1997 Dodge Dakota

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9 reviews
Available Price Range $967-$7,263 Trims15 Combined MPG 17-22 Seats 2-6

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Was there ever a time that pickup trucks were just simple workhorses, modern-day buckboards, as stylish as old work boots? There was, but it's long gone. Successful pickup trucks today are handsome and desirable as well as utilitarian. They must appeal as campus cruisers with comfort to operate as daily commuters. They must drive as well as cars, without losing their strength to haul, to... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

Based on 9 reviews

good light truck

by mclovin from florence, Ma on May 4, 2008

The dakota isnt big, or all that fast, but it can get you and whatever u need where your going. Personally i havn't run into anyproblems with it, and its been very reliable.

15 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 13 recalls for this car.

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