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2011 Ram Dakota - Consumer Reviews

2011 Ram Dakota

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By Jerry Anderson Jr
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2011 Ram Dakota BigHorn 4dr Crew Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Good truck had it for 4 years and all it has had was oil changes.


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Solid midsize light duty pickup truck
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By rdsteve23
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2011 Ram Dakota BigHorn 4dr Crew Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I like my V6 crew cab 2WD BigHorn. It has decent power, handles good, rides smooth but has a firm suspension, and is comfortable. This is a nice light duty pickup, perfect for my family of 4, which can haul some light payloads and tow my camping trailer. I like the bold exterior look it gives, while the interior is comfortable and convenient. I've owned it for about 5 years now, and the only issues to come up was a faulty tire pressure sensor (still covered under warranty at the time) and every once and a while the gas gauge reads empty when I start it up, but then will slowly go to correct reading. All in all, this is a solid truck that didn't cost me an arm and a leg like most trucks do...


Best Features

I bought the Bighorn which gives me nice 17 inch and wide tires which looks good. Also like the fog lamps and bed liner. The drivers seat is very comfortable, and the center console is nice with good cup holders and storage spots. The cab is spacious for a midsize, and I like how the back seats give you storage underneath for a jack, jumper cables, etc.


Worst Features

Had to add a tow package as the one that came with the truck was only rated for 1500 lbs, probably because its the V6 version, even though it can tow up to 4900 lbs. The worst thing about this truck is the bad gas mileage. Its not horrible, but for a V6 you would expect better since you don't get the power of a V8. Also, the V6 has great power in the lower gears, but seems like it could use a little more when in 3rd and 4th gear. I only notice it when I need to punch it at high speed like on the freeway. But, again, its a V6 and pretty good sized truck.


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recommended buy
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By intrepidguy23
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2011 Ram Dakota ST 4dr Extended Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


Review

i owned this dakota for 2 YEARS and i love it!!!!!!
very powerful and spacicous.
very reiliable and i recomend it if you are looking for nice truck


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2011 Dakota 4x4 Ext Big Horn
31 of 36 people found this review helpful
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By engineer49
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2011 Ram Dakota BigHorn 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Fit and finish is very good, ride is comfortable, however, performance is sorely lacking.
MPG is 15, at best.
The transmission is reluctant to shift into the higher gears -- even letting off the accelerator doesn't encourage a shift change.
The 3.7L engine lacks the oomph to take on inclines without downshifting to 2nd gear.
The rolling resistance seems unusually high as it drives like it is towing or hauling a heavy load.
One would expect mediocre fuel economy to have a trade off in power, or vice-versa, but that's not the case.
Dodge would do well to re-outfit this truck with a better engine and transmission.


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As noted previously: Dodge would do well to re-outfit this truck with a better engine and transmission.


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