Used 2006 Dodge Dakota

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2006 Dodge Dakota
List price range
$8,887 - $16,900

Pros

  • Roomy interior, nimble handling, strong engine lineup, choice of part-time or full-time four-wheel drive, full-size pickup towing capacity.

Cons

  • No long-bed models, plasticky interior, high price.

Used 2006 Dodge Dakota for Sale

Dodge Dakota 2006 SLT 4dr Club Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
125,450 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Dakota
SLT
List$6,725
Est.Loan: $138/mo
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Dealer Notes
This vehicle comes Virginia state safety inspected as well as emissions-tested. Come by Purcellville Motors today for a no-hassle test drive. Call us locally %40 540.338.7168 or %28toll free%29 877.600.7096 for more information. Providing quality, competitively priced automobiles and always, with NO processing fees%2521 Warranty - Limited %252212 Volt Power Source,Air Conditioning,Alloy Wheels,Anti-Lock Brakes,Audio USB Input,Bed Liner,Bluetooth, Hands-Free,CD Player In-Dash,Cloth Seats,Cruise Control,Driver Air Bag,Keyless Entry,Passenger Air Bag,Performance Tires,Power Door Locks,Power Mirrors,Power Windows,Security System,Tilt Wheel,Tinted Glass,Towing Package,Fog Lamps,Rear Cargo Lamp,Rear Window Slider,No Accidents%2522
Dodge Dakota 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
75,509 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Dakota
SLT
List$10,965
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!! ALL UNITS MUST LEAVE THE LOT! BRING YOUR DOWN PAYMENT AND DRIVE HOME. WE ARE AN 'A+' BBB AND HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS OVER 11 YEARS. OVER 100+ VEHICLES TO CHOSE FROM AND WE WILL MAKE THE DEAL EXTRA SWEET FOR YOU. COME SEE US TODAY! Internet Prices are based on cash or cashier's check. Our Internet price does not include a $395 Processing fee, Tags, title and FINANCE FEES!
Dodge Dakota 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
92,919 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Dakota
SLT
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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New Tires All Around, 4x4 2006 Dodge Dakota SLT Crew Cab. Bright Silver Metallic w ABS Brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM Stereo, Automatic Transmission, Auxiliary Audio Input, Bed Liner, CD Audio, Cloth Seats, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Seat(s), Power Windows, Tow Hitch
Dodge Dakota 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
137 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Dakota
SLT
Hi Lo Auto Sales
25.2 mi away
List$8,887
Est.Loan: $182/mo
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Dodge Dakota 2006 SLT 4dr Club Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
107,685 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Dakota
SLT
(1)
Auto Chiefs
45 mi away
List$9,495
Est.Loan: $194/mo
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R/T DAKOTA SLT/ 4.7 V8 / CLEAN PICKUP/ EXTENDED CAB DOORS/ LOW MILES PER THE YEAR/ ALPINE SOUND SYSTEM WITH ALPINE SOUNDBOX WOOFER IN REAR/ POWER WINDOWS AND LOCKS/ COMES WITH A 3 MONTH/5,000 MILE POWERTRAIN WARRANTY%2521%2521 PLEASE CALL 540-628-0100 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR A TEST DRIVE TODAY%2521%2521This is a 2006 DODGE DAKOTA Rear Wheel Drive with powerful 4.7L V8 %2AMAGNUM%2A engine and driven 107685 miles%2521 Fully loaded and much more%2521 CARFAX CERTIFIED%2A%2AFINANCING AVAILABLE%2A%2A For more details please contact our sales department at 540-628-0100
Dodge Dakota 2006 SLT 4dr Club Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
86,271 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Dakota
SLT
List$10,500
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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Dodge Dakota 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
129,632 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Dakota
SLT
JBA Chevrolet
47.4 mi away
List$9,430
Est.Loan: $193/mo
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3.55 Axle Ratio,Cloth Bucket Seats,Heavy Duty Suspension,AM/FM Compact Disc w/Changer Control,4 Speakers,Front Bucket Seats,Front Center Armrest,Tachometer,ABS brakes,AM/FM radio,Alloy wheels,Bumpers%3A body-color,CD player,Delay-off headlights,Driver door bin,Dual front impact airbags,Front anti-roll bar,Front fog lights,Front reading lights,Front wheel independent suspension,Illuminated entry,Occupant sensing airbag,Panic alarm,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power door mirrors,Power steering,Power windows,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear step bumper,Remote keyless entry,Speed control,Split folding rear seat,Tilt steering wheel,Variably intermittent wipers,Rear door bins,Air Conditioning
