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Average User Score
4.4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 37 reviews
2001 Dodge Dakota Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 37 reviews
Outside it's a beefy mid-sized truck with the same lines and styling as its big brother, the Dodge Ram. Inside, it is a family sedan, with the luxuries, convenience, and comfort you'd expect in a car. Available in regular, extended, and quad-cab, the Dodge Dakota can be whatever you'd like, whether you're off-roading in the country, hauling equipment, or taking a family road trip.
Because of the huge popularity of its new Crew Cab 4-door truck, changes for the 2001 Dodge Dakota focused on the interior. Both the dashboard, and overhead and center consoles were restyled to look and operate more like a car. Sport and SLT models were given 16-inch alloy wheels. Engine options remained the same -- 2.5-liter, 120-hp I4, the 3.9-liter, 175-hp V6, the 4.7-liter, 235-hp V8, and the 5.9-liter, 250-hp V8 option in the R/T trim.
Tests of the 2001 Dodge Dakota place it among the top pickups in the market, for its heavy-duty suspension that offers a quiet ride, its above-average braking, and its easy handling of both mountain curves or tight city parking spots. Drivers still dislike the miserable fuel economy, particularly wtih a heavy load or when driving the 5.9 V8. The best compromise in terms of engine power and fuel economy is the 4.7-liter V8, though even full out that will cost you at the pump. Some owners complain about steady visits to the repair shop, while others have experience very few maintenance issues.
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Dodge Dakota Questions
Can I Put Tranny And Axles From Ram 1500 Under A Dakota?
I have a 2001 Dakota with the 5.9L 360, 4x4. I also have a ram 1500 4x4 w/ 5.9L as well. I'd like to replace the tranny, axles and suspension in the Dakota with the ones from the ram 1500. Is thi...
2001 Dodge Dakota Drivers Side Window Froze Shut Won"t Stay Attached To Bra...
window froze shut attempted to open,broke free and became inoperable, reattached and kept coming apart, what to do?
Bypass Or Reset Skim On Dodge Dakota 2001
I Have A 01 Dakota 4x4 The Front Diff. Broke All To Hell On Me Can I Gut It...
My Blower Keeps Blowing The Resistor How Do I Fix It
the lower setting won't work and only the hardest setting works. I keep replacing the resistor but would like to fix the cause