2001 Dodge Dakota Review

2001 Dodge Dakota Review

Pros

  • Four full-size doors on Quad Cabs, tons of interior room, attractive styling, stout 4.7-liter V8.

Cons

  • Fuel consumption with the 5.9-liter V8, no R/T Quad Cab offered.

What's new

The 2001 Dodge Dakota gets a redesigned interior with upgraded audio components, optional steering wheel controls, larger exterior mirrors and a redesigned front fascia on the Sport models. Four-wheel-drive models get a dash-mounted, electronically controlled transfer case. New 15x7-inch cast aluminum wheels are standard on Sport and SLT models and a leather interior is now available in Quad Cab models. Quad Cabs also benefit from front seatbelt pre-tensioners, Club Cabs have added rear window defrost as an option, and Sentry Key Engine Immobilizer technology is now part of the optional security alarm system. Finally, the 3.9-liter V6 and 4.7-liter and 5.9-liter V8 engines meet low-emission vehicle standards for 2001.

Styles

Dakota Regular Cab

Dakota Quad Cab

Dakota Club Cab