Used 2007 Dodge Dakota

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2007 Dodge Dakota
List price range
$9,595 - $12,995

Pros

  • Strong engine lineup, available part-time or full-time four-wheel drive, impressive towing capacity, nimble handling.

Cons

  • Uninspiring use of low-grade interior plastics, high price, no long-bed model.

Used 2007 Dodge Dakota for Sale

Dodge Dakota 2007 SLT 4dr Club Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
46,902 miles
Used 2007
Dodge Dakota
SLT
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $266/mo
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Dodge Dakota 2007 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
94,031 miles
Used 2007
Dodge Dakota
SLT
List$12,500
Est.Loan: $255/mo
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Dodge Dakota 2007 ST 4dr Club Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
39,787 miles
Used 2007
Dodge Dakota
ST
List$10,000
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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$275 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
One Owner !!!,Low Mileage,Not Your Ordinary Dakota,Cooling Freezer,Fresh Tune Up Preformed, Newer Tires, Carfax Certified.
Dodge Dakota 2007 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
123,653 miles
Used 2007
Dodge Dakota
SLT
Classic Motors
45.3 mi away
List$9,499
Est.Loan: $194/mo
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$261 Below Market
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2007 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab SLT 4X4
Dodge Dakota 2007 SLT 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
153,319 miles
Used 2007
Dodge Dakota
SLT
List$10,650
Est.Loan: $218/mo
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Dodge Dakota 2007 SLT 4dr Club Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
70,125 miles
Used 2007
Dodge Dakota
SLT
Keiths Auto Sales
83.9 mi away
List$11,900
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Dodge Dakota 2007 ST 4dr Club Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
112,983 miles
Used 2007
Dodge Dakota
ST
List$9,595
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2007 Dodge Dakota is a capable midsize truck that does most things well. In terms of cabin quality, body configurations and overall value, however, it falls short of the segment leaders from Nissan and Toyota.

vehicle overview

When it was introduced in the late '80s, the Dodge Dakota's oversized dimensions made it an interesting choice among more traditional compact and full-size trucks. This midsize configuration has continued on through successive generations, as has the truck's generally solid combination of power, utility and style. For much of this decade, the Dakota has been one of our favored choices for a compact or midsize truck.

The 2007 Dodge Dakota, which represents the vehicle's third generation, features a hydroformed fully boxed frame that provides eight times more torsional rigidity than the previous design. A coil-over front suspension design and rack-and-pinion steering give the truck its nimble, carlike feel. The standard Club Cab (extended cab) comes equipped with four doors, forward-facing rear seats and a 6-foot-6-inch bed, while the Quad Cab (crew cab) model utilizes four full-size doors and a 5-foot-4-inch 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.

The Dakota is aimed at pickup truck drivers who want to use their truck for work and as a daily driver, but do not want to spend the extra money for a full-size pickup's towing capability or the accompanying pricey optional features. For this purpose, it works well, and those smitten with its muscular style will no doubt be happy with a purchase. However, buyers should be aware that the Dakota does fall short in a few areas such as price, interior quality and fuel economy. You'll certainly want to check out the class-leading Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma before making any final decisions.

trim levels & features

The 2007 Dodge Dakota midsize pickup truck is available in two body styles. The extended cab (Club Cab) has swing-out rear access doors and a 6.4-foot bed. The more spacious crew cab (Quad Cab) has four full-size doors, room for six adults and a 5.3-foot cargo bed. There are three trim levels: ST, SLT and Laramie. The spartan ST comes standard with cloth seats, air-conditioning, a CD player with an auxiliary jack, and in the Quad Cab, folding 60/40-split rear seats. The SLT is a better choice for most buyers, as it also has alloy wheels, cruise control, Sirius Satellite Radio, rear jump seats in the Club Cab and power windows, mirrors and locks. The top-of-the-line Dakota Laramie adds automatic headlamps, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather seats, an upgraded Alpine audio system with an in-dash CD changer, remote vehicle start and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls.

A variety of options are also available for the Dakota. The TRX Package aims to give two-wheel-drive trucks the look of the four-wheel-drive trucks (4WD), while the TRX Off-Road is available for 4WD models; it includes a suspension tuned for off-road use, skid plates and a shorter rear-axle ratio. Other upgrades include leather seating (SLT models), a sunroof and a variety of appearance packages.

performance & mpg

The 2007 Dodge Dakota offers three engine options. The base 3.7-liter V6 produces 210 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque. There are two V8 options: a 4.7-liter that makes 230 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque and a high-output 4.7-liter that is good for 260 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. The V6 is coupled to a six-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission, with an available five-speed automatic for the V8. Full-time four-wheel drive is available, as well as the usual 2WD and part-time 4WD configurations. Towing capacity is 7,150 pounds with the high-output V8 engine.

safety

Rear-wheel antilock brakes are standard on the Dodge Dakota; four-wheel ABS is optional. Full-length side-curtain airbags are also optional. In NHTSA crash tests, the extended-cab truck earned a perfect five stars for driver protection and four stars for front-passenger protection; the crew-cab Dakota earned five stars for both. In side-impact tests of the crew cab, five stars were awarded for both front and rear passengers. The Dakota scored an "Acceptable" rating (second best) in IIHS frontal-offset crash testing.

driving

All of the engines offer adequate power, but opting for one of the V8s is a must if you plan to do any serious towing or hauling. Even then, only the high-output V8 matches the performance of the powerful V6 engines from Nissan and Toyota. The 2007 Dodge Dakota offers a smooth, quiet ride at any speed, and the cabin is well insulated from wind and road noise. Body roll is minimal even around tight turns, and the Dakota maintains its composure well on harsher terrain thanks to its well-tuned suspension and stiff frame.

interior

The Dakota has a crisp, attractive interior design with simple, easy-to-reach controls and ample storage and cupholders. Stylish touches like aluminum trim and white-faced gauges help, but overall materials quality is unimpressive next to the competition, given the large expanses of low-grade plastic. The cabin is quite roomy, but sizing up to the Quad Cab is a must for carrying four adults.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2007 Dodge Dakota.

