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2004 Dodge Dakota

2004 Dodge Dakota
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The Dakotas are a bleak place at times. In the winter it is downright frigid, while summertime temperatures can soar into the 100s. The expanse is large and the terrain rough. It is in such a hostile environment that the 2004 Dodge Dakota was designed to thrive.

Dodge's compact pickup truck sees a number of changes for 2004. The Dakota gets a rugged new V6 engine and loses the larger of its two V8s. Last year's 175-horsepower 3.9-liter V6 is replaced by a 210-horsepower 3.7-liter V6. In addition, the 245-horsepower 5.9-liter V8 has been discontinued, leaving a 230-horsepower 4.7-liter V8.

The 2004 Dodge Dakota is offered as a three-passenger regular cab and as a six-passenger extended Club Cab, both with two doors. The crew cab Quad Cab has four doors and sits six as well. Regular and Club Cab have a 6.5-ft cargo bed, the Quad Cab a 5.3-ft box.

Available Models
The 2004 Dodge Dakota is offered in three model trims: base, Sport and SLT.

Interior Features
The 2004 Dodge Dakota was a pioneer when it first introduced the Quad Cab in the compact pickup segment. Its interior continues to be the largest among four-door compact pickups, with the most front and rear shoulder and hip room as well.

Designed to seat up to three rear passengers comfortably, the Quad Cab's convenient 60/40 split rear seats can fold up together to accommodate large objects that need to be transported inside.

Some of the options for 2004 include an AM/FM radio with an in-dash 6-disc CD changer and steering-wheel radio controls.

Exterior Features
A Stampede package is offered with Regular Cab and Club Cab Sport models this year. It features a unique monochromatic custom front and rear body-color fascia moldings, ground-effect side body moldings, 16" x 8" aluminum wheels, wheel flares and a rear stabilizer bar.

Performance
Here are three things the Dodge Dakota can offer: the best payload, towing ability and power in the compact pickup segment. What more do you want in a work truck?

The base engine on all models is the new 3.7-liter V6. It produces its 210 horsepower at 5200 rpm and up to 235 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. The optional 4.7-liter V8 is what really sets the Dakota apart, however. It cranks out 230 horsepower at 4800 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 3200 rpm.

2WD and 4WD configurations are available.

Safety and Security
Safety features include dual front airbags and rear antilock brakes. Front and rear antilock brakes are optional.

2004 Dodge Caravan - Vehicle Highlights

Powertrain
3.7-liter engine replaces 3.9-liter engine
New 42RLE four-speed automatic transmission available

Body
Front bucket seats become standard on Quad Cab
Deep Molten Red Metallic Pearl Coat replaces Garnet Red
Stampede Package continues on Sport Regular and Club Cab 4x2 models


Fast Stats
Seats
2/3/5/6
MSRP from
$17,200
Engine
3.7L V6
4.7L V8
Horsepower
210 @ 5,200
230 @ 4,800
Transmission
4-speed auto
5-speed auto
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
V6 auto 16/20
V8 man 15/20

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