2007 Dodge Dakota

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11 reviews
Available Price Range $5,619-$16,279 Trims12 Combined MPG 17-19 Seats 2-6

Our Take on the 2007 Dodge Dakota

Our Take

"Bigger, bolder and tougher." That's how Dodge described its Dakota pickup truck, as redesigned for 2005. A V-6 is standard, but the Dakota can be fitted with either of two V-8s, and Club Cab ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • V-6 performance
  • Manual transmission operation
  • Automatic transmission operation with high-output V-8
  • Seatback support

Notable Features

  • Quad Cab and Club Cab body styles
  • V-6 or V-8
  • E85-capable V-8
  • Optional remote starter


Our Expert Reviews

Formerly a modest, utilitarian midsize pickup, Dodge Dakota has grown into a pretty formidable truck. Dakota now sports aggressive big-rig styling lifted from the full-size Ram, and it's just a smidge smaller than full- size. It can be ordered with a choice of several beefy V-8 engines, just like the big boys. The four-wheel-drive Quad Cab Laramie that I drove is the top-drawer model, a pr... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

3.9 out of 5

Based on 11 reviews

It’s a Pleasure

by Prank Monkey from The Frozen North, Michigan on December 6, 2007

I like the size of the truck\ it’s bigger then the Rangers and S-10s… it’s a real midsize. And if my wife has to drive it she doesn’t cry. The Tow package is great. The road noise is tolerable (sense ... 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 5 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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Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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