Dodge Dakota Oil Type

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You can find 30 different trims for the Dodge Dakota and their corresponding recommended oil type.

The years available stretch from 2000 through to 2011 and to view the oil type and capacity you just click to expand.

The Dodge Dakota first made its debut under the Chrysler Group in 1986. It then remained on the market until its eventual discontinuation in 2011.

During its time on the market, Dodge released a total of three generations, with the third and final making its debut in 2005.

The Dakota was sold in the traditional pickup truck layouts. These included a 2-door regular cab, 2-door Club Cub, and 4-door Quad Cab. Interestingly, It was also sold as a convertible in the first generation.

Sitting in the mid-size pickup truck class meant that it was slightly larger than its main rival, the Ford Ranger.

However, it was still smaller than its various full-size pickup truck counterparts. The most notable of these came from the likes of the American manufacturers, including the Dodge Ram, Ford F-150, and Chevy Silverado.

Trim levels changed between each generation. The last version of the model was sold in five different trim levels. These consisted of the base ST, the Sport, SXT, SXT Plus, and top-tier SLT.

Of course, Dodge also sold a high-performance variant called the R/T, which stood for Race/Track. Dodge also added other special editions like the Big Horn and the Lonestar variants, which were luxury models sold in the states and specifically Texas respectively.

Engines sold in the newer models consisted of various petrol options. These started with the smaller 2.5 L AMC inline-4 and went up to a 5.9 L Magnum V8, which was found only in the R/T models. Dodge never released a diesel powertrain option.

Interestingly, the Dakota was the first production mid-size pickup to be fitted with a V8 engine.

Transmissions were limited to only 4-speed and 5-speed gearboxes. Both of these were offered in manual or automatic configurations.