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The 2019 Dodge Dakota is the newest pickup truck on the market that will get many features and safety that is on the high level. The upcoming model will arrive with improved suspension and slightly improved performance. Exterior changes are on the cards as well and even small interior upgrades.
Powered by a two drivetrain option, the V6 and V8 engines offered with both manual and automatic transmissions and the fuel economy is above average for this segment. Overall, if you want a pickup truck with great comfort and stunning driving characteristics, the 2019 Dodge Dakota offers a lot of fun.
2019 Dodge Dakota specs
The first thing to spot is the very low stance. The 2019 Dodge Dakota is perfectly proportional and the dimensions are neither small or big. The hood is long and it hides a low-to-the-ground drivetrain and the air is sucked through the new front grille. The thing we like the most about this truck is its muscular design.
Furthermore, from some rumors, the newest model will be offered with few trims. 17-inch alloy wheels are standard and the front part gained a new grille. The front grille adds black trim inserts and is paired with a pair of LED headlights. Also, we can expect taillights powered with the same technology. Colors that will be offered are the same pallet that comes with the model Dodge Durango. This includes 13 colors Blue Pearlcoat, Billet Clearcoat, Bruiser Gray Clearcoat, Granite Clearcoat, In-Violet Clearcoat, Stout Brown Met. Clearcoat, Vice White and others.
2019 Dodge Dakota interior and safety features
The upcoming 2019 Dodge Dakota comes with a roomy cabin and it provides great tech inside. The rear seats are tiny with a not much legroom, but two adults could fit back there easily. On the other hand, the headroom is great and the passengers can enjoy in the ride. The door panels are now silver-stitched and the steering wheel is somehow smaller than before.
Moreover, the steering wheel finally gains integrated controls. As mentioned, there will be few trim levels. The standard features such as power mirrors and door locks, air conditioning and power windows are all included. A rearview camera and Bluetooth are also standard and safety is boosted thanks to the cruise control. Interior colors will include Black, Light Frost Beige/Black, Red/Black and Sepia/Black.
2019 Dodge Dakota powertrain
The upcoming model 2019 Dodge Dakota will be available with two engine options. The base one is a 3.7-liter V6 drivetrain. This unit can burst to 210 HP and 239 lb-ft of torque. The optional one engine is the stronger 4,7 liter V8.
This one engine will deliver 265 HP and 330 pound-feet of torque. Both 6-speed automatic and manual transmission are available and fuel economy is improved too.
Fuel economy and towing capacity
Fuel economy is rated at 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, with automatic transmission. Overall, the 2019 Dodge Dakota is the pickup truck that is fun to drive, it offers great driving manners and characteristics. Moreover, the suspension is improved and the upcoming model is ready to hit the roads again.
As for the towing capacity, the newest model 2019 Dodge Dakota with the base engine V6 will be able to maximum tow 3150 pounds. However, with the stronger V8 engine, the capacity will increase to the 7150 pounds. Just for comparations, the Honda Ridgeline model can tow up to 5000 pounds, while the Nissan Frontier 6,500 lbs just like the Toyota Tacoma model.
2019 Dodge Dakota price and release date
The price of the all-new 2019 Dodge Dakota starts at $35,000. We expect the latest pickup truck to go on sale sometime in 2019. The main competitors of this model are Ford Ranger, Chevy Colorado and Nissan Frontier.