Announces 2008 Dodge Dakota Pricing
Dodge announced pricing today for the new 2008 Dodge Dakota, which features six trim levels, new exterior and interior styling, many best-in-class capabilities and the most power of any pickup in the mid-size segment.
The new 2008 Dodge Dakota is available for $20,080 for Extended Cab models, and $22,780 for Crew Cab models. Prices include $645 destination. The new 2008 Dodge Dakota arrives in dealerships in August.
“Dodge Dakota is the perfect vehicle for people who are looking for a great-looking, capable, powerful and versatile truck that can support a variety of lifestyle activities,” said Mike Accavitti, Director – Dodge Brand and SRT Communications. “With two different cab styles, six trim levels and a tremendous number of available features, the new 2008 Dodge Dakota can be configured for any customer’s needs – all at a great value.”
For 2008, the Dodge Dakota will again be offered in two body styles – Extended Cab and Crew Cab – and six trim levels: ST, SXT, SLT, TRX/TRX4, Sport and Laramie.
The 2008 Dodge Dakota’s exterior includes a newly styled hood, grille, front fascia, rear spoiler, fenders and headlamps. All-new fascias integrate with the restyled grille and incorporate fog lamps. The 2008 Dodge Dakota’s tailgate includes a new spoiler that helps smooth air flow over the rear of the truck to improve fuel economy, and the top surface of the cargo box has a new protective surface.
The new 2008 Dodge Dakota’s interior includes a new instrument panel, center console, accent finishes and several new interior storage choices. For 2008, the Dodge Dakota also offers the MyGIG™ Multimedia Infotainment System with 20-gigabyte hard drive and navigation radio. The 2008 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab’s available Full Swing rear access doors open nearly 170 degrees – unique in the segment – to an interior with class-leading room and seating for five. With rear seats folded, up to 30 cubic feet of storage space is available. A total of four storage hooks are located on the Extended Cab’s rear interior panel.
Separately, the 2008 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab offers best-in-class room — 37.1 cubic feet — and seating for up to six. With rear seats folded, a new under-seat storage system, a first for Dodge Dakota, is easily accessible. This system includes a unique, collapsible and removable cargo management system that enables gear to be organized and taken anywhere. In addition, both the Extended and Crew Cabs offer a new cargo box utility rail system with four moveable tie-down cleats to facilitate storage needs.
The new 2008 Dodge Dakota is the most powerful mid-size pickup on the market, by virtue of a new V-8 engine — the only V-8 option available in the mid-size pickup segment.
The new 4.7-liter V-8 offers more power and torque plus more than 5 percent better fuel economy than the previous 4.7-liter High Output engine. It also delivers improvements in refinement. It produces 302 horsepower, a 31 percent increase; and 329 lb.-ft. of torque, a 13 percent increase. The new engine is also capable of operating on E85 ethanol fuel, making the Dodge Dakota equipped with this engine a Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV).
The new 2008 Dodge Dakota may be equipped with a transfer case featuring two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive with locked high and low ranges, or an available transfer case with full-time four-wheel drive, as well as selections for locked high and low ranges. The 2008 Dodge Dakota is also the only pickup in its segment to offer full-time four-wheel drive.
2008 Dodge Dakota ST Extended Cab and Crew
Optional features include a four-speed automatic transmission, rear dual folding seats on Extended Cabs and the Extra Security Package, which includes four-wheel anti-lock brakes and side-curtain air bags.
Following are prices for the new 2008 Dodge Dakota ST. All prices include $645 destination.
2008 Dodge Dakota SXT Extended Cab and Crew
In addition to the optional features on the ST, the Dodge Dakota SXT offers power heated bucket seats with YES Essentials® seat fabric, and Full Swing opening rear doors on Extended Cab. Also available are the Utility Group, which includes a Class IV receiver, seven-pin wiring harness, 3.92 rear axle ratio, cargo utility rails and bed liner; and the Convenience Group, which includes sliding rear window or defrost, Full Swing™ rear doors (Extended Cab) and SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
Following are prices for the new 2008 Dodge Dakota SXT. All prices include $645 destination.
2008 Dodge Dakota SLT Extended Cab and Crew
In addition to the optional features on the SXT, the Dodge Dakota SLT offers a 4.7-liter V-8 engine with five-speed automatic transmission, heated seats, bench seats, a liner under the cargo rails, 3.92 rear axle ratio, navigation radio, chromed tubular side steps, 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, Trailer Tow Package and Sound Group (premium audio system, AM/FM stereo with six-disc CD player and MP3 capability, remote audio controls and remote start).
Following are prices for the new 2008 Dodge Dakota SLT. All prices include $645 destination.
2008 Dodge Dakota TRX/TRX4 Extended Cab
and Crew Cab
Following are prices for the new 2008 Dodge Dakota TRX/TRX4. All prices include $645 destination.
2008 Dodge Dakota Sport Extended Cab and
Following are prices for the new 2008 Dodge Dakota Sport. All prices include $645 destination.
2008 Dodge Dakota Laramie Extended Cab and
Following are prices for the new 2008 Dodge Dakota Laramie. All prices include $645 destination.
The 2008 Dodge Dakota is built at the Warren (Mich.) Truck Assembly Plant.