Used 2004 Dodge Dakota

2004 Dodge Dakota
List price range
$7,988 - $8,995

Pros

  • Most powerful engine in its class, quick-shifting transmission, spot-on suspension both on- and off-road, easily accessible and accommodating cabin.

Cons

  • Below-average fuel mileage, low-tech interior design, can get pricey if too many options are chosen.

Used 2004 Dodge Dakota for Sale

Dodge Dakota 2004 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)
82,743 miles
Used 2004
Dodge Dakota
SLT
(1)
Malloy Toyota
38.4 mi away
List$9,899
Est.Loan: $202/mo
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Dodge Dakota 2004 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)
191,115 miles
Used 2004
Dodge Dakota
SLT
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Dodge Dakota 2004 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)
132,601 miles
Used 2004
Dodge Dakota
SLT
List$6,990
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Dodge Dakota 2004 2dr Club Cab SLT 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)
109,645 miles
Used 2004
Dodge Dakota
SLT
Shively Motors
63.3 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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2 Doors, 4.7 liter V8 SOHC engine, Air conditioning, Bed Length - 77.7 %2522, Center Console - Partial, Chrome grill, Clock - In-radio display, Four-wheel drive, Intermittent window wipers, Passenger Airbag - Cancellable, Pickup Bed Type - Regular, Power steering, Privacy/tinted glass, Split-bench rear seats, Tachometer
Dodge Dakota 2004
152,869 miles
Used 2004
Dodge Dakota
List$3,100
Est.Loan: $64/mo
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Dodge Dakota 2004 2dr Club Cab SLT 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)
94,432 miles
Used 2004
Dodge Dakota
SLT
List$7,988
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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Edmunds Editors' Most Wanted Compact Truck, 4x4, Aluminum Wheels. AND MORE!KEY FEATURES INCLUDE. 4x4, Privacy Glass, 4-Wheel ABS, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes.VEHICLE REVIEWSEdmunds Editors' Most Wanted Compact Truck. Great Gas Mileage: 20 MPG Hwy. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $23,200*.OUR OFFERINGSFAULKNER HYUNDAI'S INTERNET DEPARTMENT WILL MAKE YOUR ONLINE SHOPPING FAST AND EASY! CLICK THE QUOTE BUTTON FOR FAST ACCURATE INFORMATIONPricing analysis performed on 8/11/2018. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
Dodge Dakota 2004 4dr Quad Cab Sport 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)
158,002 miles
Used 2004
Dodge Dakota
Sport
List$7,988
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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Price does not include %2524399 processing fee Air Conditioning,�_< Power Windows,�_< Power Locks,�_< Power Steering,�_< Tilt Wheel,�_< AM/FM Cassette,�_< AM/FM CD,�_< Dual Front Air Bag,�_< Active Belts,�_< Crew Cab,�_< Short Bed,�_< Rear Wheel ABS,�_< 1/2 Ton
Dodge Dakota 2004 2dr Club Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M)
151,039 miles
Used 2004
Dodge Dakota
Base
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Whether carrying five adults, cruising the interstate, transporting cargo or tackling off-road terrain, the 2004 Dodge Dakota is at ease no matter where it is or what it's asked to do.

vehicle overview

Introduced in 1987, the Dodge Dakota filled the sizable gap between compact and full-size pickups. Although referred to as a compact, the Dakota is slightly bigger than most of its rivals. But it wasn't until 1997, when the Dakota was redesigned and adopted the handsome look of its bigger brother, the Dodge Ram, that people took notice. The following years saw the introduction of the potent R/T muscle truck (packing a 250-horsepower V8 along with a monochrome paint scheme and big wheels) and the Quad Cab, a true crew cab pickup with full-size doors and plenty of room for rear passengers.

The 2004 Dodge Dakota features a new V6 engine rated for 210 horsepower, while dropping the tire-spinning R/T. In addition, the company has added a Stampede package to the options list that offers a monochromatic paint and additional body cladding. As before, three cab configurations and a multitude of trim levels are available including everything from a basic, standard cab workhorse to a leather-lined 4WD Quad Cab that can serve as a family vehicle. If you're looking for a weak spot in the lineup, just check out the EPA mileage ratings, as the Dakota tends to be a gas guzzler compared to its smaller rivals.

The Dakota does, however, offer more room, more power and more capability than its competition, namely the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, Ford Ranger and Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon twins. Everything from its towing capacity to its available V8 power and roomy interior are a cut above the smaller rigs. Although a redesigned model is expected to debut for the 2005 model year, the 2004 Dodge Dakota is still a very appealing truck with few shortcomings.

trim levels & features

The 2004 Dodge Dakota is available in three body styles -- regular cab, extended ("Club") cab and crew ("Quad") cab -- and six trim levels: base; value-oriented SXT; flashy Sport and Sport Plus; and luxury SLT and SLT Plus. Base models are bare-boned work trucks with basic features like air conditioning, cloth seats and an AM/FM stereo, while SXTs are upgraded with interior carpet, bucket seats and a CD player. Sport and Sport Plus models offer color-keyed cloth interiors, an upgraded gauge cluster and additional options like keyless entry, power windows and a CD changer. The SLT and SLT Plus are the top-of-the-line models that offer everything from leather seats to larger wheel and tires. A new Stampede package, offered on Sport models, adds monochromatic paint, revised front and rear fascias, extended sills, a thicker rear stabilizer bar and 16-inch aluminum wheels.

