The automotive industry agrees that the 2011 Dodge Dakota is one of the best trucks in the market. It can tow more weight than any other compact or midsize pickup truck, thanks to its impressive V8 engine, and has great off-road performance. Also, innovative storage functions and standard safety features makes this car a favorite among Maryland Dodge buyers.
2011 Dodge Dakota near Baltimore The 2011 Dodge Dakota for sale near Towson is a midsize pickup truck that's offered as either an extended cab or crew cab. Extended-cab models feature a 6.4-foot cargo bed, while crew cab models are fitted with a 5.3-foot bed. There are three trim levels available, including the base ST (extended cab only), the midrange Big Horn (called the Lone Star in Texas) and the top-of-the-line Laramie (crew cab only).
Standard features for the ST include 16-inch steel wheels, foglamps, a dual-position tailgate, air-conditioning, cloth upholstery, front bucket seats, a front center console, two rear folding seats (extended cab only), a tilt steering wheel and a four-speaker sound system with a CD stereo and an auxiliary audio jack.
General Overview Every 2011 Dodge Dakota for sale at our Dodge dealership serving Baltimore is powered by a standard 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 210 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque. A four-speed automatic is the only transmission available with this engine. Rear-wheel drive is standard on all Dakotas, with four-wheel drive being available as an option. Fuel economy registers an EPA-estimated 15 mpg city/20 mpg highway and 17 mpg combined for rear-wheel-drive models, and 14/18/15 mpg for 4WD versions. When properly equipped, the maximum towing capacity of V6 models is 4,950 pounds.
Optional on all but the base ST is a 4.7-liter V8 that produces 302 hp and 329 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic is standard. In performance testing, a 4WD Dakota Laramie crew cab with the V8 accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds. Estimated fuel economy with the V8 and two-wheel drive is 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined. Opting for 4WD drops these ratings to 14/18/15. When properly equipped, a V8 Dakota can tow up to 7,250 pounds.
Safety This year the 2011 Dodge Dakota gets four-wheel antilock brakes and side curtain airbags. A 4WD Dakota Laramie crew cab comes to a stop from 60 mph in 126 feet -- a good distance for a pickup. For more information, contact any of our sales associates at Don White's Timonium Chrysler Jeep Dodge!
Interior Design and Special Features The standard bucket seats are very comfortable, while the available power seats offer a wealth of adjustability. The crew cab's rear seat is split 60/40 for added flexibility, and provides a flat load surface with the bottom cushions raised. All crew cab models also feature a pair of handy boxes similar to milk crates, that fold up to keep loose items from rolling around the interior.