The Dodge Dakota's V6 engine gets an electronic throttle and emissions improvements for 2007, and a new flex-fuel version of the V8 joins the lineup. Remote start and 18-inch chrome-clad wheels, and a chrome accent package are new standalone options on top SLT and Laramie models, and black painted 18-inch alloys are a new option. The Dakota also gets a new dual-position tailgate for all models, and some models with cloth upholstery get stain- and odor-resistant fabric.
Available V8; towing ability; safety; maneuverability.
The 2007 Dodge Dakota--positioned as a good compromise between compact pickups and full-size trucks--ranks as the only mid-size pickup with available V8 power, and has a best-in-class tow rating of up to 7,150 pounds, according to Dodge. The Dakota also has an extra five inches of bed width between the wheel wells compared to compact pickup competition, offering more usable bed space, yet with a relatively low bed wall height for easy loading. And the Dakota stands near the top in safety; it carries a five-star rating from the federal government in both frontal and side-impact crash tests and has available side-curtain air bags.
Select a 2007 Dodge Dakota trim level
Dakota Pickup-1/2 Ton-V6