Dodge Dakota 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
134,683 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Dakota
SLT
KB Auto Emporium
47.7 mi away
List$9,999
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Dodge Dakota 2006 SLT 4dr Club Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
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Used 2006
Dodge Dakota
SLT
Overlea Motors
56.1 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Cargo Bed Light|Grille Color Chrome|Pickup Bed Type Fleetside|Rear Bumper Color Body-Color|Floor Mats Front|Reading Lights Front|Front Suspension Classification%3A Independent|Suspension Stabilizer Bar%28s%29%3A Front|Suspension Stabilizer Bar%28s%29%3A Rear|ABS Brakes %28Rear Only%29|Air Conditioning - Front|Airbags - Front - Dual|Airbags - Passenger - Occupant Sensing Deactivation|Audio - Radio%3A AM/FM|Audio In-Dash CD%3A Single Disc|Center Console Front Console With Storage|Clock|Cruise Control|Drivetrain 4WD Type%3A Part Time|Drivetrain Transfer Case%3A electronic|Electronic Brakeforce Distribution|Exterior Mirrors Power|Front Brakes Ventilated Disc|Front Fog Lights|Front Power Outlet|Multi-function Remote Keyless Entry|Power Door Locks|Power Steering|Power Windows|Rear Brakes Drum|Seatbelts Seatbelt Force Limiters|Security Engine Immobilizer|Steering Wheel Tilt-Adjustable|Storage Door Pockets|Tachometer|Warnings And Reminders Low Fuel Level|Windows Front Wipers%3A Intermittent|Windows Privacy Glass|Spare Tire Fullsize Non-Matching Size|Spare Tire Underbody Mount Location|Body Side Reinforcements|Child Seat Anchors|Front Headrests Adjustable|Rear Seats Split Folding|Rear Seats Split-bench|Seats Cloth Upholstery|Seats Front Seat Type%3A Split-bench
Dodge Dakota 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
86,109 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Dakota
SLT
Keiths Auto Sales
83.9 mi away
List$16,900
Est.Loan: $308/mo
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Dodge Dakota 2006 SLT 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
135,539 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Dakota
SLT
ListNot Listed
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Dealer Notes
Front Bumper Color - Body-Color, Grille Color - Chrome, Rear Bumper Color - Body-Color, Pickup Bed Light, Pickup Bed Type - Fleetside, Floor Mats - Front, Front Air Conditioning, Floor Mats - Rear, Center Console - Front Console With Storage, Cruise Control, Cupholders, Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry, Power Steering, Power Outlet%28S%29 - Front, Steering Wheel - Tilt, Reading Lights - Front, Axle Ratio - 3.21, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Front Brake Diameter - 12.3, Front Brake Width - 1.1, Front Suspension Classification - Independent, Rear Brake Diameter - 11.6, Rear Stabilizer Bar, Rear Suspension Classification - Solid Live Axle, Rear Suspension Type - Short And Long Arm, Abs - Rear, Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc, Rear Brake Type - Drum, Clock, In-Dash Cd - Single Disc, Radio - Am/Fm, Warnings And Reminders - Low Fuel Level, Gauge - Tachometer, Front Fog Lights, Spare Tire Mount Location - Underbody, Spare Tire Size - Full-Size Non-Matching, Front Wipers - Intermittent, Rear Privacy Glass, Body Side Reinforcements, Child Seat Anchors, Front Airbags - Dual, Power Door Locks, Anti-Theft System - Engine Immobilizer, Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger, Side Mirror Adjustments - Power, Child Safety Door Locks, Front Seat Type - Bucket, Seatbelt Force Limiters, Upholstery - Cloth, Front Headrests - Adjustable, Rear Seat Type - Split-Bench, Rear Seatbelts - Center 3-Point, Rear Seat Folding - Split
Dodge Dakota 2006 SLT 4dr Club Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
188,199 miles
Used 2006
Dodge Dakota
SLT
ListNot Listed
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Dealer Notes
This vehicle comes Virginia state safety inspected as well as emissions-tested. Come by Purcellville Motors today for a no-hassle test drive. Call us locally %40 540.338.7168 or %28toll free%29 877.600.7096 for more information. Providing quality, competitively priced automobiles and always, with NO processing fees%2521 Warranty - Limited %252212 Volt Power Source,4 X 4,Alloy Wheels,Anti-Lock Brakes,Audio Aux Input,Bed Liner,CD Player In-Dash,Cloth Seats,Cruise Control,Driver Air Bag,Keyless Entry,Passenger Air Bag,Performance Tires,Power Door Locks,Power Mirrors,Power Windows,Security System,Tilt Wheel,Tinted Glass,Tonneau Cover/Bed Cover,Towing Package,Fog Lamps,Rear Cargo Lamp,No Accidents%2522

