2002 Dodge Dakota Overview

Dakota

Looking for a Used Dakota in your area?

CarGurus has 3,327 nationwide Dakota listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Not sure what you want?

Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.

Zip:

Trims

2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $7,599
2 Dr SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $5,549
2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $6,401
2 Dr SLT Plus 4WD Extended Cab SB
4 national listings
Avg. Price: $6,760
2 Dr SLT Plus 4WD Standard Cab SB
2 Dr SLT Plus Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $6,367
2 Dr SLT Plus Standard Cab SB
2 Dr SLT Standard Cab SB
1 national listing
2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SB
10 national listings
Avg. Price: $6,928
2 Dr Sport 4WD Standard Cab SB
2 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,549
2 Dr Sport Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $6,629
Show 21 more trims

Dodge Dakota Experts

#1 banana
banana
Reputation 600
#1 Justin Doucette
Justin Doucette
Reputation 600
#3 Snidely
Snidely
Reputation 540
View All

Average User Score

4.45 stars

Based on 39 reviews

Great Truck. No Other Comes Close. Newer Model Has Cheap Feel And Cheap Drive. by Kit
 — What a truck. Good power. Enough room to seat six. Comfortable for cruising on the highway. Largest bed for any 4dr midsize truck. Plenty of headroom and enough room in the backseat to fit a six-foote... Read More
Dakota Review by Ryan
 — I absolutely love my truck because it has lots of power but it is not the cheapest on fuel. The quality of the truck is fairly good as it has higher kilometers but still has no leaks or sweats under t... Read More
The Truck Is Amazing, Great First Car For Me. by Ryan
 — My truck has less then 99,000 miles on it. It has never needed a major repair, but the best part of this truck is the fact that it has never failed me. i hhave never gotten stuck, it is lodas of fun w... Read More

2002 Dodge Dakota Overview

Overall User Score

4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.45

Based on 39 reviews

2002 Dodge Dakota

Dodge Dakotas continue to be not only one of the most popular pickups on the market, but one of the most popular vehicles, period.  It is the perfect compromise for couples where the guy wants the macho power of a truck and the woman wants the safety, dependability, and handling of a car.  It has the storage capacity of a minivan, but guys don't have to be embarrassed to be seen driving it.  

In fact, all owners, both male and female love their Dodge Dakotas for both the comfort and the power.  Aside from the sluggish base model 2.5-liter, 120-hp engine, the most popular models are those with either the 3.9-liter V6 or the powerful 4.7-liter V8 (for those who would love to have, but can't afford a sports car as their second car).  The R/T performance model boasts the rumbling 5.9-liter V8, topping out at 250-hp, but the 4.7's 235-hp is more than enough for most drivers.  The big hit that drove up sales for Dakotas was the introduction of the quad-cab, a four-door Dakota with car-like rear seating, available only in regular cab models.  It has more legroom, but a smaller bed.

New for the 2002 Dodge Dakota is an SXT trim, available only in the 2-door regular or extended Club Cab.  This sportier-looking model comes standard with a few extra features than the base model, including 16-inch wheels, bucket seats, and a rear stabilizer.  New for the limited R/T models is optional chrome wheels.  An electronic brake apportioning system (EBA) enhances braking precision and durability.

Updated

What's your take on the 2002 Dodge Dakota?

People researching a 2002 Dodge Dakota contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2002 Dodge Dakota, exterior
Dodge Dakota
40% of the time
Dodge Ram Pickup 1500
10% of the time
Ford F-150
7% of the time
Chevrolet Silverado 1500
7% of the time
Dakota
Looking for a Used Dakota in your area?
CarGurus has 3,327 nationwide Dakota listings starting at $1,995.
ZIP:

Dodge Dakota Questions

O_nippie
0

2002 4.7 V8 Idling Low And Stalling.

I own a 2002 4.7 L Dakota quad cab. For probably 6 months I have been having some troubles with the idle. The idle constantly changes from 700 to 500 RPM, and sometimes lower. At some points it will...

16 views with 3 answers (last answer about a week ago)
Bigtowman68117
10

The Hose It's On The Front Of The Carburetor Where Does It Go

There is a vacuum hose that comes off the front of the carburetor where does it attach to The other and...

49 views with 5 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
zoegrannyzoe
0

Dakota Quad Cab 2002

when driving it just quits all gages turn off. if you turn on the key and the gas gage works it will run if gages are not working it will not start.

6 views with no answers yet
danp203
25

My 2002 Dodge Dakota 4.7l V8 Auto Is Having Problems Starting When I Leave ...

1,095 views with 4 answers (last answer about a month ago)
Jon Williams
0

I Have A 200205th Dodge Dakota 4×4 I Can Not Take It Out Of 4×4 And Put It ...

3 views with no answers yet