2001 Dodge Dakota Overview

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2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $7,760
2 Dr SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB
2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB
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2 Dr SLT Standard Cab SB
2 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,410
2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $6,524
2 Dr Sport 4WD Standard Cab SB
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2 Dr Sport Extended Cab SB
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2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB
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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 39 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
Recommend One To Anyone by bdw52
 — Purchased truck with blown engine. Replaced 4.7l v8 3 years ago. No problems with this truck. Terrific ride and handling. Loads of power. Limited slip rear diff gives great traction in all conditions... 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

2001 Dodge Dakota Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 39 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

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2001dakota Power Steering Fluid Foamimg.new Pump.could This Be A Rack Probl...

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JDB
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2001 Dakota Quad Cab, V-6, Slt, Transmission Dosen't Always Shift To Low Fr...

Dakota has the big V-6. Never used for towing or hauling. Transmission does not always shift to low gear when stopped. When it does it is sometimes hard to get it to shift up. Pattern is not consi...

1,338 views with 5 answers (last answer 2 days ago)
Karl Fields
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How Do I Replace My Speakers In The Side Of My 2001 Dodge Dakota Slt

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j13o13e
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Leak

I was driving home tonight when I noticed a funny smell comming from my heater. Almost smelt like coolant. While I was driving my truck started to squeal almost like a serpentine belt would. I figur...

14 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 days ago)
ndogg319
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2001 Dodge Dakota At Idle Will Sometimes Run Rough

I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota 4.7L V8 and sometimes when idling at a stoplight the RPMs will drop below 500 and then jump really fast to above 1500, also when driving at speeds between 45-60 mph my RPM...

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