Used 2002 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab

2002 Dodge Dakota
List price range
$6,900 - $6,997

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.

Used 2002 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab for Sale

Dodge Dakota 2002 4dr Quad Cab Sport 4WD SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)
109,710 miles
Used 2002
Dodge Dakota
Sport
KB Auto Emporium
47.7 mi away
List$6,997
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Fair Deal!
$192 Below Market
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Dodge Dakota 2002 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M)
120,840 miles
Used 2002
Dodge Dakota
SLT
List$6,900
Est.Loan: $141/mo
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Dealer Notes
%2A%2A%2AClean CARFAX vehicle history report%2521 Well-maintained local trade%2521 Features r wheel drive, a 5.9 liter V8 engine, automatic transmission, crew cab seating, power windows %26amp; door locks, remote key-less entry, cruise control, CD player, cold AC, aluminum wheels, bed liner, trailer hitch, %26amp; more%2521 Serviced %26amp; inspected with four new tires installed. Only 120,000 miles are on the odometer%2521 Air Conditioning,Aluminum Wheels,Cloth Seats,Compact Disc,Crew Cab,Cruise Control,Dual Air Bags,Keyless Remote,Power Locks,Power Windows,Short Bed,Tilt Steering,Towing pkg

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Edmunds' Expert Review

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.

vehicle overview

The Dodge Dakota offers more room, power and capability than the other trucks it ostensibly competes against. We say ostensibly because the Dakota is unique; it is not as small as the true compacts, such as the Toyota Tacoma, nor is it as big as full-size pickups like the Ford F-150. With a ruggedly handsome presence and a roomy, comfortable interior, the Dakota is available in three body styles: regular cab, extended ("Club") cab and crew ("Quad") cab.

A multiplicity of engines assures that there's a powertrain geared for any purpose. We're not sure the 2.5-liter inline four deserves the "Magnum" moniker considering its lightweight output of 120 horsepower, but on a base regular cab with a five-speed manual, it earns 20 city/25 highway EPA fuel economy estimates. The more popular choice is the 3.9-liter V6 that pumps out a more respectable 175 horsepower and 225 pound-feet of torque. Next up the power ladder is the 235 horsepower 4.7-liter V8 that churns out 295 pound-feet of twist. Still not enough for ya? Then how about a 5.9-liter V8 with 245 or 250 horses (depending on application) and 295 pound-feet of twist.

OK, now what about trim levels? Along with the new entry-level SXT, there are base, Sport, SLT and R/T to choose from. The base model has antilock brakes and a stereo with cassette player, but other than that, it's pretty bare-bones. The Sport adds alloy wheels and cloth seating. The 3.9-liter V6, cruise control, air conditioning and chrome bumpers and grille come on the SLT. And the fired-up R/T has the 250-horse 5.9-liter V8, a sport-tuned suspension with 17-inch alloy wheels, an anti-spin rear axle and color-keyed bumpers and grille.

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. 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 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).

Thanks to its wide selection of engines and body configurations, the Dakota is one of the best pickups currently sold. If you're in the market for a compact pickup, a test drive is certainly in order.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2002 Dodge Dakota.

Reliability!
Operator398, 8/2/2010
I purchased this truck new, and have done the maintenance. (4.7 V8, automatic) It's the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned. 148,000 miles and counting. Cost per mile for maintenance and repairs is only $0.025. 19.6 MPG since the day I bought it(I have a soft tonneau on it). It still looks good and has no squeaks or rattles. I'm very happy with this truck.
Best vehicle I've owned
Roger vlietstra, 4/25/2010
I bought this truck new in 2002 and have loved it all the while. Only had to replace an o2 sensor. My previous truck was an Isuzu and the Dakota is a million times better. I haul welders, tools and a trailer, so it gets used. I expect to get another 8 years out of it. I get about 13 mpg with tools in and about 17 mpg empty. I put an extra leaf spring in it to help haul the weight which was a great idea.
Awsome
Bogey69, 10/14/2010
Best truck I have owned yet. Went looking for a new one this summer and was not happy. They have nothing like this out there. Ford and Chevy gave up making Rangers and S-10's. Toyota has a smaller interior. This truck has been excellent in upper Michigan. In snow and off road it handles like a champ. Never had any major issues yet and has been a joy to drive. I plan on keeping it for another 80K. Why spend money on the new junk! The 4.7l V8 really goes and has tons of power that can tow a 24 ft trailer with no problem.
Overall a Great Truck
markbg, 3/30/2010
Bought new in '02. Love the looks of this model year and still get compliments on it. Great versatility for hauling cargo and misc. stuff in the bed and comfortable enough to fit four adults or family in the cab. It's been a reliable vehicle, but one thing I'd do over is opt for the larger engine. Same or better mileage with the V8 and better performance. Still a wonderful truck!
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Features & Specs

MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 6
5-speed manual
Gas
175 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
14 city / 18 hwy
Seats 6
5-speed manual
Gas
175 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 6
5-speed manual
Gas
175 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
14 city / 18 hwy
Seats 6
5-speed manual
Gas
175 hp @ 4800 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    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
    Poor

More about the 2002 Dodge Dakota
Used 2002 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab Overview

The Used 2002 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab is offered in the following styles: 4dr Quad Cab SLT 2WD SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Quad Cab Sport 2WD SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M), and 4dr Quad Cab Sport 4WD SB (3.9L 6cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2002 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab?

Price comparisons for Used 2002 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab trim styles:

  • The Used 2002 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab SLT is priced between $6,900 and$6,900 with odometer readings between 120840 and120840 miles.
  • The Used 2002 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab Sport is priced between $6,997 and$6,997 with odometer readings between 109710 and109710 miles.

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