Heavy-duty Dodge Dakota 2005-2011 Bumper Kits
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Aftermarket Dodge Dakota 2005-2011 Bumper Kits
The Dodge Dakota was a mid-sized pickup truck manufactured from 2005 to 2011. It was produced as a joint venture between Chrysler and Fiat. The Dakota was offered in two or four wheel drive and could be had with a variety of engine sizes. It served as an entry level truck for those who wanted the utility of a pickup without having to go all the way up to a full size model.
The 2005 Dodge Dakota was released with much fanfare, after being absent from the market since 2002. It came with a base 3.7L V6 engine that was capable of producing 210 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque. It was mated to either a 6-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. The Dakota was offered in regular, Quad Cab and Crew Cab body styles, and could be optioned with a choice of two-wheel or four-wheel drive. Initially, the Dakota was offered in Regular and Sport trim levels, with the later being more performance oriented. It featured unique styling such as a hood scoop and dual exhaust. The interior was spacious and well appointed, with options such as power windows and locks, air conditioning, and even a touch screen navigation system.
In 2008, the Dakota underwent a facelift, which gave it a bolder look and made it more aerodynamic. The engine lineup was updated, with the addition of a 4.7L V8 producing 303 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. It was mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The interior was also upgraded, with higher quality materials and more features.
In 2010, Dodge made some minor changes to the Dakota. It received improved suspension for better handling, as well as an updated interior. The exterior received a minor facelift and some new paint colors. The engine lineup was unchanged, but the Dakota was offered with an optional performance package that included a higher output version of the V8.
The final year, 2011, the Dakota was only offered in Sport trim. It got a new front bumper and headlights, as well as a redesigned interior. The engine lineup was unchanged and the only transmission offered was the 5-speed automatic.
Throughout its 7 year lifespan, the Dakota went through several changes, but remained largely the same. It was a capable truck that offered good performance, utility, and value. It was an attractive option for those who wanted the capability of a pickup without having to make the jump to a full-size model. Its cabin was roomy and comfortable, and it had a wide variety of safety features. Ultimately, the Dakota was an excellent mid-sized pickup truck that offered great performance and reliability.