The Dodge Dakota was created for drivers who need a pick-up that can tackle any job, but is compact enough for comfortable, everyday driving. The Dodge Dakota has filled this need, and dominates a niche in the market that no other pick-up is able to.
The Dodge Dakota is available in two body styles: extended cab and crew cab, with over 6 trims offered. Extended Cab Dakotas are offered in the ST and Big Horn (called Lone Star trim in Texas). Crew Cab Dakotas are available in the ST, Big Horn/Lone Star, TRX4 and Laramie trims. Four-wheel drive is optional in all trims.
- Standard 3.7-Liter V6 engine
- Available 4.7-Liter V8 engine
- Steel wheels
- AM/FM radio, Auxiliary Audio Input
- Full power accessories
- Safety Features:
- Front disc brakes
- Rear anti-lock drum brakes
- Multistage air bag
- Standard 2.5-Liter Four-Cylinder
- Available 3.9-Liter V6 or 5.2-Liter V8
In 1998 the Dakota R/T was available with a 5.9-Liter OHV Magnum V8. In 2004, the 3.9-Liter OHV V6 was replaced with a 3.7-Liter SOHC 12-valve V6.
- Standard 2.2-Liter SOHC four-cylinder
- Available 3.9-Liter OHV V6
In 1989 the Dakota was offered with an available 5.2-Liter V8 engine.