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2001 Dodge Dakota Overview

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2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $7,450
2 Dr SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB
Avg. Price: $6,219
2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB
12 national listings
Avg. Price: $6,013
2 Dr SLT Standard Cab SB
Avg. Price: $5,832
2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $6,808
2 Dr Sport 4WD Standard Cab SB
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $6,546
2 Dr Sport Extended Cab SB
10 national listings
Avg. Price: $6,064
2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB
5 national listings
Avg. Price: $6,466
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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Based on 37 reviews

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

MissSadie777
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Can I Find My Truck That Was Sold

Would like to get info

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Can I Find My Truck That Was Sold

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Richyrench
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2001 Dodge Datoka Quad Cab Slt V6, Burst Upper Radiator Hose, Replaced Hose...

Thought the water pump was going bad, noticed weeping on the ground prior to hose rupture. Replace heating components now the hose to the thermostat has pressure build up and temp gage went up sharply...

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MBingMD
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Ignition Miss At Idle Under Load.

I have a 2001 Dakota with a 3.9 in it and 110,000 miles on it. I just had the ignition system from coil to plugs replaced over the holidays and it now has a miss while at idle in gear. sometimes it ...

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holderdaniel
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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...

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