Least Expensive Truck with 6010 Gvwr
Autoservicecenter, 10/12/2008
I needed a truck that met the weight requirement of over 6000 lbs and over a 6 ft box to qualify for IRS Section 179 100% tax depreciation in the first year. I did not want a big full sized truck to do it, so I searched the market and found 2. The Honda Ridgeline and the Dakota. The Ridgeline was underpowered. The Dakota is perfect. GVWR of 6010 lbs and a 6.6 ft box meet Section 179 requirements. I test drove other 4x4's and only the Dakota rides perfect on rough roads - not to loose and not jarring stiff. The cabin is nice and quiet at interstate speeds. The 4.7 L High Output V8 pulls hard on hills, blasts around when passing traffic, tows 7500lbs and gets 20 highway mpg.
Good work truck, good value
crafty, 7/25/2010
I've borrowed this truck from my uncle, sometimes driving it for a long distance. It has the 3.7 V6. I like how it looks and handles. It preforms good enough for me. Pretty good seat support and I kind of like how it drives. Fuel economy could easily be better. Overall, I think this is overall a good truck for a person who wants a mid sized pickup for daily driving and as a light/medium work truck. But yet again, it does have its flaws, like any other car. To sum up, I am pleased with the Dakota
If you work the bugs out...
Randall, 8/5/2017
What should shoppers know about Dodge Dakotas before buying one? Be prepared to have to work out the bugs to turn the truck from a dumper to a keeper. The Dakota is great on paper and during walk-around eyeballing. However, build and material quality is not up to Toyota level. Be sure to have a service warranty contract (and you have to shop and vet extensively to find a good one) before you commit to buying the truck. Be advised that Dakotas (and perhaps Rams also) in certain years had two factory defects the symptoms of which mimic each other: 1) PCM misprogramming of engine & automatic transmission operation and 2) bent driveshaft, causing one of the U -joints to bind. Repair folks (not dealer) said the driveshaft issue was not from damage by the previous owner but was a factory defect. The common symptom between the two defects is drivetrain shudder (feels & sounds like driving on a rumble strip) during a road speed range of about 30 to 50 or so mph. It was over $700 to solve these problems. Thank goodness I didn't need a new PCM, only reprogramming as per a TSB (there are several TSBs on these). The 3.7 liter V6 water pump won't make it to 80K miles; we also have a Toyota Highlander with over 90K miles with the original water pump doing fine. The quality of interior plastic is very poor and MoPar discontinues selling plastic interior parts @ about nine years (parts distribution unavailability earns poor dealership support). We once had a 16-year-old Toyota Camry and any part I needed, including interior, was available from the Toyota dealer & aftermarket. The Dakota console cracks at a couple of stress points. I addressed this successfully with Q Bond. At least the Dodge dealer fixed the recalled airbags with no problems. Now that the defects and repairs are finished I have a decent truck. Just don't pay a Toyota price for a Dodge; I was able to buy this clean 71K-mile '07 Dakota for way under book and it was for a reason. Now with the nagging issues behind me I can enjoy the truck's virtues, such as good handling (for a pickup), the right-size club cab, and the optional heated seat in cold weather.
Legacy Continues
Scott Tarpley, 5/1/2007
I have been behind the wheel of Dodge Trucks, from the D50 all the way to the present truck I own, a 2007 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab SLT. I feel I have grown with the truck line. As my family has grown, so has the truck. I could not be more pleased with the evolution of this truck. The handling is superb with the heavy duty suspension. I had to get used to the electronic accelerator, but a small price to pay for technology. The interior room is awesome. Plenty of leg room and comfortable seats with real padding. I do miss the cloth interior my '01 Dakota had. The 3.7L engine is fine for my driving habit, but still has great acceleration for traffic and gets 22mpg highway. I love it.
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Features & Specs

MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
210 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
210 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
15 city / 19 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
210 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
15 city / 19 hwy
Seats 2
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

More about the 2007 Dodge Dakota
Used 2007 Dodge Dakota Overview

The Used 2007 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), SLT 4dr Club Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), ST 4dr Quad Cab SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), SLT 4dr Club Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), ST 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), ST 4dr Club Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 6M), Laramie 4dr Quad Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 6cyl 4A), 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).

What's a good price on a Used 2007 Dodge Dakota?

Save up to $300 on one of 8 Used 2007 Dodge Dakota for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $9,499 as of08/19/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 4 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2007 Dodge Dakota trim styles:

  • The Used 2007 Dodge Dakota SLT is priced between $9,499 and$12,995 with odometer readings between 46902 and153319 miles.
  • The Used 2007 Dodge Dakota ST is priced between $9,595 and$11,995 with odometer readings between 23556 and112983 miles.

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