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Average User Score
4.4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 38 reviews
2001 Dodge Dakota Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 38 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
2001 Dakota 4x4 has a bind in 4x4. New half shafts and new front drive shaft, cv joint and front ujoint were bad. Feels like the front tires are skipping when in gear, no noise, just very hard bind or...
Is It Difficult To Convert A Dodge Dakota From 4x2 To A 4x4
Rough Engine Idle
Has anyone had this problem with their dodge 3.9L. I'll be driving at cruise speed and I can feel my truck chug, RPM's fluctuate, then goes back to normal. But continuously happens. I had the trucks f...
My 2001 Dodge Dakota With The 4.7 Engine Has 2 Codes One Is Po301 And Po351...
The check engine light is on and is telling me that I have code PO301 and PO351 for cylinder 1. I changed all 8 plugs and the coil for cylinder 1 but that did nothing it still runs rough and the check...