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1997 Dakota Base Extended Cab Pickup Specs

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1997 Dakota Base Extended Cab Pickup Specs

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3,916 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): 15 and country/highway (mpg): 19
Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 19 and EPA city (mpg): 15
Multi-point injection electronic fuel system
15 gallon fuel tank
Power: 131 kW , 175 HP @ 4,800 rpm; 225 ft lb @ 3,200 rpm
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Rear-wheel ABS
3.55:1 axle ratio
Two disc brakes including two ventilated discs
Fullsize steel rim under body spare wheel
Wishbone front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs , beam rear suspension rigid with leaf springs
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Black front and rear bumpers
Driver and passenger externally adjustable black door mirrors
External dimensions: overall length (inches): 195.8, overall width (inches): 71.5, overall height (inches): 67.9, ground clearance (inches): 8.4, wheelbase (inches): 112, front track (inches): 60.8, rear track (inches): 61.5 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 36
Single conventional lens halogen bulb headlights
Gloss paint , black paint , pearl paint
Straight side pickup bed
Fixed rear window
Rear step
Tinted glass
Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 5,240, curb weight (lbs) 3,767, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 4,100, front axle weight (lbs) 3,400, rear axle weight (lbs) 3,850 and max payload (lbs) 1,450
Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
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Fixed mast antenna
Front ashtray
Stereo audio system with AM/FM, cassette and search/repeat
Cargo area dimensions: length (inches): 77.9, front width (inches): 59.3, width between arches (inches): 44.7, height (inches): 17.6, loading floor height (inches): 29, loadspace volume (cu ft): 47.1 and measurement standard: manufacturer's own
Rear tailgate cargo doors
Front seats cigar lighter
Digital clock
Delayed/fade courtesy lights
Front seats cup holders
Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat
Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment
Driver and passenger front airbag
Bench driver, passenger and center seat
Height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat , height adjustable 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): 40, front hip room (inches): 56.7, front leg room (inches): 41.9 and front shoulder room (inches): 58.1
Low fuel level warning
Low washer fluid level warning
Power steering
Rear view mirror
Seating: three seats
Vinyl seat upholstery with additional vinyl
Four speaker(s)
Plastic steering wheel
Ventilation system with four fan speeds
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