One-touch lane-change signaling is available for those who like that feature. It was so bad I exchanged the V6 with the cooperation of the Dodge rep. Can you help me out here? Still, Dakota boasts sharper, crisper lines and flatter planes than its relatives; and its grille is laid back, not vertical. Our Take on the 2007 Dodge Dakota Formerly a modest, utilitarian midsize pickup, Dodge Dakota has grown into a pretty formidable truck. I can pack all my hunting or hiking gear in the cab easily, or a stroller and baby seat quite nicely. Transmission is acting funky and I can't quite tell what it is. For hauling, the Club Cab cargo bed is six feet, six inches long, and the Quad Cab bed is five feet, four inches.
Front fender lines deliberately extended halfway along the length of the door. Drove 43 miles on a friday afternoon in traffic to find a dealer with a product as advertised, in better condition than many others i saw and worked with me on price. It's been upgraded for '07 with electronic throttle control and exhaust-gas recirculation. The seats are comfortable, and it's the only truck in its class to offer six-passenger seating with an available bench seat up front. Seems to me like its a bit flimsy, and doesn't stand up too well to moderate abuse. The rest of the kilometers were on the highway at an average speed of 70 kilometers per hour 40 percent , in the suburbs 0 percent , and in heavy traffic 0 percent.
At the opposite end of the Dakota spectrum, a Laramie Quad Cab four-wheel drive with the high-output 4. Available features include the Quad Cab configuration, 4. Overall, the passenger area is clean and purposeful and without many surprises - or much color variation. Chrysler's number for this recall is P80. A lot of people have mixed feelings about the newer style body. Front wheel drive gives it better traction, the trunk is nearly as big as the dakotas bed , rides 5 times better and quieter and gets right at 26 mpg.
Most notable among the options was a high-output 4. This truck was well cared for. And it doesn't even have all terrain tires. You might say Dakota is the mid-size pickup with a full-size attitude. The V-8 has good pulling power but only get about 14-15 miles per gallon. Remedy Chrysler will notify the affected Chrysler and Dodge owners and Mitsubishi will notify the affected Raider owners. The optional V8 is worth every penny.
Dakota is unique in its class, with its brawny style, generous size, powerful V8 engines for towing, and plenty of room for a typical family. Each can seat five to six passengers, but back-seat riders will be much more comfortable in the Quad Cab. Full size chevy with a 350 v8 gets 17mpg. Best midsize truck on the road, run circles around Tacoma. A high-output version with over 310 pound-feet of torque is available if that's not enough.
I'm averaging 19 mpg in a 4 door 4x4 that handles very well for a truck. Goodrich Wrangler tires gripped corners yet were quiet at highway speeds, adding a measure of plushness to the ride quality that we really appreciated. I did put the chip in it and a soft toneau cover. And I'm not hypermiling, either. I also like the 4x4 it has got me out of some bad places when it was snowing so over all its a good truck to have. I will change that eventually.
Gas mileage ratings for the V-8 Dakota running E85 are underwhelming. It can be ordered with a choice of several beefy V-8 engines, just like the big boys. We liked the ride and handling, though like all pickup trucks it can get choppy over small, high-intensity bumps and ruts. I'm up to 100,000 miles on my 2007 and so far runs great. Quad Cab interiors are roomy, with over 102 cubic feet of passenger space.
I went from an '05 ext cab to a '07 4 door when my daughter was born, and very happy with it. It seems to shift into the high gear but then their is sudden kick-back. Also handles like a truck - not for the faint hearted if you drive fast. I've heard great things about their trucks. A center console and lots of cubbyholes provide space to stash stuff. It gets about 12 mpg less than many full size cars including a cadilac and runs about half as fast. And in most states it now runs on gasoline or up to 85 percent ethanol E85.