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Average User Score
4.1 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 18 reviews
2004 Dodge Dakota Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 18 reviews
Poor fuel economy probably ended the life of the R/T performance trim. Its 5.9-liter, 250-hp engine was discontinued in the 2004 Dodge Dakota, though speedy drivers and tuners loved that extra power in a mid-size truck. More practical, yet still packing a wallop, was the top of the line 4.7, 235-hp V8. It could haul like the full-size pickups and was fun to drive on open roads (or off-roading as well). The 3.9-liter, 175-hp V6 was updated to a 3.7-liter, 210-hp V6 as the standard engine on all models.
Introduced midyear in 2003, the Stampede package returned, available on both regular and extended cab Sports trims. The name is probably more exciting than the features, which included rear stabilizer bar, body-colored front and rear bumpers, and a Tire and Handling package. All models came with ABS standard, 2WD, with 4WD optional. Bed sizes hadn't changed. Regular and Club Cabs featured a 6.5-foot bed, while the 4-door Crew Cab had only a 5.3-foot bed, to account for the 13 inches of extra space in the cab for rear bench seats.
The 4-door Dodge Dakota was definitely the most successful pickup in its class, offering comfort and personality, a family car dressed up in a powerful pickup truck package. Though roomy and burly, resembling the larger Dodge Ram, the 2004 Dakota handled easily like a car, and with the 4.7 V8 and an empty bed, could kick up some considerable dust. High marks for the look, suspension, engine power, and the easy access to seats and storage in the 4-door models. Low marks for gas mileage (15/20), pricey options, and repair records.
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Dodge Dakota Questions
I just bought a 2004 2wd dodge Dakota and the valves in the head don't work. But I also had a 2001 4wd dodge Dakota that I wrecked, but the motor and everything still work. Will the valves from my ...
My Horn Is Stuck On
over the past 3 weeks, my horn would sound when I turned the steering wheel hard to the right. now it is completely stuck on, I had to unplug the wiring to the horn, This may be related to my prob...
I Was Driving Down The Road Christmas Eve, The Light For My Seedometer Flic...
my speedometer light in my dodge Dakota 2004, flicker , then flickered then went out. is that a bulb or a fuse problem? thank you in advance. Garage is going to charge me $60 and bulbs to replace, h...
i want to know if a 2003 dodge ram 4.7 auto trans will fit in to a 2004 dodge dakota slt 4.7 auto trans i know the dakota is a 45RFE type but the Ram numbers on it are P52119098AD RFE I don't kno...
Blower Motor Relay
my 2004 dodge Dakota keeps blowing out the blower motor relay . what can cause this to happen?