2008 Dodge Dakota

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2008 Dodge Dakota Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize Pickup of 2008

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Midsize Pickup
#5 Dodge Dakota

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2008 Dodge Dakota after 90-days of ownership.
  • Feel of the seat material
  • The vehicle's audio system
  • Styling of gauges and instruments

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2008 Dodge Dakota during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Interior storage spaces
  • Forward visibility
  • Transmission smoothness

Performance Specs

MPG City

14 - 16


18 - 20


210 - 290


4 speed, Automatic w/OD, 5 speed, Automatic w/OD, 6 speed, Manual w/OD


Gas V6, Gas V8


4-Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2008 Dodge Dakota Review

Big Tasks! Compact Truck! The 2008 Dodge Dakota handles all your truck needs in a nimble package and still fits neatly in your garage. It all gets rolling with the Dakota's 4.7L V8 engine. The most powerful engine in its class or you can opt for the fuel efficient 3.7L V6 that gets an impressive 22 miles per gallon. The 2008 Dodge Dakota's interior is equally impressive. The roomy club cab comfortably seats six with a versatile 60/40 split folding rear bench and…. the available Full Swing rear access doors provide unrivaled ease of entry. The Dakota's heated bucket seats and premium sound system with CD player will help you ride in comfort. So whether you need to haul over 1500 lbs or have to zip around the city – the Dodge Dakota delivers. The 2008 Dodge Dakota RUGGED DURABLE POWERFUL! Dodge – Grab life by the horns!

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J.D. Power Award Winner

Quality Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the first 90 days of ownership
2008 Dodge Dakota JD Power Award Winner
2008 Dodge Dakota

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