Used 2001 Dodge Dakota

2001 Dodge Dakota
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  • Four full-size doors on Quad Cabs, tons of interior room, attractive styling, stout 4.7-liter V8.


  • Fuel consumption with the 5.9-liter V8, no R/T Quad Cab offered.

Used 2001 Dodge Dakota for Sale

Dodge Dakota 2001 4dr Quad Cab Sport 2WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)
135,068 miles
Used 2001
Dodge Dakota
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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Dodge Dakota 2001 2dr Regular Cab 4WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)
58,742 miles
Used 2001
Dodge Dakota
Aero Motors
56.8 mi away
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Dealer Notes
Four Wheel Drive,Tires - Front All-Season,Tires - Rear All-Season,Conventional Spare Tire,Power Steering,ABS,Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes,Intermittent Wipers,Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,AM/FM Stereo,Cassette,Driver Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
Dodge Dakota 2001 2dr Regular Cab 2WD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
92,536 miles
Used 2001
Dodge Dakota
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Dodge Dakota 2001 4dr Quad Cab Sport 4WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M)
131,010 miles
Used 2001
Dodge Dakota
Diehl's Ford Sales
98.3 mi away
Est.Loan: $157/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

If one word could best describe the 2001 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.

vehicle overview

The Dakota carved out its own niche in the compact pickup world when it premiered back in 1987. Here was a "compact" truck that wasn't so compact, giving it an instant advantage over competitors from Ford and Chevy. Dakota continued to upstage its domestic rivals when an optional 5.2-liter V8 appeared in 1991 (the S-10 and Ranger still don't offer V8 power!) and attractive Ram-inspired styling debuted for 1997. Last year, Dodge trumped the competition one more time by being the first to offer Quad Cab, which provided four full-sized doors to family-conscious consumers.

This year, the Dakota continues to offer a wide range of engine and body style configurations. The two-wheel-drive Regular and Club Cabs get a mini-Magnum 120-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder, but all Dakotas have access to a 3.9-liter V6 that cranks out 175 horsepower. There's also the 4.7-liter V8, which makes a useable 230 horsepower and 295 foot-pounds of torque, along with the 5.9-liter V8 making 250 horses. The 5.9-liter cannot be mated to a manual transmission, and the 2.5-liter is without an automatic option. If you're worried about having to tow with a compact truck, keep in mind the Dakota's potential 6,700-pound towing capacity. In other words, no problem.

Three body styles are available: Regular Cab, Club Cab, and Quad Cab. Want the ultimate attention-gettin' Dakota? The Regular and Club Cab two-wheel-drives can take advantage of the R/T Sport Group that includes the 250-horsepower 5.9-liter V8, a lowered suspension, and a high-performance tire-and-wheel combo. You might also want to check out the Dakota Sport with its new front fascia and Sparkle Silver 15x7-inch cast aluminum wheels.

You'll likely have to keep reminding yourself that this is indeed a compact pickup -- everything from its towing capacity and stance to its power and interior seems bigger than the norm. A 40/20/40 split seat is standard (but you can opt for high-back buckets), and rear passengers travel on a 60/40 split-folding bench seat, creating seating for six in Quad Cabs. The interior is quiet, and Dodge has improved everything from the instrument panel to the ventilation system to the floor console and cupholders. Optional audio equipment, featuring two- and three-band equalizers and steering wheel-mounted controls, give the Dakota a more upscale feel, but those wanting the ultimate luxury hauler should look into a Quad Cab with the new-for-2001 optional leather interior.

Both two- and four-wheel-drive versions are available, and the independent front suspension works effectively with the Dakota's rack-and-pinion steering for a confident yet comfortable ride. Underneath, you'll find front disc brakes with optional ABS and rear drums with standard ABS (you can upgrade to slightly larger rear brakes when opting for ABS). Four-wheel-drive models get a new dash-mounted, electronically controlled transfer case that replaces the previous floor-mounted lever system.

The Dakota enters the new millennium with looks, power, a much-desired four-door configuration and a brand-new interior. It sure seems like it could be a very happy new year for Dodge.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2001 Dodge Dakota.

Rich, 7/27/2010
Pretty sure I got a lemon. Ever since I've had the thing something stays wrong with it, and every time I go to get something fixed it's never fixed right the first time, no matter who the mechanic is, just an all around poor experience. I'll never do Dodge again. After 90,000 miles here's what has failed: Window gears broke leaking main seal leaking differential seal Both control arms replaced Throttle body problems(not sure what but cost me $1300 to fix, some sort of valve) ALL windows leak including windshield Transmission slips O2 sensors went out ECM failed Stabilizer bar joints worn out b/c seals failed Warped wheel bearing.
4 banger
scotsmanwill, 4/5/2002
I have a small, 4 cyl. dakota and i love it. i am in college and i use it all the time. it has never failed me when i need it. i am planning to sell it in the near future and get a bigger dakota. one with a V8. i would reccomend the dakota to anyone.
Good first
Evan V, 7/1/2008
We got this with 29k miles for $7700 because it had blemishes in the hood paint from overwaxing and engine heat, and had a crappy bed cover. The computer that ran the lighting system broke the day we got it, and the passenger's window button didn't work. But those were easily replaced. This is my first vehicle, I like it because it is as big as the car I trained in, and has a bed for my fishing stuff. I had to buy new tailgate cables, as someone cut them. I also bought a locking gas cap for $15 and it fits, never too careful with gas at 4$ a gallon.
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Mighty Blue Dodge, 5/14/2002
My old 1993 Dodge Dakota was killed by a lady turning into a coffee shop. Although it had no airbags I walked away after a 35 mph crash (seatbelts are good). I replaced the old '93 4x2 sport with a '01 4x4 sport. Other than a couple of minor squeaks which the dealership fixed up for me I've enjoyed it immensely.
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Features & Specs

17 city / 23 hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
120 hp @ 5200 rpm
14 city / 18 hwy
Seats 3
5-speed manual
175 hp @ 4800 rpm
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IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
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    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Used 2001 Dodge Dakota Overview

The Used 2001 Dodge Dakota is offered in the following submodels: , , . Available styles include 4dr Quad Cab Sport 4WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Quad Cab Sport 2WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab 2WD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2dr Club Cab 4WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Club Cab 2WD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), and 2dr Regular Cab 4WD (3.9L 6cyl 5M).

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Price comparisons for Used 2001 Dodge Dakota trim styles:

  • The Used 2001 Dodge Dakota Base is priced between $7,995 and$7,995 with odometer readings between 58742 and92536 miles.
  • The Used 2001 Dodge Dakota Sport is priced between $7,697 and$10,495 with odometer readings between 131010 and135068 miles.

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