Dakota buyers disdain today's bulked-up full-sized pickups and demand a leaner exterior. Added for 2008 are built-in utility rails for the cargo box that provide unlimited attachment points for tiedowns. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. And in most states, it runs on gasoline or 85-percent ethanol E85. Steering and braking are predictable in response and feel, and the Dakota owner will likely have no complaints about how it rides smoothly down the road and handles responsively around corners.
The recall began for Chrylser on June 8, 2015. The new fenders dramatically change the truck's profile, which now includes a rear spoiler--a genuine aero feature. This means that when you turn the wheel, things happen at the asphalt, but the suspension floats a lot, so you'll never mistake this for a Miata or a Corvette. The 2008 Dakota's optional V-8 is a fully modern 302-horsepower, 4. The V7 engine with 6 speeds is impressive and responsive on the road. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V817 in its entirety.
Oh, and the rear end started leaking as well - pinion seal. A storage compartment between the front seats. It can tow up to 3,175 kilograms — the best in its category. Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Besides delivering extra legroom thanks to the additional cab length, Dodge designed a new storage system under the rear seat so that gear can be organized and contained in the truck without rolling around and then taken anywhere in custom-fit removable containers.
It's the biggest pickup in the midsize class. Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Dodge Dakota? A five-speed automatic is the only trans to back this engine. Two-wheel-drive manual models get 16 mpg City and 22 Highway. Our Take on the 2008 Dodge Dakota The Dodge Dakota of the late '90s was one of the early midsize pickup trucks on the market. Better front end parts such as ball joints, tie rods and and bushings.
Styling, Fuel Economy, Storage, Power-to-Weight ratio. It seems that you are on the steering wheel all the time. Gone is the choppy, flattened nose we actually witnessed an early crash test of an where the truck looked exactly the same after it had hit the wall. It's ideal if you want to trade down from a full-size pickup but are reluctant to go with a genuine compact. Cargo box top protection is also newly available.
While it's easy to become infatuated with the Dakota's optional V8, the standard 3. The Dakota comes in six distinct trim levels. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Welcome to our comprehensive Kelley Blue Book review of the Dodge Dakota. The big trucks get massive discounts off similar retail stickers. Bigger is not always better.
The interior is very spacious, and the seats were adequately padded, with a lot of support. When you can buy a used Dodge Dakota. Tried to do a burn out, and wouldn't. Better, but Not by Much It's inarguable that the 2008 Dakota is better-looking and more powerful than before. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. I knew the moment I saw the truck, those fixed mirrors won't last long. The available cargo box rail with movable tie-down cleats will come in handy when friends need help moving.