2009 Dodge Dakota Truck
Benefits of Driving a 2009 Dodge Dakota Truck
The 2009 Dodge Dakota is one of just a few mid-size pickups, more practically sized for city driving yet almost as capable as its full size counterpart. While the Dakota is no longer the only mid-size truck offering a V8 engine, it still wears the crown for best-in-class towing capacity. Along with its beefy powertrain the 2009 Dodge Dakota offers loads of comfortable interior space and storage.
What's new for 2009?
For 2009, Dodge's mid-size Dakota pickup sees a shake-up in its trim levels, eliminating the SLT and Sport editions and redistributing the options among the remaining ST, Big Horn, Laramie and TRX. Other changes include a dual-position tailgate for more cargo hauling options, increased body color and wheel options, new 'Crate-N-Go' storage in the cab and E85 ethanol-blend flex-fuel capability in the available V8. There is also an increase in price seen mostly in the lower level trims.
- Compact size
- abundant interior storage
- best-in-class hauling and towing capability
- powerful available V8.
The Dakota's 4.7L V8, available in the Bighorn/Lonestar, Laramie and TRX editions, makes a brawny 302 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque with a class leading 7100 lbs of towing capacity. The V8 is paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission with available multi-speed overdrive and is capable of operating on E85 ethanol blended fuel. The standard 210-horsepower, 3.7L V6 engine is paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission in the ST or four-speed automatic in all other models.