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Review Fit and finish is very good, ride is comfortable, however, performance is sorely lacking. MPG is 15, at best. The transmission is reluctant to shift into the higher gears -- even letting off the accelerator doesn't encourage a shift change. The 3.7L engine lacks the oomph to take on inclines without downshifting to 2nd gear. The rolling resistance seems unusually high as it drives like it is towing or hauling a heavy load. One would expect mediocre fuel economy to have a trade off in power, or vice-versa, but that's not the case. Dodge would do well to re-outfit this truck with a better engine and transmission.
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What options are available on the 2011 Ram Dakota?
Available Ram Dakota 2011 Submodel Types: Crew Cab, Extended Cab
Available Trims: ST, Laramie
Exterior Colors: Bright White Clearcoat, Hunter Green Pearlcoat
Interior Colors: Dark Slate Gray/Medium Slate Gray premium cloth, Dark Slate Gray/Medium Slate Gray leather
Popular Features: 6000lb Towing Capacity, Aux Audio Inputs, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Tire Pressure Warning, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, AWD/4WD, Crew Cab, 6ft Bed, Extended Cab, Remote Start, Alarm, Heated seats, Leather Seats, Power Driver Seat, Towing Hitch, Trip Computer, Upgraded Engine