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2011 Dodge Dakota Technical Specifications
GENERAL INFORMATION
Body Styles Extended Cab, Crew Cab
Layout 2WD: Longitudinal front engine, rear drive
4WD: Longitudinal front engine with transfer case for rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive
Construction 2WD:Ladder-type frame, steel body mounted on rubber isolators
4WD: Ladder-type frame, steel body mounted on rubber isolators
Assembly Plant Warren Truck Assembly (Dodge City), Warren, Mich.
EPA Vehicle Class Mid-sized Extended Cab and Crew Cab pickup truck
Introduction Date October 2004
ENGINE
  3.7-LITER, SOHC, 12-VALVE SMPI V-6 MAGNUM(R) 4.7-LITER, SOHC, 16-VALVE SMPI V-8
Availability Standard on Dakota ST, Big Horn (Lone Star) and Laramie Optional on Dakota Big Horn and Laramie
Type and Description 90-degree V-6, liquid-cooled with balance shaft V-type, liquid-cooled
Displacement 226 cu. in. (3701 cu. cm) 287 cu. in. (4701 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke 3.66 x 3.57 (93.0 x 90.8) 3.66 x 3.40 (93.0 x 86.5)
Valve System Chain-driven SOHC, 12 valves, hydraulic end-pivot roller rockers Chain-driven SOHC, 16 valves, hydraulic end-pivot roller rockers
Fuel Injection Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless
Construction Cast-iron block and bedplate, aluminum alloy heads, balance shaft Cast-iron block, aluminum alloy heads
Compression Ratio 9.7:1 9.0:1--standard output
Power (estimated SAE net) 210 bhp (157 kW) @ 5,200 rpm (58.1 bhp/L) 302 bhp (224 kW) @ 5,650 rpm (64.2 bhp/L)--standard output
Torque (estimated SAE net) 235 lb.-ft. (319 N*m) @ 4,000 rpm 329 lb.-ft. (454 N*m) @ 3,950 rpm--standard output
Max. Engine Speed 6,000 rpm (electronically limited) 5,750 rpm
Fuel Requirement Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R + M)/2 E85 (Ethanol) or Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2--Normal
Oil Capacity 5.0 qt. (4.7L) SAE 5W/20 6 qt. (5.7L)
Emission Controls Dual three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors, and internal engine features(a) Dual three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors, and internal engine features(a)
Estimated EPA Fuel Economy mpg 2WD: 15/20--Auto Transmission (City/Hwy)
4WD: 14/18--Auto Transmission
14/19--2WD Auto Transmission(a) 14/19--4WD Auto Transmission(a)
Fuel-Tank Capacity 22 gal. (83L) 22 gal. (83L)
(a) Tentative EPA label values, pending official test results.
TRANSMISSION
  42RLE--Automatic, four-speed overdrive 5-45RFE--AUTOMATIC, FIVE-SPEED OVERDRIVE
Availability Included with 3.7L engine Included with 4.7L engines
Description Clutch-selected planetary gear sets full electronic control, electronically-controlled torque converter clutch Clutch-selected planetary gear sets, full electronic control, electronically-controlled torque converter clutch
Gear Ratios
1st 2.84 3
2nd 1.57 1.67--upshift; 1.50--kick-down
3rd 1 1
4th 0.69 0.75
5th -- 0.67
Overall Top Gear 2.45 with 3.55 axle ratio, 2.74 with 3.92 axle ratio 2.34 with 3.55 axle ratio or 2.59 with 3.92 axle ratio
