2008 Dodge Dakota  -  $21,160


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $21,160
Base Invoice: $19,508
Destination Charge: $690
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD Ext Cab ST
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 16 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: 2WD Extended Cab 6.5 Ft Box ST
Transmission: 6-speed manual Getrag transmission w/OD
Engine: 3.7L V6 "Magnum" engine

Model Highlights

The new 4.7L V8 that's available on the Dakota makes 302 horsepower--a 31 percent increase versus the previous V8--and 329 lb-ft of torque. With two spark plugs per cylinder, an increased compression ratio, a new electronic throttle, and improved airflow, the new engine actually gets improved fuel economy. The V8 is also capable of operating on E85 fuel.

The standard 210-horsepower, 3.7L V6 engine is essentially carried over, but it gets a new electronic throttle control and new EGR system for better throttle response and lower emissions.

A standard six-speed manual transmission comes with V6 models, with a four-speed automatic optional; V8 models all get a five-speed automatic.

A fully boxed, ladder-type frame, with hydroformed main rails for added strength, underpins the Dakota, and an independent front suspension with coil-over-shock arrangement helps yield a good ride. The Dakota is available with either rear-wheel drive or available full-time four-wheel drive with low and high ranges.

All Dakota models get new front fascias with integral fog lamps, new rectangular headlamps, redesigned hood and fender surfaces, and protective surfaces around the rim of the cargo box. Inside there's a new look, with a new instrument panel and center console, and fresh materials and trim.

Rear anti-lock brakes are standard on the Dakota and electronic stability control is not available. A security package, which includes four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, supplemental side air bags, and full-length side-curtain air bags, is available across the line.

There are two body configurations, extended cab and crew cab, and as with most pickups, the Dakota is available in a wide range of models and trims to fit the work environment. The ST isn't as stripped-down as other base-model pickups; it includes air conditioning, tinted rear windows, and an AM/FM/CD sound system with four speakers. SXT models upgrade to popular equipment including 16-inch aluminum wheels, a tilt steering wheel, cruise control, dual rear seats, rear cargo lamps, and power windows, locks, and mirrors. SLT models add more convenience features, such as a sliding rear window with defrost, power seats, an overhead console, rear-seat storage on the crew cab, and "Full Swing" rear doors on the extended cab. The TRX and TRX4 come with 17-inch Rugged Trail tires, tow hooks, and special trim, while the Sport has equipment similar to the TRX but painted silver wheels, bigger on/off-road tires, unique seats, and leather trim.

At the top of the range is the Laramie, which adds the V8 and five-speed automatic, along with a chrome grille and trim, automatic headlamps, leather bucket seats, and a premium audio system with steering-wheel controls. Top options on the Laramie include heated seats, leather bench seat, a navigation system, a trailer-towing package, and an upgraded sound system.


Pros

Manageable size; hauling and towing capability; powerful available V8.


Model News

For 2008, Dodge's mid-size Dakota pickup gets a new optional V8 that's much more powerful than the one it replaces, yet it is also more refined and fuel-efficient.

The Dakota also has been dressed-up with new styling for 2008 inside and out. Exterior changes include a new hood, grille, fenders, and headlamps, plus a protective surface for the cargo-box sides and built-in utility rails. Inside there's a new instrument panel and center console, and new trims and finishes, plus expanded storage areas, including a center console bin for electronics. A heated front bench seat is newly available, and the MyGig Infotainment System, which is already available on some other Dodge models, is now offered on the Dakota.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Dodge Dakota is one of just a few mid-size pickups, more practically sized for city driving yet almost as capable as the full-size trucks. It offers the only available V8 in its pickup class, and has a best-in-class towing capacity of 7,050 pounds. It is also the only mid-size pickup to offer full-time four-wheel drive, and has the longest and largest standard cargo bed among its competitors, at 6'-6" for the extended cab.


Trim Curb Weight
4180.00 lbs

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Front
2299.00 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Rear
1881.00 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
3100 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
3600 lbs

Curb Weight - Front
2299 lbs

Curb Weight - Rear
1881 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Front
801.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Rear
1719.00 lbs

As Spec'd Curb Weight
4180.00 lbs

As Spec'd Payload
1830.00 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity
1830.00 lbs

Gross Combined Wt Rating
7700 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3250 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
325 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3250 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
325 lbs

Frame Type
Ladder

Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf

Spring Capacity - Front
3100 lbs

Spring Capacity - Rear
3850 lbs

Axle Type - Front
Independent

Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Hypoid

Axle Capacity - Front
3600 lbs

Axle Capacity - Rear
3850 lbs

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.21

Front Tire Order Code
TVF

Rear Tire Order Code
TVF

Spare Tire Order Code
TBB

Front Tire Size
P245/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P245/70R16

Front Tire Capacity
1903 lbs

Rear Tire Capacity
1903 lbs

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
713

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
713

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
44.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
Rear Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 x 1.1 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
11.6 x 2.25 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
22.0 gal

Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH

Gross Axle Weight Rating
6700.00 lbs

Curb Weight
4180.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity
2520.00 lbs

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
6010.00 lbs

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
352.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
440.00 mi

Engine Order Code
EKG

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.7L/226

Fuel System
MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
DEJ

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.84

Clutch Size
11.9 in

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136

Passenger Capacity
2

Front Head Room
39.6 in

Front Leg Room
41.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.7 in

Front Hip Room
54.9 in

Second Head Room
36.5 in

Second Leg Room
32.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.4 in

Second Hip Room
56.9 in

Wheelbase
131.3 in

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper
218.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.7 in

