The Dakota line of cars from Dodge has seen a lot of changes over the years. Introduced back in 1987, the vehicle had seen a lot of changes until it was discontinued in 2011. Now that the line is finally being rejuvenated, one can easily understand the excitement most of the old players in the field would have. And with a completely revamped body, improved parts and top of the line interiors, 2019 Dodge Dakota everyone is excited to see back on the road.
Dodge has always prioritized strength above anything else. And thus, when we learned that the new model was being based on a uni-body platform we were not disappointed. Being modeled from a single framework lends the 2019 Dodge Dakota a grace and stability that would be impossible to replicate in almost any other truck in the market. The front features the characteristic Dodge design with 4 sections and the dodge logo at the center.
However, the lights have been reworked in the new model. With the introduction of LED lights for both the main headlights and the fog lights, the new model is going to make some real strides in the direction of visibility. The length of the overall body has been reworked to include slightly larger dimensions as well. On the outer body, a little work has been done on making the body more aerodynamic as well in order to help with better fuel economy. Overall, we would say that the introduction of new styling elements on a retro body certainly does work its charms.
The 2019 Dodge Dakota is essentially a truck. Hence, a lot of attention has been paid in order to make the pickup more comfortable off-road as well as on road. This translates to revamped interior to match the comfort with its performance. Primary among this is the introduction of an all-new infotainment system complete with a touch screen panel which sits squarely on the front dashboard. The seats have been worked in premium leather to give the passengers the utmost feeling of luxury. The usual connectivity options like wireless audio streaming along with a multi-functional steering wheel, navigation etc. Are all present as well. Cruise control assisted parking and the rearview camera has also been introduced in the new model.
Engine & Performance
The new models do not have any official confirmation on the engines. However, it is expected that there will be an option to choose between a 3.7-liter V6 and a 4.7-liter V8. Of course, the V8 will be the more powerful one. However, considering that the base version will be capable of an output of 210 HP. That will be something opted for only the ones who would like some real raw power under them. All this will be mated to a 5-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual transmission system with a purported economy of 30 mpg.
2019 Dodge Dakota Availability
Slated to be available around the second half of 2018 or the first half of 2019. Expected prices for the base version of the truck to be around $25,000. Prices going up to about double of that with all the customizations built in.