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2010 Dodge Dakota
Big Horn/Lone Star Crew Cab 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$12,276
42 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
4 GOOD deals

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2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Laramie Crew Cab 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$18,095
84 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
12 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2010 Dodge Dakota
Big Horn/Lone Star Crew Cab 4WD
Eric Tallberg Review:

Subtly upgraded for 2010, Dodge’s midsize Dakota pickup possesses a st...

The Good: A powerful optional V8 engine and a solid frame endow the 2010 Dodge D...

The Bad: The 2010 Dakota suffers from a lack of refinement, manifested in its c...

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Laramie Crew Cab 4WD

Fresh off last year’s full revamp, the Ram 1500 (the Dodge moniker has...

The Good: The 2010 Ram 1500 earns high marks for its brawny looks and sophistica...

The Bad: The lack of a six-speed automatic gearbox hampers fuel economy and lim...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2010 Dodge Dakota
Big Horn/Lone Star Crew Cab 4WD
10
writes:
Very smooth and silent to drive
10
writes:
A good solid truck It handles very well & has excellent acceleration. It rides slightly rough & choppy, probab...
Power Ranked 2009 Ford Expedition EL XLT 4WD better.
"5.4 cid as opposed to 4.7 cid"
Looks/Style Ranked 2009 Ford Expedition EL XLT 4WD better.
"Better styling- cleaner lines, but unfair to compare mid-size truck with large suv."
writes:
Power Ranked 2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty worse.
"The take off and stop value"
Value Ranked 2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty worse.
"All power. and price."
2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Laramie Crew Cab 4WD
writes:
Awesome
writes:
Good truck with small problems frequently.
writes:
Nice **

Specs

2010 Dodge Dakota
Big Horn/Lone Star Crew Cab 4WD
2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Laramie Crew Cab 4WD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
4X4
4X4
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
14 MPG
14 MPG
13 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
19 MPG
18 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 22 gal 26 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
302 hp @ 5,650 RPM
210 hp @ 5,200 RPM
390 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
329 lb-ft @ 3,950 RPM
235 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
407 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9:1
9.7:1
10.5:1
Displacement
4,700 cc
3,700 cc
5,700 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.66 in x 3.4 in
3.66 in x 3.57 in
3.92 in x 3.58 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Driver 5 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 5 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars 3 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Leather Seats -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Optional
CD Changer Optional Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Optional Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 6 seats 6 seats
Front Legroom 41.9 in 41 in
Back Legroom 36.4 in 40.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- --
Standard Payload 1,440 lbs 1,430 lbs
Maximum Payload 1,480 lbs 1,430 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 7,400 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 6,850 lbs 9,950 lbs
Exterior
Length 218.5 in 229 in
Width 76 in 79.4 in
Height 68.1 in 75.7 in
Wheelbase 131.3 in 140.5 in
Bed Length 64.9 in 67.4 in

Available Options

2010 Dodge Dakota
Big Horn/Lone Star Crew Cab 4WD
2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Laramie Crew Cab 4WD

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