2011 Ram Dakota

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2011 Ram Truck Dakota Ratings


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

Not Rated
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 2011

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Midsize Pickup
#2 Ram Truck Dakota

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2011 Ram Truck Dakota after 90-days of ownership.
  • Styling of gauges and instruments
  • Sound of the engine/exhaust
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2011 Ram Truck Dakota during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Feel of the seat material
  • Vehicle stability in poor conditions

Performance Specs

MPG City

14 - 15


18 - 20


210 - 302


4 speed, Automatic, 5 speed, Automatic


Gas V6, Gas/Ethanol V8


Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2011 Ram Truck Dakota Review

Big Tasks! Compact Truck! The 2011 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 2011 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 2011 Dodge Dakota RUGGED DURABLE POWERFUL! Dodge – Grab life by the horns!

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