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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
I Have A 2001 Dodge Dakota With A Blown Up 3.9l Can I Put A 3.9l From A 92 ...
Oil Pressure Drop
I had the oil pump and sending unit replaced but after warming up the pressure drops to 0 then after a few more minutes the lifters and rockers start rattling I'm thinking cam bearings any other ide...
I Have A 01 Dodge Dakota 4.7 That Starts And Runs Well But After Warm Up Wo...
To start I changed the exhause manifold and gasket also head, intake, valve cover, and timing cover gaskets. I was very careful to put everything back together as to not screw up the timing. The f...
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
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