Buyer's Guide / Dodge / 2007 Dodge Dakota

 
 

Overview

The 2007 Dodge Dakota continues to deliver best-in-class torque, towing capacity and interior space. With versatile body styles and powerful engines – including the only V-8 engines available in the mid-size pickup truck segment – Dodge Dakota delivers bold pickup styling and capability.

The 2007 Dodge Dakota offers its 4.7-liter V8 engine with standard E85 compatibility, earning the Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) designation that provides customers the option of operating their Dakota on ethanol, gasoline or a mixture of the two.

In addition, Dodge Dakota features a new standard dual-position tailgate, allowing customers more options when using the pickup bed for hauling materials; optional remote start; Tip Start; a one-touch lane-change signal; YES Essentials stain-resistant fabric; and new 18-inch wheels are available.

Dodge Dakota’s grille conveys a powerful and prominent brand statement with its signature Dodge crosshair as the focal point. The sharply defined, large hood-mounted grille descends into the front bumper, creating a strong visual effect. An air dam below the front fascia completes the bold look, reducing air flow under the vehicle and reducing drag.

Dakota Club Cab and Dakota Quad Cab models feature more interior room than all other midsize pickups. The Dodge Dakota Quad Cab offers the most interior space and is the only four-door model in its class to offer six-passenger seating.

Dodge Dakota’s capability advantage continues with more room between the wheel wells, compared with the competition, and maintains its bed-wall height for easy loading. The Dodge Dakota Club Cab features a 6-foot, 6-inch bed, and the Dakota Quad Cab a 5-foot, 3-inch bed.

What's new for 2007:

Exterior
Dual position tailgate becomes standard equipment on all models and provides increased functionality for cargo bed hauling

New exterior color offerings include Brilliant Black and Electric Blue

Interior
YES Essentials® Stain resistant, odor resistant, anti-static seat fabric becomes standard cloth on SLT model and is packaged with ST model seat upgrade

Power accessory delay ensures power function, including radio, continues for period of time after vehicle is keyed off

Powertrain / Chassis
3.7-liter engine upgraded to include Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) capability

4.7-liter engine becomes flexible-fuel capable (E85)

Low current, tip start ignition

18-inch chrome clad wheel becomes available on SLT and Laramie models

18-inch black painted aluminum wheels offered as stand-alone option

Safety & Security
Segment-first remote start becomes stand-alone option on SLT and Laramie models

Three-blink lane change feature enables one-touch capability

Passenger seat belt reminder

Packages
18-inch painted aluminum wheel is packaged with Sport Appearance Group, which is optional on SLT and Laramie models

Chrome accent package available on SLT and Laramie models includes chrome tubular side steps, fuel filler door, hood deflector and exhaust tip

Power
Dodge Dakota achieves a best-in-class tow rating of 7,150 lbs. and a Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of 11,700 lbs.

With two V-8 offerings, the 2007 Dodge Dakota dominates the mid-size pickup truck segment in torque and towing. The 4.7-liter V-8 Magnum is rated at 230 horsepower and 290 lb.-ft. of torque, while the 4.7-liter High Output Magnum V-8 provides even more performance with 260 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque.

A powerful 3.7-liter Magnum V6 rated at 210 horsepower and 235 lb.-ft. of torque is a segment-exclusive standard feature on the 2007 Dodge Dakota.

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Reviews

04-17-05
Road Test: 2005 Dodge Dakota

08-01-04
First Drive: 2005 Dodge Dakota

 


Specifications

Retail Price:
ST 4x2
$19,235 (Club Cab)
$21,935 (Quad Cab)

SLT 4x2
$23,120 (Club Cab)
$24,450 (Quad Cab)

Laramie 4x2
$25,405 (Club Cab)
$26,705 (Quad Cab)

ST 4x4
$23,485 (Club Cab)
$24,885 (Quad Cab)

SLT 4x4
$26,070 (Club Cab)
$27,400 (Quad Cab)

Laramie 4x4
$28,285 (Club Cab)
$29,585 (Quad Cab)

Add $645 destination charge

Engines:

3.7-liter V6
210 hp
235 lb-ft
@5200 rpm
@4000 rpm
 
4.7-liter V8
230 hp
290 lb-ft
@5200 rpm
@3600 rpm
 
4.7-liter V8 High Output
260 hp
310 lb-ft
@5200 rpm
@3600 rpm
 

Transmissions:
- Four-speed automatic
- Five -speed automatic
- Six-speed manual

Fuel Economy:

3.7-liter V6 Manual
16 mpg
22 mpg
City
Highway
 
3.7-liter V6 Automatic
16 mpg
22 mpg
City
Highway
 
4.7-liter V8 Automatic
15 mpg
20 mpg
City
Highway
 
4.7-liter V8 HO Automatic
15 mpg
20 mpg
City
Highway
 

NHTSA Safey Ratings:
Frontal Crash Test
4x2 Club Cab
- Driver Front: 5/5 Stars
- Passenger Front: 5/5 Stars

Rollover Crash Test
4x2 Club Cab
- Rollover: 4/5 Stars

Side Crash Test
4x2 Club Cab
- Front Side: 5/5 Stars

IIHS Safey Ratings:
2007 Dodge Dakota ST Club Cab Tested
- Overall: Acceptable
- Structure / Safety Cage: Good
- Head/Neck: Good
- Chest: Good
- Leg/Foot Left, Right: Poor, Acceptable
- Restraints: Good

 
 

Competitors:

Compact:
Ford Ranger
Mazda B-Series

Midsize:
Chevrolet Colorado
Ford Explorer Sport Trac
GMC Canyon
Nissan Frontier
Toyota Tacoma