performance & mpg

Standard on all Dakotas is a new 3.7-liter V6 engine that's considerably more powerful than the 3.9-liter mill it replaces. This new V6 puts out 210 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque. If even more power is needed, there is an optional (on Sport and SLT models) 4.7-liter V8 rated at 235 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission on both engines is a five-speed manual while the V6 offers an optional four-speed automatic and the V8 a five-speed automatic. Although the V6 provides more than enough power for most applications, V8-equipped models are especially fast and can tow up to 6,600 pounds.

safety

Rear wheel antilock brakes are standard on all models. Four-wheel ABS is optional, but side airbags are not available. In NHTSA crash testing, the 2004 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab earned four out of five stars for both driver and front passenger protection in a frontal collision. Side-impact tests resulted in a five-star rating for both front and rear passengers. The IIHS tested a standard cab model and gave the Dakota a "Poor" rating (its lowest) after conducting its frontal offset crash test.

driving

Willing power plants, automatic transmissions that are rarely caught off guard and well-sorted suspensions make these trucks easy to live with, no matter what they're asked to do. On-road, the supple suspension swallows up bumps, yet doesn't have the truck wallowing through the turns. And off-road, the Dakota easily handles everything, even severely rutted and rock-strewn trails. All things considered, the Dakota offers the best combination of ride comfort and capability in the compact truck class.

interior

The Dakota's interior shows its age, but in terms of functionality, it works well. The quality of the materials is average, but their construction is solid. The gauges are large and clear and simple three-dial climate controls make temperature adjustments quick and easy. Quad cab models have enough room to seat four comfortably and there's plenty of storage room in the large center console.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Dodge Dakota.

Love it
David, 10/15/2009
Our Dakota is a great medium sized truck. The towing capacity is more then adequate for our little trailer. I know much has been said about the fuel economy of the 3.7 litre but I have to say that we get 20-21 around town ans 24-25 on the highway. We keep it at 65MPH. Do wonder about the OD on the transmission; under 50 and on hills at that speed I feel it performs better with the OD off.Comfortable and solid drive!
My Blue Beastie the 04 Dakota 4.7 5 speed 4X4.
warchild_50, 8/16/2014
Before the Canyon and Colorado there was only Dodge's Dakota. I bought mine used since then it has been through the ringer. Still roars when prodded,nimble when needed and a brute in torque that is able to pull the eye teeth out of a medium Dinosaur!! A very capable grocery getter and docile enough to get to church on time.
Is a recall on the horizon?
mrbig, 5/24/2004
I have had an '04 4wd club cab for a week.Immediately, I noticed an issue with the shifting, which was spotty.For those of us who have driven stick shifts, it felt like when one should have been in a lower gear.At lower rpms, there was a significant 'missing'...after the automatic trans shifted into a higher gear.It was most noticable at 42-50 mph.Hopefully, this makes sense.I was told that 4 other vehicles had similar problems and that Dodge had to 'flash' the computer and was working on the problem.Any idea when this will take place OR does anyone have any additional information??
Dakota
dsatlle, 8/23/2005
Overall, the vehicle is about what I expected. When traveling over bumps or potholes the vehicle jumps off the front tires. it feels really dangerous so I'm not happy with the way it handles.The passenger seat does not recline to a comfortable position on long trips, not even half way to 180 degrees, it can be quite uncomfortable. The brakes started squeaking at about 16,000 miles and I have not had them checked, hoping that the dust works itself out without the dealer arming and legging me to take care of it. BTW, I bought a oil change coupon book from the dealer and they are always wanting to do unnecessary work, so beware. Other than oil changes I have done no other maintenance.
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Features & Specs

MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 6
5-speed manual
Gas
210 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
14 city / 19 hwy
Seats 6
5-speed manual
Gas
210 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
14 city / 19 hwy
Seats 6
5-speed manual
Gas
210 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
14 city / 19 hwy
Seats 6
5-speed manual
Gas
210 hp @ 5200 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

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Used 2004 Dodge Dakota Overview

The Used 2004 Dodge Dakota is offered in the following submodels: , , . Available styles include 4dr Quad Cab SLT Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Quad Cab SLT 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Club Cab SLT Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Club Cab SLT 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Club Cab Sport 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Club Cab SLT Plus 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Quad Cab Sport 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Quad Cab SLT Plus Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Quad Cab SLT Plus 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Club Cab SLT Plus Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Quad Cab Sport Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Quad Cab Sport Plus Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Quad Cab Sport Plus 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Club Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Club Cab Sport Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab SLT Plus 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab Sport Plus 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Club Cab SXT Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Club Cab Sport Plus Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Club Cab Sport Plus 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab SLT Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Club Cab SXT 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab Sport Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab SLT Plus Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab SXT Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab SLT 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Club Cab Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab Sport Plus Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab Sport 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab SXT 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), 4dr Quad Cab SXT 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M), and 4dr Quad Cab SXT Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 5M).

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Price comparisons for Used 2004 Dodge Dakota trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Dodge Dakota SLT is priced between $6,990 and$9,899 with odometer readings between 82743 and191115 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Dodge Dakota Sport is priced between $7,988 and$7,988 with odometer readings between 158002 and158002 miles.

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