2001 Dodge Dakota Overview

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2001 Dodge Dakota Overview

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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Idle

Why does my 2001 dodge dakota bog down going uphill

2wd Won't Drive But 4hi N 4low Does

We just put in a new transfer case and tranny on 01 Dodge Dakota . New tccm and selector switch. Does everything have to be in neutral to set it to drive. We can drive it in both 4wheel settings b...

Rough Idle

Why does my truck bog down while sitting at stop sign or when going uphill

Truck Won't Shut Off

Truck starts then won't stop. Got to disconnect battery. Once hook battery back then it runs

Tranny Swap Problems

I have a 2001 dodge dakota. The transmission would only work in reverse. I got another one and swapped the 2. Now my truck won't even start. It ran fine. I backed it into the garage with no proble...