TRANSFER CASE
  NV233HD NV243HD
Availability Standard - 4.7L Standard - 3.7L 4x4
Shift Mechanism Electrical/electronic Electrical/electronic
Operating Modes Neutral; 2WD; 4WD High, locked; 4WD Low, locked Neutral; 2WD; 4WD High, locked; 4WD Low, locked
Low-range Ratio 2.72 2.72
Center Differential None None
SUSPENSION
Front Upper and lower "A" arms, coil springs over gas-pressure shock absorbers, link-type stabilizer bar
Rear Live axle, multi-leaf two-stage longitudinal springs, staggered gas-pressure shock absorbers
STEERING
Type Power rack and pinion
Overall Ratio 17.4:1
Turning Diameter (Curb-to-curb) 44.0 ft. (13.4 m)
Steering Turns (Lock-to-lock) 3.17
BRAKES
Front Size and Type 12.3 x 1.1 (312 x 28) vented
Rear Size and Type 11.6 x 2.28 (295 x 58) drum with anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Swept Area, F/R 248 sq. in. (1604 sq. cm)/ 166.6 sq. in. (1076 sq. cm)


2011 Dodge Dakota Dimensions
EXTERIOR in inches
  Extended Cab (2WD/4WD) Crew Cab(2WD/4WD)
Wheelbase 131.3/131.3 131.3/
Track, Front 62.8/62.8 62.8/
Track, Rear 62.9/62.9 62.9/
Overall Length 218.5/218.5 218.5/
Overall Width(a) 71.7, TRX 76.4/ 71.7, TRX 76.4 71.7, TRX 76.4/ 71.7, TRX 76.4
Overall Height 68.6/68.6 68.7/
Tailgate Load Height 31.9/31.8 31.9/
Ground Clearance
Front Suspension (Lowest Point) 7.9/7.9 7.9/7.9
Rear Axle 8.1/8.0 8.1/8.0
Approach Angle 21.9°/21.9° 21.9°/21.9°
Ramp Breakover Angle 19.9°/19.6° 19.9°/19.6°
Departure Angle 22.6°/22.5° 22.6°/22.5°
Frontal Area, sq. ft. (sq. m) (estimated) 30.3/30.3 30.3/30.3
Drag Coefficient (estimated) 0.452/0.452 0.457/0.457
CdA, sq. ft. 13.7/13.7 13.7/13.7
CARGO BOX DIMENSIONS
  Extended Cab Crew Cab
Nominal Box Length, ft. 6.4 5.3
Length at Floor, Tailgate Closed 78.8 64.9
Length at Floor, Tailgate Open 100.3 86.3
Interior Width, Maximum 59.6 59.6
Distance Between Wheelhouses 45.2 45.2
Tailgate Opening Width 59.6 59.6
Depth 17.6 17.6
Volume, cu. ft. (cu. m) 46.6 38.2
INTERIOR
  Extended Cab Crew Cab
Seating Capacity, F/R 2 or 3/0 or 2 2 or 3/3
Front
Head Room 39.6 39.9
Legroom 41.9 41.9
Shoulder Room 57.7 57.7
Hip Room 54.9 54.9
Step Height 4x2: 20.4
4x4: 20.3
4x2: 20.4
4x4: 20.3
Interior Volume, cu. ft. (cu. m) 55.3 55.8
Seat Travel 8.7 (220)--driver (power)
7.5 (190)--passenger (manual)
8.7 (220)--driver (power)
8.7 (220)--passenger (manual)
Recliner Range 53° 53°
Rear
Head Room 36.5 38.4
Legroom--min. 32.1 36.4
Knee Clearance -4.1 3
Shoulder Room 57.4 57.5
Hip Room 56.9 56
Interior Volume, cu. ft. (cu. m) 39 46.5
Cab Cargo Volume (Rear Seat Up), cu. ft. (cu. m) 30 37.1


2011 Dodge Dakota Curb Weights and Payloads
DAKOTA EXTENDED CAB 2WD SHORT BED ST -- ND 1L33
Engine Transmission Axle Ratio Rear Axle GVWR Payload Base Weight GCWR Max Trail
3.7L V6 (EKG) 42RLE 4sp AUTO w/VLP (DGV) 3.55 8.25 6,010 1,810 4,200 9,000 4,650
3.7L V6 (EKG) 42RLE 4sp AUTO w/VLP (DGV) 3.92 8.25 6,010 1,810 4,200 9,300 4,950
4.7L V8 (EVE) 545RFE 5sp AUTO (DGQ) 3.55 9.25 6,010 1,730 4,283 10,500 6,050
4.7L V8 (EVE) 545RFE 5sp AUTO (DGQ) 3.92 9.25 6,010 1,730 4,283 11,700 7,250
