2005 Dodge Dakota Consumer Review: Good car, bad truck

2005 Dodge Dakota - Consumer Review

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SLT Quad Cab (3.7L V6 6-speed Manual 5.4 ft. Bed)

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Good car, bad truck
By Nic on


2005 Dodge Dakota 4dr Quad Cab SLT Rwd SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)


This is the least offroad capable four wheel drive truck I have ever used. The four wheel drive basically has a two wheel drive suspension that makes it sit so low to the ground that the ground clearance, approach angle and departure angle are most car-like than truck-like. If you never plan to leave the the road it is a capable vehicle that rides well, is comfortable, and tows well, but if you do avoid this truck like the plague.

Best Features

Good highway ride, good torque. Bed is wide enough for a 4 wheeler.

Worst Features

The suspension needs a complete overhaul to qualify as a true four wheel drive truck suspension. It needs to sit at least 2-3 inches higher all around. Regular V8 needs more power.
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