Compact size; abundant interior storage; best-in-class hauling and towing capability; powerful available V8.
The Dakota's 4.7L V8, available in the Bighorn/Lonestar, Laramie and TRX editions, makes a brawny 302 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque with a class leading 7100 lbs of towing capacity. The V8 is paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission with available multi-speed overdrive and is capable of operating on E85 ethanol blended fuel. The standard 210-horsepower, 3.7L V6 engine is paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission in the ST or four-speed automatic in all other models.
A fully boxed, ladder-type frame, with hydro-formed main rails for added strength, underpins the Dakota. And, an independent front suspension with coil-over-shock arrangement helps yield a good ride.
Rear anti-lock brakes are standard on the Dakota while electronic stability control is not available. For safety and security, Dodge has installed advanced multistage driver and front-passenger airbags and side curtain airbags along with a safety cage that features energy-absorbing crush zones to protect passengers.
Across the line of Dakotas there are two cab configurations: extended cab or 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.
The Big Horn/Lonestar editions upgrade to popular equipment including 17-inch aluminum wheels, a tilt steering wheel with mounted audio controls, cruise control, power windows, locks, and mirrors, and innovative storage options including the new "Crate-N-Go" system that puts collapsible, removable crate storage under the rear seats to contain anything from tools to groceries. Also available with the Big Horn/Lonestar edition is the "UCONNECT" system. Its voice activation technology and touch screen capability with wireless Bluetooth-enabled calling, real time traffic guidance and Sirius Satellite programming make the UConnect system a comprehensive hub of information and entertainment technology.
For top of the line comfort and convenience the Laramie offers features such as premium 6-speaker sound by Alpine, a sliding rear window with defrost, 6-way power driver seat with lumbar support, leather wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls, sentry key theft deterrent system with remote start, fog lamps and "Full Swing" rear doors on the extended cab.
The TRX edition takes the interior comfort and convenience of the Laramie and adds details designed for the off-road enthusiast which include 16-inch rugged trail tires, tow hooks, molded in-color fender flares and bolstered bucket seats.
For 2009, Dodge's mid-size Dakota pickup sees a shake-up in its trim levels, eliminating the SLT and Sport editions and redistributing the options among the remaining ST, Big Horn, Laramie and TRX. Other changes include a dual-position tailgate for more cargo hauling options, increased body color and wheel options, new "Crate-N-Go" storage in the cab and E85 ethanol-blend flex-fuel capability in the available V8. There is also an increase in price seen mostly in the lower level trims.
The 2009 Dodge Dakota is one of just a few mid-size pickups, more practically sized for city driving yet almost as capable as its full size counterpart. While the Dakota is no longer the only mid-size truck offering a V8 engine, it still wears the crown for best-in-class towing capacity. Along with its beefy powertrain the 2009 Dodge Dakota offers loads of comfortable interior space and storage.
Vehicle Price: 23,300.00
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