• (4.2) 33 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,669–$12,557
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 17-19
  • Engine: 210-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 4,550 lbs.
2005 Dodge Dakota

Our Take on the Latest Model 2005 Dodge Dakota

What We Don't Like

  • V-6 performance
  • Manual-transmission operation
  • Automatic-transmission operation with H.O. V-8
  • Seatback support

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2005
  • Biggest small pickup
  • Longer than its predecessor
  • Three engine choices
  • Quad Cab and Club Cab body styles

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 33 reviews

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by Save it from Modesto, CA on November 3, 2017

This vehicle has a recall on it that is not fixable with airbags. Don't buy it unless its fixed else you pay BIG!

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There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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