Height, Overall
68.7 in

Overhang, Front
38.7 in

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper
48.8 in

Front Bumper to Back of Cab
130.4 in

Cab to Axle
39.3 in

Cab to End of Frame
88.1 in

Ground to Top of Load Floor
31.2 in

Frame Width, Rear
37.7 in

Ground Clearance, Front
7.4 in

Ground Clearance, Rear
7.4 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Cargo Box Length @ Floor
78.8 in

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear
59.6 in

Cargo Box Width @ Floor
59.6 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
45.2 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
17.6 in

Tailgate Width
53.3 in

Cargo Volume
46.6 ft³

Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume
30.0 ft³

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
Unlimited

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Drivetrain Note
excludes Diesel Engines

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V352000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 24, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
4,319,513

Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 RAM 1500, 2005-2009 RAM 2500, 2006-2009 RAM 3500, 2007-2010 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis, 2008-2010 RAM 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis, 2004-2009 Dodge Durango, 2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen, 2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler, 2008-2012 Dodge Challenger, 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum, 2005-2012 Chrysler 300, 2006-2012 Dodge Charger, 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota, and 2006-2009 Mitsubishi Raider vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in AL, CA, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, SC, TX, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Chrysler is also recalling 2004-2008 RAM 1500, 2005-2009 RAM 2500, 2006-2009 RAM 3500, 2007-2009 RAM 3500 Cab Chassis, 2008-2009 RAM 4500 and 5500 Cab Chassis, 2004-2009 Dodge Durango, 2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen, 2007-2009 Jeep Wrangler, 2008-2009 Dodge Challenger, 2005-2008 Dodge Magnum, 2005-2009 Chrysler 300, 2006-2009 Dodge...

Consequence
These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. These inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Chrysler will notify the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM owners. Mitsubishi owners will be notified by their company. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Chrysler mailed interim notices to owners on July 7, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S43.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V313000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 27, 2015

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
4,054,473

Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Dodge Ram 2500, 2004-2008 Dodge Ram 1500 and Durango, 2006-2009 Dodge Ram 3500, 2008-2010 Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500, 2007-2008 Chrysler Aspen, 2005-2010 Chrysler 300, 300C, SRT8, Dodge Charger and Magnum, 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota, and 2006-2010 Mitsubishi Raider vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Chrysler will notify the affected Chrysler and Dodge owners and Mitsubishi will notify the affected Raider owners. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began for Chrylser on June 8, 2015. The recall for Mitsubishi stated on June 24, 2015. Chrysler and Dodge owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Mitsubishi owners may call 1-888-648-7820. Chrysler's number for this recall is R25. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V817 in its entirety. Vehicles that have had their driver side frontal air bag replaced previously need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.7L V6 "Magnum" engine

6-speed manual Getrag transmission w/OD

Corporate 8.25 rear axle

3.21 axle ratio

Rear wheel drive

600-amp maintenance free battery w/run down protection, pwr accessory delay

136-amp alternator

6.5' pickup box

Trailer tow wiring w/4-pin connector

6010# GVWR

HD suspension

HD front/rear shock absorbers

Front stabilizer bar

P245/70R16 on/off road BSW tires

Full size spare tire w/16" steel wheel & winch-type carrier

16" x 7" styled steel wheels

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes

Rear anti-lock brakes

Scissor type jack

Dark gray front fascia

Dark gray rear bumper

Bright grille

Chrome headlamp bezels w/chrome trim

Halogen headlamps

Light tint windshield & front door windows

Deep tint sunscreen glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Dual position tailgate

Cloth front bucket seats

Front floor carpeting

Instrument cluster w/tachometer, 120 MPH speedometer, black bezel

Warnings-inc: key in ignition, seat belt, headlamps on, door ajar, tire pressure monitor

Air conditioning

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player, (4) speakers

12V pwr outlet in instrument panel

Vinyl door trim panels w/map pocket

Sun visors w/RH mirror

Driver/passenger assist handles

Lighting-inc: map/reading, front dome, rear dome lamps

Rear seat grocery bag hooks

Rear anti-lock brakes

Driver & front passenger airbags

Rear child safety door locks

Dual note horn

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
CALIFORNIA REGION
$0

 
FLORIDA REGION
$0

 
NORTHEAST REGION
$0

 
SOUTHEAST/SOUTHWEST REGION
$0

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
50-STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
BORDER STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
EMISSION CONTROL WAIVER
$0

 
3.7L V6 "MAGNUM" ENGINE
$0

 
6-SPEED MANUAL GETRAG TRANSMISSION
$0

 
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC VLP TRANSMISSION
$1,135

 
23A ST CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
22A ST CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
NO ANTI-SPIN DIFFERENTIAL REAR AXLE DESIRED
$0

 
ANTI-SPIN DIFFERENTIAL REAR AXLE
$295

 
3.21 AXLE RATIO
$0

 
3.55 AXLE RATIO
$0

 
3.92 AXLE RATIO
$80

 
P245/70R16 ON/OFF ROAD BSW TIRES
$0

 
CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$150

 
PREMIUM COST PAINT
$225

 
EXTRA SECURITY GROUP
$640

 
MOPAR CHROME EDITION GROUP
$790

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$35

 
FLOOR CONSOLE
$75

 
40/40 SPLIT FOLDING REAR BENCH SEAT
$300

 
MOPAR CHROME TUBULAR SIDE STEPS
$525

 
MANUFACTURER STATEMENT OF ORIGIN
$0

 
MOPAR CHROME GROUP
$0

 
MOPAR PROTECTION GROUP
$0

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