1996 Dakota Base Extended Cab Pickup Specs

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1996 Dakota Base Extended Cab Pickup Specs

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3,907 cc 3.9 liters V 6 front longitudinal engine with 99.3 mm bore, 84.1 mm stroke, 8.9 compression ratio, cast iron block, cast iron head, overhead valve and two valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel consumption: EPA urban (mpg): 14 and country/highway (mpg): 18
Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 18 and EPA city (mpg): 14
Multi-point injection electronic fuel system
15 gallon fuel tank
Power: 131 kW , 175 HP @ 4,800 rpm; 220 ft lb @ 3,200 rpm
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Rear-wheel and four-wheel ABS
3.55:1 axle ratio
Two disc brakes including two ventilated discs
Fullsize steel rim under body spare wheel
Strut front suspension independent with coil springs , beam rear suspension rigid with leaf springs
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Black front and rear bumpers
Chrome/bright trim
Coefficient of drag: 0.52
Driver externally adjustable black door mirrors , passenger externally adjustable door mirrors
External dimensions: overall length (inches): 214.3, overall width (inches): 69.3, overall height (inches): 68.5, wheelbase (inches): 131, front track (inches): 60.8, rear track (inches): 59.5 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 46.6
Single conventional lens halogen bulb headlights
Opening rear ¼ windows
Gloss paint , black paint , metallic paint
Straight side pickup bed
Driver side and passenger side fixed rear side windows
Fixed rear window
Rear step
Tinted glass
Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 5,450, curb weight (lbs) 3,820, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 4,100, front axle weight (lbs) 3,166, rear axle weight (lbs) 3,000 and max payload (lbs) 1,450
Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
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Fixed mast antenna
Front and additional row seats ashtray
Stereo audio system with AM/FM
Cargo area dimensions: length (inches): 81.9, front width (inches): 59.6, width between arches (inches): 45, height (inches): 17.5, loading floor height (inches): 29.6, loadspace volume (cu ft): 47.1 and measurement standard: manufacturer's own
Cargo capacity: all seats in place (cu ft): 25.2
Rear tailgate cargo doors
Front seats cigar lighter
Digital clock
Courtesy lights
Front seats cup holders
Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment
Driver front airbag
Split bench driver, passenger and center seat
3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat , 3-point reel front seat belts on passenger seat , lap static front seat belts on center seat
Lockable glove compartment
Head restraints on front seats
Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 39.5, rear headroom (inches): 38, front hip room (inches): 59.2, rear hip room (inches): 53.8, front leg room (inches): 41.9, rear leg room (inches): 26.7, front shoulder room (inches): 61 and rear shoulder room (inches): 55.6
Low fuel level warning
Low washer fluid level warning
Power steering
3-point reel rear seat belts on driver side , 3-point reel rear seat belts on passenger side , lap static rear seat belts on center side
Three asymmetrical split bench front facing rear seats
Rear view mirror
Seating: six seats
Cloth seat upholstery with additional vinyl
Two speaker(s)
Plastic steering wheel
Ventilation system with four fan speeds
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