Sperlich, who was in charge of Chrysler's Product Planning in the early 1980s, in which Japanese-inspired compact pickups of the time lacked the size and features necessary to meet the demands of American buyers. It was available with all engines except for the high-performance 5. Engine type V-6 Approach angle 23 degrees Front shoulder room 57. The Inside My wife thought the cabin had a cheap appearance, though some might call it utilitarian. Clever storage devices, such as the Crate 'N Go under-seat storage system and the center console modular cup holder inserts designed to accommodate iPods or cell phones, abound throughout the Dakota's roomy cabin 30-cubic feet inside the Extended Cab and 37. I tested a V-6 truck with the six-speed manual and four-wheel drive.
Vehicles that have had their driver side frontal air bag replaced previously need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. Chrysler's number for this recall is S43. The Dakota has always been sized above the compact and , but below the pickups such as Dodge's own. The overall appearance is less about toughness and more about street style. These inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Also increasing interior utility is Dodge's Crate 'N Go system, new for 2009, which features custom removable containers that fit under the rear seat, allowing gear to be organized and contained within the truck without rolling around. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V-7700. Ride and Handling The Dakota's ride comfort, even when it's unloaded, is more than capable for a truck and, perhaps surprisingly, essentially as good as many cars. With all of the emphasis placed on pumping some life into the engine compartment of the new Dodge Dakota, some basic safety features seem to have been completely overlooked. The 2009 Dodge Dakota is marketed as a mid-size pickup, but its 131. However, the Dakota doesn't delight reviewers nearly as much in other aspects of its performance.
Chrysler's number for this recall is U03. Ignition type electronic Aluminum cylinder head S Fuel economy city 15 mpg of valves 12 Torque 235 lbs. Just to put the 2009 Dakota's optional 302-horspower 4. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Be sure to check Fair Purchase Prices to see what buyers are actually paying in your area.
The Quad Cab featured a full-sized flip up rear seat to provide room for three passengers in the back or lots of dry, interior room for cargo. Over the course of one 20-mile drive that featured stop-and-go, highway and suburban driving, the truck averaged 16 mpg. It inherited the look of the larger Ram, but remained largely the same underneath although steering was updated to rack and pinion as a part of the re-design. The six-cylinder engine comes with a six-speed manual or four-speed automatic, while the 4. Vehicle Details If you're moving from, say, a fairly recent sedan to a pickup, you'll be hard pressed to find deficiencies in the Dakota. It also has a great safety score and gets decent fuel economy.
The split-bench seat provides good comfort. Excluding references to the Škoda Superb, a search of this site returns more than 1500 pages that include at least one instance of the word. Send Mike an Hide full review. . Dodge Dakota Sport Quad Cab Gone for 2000 was the 8-foot bed on the regular cab, but new for this year was the Quad Cab.
The available cargo box rail with movable tie-down cleats will come in handy when friends need help moving. Fuel economy city 15 mpg Load floor height 31. The recall began on June 17, 2013. The V-6 and manual transmission make a nice pair in the Dakota. Reviewers also liked its smooth, powerful V6 engine and off-road capability.
Vehicle Details If you're moving from, say, a fairly recent sedan to a pickup, you'll be hard pressed to find deficiencies in the Dakota. The recall began on June 17, 2013. An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death. In the late-1970s, Chrysler was still recovering from their near-bankruptcy and resources were in short supply. Only the club cab and quad cab configurations were available.