Dodge Dakota

2006 Dodge Dakota

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  • (3.9) 44 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,996$14,220
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 17-19
  • Engine: 210-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 4,550 lbs.
2006 Dodge Dakota

Our Take on the 2006 Dodge Dakota

"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, but the Dakota can be fitted with either of two V-8s. Club Cab and Quad Cab models are offered. Dak... 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

2006 Dodge Dakota Reviews 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 for the 2006 Dodge Dakota

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 44 reviews

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QuadCab OK with the little 3.7v6

by Ol'timer from Charlotte area NC on March 30, 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 Trim Levels Available

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2006 Dodge Dakota Safety Ratings

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There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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