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2006 Dodge Dakota Overview

Some buy it for its sinister big-rig look. Some for its V8 Magnum power. Some buy it to haul kids. Some to haul wood. Whatever reasons they buy it, people love the Dodge Dakota, a mid-size truck with grander aspirations. After going through a big redesign in 2005 that made it the biggest, roomiest, and most powerful truck in its class, the 2006 Dodge Dakota adds a few new trim packages.

The Dakota is available only in 4-door Club or Quad cab. The Quad cab trades cargo space for rear passenger room, with a 5.3-foot bed compared to the 6.5-foot Club Cab bed. Trim options include the ST, SLT, and Laramie. SLT adds a body-colored front bumper, power windows and locks, keyless entry, and fog lights to the base ST model. The Laramie adds leather seats and Satellite radio. Looking to get off the beaten path or scare some cows? For off-roading fans, the 2006 Dakota offers the TRX and TRX4 packages. The 2WD TRX features off-road tires and monotube shocks, and the 4WD TRX4 adds skid plates and anti-slip differential.

The Night Runner package comes with the SLT and is basically for cruising the city streets at night with its all-black exterior, blacked out grille, and 17-inch chrome wheels that scream for attention. The newly-returned R/T features the 4.7-liter, 260-hp High Output V8 engine, hood scoops, and chrome exhaust tips.

New options for 2006 are curtain side airbags and a sunroof in Quad Cabs. Midyear on the Club Cabs, the rear doors open wider than 90 degrees for easier loading access. Engine options remain at 3.7-liter, 210-V6, the 4.7-liter, 230-hp V8, and the High Output V8.


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Dodge Dakota Questions

Module And Ignition

my 2006 dodge dakota truck was stolen the ignition column was stripped the old key was not a chip key replace column but the key had a chip we program it know the truck won't start

Brake Pedal Rock Hard After Changing Parts And Lines

I have an 06 Dakota 2 wheel drive. I had to replace the brakes, (front calipers, pads, rotors,rear drums, shoes, wheel cylinders) as well as some brake lines from the master cylinder to the ABS block....


Transmission Issues Or Computer?

Every few weeks i get into my truck and shift it into reverse, it slams into reverse and goes, then i pit it into drive and ince again it shifts hard, then i step on the gas and my RPM'S go up to a...

Changed Shift Solenoid

I changed my shift solenoid in my car, filled trans oil next day. started car and checked trans oil level then began to shift gears and the car dies out when i put it in drive. 2006 dodge dakota slt...

Dodge Dakota Keys

I have a 2006 Dakota....is it supposed to have one key for the ignition and a separate one for the door?