2001 Dodge Dakota Overview


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2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $7,273
2 Dr SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB
3 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,751
2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB
12 national listings
2 Dr SLT Standard Cab SB
8 national listings
2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SB
13 national listings
2 Dr Sport 4WD Standard Cab SB
2 Dr Sport Extended Cab SB
15 national listings
2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB
5 national listings
2 Dr STD 4WD Extended Cab SB
2 Dr STD 4WD Standard Cab SB
2 Dr STD Extended Cab SB
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Average User Score

4.45 stars

Based on 37 reviews

2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 Slt by Aaron
 — The truck has decent power, a very good ride for a pickup, and impressive interior quality for a Chrysler product and year. It will tow just about anything you can hook to it, but that sends the fu... Read More
The Truck Was Built Great. by Joseph
 — I use to have a Dodge Dakota sport it was great,had good acceleration,and great breaking power,handling was good.The quality was good only had to fix the window to the window track for the manuel roll... Read More
Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owend by reverend1735
 — Awesome power for the size of the truck. Does great in the snow/mud. LOTS of towing power. I have actually had the truck bed heaping full of coal, and had a 18 foot long 3 foot deep trailer full of... Read More

2001 Dodge Dakota Overview

Overall User Score

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2001 Dodge Dakota

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


Rough Idle Quad Cab 3.9 V6

I took my truck through some mud the other day and noticed that my car had a really rough idle after. Then my exhaust started smelling like rotten eggs. Then my OBD said that I had an cyl. misfire on ...

922 views with 3 answers (last answer about a week ago)
Jerry Lohr

Any Trlks On Adjusting Line Pressure Like Old School 727 T,flite Have 2001...

want tranny to last ,T,Y,

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2001 Dodge Dakota Won't Stay Running

I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota with the same problem it starts but take your foot off the gas and it dies. I have replaced the PCM and the IAC also took the throttle control motor off and replaced the gas...

21 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

Will A 2001 Dakota 318/360 Fit Back Into A 2001 Dakota That Had A 4.7 V...

I am wanting to put the less expensive Dodge 318 or 360 back into the hole of a 2001 Dakota that originally had a 4.7 eng. ... The truck is an automatic , 4x4 , Quad cab . ???

15 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)

Ruff Idle, Dies After Full Throttle, No Engine Codes

2001 Dodge Dakota 4.7, no recent work... Drove on the highway for an hour the other day and about a minute after I pulled off the truck shut off going about 50 mph. Pulled over put it in park and tri...

46 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)