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The only midsize pickup with a V8, the 2006 Dodge Dakota offers a silky-smooth ride and a spacious interior, in addition to plentiful torque.

vehicle overview

When it comes to searching for the perfect combination of light-duty hauling capability and carlike ride and handling, Dodge has been in a unique position since the company introduced the first midsize Dakota pickup back in 1987. All-new and totally redesigned for 2005, the current Dakota has three strong engine options and aggressive styling that ensures all your neighbors will know you drive a Dodge truck.

A hydroformed fully boxed frame provides eight times more torsional rigidity than the previous design, and an all-new coil-over front suspension and power rack and pinion steering lend the platform a nimble, carlike feel. A hydroformed fully boxed frame provides eight times more torsional rigidity than the previous design, and a coil-over front suspension and rack and pinion steering lend the platform a nimble, carlike feel.

The standard engine is a 3.7-liter V6 that pumps out a respectable 210 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque. The 2006 Dodge Dakota can also be had with 4.7-liter V8 for those who need more pulling power. Two versions of the V8 are available. The first puts out 230 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque while the optional high-output version is capable of 260 hp and 310 lb-ft. Transmission choices include a four-speed automatic, a five-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. Dodge also gives potential buyers two distinctly different four-wheel-drive options, either a traditional part-time 4x4 transfer case with high and low range, or optional first-in-class full-time four-wheel drive that ensures traction in just about any situation.

The standard club cab comes equipped with four doors, forward-facing rear seats and a 6-foot-6 bed, while the quad cab model utilizes four full-size doors and a 5-foot-4 bed. A large crosshair grille is prominently affixed to the front of the truck, followed by the familiar dropped-fender look popularized by the previous-generation Ram and Dakota. The lines of the Dodge truck are kept sharp for a more aggressive look, and extensive wind-tunnel development makes this one of the most aerodynamically efficient pickups ever built.

The refinement continues inside, where form is emphasized just as heavily as function. Both cab configurations offer the most interior space in their class, and the rear seats flip up to reveal built-in storage trays for added convenience. The interior was designed for comfort, and options like heated cloth or leather seats, steering wheel audio controls and satellite radio make the Dodge Dakota more carlike than ever.

The Dakota is not without fault. A long bed isn't offered, for instance, and the truck's interior has an overabundance of cheap plastics. In addition, we've found that in real-world usage the base V8 is actually outclassed by the big V6s offered by the competition. This puts it at a disadvantage overall when compared to the refined Tacoma or the feature-packed Frontier. But overall, the 2006 Dodge Dakota is a solid midsize truck that's easy to drive on a daily basis. It's perfect for American truck fans who need four doors and the room of a sedan in addition to a pickup bed to haul gear around.

trim levels & features

The midsize 2006 Dodge Dakota is available in two body styles. The extended cab (called Club Cab) has rear-opening access doors and a 6-foot-6 bed, while the more spacious crew cab (called Quad Cab) has four full-size doors and a 5-foot-4 bed. There are three trim levels: ST, SLT and Laramie. The ST comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, a CD player and a cloth interior. The SLT adds alloy wheels, chrome bumpers, a split-fold feature for the rear bench seat and power windows, mirrors and door locks. The high-line Laramie adds automatic headlights, leather seating and steering wheel audio controls. Option groups include the TRX package, which provides off-road tires, monotube shocks and tow hooks; 4WD models also get a taller ride height, limited-slip differential, shorter rear axle ratio and skid plates. The R/T package includes 17-inch chrome wheels, a hood scoop and various exterior detailing. The Night Runner package features a blacked-out exterior color theme.

