Certified Pre-Owned 2005 DodgeDakota ST 3.7 Truck Quad Cab

  • VIN: 1D7HE28K25S237208
  • Stock: 11671G
Dodge Dakota
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Odometer
127,010 miles
Fuel Economy
16.0/22.0 mpg City/Hwy
Exterior Color
Gray
Interior Color
Black
Body
Truck Quad Cab
Transmission
Automatic
Drivetrain
4x2
Engine
3.7L V6 F / REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Dodge Dakota
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Odometer
127,010 miles
Fuel Economy
16.0/22.0 mpg City/Hwy
Exterior Color
Gray
Interior Color
Black
Body
Truck Quad Cab
Transmission
Automatic
Drivetrain
4x2
Engine
3.7L V6 F / REAR WHEEL DRIVE

Dealer Notes

RAMSEY CORP IS HOME OF GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL! THIS VEHICLE COMES WITH A FREE 3 MONTH WARRANTY; EXTENDED WARRANTIES AVAILABLE. FAMILY OWNED, NO COMMISSION SALES, NATIONWIDE SHIPPING RATES

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2005 DODGE DAKOTA QUAD ST
1D7HE28K25S237208
CREW PICKUP 3.7L V6 F
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
2005 Dodge Dakota

Dodge Dakota gains a new look and a boost in size for 2005. It also loses something that no one is likely to miss.

Following the trend in pickup trucks, Dakota no longer comes with a traditional, single-seat cab. Now, there is just a variety of Club Cab and four-door Quad Cab models. Both have rear seats, though only the Quad has full-size seating in the back.

Dropping the short cab makes sense because most pickup drivers have learned to appreciate the extra space behind the front seats. That and the ability to use the pickup as a family-size vehicle, especially in the Quad mode.

The revamped Dakota is about 4 inches longer and a smidgen wider than its former self, moving up from midsize and closer to full-size pickups. Only the full-size Toyota Tundra comes close in comparison.

Pickups in general are getting bigger, with the compact of today moving closer to midsize and the big trucks getting even bigger.

In the midrange size, Dakota has the advantage of a V-8, a 4.7-liter engine with 230 horsepower or, in “high-output” trim, 250-horsepower. Similar trucks are powered by V-6 engines.

The Club Cab Laramie model tested here shows a higher level of refinement than the old model, with a quiet ride and nicely finished interior. Outside, a bold new grille gives Laramie the macho big-rig look of the full-size Dodge Ram.

Although the larger cab makes Dakota more hospitable, especially for this tall driver, the rear seat is still a tiny affair that should be reserved for small kids or someone flexible enough to roll up into a ball.

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The lowdown

PERFORMANCE: Equipped with the 230-horsepower V-8, Dakota moves out briskly. The gas gauge also drops briskly, which makes the 3.7-liter, 210-horsepower V-6 worth a look.

However, towing capability with the V-8 moves up to 4,550 pounds. In this trim, Dakota could steal some sales from the heavier, bulkier Ram.

The test truck came with the optional five-speed automatic instead of a four-speed, which is certainly worth the $75 extra. advertisement

DRIVABILITY: The steering and brakes are responsive, but Dakota suffers from the stiff, buckboard ride of many work trucks. The back end hops and steps to the side over rough pavement.

The strong engine torque also makes the back wheels too easy to spin. Dodge engineers might look into electronic stability control and traction control, which are used to tame the behavior of many of today’s pickups and SUVs. Anti-lock brakes are optional.

At highway speeds, Dakota feels stable and relaxed.

STYLING: The new bad-boy look is effective and distinctive, giving Dakota a strong presence. An optional set of 17-inch alloy wheels gave the test truck a custom style.

The bed of the Club Cab is a decent 6 feet 6 inches long, while the Quad cab gets a 5-foot-4-inch box.

INTERIOR: The seats and dash have been noticeably upgraded, with the high-end Laramie test truck getting nicer trim and optional leather seats. The cab is roomy and comfortable.

Side-curtain air bags are optional and worth getting. Actually, some of the options, which added more than $6,000 to the price of the test truck, should be included in the already meaty $24,339 base price.

BOTTOM LINE: This is a good size for a pickup, unless you actually need the greater space and power of a full-size truck.

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Vehicle type: Five-passenger, four-door pickup truck, rear-wheel drive.

Engine: 4.7-liter V-8, 230 horsepower at 4,600 rpm, 295 pound-feet of torque at 3,600 rpm.

Transmission: 5-speed automatic.

Wheelbase: 131.3 inches.

Overall length: 218.8 inches.

Curb weight: 4,413 pounds.

Towing capacity: 4,550 pounds.

EPA rating: 15 city, 20 highway.

Highs: Sharp new styling, upgraded interior, engine power.

Lows: Dicey handling, modest fuel mileage, some options should be standard.

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PRICING

Base price: $24,339.

Price as tested: $29,424.

OPTIONS

* Alloy wheels, $820.

* V-8 engine, $785.

* Leather bucket seats, $525.

* Towing package, $525.

* Anti-lock brakes, $495.

* Side air bags, $495.

* Anti-spin differential, $295.

* Bed liner, $245.

* Sliding rear window, $140.

* 5-speed automatic, $75.

* 3.92 axle ratio, $40.

* Shipping, $645

Detailed Specifications

KBB.com Consumer Reviews

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Overall4.2Out of 5
  • great truck, no problems so far, has 100,000 miles

    By Unerfits on Thursday, November 03, 2011

    5.0
    RIDE IS BEST I'VE HAD IN ANY OTHER TRUCK I OWNED,INTERIOR SET UP GREAT,POWER AND DRIVIBILTY IS EXCEPTIONAL, GOOD GAS MILAGE FOR A V8 Only downfall front door posts are to wide, blocks veiw when making left turns.
  • good vehicle. drives and handles great.

    By Jonez on Thursday, November 03, 2011

    4.0
    i love how smooth it drives. it gets pretty good gas mileage too.
  • I love this truck

    By Drew on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    5.0
    Love this truck one of the best most reliable I've ever owned. Only complaint is they don't offer many aftermarket parts for upgrades....
 

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