2011 Dodge Dakota Photo Gallery: What's New For 2011
What's new for 2011:
- Standard side-curtain air bags
- New colors: Hunter Green Pearl Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal and Light Graystone
- Standard anti-lock brake system (ABS)
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Bold Styling, Power, Versatility and Capability for Any Lifestyle
Designed for customers with active lifestyles, the 2011 Dakota is equipped for work and play. The 2011 Dakota features best-in-class towing of up to 7,250 lbs., the greatest interior room of any Extended Cab mid-size truck with 30 cu.-ft. of interior space in the Extended Cab models and 37.1 cu.-ft. in Crew Cabs, and the largest and longest standard cargo bed in its class: 6-ft., 6-in. in the Extended Cab.
Dakota is offered in two body styles – Extended Cab and Crew Cab. Trim levels on the Extended Cab include ST and Big Horn (Lone Star in Texas only). Available Crew Cab trim levels include ST (Ext Cab Only), Big Horn (Lone Star in Texas) and Laramie.
The 2011 Dakota comes standard with a 3.7-liter Magnum® V-6 engine that generates 210 horsepower (157 kW) and 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) of torque.
The available 4.7-liter V-8 incorporates two spark plugs per cylinder (the only Chrysler engine to do so, other than the 5.7-liter HEMI®), which provides increased compression ratio, improved cylinder-head port flow and combustion system. The result is 302 horsepower (225 kW) and 329 lb.-ft. (446 N•m) of torque. The 4.7-liter V-8 is also equipped with electronic throttle control (ETC) and is E85 compatible.
The 3.7-liter V-6 is backed by a standard four-speed automatic with overdrive, while a five-speed automatic is standard on V-8-equipped models.
The 2011 Dakota features a ladder-type frame, with hydroformed main rails fully boxed for strength and rigidity. All models feature an independent front suspension with coil-over shock absorbers.