2006 Highlights

Only a year after a complete redesign, the 2006 Dodge Dakota has undergone a number of changes. Among the updates are a new optional sunroof, upgraded audio systems with a jack for portable music players, extended-cab rear doors that open nearly 180 degrees and a revised four-speed automatic transmission that improves fuel economy on V6 models. New packages this year include the TRX with unique wheels and off-road tires, the R/T with a high-output V8 and appearance package, and the Night Runner that features unique blacked-out paint treatment.

performance & mpg

Three engine options are available on the Dodge Dakota: a 3.7-liter V6 that makes 210 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque, a 4.7-liter V8 that produces 230 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque, and a high-output 4.7 that cranks out 260 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. The V6 takes either a six-speed manual or a four-speed automatic, while V8 models are available with the manual or a five-speed automatic. A first-in-class full-time four-wheel-drive system is also offered in addition to the usual 2WD and part-time 4WD configurations. Towing capacity is 7,150 pounds with the high-output V8.

safety

Rear-wheel ABS is standard on the Dakota truck; four-wheel ABS is optional. Passive safety features include standard multistage front airbags, optional side curtain airbags and an electronic accident response system. In NHTSA crash testing, the 2006 Dodge Dakota received 5 stars for driver and four stars for front passenger protection in frontal impacts.

driving

The 2006 Dodge Dakota is very quiet inside at any speed, with plenty of insulation from wind and road noise. The exhaust emits just a hint of a grumble, which turns into a throaty roar when you stomp on the go-pedal in V8-equipped Dakotas. Both V8s are suitable for towing and hauling, although the V6s from Nissan and Toyota are just as strong. The chassis feels very stable, and while the ride is a bit taut, it soaks up ruts and bumps with ease. The Dakota is also tight and responsive in the corners.

interior

Inside, the driving position feels much more carlike than you'd expect, with simple, easy-to-reach controls. Aluminum trim and white-faced gauges give the cabin some style, but materials quality is unimpressive next to the refined Tacoma. Cabins are spacious, but the Crew Cab is a must if you're carrying four adults.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Dodge Dakota.

'06 V8 Has 92k No Rattles or Squeaks
scott_in_pa, 8/12/2014
I bought this truck used with 88k about 6 months ago. I did replace a front wheel bearing, but otherwise this truck performs like a champ! It has the smaller V8 and 6sp manual, a great combo for having fun and hauling a utility trailer. MPG is right a t 20 on the highway and 16-17 in the city. For an engine nearing 100k, that's right on the EPA mark. Interior is a bit bland, but everything is easy to read and easy to use. Power windows! Heated mirrors! I think those are my only options. The 4x4 system is older but highly effective. Braking is very adequate, very little fade even with rear drums and front discs. For 10g's, this was a really good buy.
2006 dodge doakta st
Jeff, 9/28/2015
I have 189,000 on my truck, it's an ok truck over all, the tranny went at 170,000 and the pcm went at 180,000 other than that it's an ok truck. It has the v6 3.7l And lacks power, exspcally when going up hills, it's good for long drives due to the comfort, rides like a car, overall it's a good truck.
impressive mpg
aaron86004, 5/15/2010
i dont know why other people are complaining this truck has a v8 4x4 add acts like it... it has a lot better mpg than my 2000 ranger 4x4 3.o v6 (never got above 18 mpg) dakota never gets below 19.3 mpg v8 highway.... its a truck you will never get 30 mpg so stop complaining it has excellent gas mileage for a truck...
Great Full Size Alternative
L.T., 4/24/2006
I bought this truck to downsize from an '03 1500 4x4 and have really not looked back. The gas mileage is so much better and that saves a lot of money. The only real difference is the bed space, but I rarely used all 8 ft. of my old bed anyway. The Dakota is very nimble, easy to park, and extremely quiet on the highway. I would recommend this truck to anyone that occasionaly needs a truck for hauling, but still needs comfort, economy, agility for everyday use. Probably not the best choice for the hardcore rancher with 12,000lbs. to pull, but a great choice for the active weekender. I am very happy with my purchase!
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Features & Specs

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

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
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
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable

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Used 2006 Dodge Dakota Overview

The Used 2006 Dodge Dakota is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), SLT 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), ST 4dr Club Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), ST 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), SLT 4dr Club Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), SLT 4dr Club Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), Laramie 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 4A), ST 4dr Club Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), Laramie 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 4A), Laramie 4dr Club Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 4A), and Laramie 4dr Club Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 4A).

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