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Dodge Dakota Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 120 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Dodge Dakota

  • If one word could best describe the 2002 Dodge Dakota, comfortable would be it. Whether carrying five adults, cruising the interstate, transporting cargo or tackling off-road terrain, the Dakota is at ease no matter where it is or what it's asked to do.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Available V8 power, commodious cabin, commendable performance on road and off.

  • Cons

    Poor fuel consumption with V8, upper trim levels can get pricey if loaded up with options.

  • What's New for 2002

    A new value-priced 2002 Dodge Dakota SXT debuts and includes 16-inch alloys, automatic tranny, air conditioning, bucket seats and CD player. An appearance group consisting of graphite-colored bumpers, grille and fender flares is also fitted to the SXT.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (4 total reviews)


Lemon

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab 2WD SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

I have had poor luck with my Dakota! It will shimmy, try to die, rattles, and has poor power on take off. I hav been told by (experts) that this is normal for this truck. Now you and I know this isn`t true. It also has major slack in the drive-train. My gas mileage is much worse than sticker showed. This is the second Dakota bought new that I have had problems with, a 93, and this 02,. Who would dream of getting 2 lemons in a row, or is this the standard for dodge. I will never own another chrysler product!




Nice truck

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab 2WD SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

After driving a Dodge Caravan for years, it was a little difficult to get used to the truck-like ride. However, for a truck, I think the ride is pretty good. I'm concerned about the way it handles over bumps. Could use more head-room. Seat belts are hard to put on. Nice acceleration and fun to drive.




Nothing like a dakota

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab 2WD SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

the dakota has the best looking design of any truck,mid-sized or smaller.the design is such that even when it is sitting still,it looks like it is in motion.the larger tires,the paint scheme,and the fender flairs really set it off.every day i thank god for that truck.there are just not enough good things to say about it.



3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Annoying vehicle

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Dakota 2dr Club Cab 2WD SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

1200 mi in 3 mo because of problems. Steering is stiff around center and very light elsewhere causes oversteer. Vehicle rolls excessively. Trans failed at 230 miles -no oil from factory. Backlash in the drivetrain and lurches at low speed. 2300 RPM power falls off then surges. RPM takes long time to drop- grinds syncros if shifted too fast. Clutch pedal has no feel-like a wet sponge. Shift light is annoying. Underpowered. Needs automatic to hide problems. Drivers mirror has big blind spot.



Full 2002 Dodge Dakota Review

What's New for 2002

A new value-priced 2002 Dodge Dakota SXT debuts and includes 16-inch alloys, automatic tranny, air conditioning, bucket seats and CD player. An appearance group consisting of graphite-colored bumpers, grille and fender flares is also fitted to the SXT.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 22
  • highway
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