2011 Dodge Dakota consumer reviews

$23,210–$27,460 MSRP range
side view of 2011 Dakota Dodge
92% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.4
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5.0

Best Truck I ever owned

Just picked up my 2011 Dakota, Love it , my second one. both Dakotas. but this one is the best. it has more features than other Trucks, everything electric. sliding rear window, and best of all speed. Thanks.

4.3

GOOD TRUCK FOR ME

I BOUGHT MY 4X4 2011 DAKOTA BIG HORN V-6. I DID NOT LIKE THE CREW CAB WHEN I FIRST SEEN IT. BUT MY WIFE TALKED ME IN TO GETTING IT. I LOVE THE TRUCK AND THE ROOM IT HAS; AND THE COMFORT. I DROVE IT TO MARYLAND 3 DAYS AFTER GETTING IT AND I LOVE THE RIDE. I JUST WISH IT GOT A LITTLE BETTER GAS MILAGE. OTHER THAN THAT IT IS A GOOD TRUCK!

4.9

Good truck for the Buck

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 do anything differently i would have purchased the V8 but overall I am very satisfied with this pick-up and if it continues to perform as it does now I would easily buy another.

2.6

My rusted Dodge

Even if one is able to disregard the need for new discs every time the front pads are changed ($1200 so far) or the truck's onerous habit of stalling at the very worst of times ("We couldn't find anything wrong!) or the replacement of both right-hand ball joints and the tie rod ends at 42,000 miles, then the rust bubbles on the right rear fender should get your arrention, as it did mine. And of course, with 20 days left on the worthless warranty, Dodge decided the reason for the bubbles in the paint was SURFACE rust! I keep wondering why I traded my super-dependable 1998 rustfree Sonoma in on this heap.

3.1

Sad disappointment

The fit and finish of the vehicle is very good and the ride very comfortable, however, the performance is sadly disappointing -- the MPG is only around 16 and I constantly feel ike I'm towing or hauling a load. The transmission is reluctant to shift into the higher gears even with letting off the accelerator and the rolling resistance seems unusually high (yes, the tires are properly inflated, and no, the parking break is not on) For example, I can crest a hill on a 2-lane blacktop at 50 mph, shift into neutral and be <40 mph before reaching the bottom 1/4 away, and this is on ~3% grade. On the return trip the truck will downshift all the way to 2nd gear in order to go up the same hill it wouldn't roll down. Usually, one can expect at least fuel economy or power/performance, but, sadly, with this vehicle I have neither.

4.4

Its everything you need without a lot of extras

This truck doesn't have all the bells and whistles that inflate the price of a pick-up but does have all the things you want. It has all the options for towing heavy loads or just driving around town. 4x4 or just 2-wheel, its got options for anything, but dont expect a luxury truck.