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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 Np233 Tranfer Case Making Noise And Jumping When Engaged,help
When I put my truck in 4wheel it makes a growling noise and jumps badly if you turn the wheels. I have replaced the half shafts and it is no better, could this be the chain or do I need another transf...
Fuel Guage Reads Empty. Turn It Off Than Back On,gauge Reads Fine. Sometime...
Stalling When Coming To A Stop
my 1999 dogdge Dakota sport abs and brake light is always on and also it takes time for my odometer to kick on/stalling idling down at every stop light and turn.Simply stalls out. I would appreciate ...
I Have A 01 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 4 Wheel Drive The 4x4 Switch Light St...
IDILING AT STOP SIGN SEEMS TO "REV." FAST AND SLOW. IF NOT HOLDING BRAKE FIRMLY I WILL CREEP AHEAD. ALSO SEEMS TO SHIFT ALOT FROM DRIVE TO OVERDRIVE.