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2010 Dakota Technical Specifications
Construction:Ladder-type frame, steel body mounted on rubber isolators
Body & Frame Layout2WD: Longitudinal front engine, rear drive
2WD:Longitudinal front engine with transfer case for rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive
EPA vehicle class:mid-sized extended cab and crew cab pickup truck
Manufacturing location:Dodge City (Warren, Mich)
Engine
 V6V8
Type, Materials3.7-liter, 12-valve SMPI V-6 Magnum, cast-iron block and bedplate, aluminum alloy heads, balance shaft4.7-liter, 16-valve SMPI V8 cast-iron block, aluminum alloy heads
ValvetrainSOHC, 12-valve/cylinderSOHC, 16-valve/cylinder
Displacement226 cu. in287 cu. in.
Bore x Stroke3.66 x 3.573.66 x 3.40
Compression Ratio9.7:19.0:1-standard output
Horsepower210 bhp @ 5200 rpm302 bhp @ 5650 rpm
Torque235 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm329 lb-ft @ 3950 rpm
Max. Engine Speed6,000 rpm (electronically limited)5,750
Recommended Fuel87-octane unleaded87-octane unleaded or E85 (Ethanol)
Emission ControlsDual three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors, and internal engine featuresDual three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors, and internal engine features
EPA Estimated Fuel Economy mpg (City/Highway)2WD: 15/20 - Auto Trans
4WD: 14/18 - Auto Trans
Standard Output:
14/19 - 2WD Auto Trans
14/19 - 4WD Auto Trans
*Tentative EPA label, pending official test results.
Transmission
 Four-speed automaticFive-speed automatic
AvailabilityIncluded with 3.7L engineStandard - 4.7L
DescriptionClutch-selected planetary gear sets full electronic control, electronically-controlled torque converter clutchClutch-selected planetary gear sets, full electronic control, electronically-controlled torque converter clutch
Gear ratios (:1):
1st:2.843
2nd:1.571.67-upshift; 1.50-kickdown
3rd:11
4th:0.690.67
5th:  0.67
Overall Top-gear2.45 with 3.55 axle ratio, or 2.74 with 3.92 axle ratio2.34 with 3.55 axle ratio or 2.59 with 3.92 axle ratio
Transfer Case
 NV233HDNV243HD
AvailabilityStandard - 4.7LStandard - 3.7L 4x4
Shift MechanismElectrical/electronicElectrical/electronic
Operating ModesNeutral; 2WD;4WD High, locked; 4WD low, lockedNeutral; 2WD; 4WD High, locked; 4WD low, locked
Low-range Ratio2.722.72
Low-range Ratio2.722.72
Center DifferentialNoneNone
Electrical System
Alternator136-amp
BatteryMaintenance-free, top-terminal 600 CCA -std.; 750 CCA-opt.
Suspension
FrontUpper and lower "A" arms, coil springs over gas-pressure shock absorbers, link-type stabilizer bar
RearLive axle, multi-leaf two-stage longitudinal springs, staggered gas-pressure shock absorbers
Steering
Steering TypePower rack-and-pinion
Overall Ratio17.4:1
Turning Diameter (Curb-to-curb)44.0 ft.
Steering Turns (Lock-to-lock)3.17
Brakes
 FrontRear
Availabilitystandardstandard
Size & Type12.3x1.1 vented disc with 2.13 dual-piston sliding caliper11.6x2.28 drum with ABS
Swept Area248 sq. in.166.6 sq. in.
Power-assist type9.06 Tandem-diaphragm vacuum