• (4.5) 20 reviews
  • MSRP: $8,403$21,991
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 16-17
  • Engine: 210-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 4,800 lbs.
2011 Dodge Dakota

Our Take on the 2011 Dodge Dakota

The Dodge Dakota is the perfect size for many pickup truck consumers; it's not too small or too big. The problem is that incentives on full-size trucks, like the Ram, put pressure on potential Dakota buyers to purchase larger trucks.The Dakota has impressive towing and hauling capabilities,... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No regular cab
  • Quality of interior materials better, but doesn't impress
  • No electronic stability system

Notable Features

  • New exterior colors
  • Two- or four-wheel drive
  • Extended cab or crew cab
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Standard antilock brakes

2011 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Consumer Reviews


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Good truck for the Buck

by Like Dodges! from Iowa on August 23, 2011

I bought a new 2011 Dodge Dakota and absolutely love it. It is a no frills truck at a good price. The size is right for the use I have for it and it has the best ride of any truck I own. If I were to ... Read Full Review

8 Trim Levels Available

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2011 Dodge Dakota Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2011 Dodge Dakota.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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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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