Cleats are better than the loops of all the other trucks. The Hemi V-8 features a Multi-Displacement System that shuts down half the cylinders when they're not needed, which Dodge says improves gas mileage by up to 20 percent. Vehicle Overview A V-6 and two Magnum V-8 engines are offered, topped by the famed 5. Inside, the rear seat video with Kicker Mobile Surround Sound was optional. Cargo volume behind the third row is 19 cubic feet; that space grows to 102. A navigation system is available.
That seems high when trying to heave heavy gear aboard. Reviewers find the base V6 engine smooth, but feel it lacks power in certain situations. In 1994, the truck segment was pleasantly surprised by the introduction of the most stylized pickup in recent memory: The Dodge Ram. High-Output V8 Delivering 260 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, the Dakota's 4. Contents: Technology summary - Dodge - Dodge Truck - Jeep - Chrysler We have full pages on each of these vehicles. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and a five-speed overdrive automatic is optional.
The 1998 - 2001 were notorious for having trouble. If the throttle is not applied within a short period of time after the foot has been removed from the brake pedal, Hill Start Assist will release brake pressure. Response from the Hemi V-8 is less vigorous than expected. Dodge The was sold through an extended 2006 model year, and was not offered as a 2007 model-year vehicle. The Ram felt composed and solid, thanks in part to the new-for-'06 coilover front suspension. Vehicle Details The exterior theme of curves and lines carries into the interior of the Dakota, especially the dash. This is the newer 2002+ radio that is much better quality than the 1998-2001 radios.
The exterior mirrors are larger for 2007. Heated and Cooled Cup Holders: keeps beverages cold in the summer and hot in the winter. A five-person configuration is also offered. Rear Back-up Camera on Chrysler Pacifica, Jeep Commander, and Grand Cherokee Remote starter on Dakota, Durango, and Nitro - factory installed. Automatic transmission reactions are better with the V-6, which is a little noisier when pushed. Durangos have standard 17-inch aluminum wheels, but 18-inch and new 20-inch wheels are also available. Interior Durangos can hold up to eight occupants when equipped with three rows of seats.
At the opposite end of the Dakota spectrum, a Laramie Quad Cab four-wheel drive with the high-output 4. The Regular Cab and eight-foot bed option are no longer available. For improved fuel economy, the front axle driveshaft is automatically disengaged when in two-wheel drive. This stereo is brand new and has never been installed in a vehicle. It was just as described, no surprises.
The mid-level V8 engine provides more than adequate power, according to most. It accelerates quickly onto freeways and has no trouble powering up grades. The estimates the 1500 in two-wheel drive to net 14 miles per gallon in the city and 20 on the highway with the 4. An electronic stability system and roll-sensing side curtain airbags that protect occupants in all rows of seats are standard. The Dakota pickup maintains a slightly better-than-average projected residual value, better than the Chevrolet Colorado and Ford Ranger, but not yet at the high mark set by the , and. Reviewers are more pleased with bed accessories.
Corporate technology summary Adaptive Cruise Control, which debuted with Lexus, was available on the 2007 Chrysler 300. Again, smooth and plenty of power when needed. The 1500 comes with a choice of two bed sizes: the 76. They use a part-time transfer case that can be shifted from two-wheel-drive with the car in use. Pacifica and Caliber got an electromagnically coupled all wheel drive system, which drives only the front wheels until power to the rear wheels is needed.
The suspension can still be a bit bouncy at times, but when loaded up with passengers and cargo, the Ram's ride quality is downright comfortable. Premium radio with Digital equalizer for maximum sound control. The seats are comfortable, and it's the only truck in its class to offer six-passenger seating with an available bench seat up front. Laramie The Laramie comes standard with the most powerful drivetrain: the 5. According to the manufacturer, short bed 1500 models can tow 2,900 pounds up to a maximum of 8,750 pounds when properly equipped.
The Laramie trim, which also has an automatic transmission, has a standard 3. For the optional engines, a five-speed automatic is the only available transmission. Low-Risk Deployment Air Bags used unique shape, venting, folding patterns, advanced inflators or a combination of these four technologies to position and inflate the restraint properly for a belted passenger while also meeting federal safety requirements for out-of-position, small occupants and rear-facing infant seats. Overall, the passenger area is clean and purposeful and without many surprises - or much color variation. A compact utility table was an available option. The Dakota isn't at all unpleasant to wheel around town either, thanks to a responsive accelerator and well-balanced power steering.
Silver tubular side steps go on the Adventurer model. . As the trailer sways to the other side of the vehicle, Trailer Sway Control increased pressure to the opposite side of the vehicle. The ride improves on the highway. Hill descent control Compass and Patriot allowed a smooth and controlled hill descent on rough or slippery terrain without the driver needing to touch the brake pedal.