2002 Dodge Dakota Overview


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2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $7,735
2 Dr SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB
Avg. Price: $6,139
2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $5,970
2 Dr SLT Plus 4WD Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $6,906
2 Dr SLT Plus 4WD Standard Cab SB
2 Dr SLT Plus Extended Cab SB
2 national listings
2 Dr SLT Plus Standard Cab SB
2 Dr SLT Standard Cab SB
3 national listings
2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $7,056
2 Dr Sport 4WD Standard Cab SB
5 national listings
Avg. Price: $6,139
2 Dr Sport Extended Cab SB
Avg. Price: $6,117
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4.35 stars

Based on 40 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

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Based on 40 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.


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Dodge Dakota Questions


I Have A 2002 4.7 Dakota It Cranks But Won't Start

I've replaced the crank sensor fuel pump and i cleaned the fuel pump relay connector I also took the grounds off and cleaned them I'm at my wits end and don't know what else to do if it does start i...

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New Transfer Case Installed Stuck In Four Wheel High. How Make Work?

Truck at dealer now they installed new transfer case but can't get out of four wheel high.Stuck in four wheel high.

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How To Hook Up Cruise Control Switch On Steering Column On 2002 Dodge Dakot...

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2002 Dodge Dakota Slt 4x4, 4.7 V8 Magnum

i have 2002 Dodge Dakota SLT 4x4, 4.7 v8 Magnum automatic transmission one day the 4x4 switch light want out now i cant get it to 4x4 low or high or neutral can anyone help me to start to fix it...

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What Could Cause My Oil Pressure Gauge To Read 0 At A Stop Light When Truck...

I have a obd reader and its says 02 senser bank 1 sensor 1 and 2 one is upstream and the other is heated senser but changed everything including cat converter ,tps and iac sensor still having is...

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