2008 Dodge Dakota Values
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2008 model year changes
For 2008, Dodge's mid-size Dakota pickup gets a new optional V8 that's much more powerful than the one it replaces, yet it is also more refined and fuel-efficient. The Dakota also has been dressed-up with new styling for 2008 inside and out. Exterior changes include a new hood, grille, fenders, and headlamps, plus a protective surface for the cargo-box sides and built-in utility rails. Inside there's a new instrument panel and center console, and new trims and finishes, plus expanded storage areas, including a center console bin for electronics. A heated front bench seat is newly available, and the MyGig Infotainment System, which is already available on some other Dodge models, is now offered on the Dakota.
Manageable size; hauling and towing capability; powerful available V8.
Special features for 2008
The 2008 Dodge Dakota is one of just a few mid-size pickups, more practically sized for city driving yet almost as capable as the full-size trucks. It offers the only available V8 in its pickup class, and has a best-in-class towing capacity of 7,050 pounds. It is also the only mid-size pickup to offer full-time four-wheel drive, and has the longest and largest standard cargo bed among its competitors, at 6'-6" for the extended cab.
The 2008 Ram Truck Dakota features a larger stance and more power this year. As one of Ram Truck’s most popular pick-up trucks, the Dakota comes equipped with either a 210 horsepower 3.7-liter V6 or a 290 horsepower 4.7-liter V8. Buyers have the option of either a 4 or 5-speed automatic transmission as well, depending on the trim. The Dakota features a wide range of body styles and trim levels, including Extended Club Cab or Crew Quad Cab, in ST, SXT, SLT, TRX4, Sport and Laramie trim levels. Standard equipment includes ABS brakes and driver and airbags.