2010 Dodge Dakota Laramie Crew Cab 4x2

Matt Tierney

I was pleasantly surprised by the power of Chrysler's aging 3.7-liter V-6 in the Dakota. Like Don, I appreciate the Dakota's size advantage over the behemoth full-size trucks we usually see. I'd actually like to see the Dakota shrink a little more so it's even with the Ford Ranger or the compact pickups of the 1980s. A turbo four-cylinder would make an ideal powerplant.

I'd trade the crew-cab configuration of our test truck for a slightly longer bed. The biggest improvement Ram could make to the Dakota is a more realistic sticker price. The mid-size pickup segment is a joke right now because it costs less to buy a comparable half-ton full-size truck by the time you make a deal with a salesperson.

Phil Floraday, Senior Web Producer

The Dakota isnt ugly !!The reason its sales are low is because it is priced more than a Ram 1500 !! Automobile even said so...With the 310 hp 4.7 V-8 its a hot performer and uses the same amount of gas as the 6 cyl..Want an ugly truck,Ridgeline,Ranger,Colorado,Tacoma ect....
It doesn't sell because it is ugly .... the first generation did much better
This is pointless, this truck is a gonner anyways.

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