2014 Dodge Dakota
2014 Dodge Dakota Review and Specs
Dodge Dakota History
The Dodge Dakota was a mid-size pickup truck from Chrysler’s Ram (formerly Dodge Truck) division. From its introduction through 2009, it was marketed by Dodge. The first Dakota was introduced in 1986 as a 1987 model alongside the redesigned Dodge Ram 50. The Dakota was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award for 2000. The Dakota has always been sized above the compact Ford Ranger and Chevrolet S-10 but below the full-sized pickups such as Dodge’s own Ram. It is a conventional design with body-on-frame construction and a leaf spring/live axle rear end. The Dakota was the first mid-size pickup with an optional V8 engine. One notable feature was the Dakota’s rack and pinion steering, a first for work trucks. Dakotas have been used by police and fire departments, as off-road vehicles, patrol cars, or even brush trucks.
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2014 Dodge Dakota Release Date and Price
You can start preparing for this car even before it launch. Unfortunately there can be not much information and facts about the new 2014 Dodge Dakota release date. If you dropped you can manage it and want to know the primary 2014 Dodge Dakota price. Meanwhile some rumors told that 2014 Dodge Dakota release date will be in late this year. We will update soon after Honda announces 2014 Dodge Dakota release date.
2014 Dodge Dakota Powertrain
The latter included a new 3.7-liter, overhead cam V6 with 210 hp and a pair of V8s; a 4.7-liter rated for 230 hp and a high-output version of the 4.7 rated at 250 hp. Buyers could choose between four- and five-speed automatic and six-speed manual transmissions. In addition to the typical 2WD and 4WD options, full-time all-wheel drive became available for this year. The standard cab was history due to its low take rate, leaving the club cab (extended cab) and the quad cab (crew cab). There were three trim levels: base ST, nicely equipped SLT and luxury-themed Laramie.
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