DAKOTA EXTENDED CAB 2WD SHORT BED BIG HORN / LONE STAR -- ND 1M33
Engine Transmission Axle Ratio Rear Axle GVWR Payload Base Weight GCWR Max Trail
3.7L V6 (EKG) 42RLE 4sp AUTO w/VLP (DGV) 3.55 8.25 6,010 1,800 4,215 9,000 4,650
3.7L V6 (EKG) 42RLE 4sp AUTO w/VLP (DGV) 3.92 8 6,010 1,800 4,215 9,300 4,950
4.7L V8 (EVE) 545RFE 5sp AUTO (DGQ) 3.55 9.25 6,010 1,670 4,341 10,500 6,000
4.7L V8 (EVE) 545RFE 5sp AUTO (DGQ) 3.92 9.25 6,010 1,670 4,341 11,700 7,200
DAKOTA CREW CAB 2WD SHORT BED BIG HORN / LONE STAR -- ND 1M84
Engine Transmission Axle Ratio Rear Axle GVWR Payload Base Weight GCWR Max Trail
3.7L V6 (EKG) 42RLE 4sp AUTO w/VLP (DGV) 3.55 8.25 6,010 1,660 4,353 9,000 4,500
3.7L V6 (EKG) 42RLE 4sp AUTO w/VLP (DGV) 3.92 8.25 6,010 1,660 4,353 9,300 4,800
4.7L V8 (EVE) 545RFE 5sp AUTO (DGQ) 3.55 9.25 6,010 1,510 4,499 10,500 5,850
4.7L V8 (EVE) 545RFE 5sp AUTO (DGQ) 3.92 9.25 6,010 1,510 4,499 11,700 7,050
DAKOTA CREW CAB LARAMIE 2WD SHORT BED -- ND 1P84
Engine Transmission Axle Ratio Rear Axle GVWR Payload Base Weight GCWR Max Trail
3.7L V6 (EKG) 42RLE 4sp AUTO w/VLP (DGV) 3.55 8.25 6,010 1,600 4,407 9,000 4,450
3.7L V6 (EKG) 42RLE 4sp AUTO w/VLP (DGV) 3.92 8.25 6,010 1,600 4,407 9,300 4,750
4.7L V8 (EVE) 545RFE 5sp AUTO (DGQ) 3.55 9.25 6,010 1,330 4,677 10,500 5,650
4.7L V8 (EVE) 545RFE 5sp AUTO (DGQ) 3.92 9.25 6,010 1,330 4,677 11,700 6,850
DAKOTA EXTENDED CAB 4WD SHORT BED ST -- ND 5L33
Engine Transmission Axle Ratio Rear Axle GVWR Payload Base Weight GCWR Max Trail
3.7L V6 (EKG) 42RLE 4sp AUTO w/VLP (DGV) 3.92 8.25 6,010 1,630 4,382 9,300 4,750
4.7L V8 (EVE) 545RFE 5sp AUTO (DGQ) 3.55 9.25 6,010 1,510 4,504 10,500 5,850
4.7L V8 (EVE) 545RFE 5sp AUTO (DGQ) 3.92 9.25 6,010 1,510 4,504 11,700 7,050
DAKOTA EXTENDED CAB 4WD SHORT BED BIG HORN / LONE STAR -- ND 5M33
Engine Transmission Axle Ratio Rear Axle GVWR Payload Base Weight GCWR Max Trail
3.7L V6 (EKG) 42RLE 4sp AUTO w/VLP (DGV) 3.92 8.25 6,010 1,610 4,395 9,300 4,750
4.7L V8 (EVE) 545RFE 5sp AUTO (DGQ) 3.55 9.25 6,010 1,450 4,561 10,500 5,800
4.7L V8 (EVE) 545RFE 5sp AUTO (DGQ) 3.92 9.25 6,010 1,450 4,561 11,700 7,000
DAKOTA CREW CAB 4WD SHORT BED BIG HORN / LONE STAR -- ND 5M84
Engine Transmission Axle Ratio Rear Axle GVWR Payload Base Weight GCWR Max Trail
3.7L V6 (EKG) 42RLE 4sp AUTO w/VLP (DGV) 3.92 8.25 6,010 1,480 4,532 9,300 4,600
4.7L V8 (EVE) 545RFE 5sp AUTO (DGQ) 3.55 9.25 6,010 1,320 4,686 10,500 5,650
4.7L V8 (EVE) 545RFE 5sp AUTO (DGQ) 3.92 9.25 6,010 1,320 4,686 11,700 6,850
DAKOTA CREW CAB LARAMIE 4WD SHORT BED -- ND 5P84
Engine Transmission Axle Ratio Rear Axle GVWR Payload Base Weight GCWR Max Trail
3.7L V6 (EKG) 42RLE 4sp AUTO w/VLP (DGV) 3.92 8.25 6,010 1,340 4,669 9,300 4,500
4.7L V8 (EVE) 545RFE 5sp AUTO (DGQ) 3.55 9.25 6,010 1,190 4,823 10,500 5,550
4.7L V8 (EVE) 545RFE 5sp AUTO (DGQ) 3.92 9.25 6,010 1,190 4,823 11,700 6,750
1. Payload = GVWR -Curb Wt.
2. Maximum trailer weights are rounded to the nearest 50 lbs. and Payload to nearest 10 lbs. Maximum Trailer Weights = GCWR -Curb. Wt. -150 lbs. (allowance for driver)

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