2006 Dodge Dakota

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34 reviews
Available Price Range $4,724-$15,128 Trims12 Combined MPG 17-19 Seats 3-6

Our Take on the 2006 Dodge Dakota

Our Take

"Bigger, bolder and tougher." That's how Dodge described its Dakota pickup truck, as redesigned for 2005, promising best-in-class horsepower, torque and towing capabilities. A V-6 is standard,... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Quad Cab and Club Cab body styles
  • V-6 or V-8
  • Manual or automatic
  • New editions for 2006


Our Expert Reviews

If any large, gas-guzzling vehicle has flown beneath the environmental and safety radar in this country, it is the pickup truck.Unlike the SUV -- often perceived as a waste of space and fuel and a perilous road beast -- the pickup truck is seen as utilitarian and necessary. And, frankly, pickup truck drivers don't generally drive like yahoos the way many SUV operators do.Yet trucks are now... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

3.9 out of 5

Based on 34 reviews

QuadCab OK with the little 3.7v6

by Ol'timer from Charlotte area NC on March 31, 2009

QC, 3.6L v6 auto, SLT 4x4 55K miles. 2nd Owner, purchassed with 34K. I haul light duty (dirt bikes & 19' bowrider boat) to and from the SC tracks or NC lakes (~75 mile roundtrip). Although the little ... Read Full Review

12 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 7 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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