25 national listings
2 Dr SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB
1 national listing
2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB
18 national listings
2 Dr SLT Standard Cab LB
2 Dr SLT Standard Cab SB
3 national listings
2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SB
16 national listings
2 Dr Sport 4WD Standard Cab SB
4 national listings
2 Dr Sport Extended Cab SB
7 national listings
2 Dr Sport Standard Cab LB
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Average User Score

4.45 stars

Based on 42 reviews

Great Vehicle by Chris
 — performs like a champ i havent had hardly any problems with it at all the only thing that i have a major issue is with the transmission but thats a given when you buy a dodge lol. Anyways the only pr... Read More
Dodge Dakota by Christian
 — Performance- 5.2L with custom air intake and catback exhaust. Build Quality- solid but i wish it didn't have IFS Apperance- Red, has small lift that was done by cranking the torsion bars and putting h... Read More
1999 Dodge Dakota by Jeff
 — great little truck great braking and it handles like a sports car acceleration isnt great but has lots of power. good quality hardly ever needs repairs both exterior and interior lookes great both in ... Read More

1999 Dodge Dakota Overview

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1999 Dodge Dakota

The 1999 Dodge Dakota, like its predecessor, kept the four trim models -- base, Sport, SLT, and R/T.  The R/T, the "sports truck," broadcast its performance image by sporting race-car striping and body-colored bumpers. All models came in regular or extended Club Cab, with a standard 2.5-liter, 120-hp engine, with options for a 3.9-liter V6 that put out 175 horsepower, a 5.2-liter V8 that put out 225 hp, or the burly 250-hp, 5.9-liter V8. The R/T model came standard with the 5.9-liter engine.
All trims except the R/T received 15-inch wheels (the R/T had 17-inch) and improved brakes for 1999. AWD models came with a redesigned rack and pinion system. The Dodge Dakota was the first pickup truck to feature rack and pinion when it was introduced in 1987.

Most changes to the 1999 Dodge Dakota were in its option package, including a redesigned overhead console, an express driver's side power window, and a second set of radio controls on the steering wheel.

The Dakota remained popular as both a truck and a second family car, since it combined the comfort and easy drivability of a compact truck with the power and hauling capacity of a full-size. Although the back seat can really only fit children, animals, or additional cargo, the front of the cab is spacious, with a well-laid-out dash featuring large controls. Drivers love the power of the 5.9-liter V8 engine, though not the gas mileage, and there have been reports of numerous repairs, particularly with the ball joints. That said, many drivers keep their Dakotas for a long time.


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