2011 Ram Dakota  -  $23,950


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $23,950
Base Invoice: $22,831
Destination Charge: $740
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD Ext Cab ST
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 17 | City: 15 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: 2WD Ext Cab ST
Transmission: 4-speed automatic VLP transmission (REQ: EKG Engine)
Engine: 3.7L V6 engine

Pros

Compact size; abundant interior storage; best-in-class hauling and towing capability; powerful available V8.


Model Highlights

The Dakota's 4.7L V8, which is available across the lineup, makes a brawny 302 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque with a class leading 6,500 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 only available with a 4-speed automatic transmission.

A fully boxed, ladder-type frame, with hydro-formed main rails for added strength, forms the backbone of the Dakota. A newly adjusted independent front suspension with coil-over-shock arrangement helps yield an improved ride over last year.

Rear anti-lock brakes are standard on the Dakota, as is a tire pressure monitoring system. For safety and security, Dodge has installed advanced multistage driver and front-passenger airbags and side curtain airbags.

There are two cab configurations for the Dakota: extended cab and crew cab. 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, satellite radio, a sliding rear window with defrost, leather-trimmed front seats, a 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.


Model News

For 2011, Dodge's mid-size Dakota pickup adds some important safety equipment, side-impact airbags and front and rear curtain airbags. Austin Tan and Inferno Red Crystal Pearl are not available for 2011. Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl and Hunter Green Pearl replace them.


Value Writeup

The Dodge Dakota is one of just a few remaining mid-size pickups, more practically sized for city driving yet almost as capable as their full size counterparts. While the Dakota is no longer the only mid-size truck offering a V8 engine, it still is an excellent hauler, tow-rated at 6,500 lbs.


Trim Curb Weight
4211.00 lbs

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Front
2427.00 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Rear
1784.00 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
3100 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
3600 lbs

Curb Weight - Front
2427 lbs

Curb Weight - Rear
1784 lbs

Option Weight - Front
-13.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
8.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Front
686.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Rear
1808.00 lbs

As Spec'd Curb Weight
4206.00 lbs

As Spec'd Payload
1804.00 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity
1799.00 lbs

Gross Combined Wt Rating
9000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
4650 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
465 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
4650 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
698 lbs

Frame Type
Ladder

Suspension Type - Front
Upper/Lower "A" Arms

Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle

Spring Capacity - Front
3100 lbs

Spring Capacity - Rear
3850 lbs

Axle Capacity - Front
3600 lbs

Axle Capacity - Rear
3850 lbs

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55

Front Tire Order Code
TVF

Rear Tire Order Code
TVF

Spare Tire Order Code
WDQ

Front Tire Size
P245/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P245/70R16

Spare Tire Size
Full-Size

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 2.3 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
22.0 gal

Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame

Gross Axle Weight Rating
6700.00 lbs

Curb Weight
4211.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity
2494.00 lbs

Total Option Weight
-5.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
6010.00 lbs

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
330.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
15 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
17 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
440.00 mi

Engine Order Code
EKG

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.7L/226

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
DGV

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136

Passenger Capacity
4

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
218.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.7 in

Height, Overall
68.6 in

Overhang, Front
38.4 in

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper
48.8 in

Front Bumper to Back of Cab
130.4 in

Cab to Axle
39.3 in

Ground to Top of Load Floor
31.2 in

Frame Width, Rear
32.4 in

Ground Clearance, Front
7.9 in

Ground Clearance, Rear
8.0 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
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V475000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 07, 2010

Component
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
26397

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 CHRYSLER SEBRING, 300, CHARGER (LX) AND DODGE CHALLENGER (LC), AVENGER (JS), AND JOURNEY (JC), AS WELL AS MODEL YEAR 2011 DODGE RAM LIGHT DUTY PICKUP (DS) VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A SEPARATION AT THE CRIMPED END OF THE POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSE ASSEMBLY.

Consequence
LEAKED POWER STEERING FLUID ONTO HOT ENGINE COMPONENTS COULD CAUSE A FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE AS NECESSARY THE POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER'S CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS K26. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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.

Overall Rating
Not Rated

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Not Rated

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Overall Side Crash Rating
Not Rated

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
11.8%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

3.7L V6 engine

4-speed automatic VLP transmission (REQ: EKG Engine)

3.55 axle ratio

Corporate 8.25 rear axle

Rear wheel drive

600-amp maintenance free battery

Battery run down protection

136-amp alternator

6.5' pickup box

Trailer tow wiring w/4-pin connector

6010# GVWR

HD suspension

HD front shock absorbers

HD rear shock absorbers

Front stabilizer bar

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Front vented disc & rear drum brakes

Scissor type jack

16" x 7" styled steel wheels

P245/70R16 on/off road BSW tires

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

Body color front fascia

Body color rear bumper

Bright grille

Chrome headlamp bezels w/chrome trim

Fog lamps

Tinted windshield glass

Tinted glass windows

Deep tint sunscreen glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Dual position tailgate

Media Center 130 -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player, (4) speakers

Aux audio input

Premium cloth front bucket seats

Stain & odor resistant anti-static seat fabric

40/40 split folding rear bench seat

Floor console

12V pwr point in floor console

Front floor carpeting

Tilt steering column

Instrument cluster w/tachometer

Instrument panel black bezel

Pwr accessory delay

120 MPH speedometer

Door ajar warning lamp

Headlamps on warning chimes

Key in ignition & seat belt warning buzzer

Tip start

Air conditioning

12V pwr outlet in instrument panel

Vinyl door trim panels w/map pocket

Driver side sun visor

Passenger side sun visor w/mirror

Driver assist handle

Passenger assist handle

Map/dome reading lamps

Rear dome lamp

Rear seat grocery bag hooks

4-wheel anti-lock brakes

Brake/park interlock

Driver & front passenger airbags w/passenger sensor

Supplemental front side air bags

Supplemental front & rear side curtain air bags

Tire pressure monitoring warning lamp

Rear child safety door locks

Dual note horn

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
50-STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
3.7L V6 ENGINE
$0

 
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC VLP TRANSMISSION
$0

 
22A ST CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
NO ANTI-SPIN DIFFERENTIAL REAR AXLE DESIRED
$0

 
3.55 AXLE RATIO
$0

 
16" X 7" STYLED STEEL WHEELS
$0

 
16" X 8" CAST ALUMINUM WHEELS
$300

 
P245/70R16 ON/OFF ROAD BSW TIRES
$0

 
BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BRIGHT WHITE
$0

 
BRILLIANT BLACK CRYSTAL PEARL
$0

 
DEEP WATER BLUE PEARL
$225

 
DEEP CHERRY RED CRYSTAL PEARL
$225

 
MINERAL GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
DARK SLATE GRAY/MEDIUM SLATE GRAY INTERIOR, PREMIUM CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$35


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