2001 Dodge Dakota Overview

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2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB
26 national listings
2 Dr SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB
3 national listings
Avg. Price: $6,587
2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $5,560
2 Dr SLT Standard Cab SB
Avg. Price: $4,717
2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SB
13 national listings
2 Dr Sport 4WD Standard Cab SB
3 national listings
Avg. Price: $6,216
2 Dr Sport Extended Cab SB
20 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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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

jamesgreene04
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How Do I Find A Vacuum Leak On A 3.9 Ltr Engine

my truck is lacking power when in drive , it will rev up when not gear, but will not rev up when in gear, told of a possible vacuum leak, ive replaced all the vac lines,, whats next

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Jerry Lohr
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P1763 Engine Code

p1763 engine code on 2001 dodge dakota 3.9 sport runs few miles then dies wont start for awile then starts and dies

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Jerry Lohr
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P1763 Engine Code

p1763 engine code on 2001 dodge dakota 3.9 sport

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SpyroD123
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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 ...

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

want tranny to last ,T,Y,

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