$15,160 - $21,810
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$15,160 - $21,810
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Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
12-20 City / 16-24 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.5L (153) SMPI I4 "Magnum" engine
  • 3.9L (239) SMPI V6 "Magnum" engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • NV231HD 2-speed synchronized transfer case w/shift-on-the-fly
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Four wheel drive
  • 3.55 axle ratio
  • 600-amp maintenance-free battery
  • 117-amp alternator
  • 136-amp alternator
  • 6.5' pickup box
  • 4700# GVWR
  • 4900# GVWR
  • 5400# GVWR
  • 5600# GVWR
  • Independent front suspension
  • HD front/rear shock absorbers
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • P215/75R15 all-season SBR BSW tires
  • Conventional spare tire & wheel w/winch-type carrier
  • (5) 15" x 7" styled steel wheels
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes-inc: rear anti-lock
  • 22 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Painted front bumper
  • Black/graphite rear bumper
  • Graphite metallic grille
  • Black 5" x 7" exterior mirrors
  • Tinted glass
  • Sunscreen glass on rear windows
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Interior Features

  • Vinyl bench seat w/integral headrests, hinged back
  • Cloth 40/20/40 split bench seat w/center armrest
  • 60/40 flip-up rear bench seat w/rear under seat storage
  • Black vinyl floor covering
  • Floor carpeting
  • Analog instrument cluster w/tachometer
  • 120 MPH primary speedometer
  • Air conditioning
  • Electronic AM/FM stereo radio w/cassette, (4) speakers
  • Cigar lighter
  • Vinyl door trim panels
  • Cloth covered sun visors w/RH mirror
  • Driver/passenger assist handles
  • Front dome lamp

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/passenger on/off switch
  • Rear anti-lock brakes
  • 3-point outboard seating position seatbelts w/front height adjusters, center lap belts
  • Dual note electric horn

Options & Packages

2002 Dodge Dakota Owner Reviews

79 Reviews
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Great balance between power and a heavy duty for a small truck.

2002 Dodge Dakota Base

I have a 2002 Dodge Dakota SXT which is a four-wheel drive. The truck is great! It has a V6 engine which seems small, but the truck has a lot of power, it is very reliable, and will run forever given the right amount of care and service. One thing that individuals may not like, is the mileage. I am currently getting about 13-15 miles per gallon.

- Justin B

My vehicle is a silver dodge truck with a cap. It has a manual transmission.

2002 Dodge Dakota Base

It is a very good truck. So far it has been reliable. It's not too big so easier for some people to drive. It has two bucket seats and a center console. My fiance uses it for work, he works in construction and uses it to haul tools and supplies. The bed is kind of short but so it's not suitable for hauling bigger items.

- Jessica L

Great truck rides amazing very roomy.

2002 Dodge Dakota Base

I really love my dodge. It's absolutely great on gas mileage. Its rides extremely smooth for the year and the fact that it's a truck. As for pulling a wet hill or gravel road not so great very light in the rear end. Overall highly recommended to any driver just a great truck.

- Tara W

2002 Dodge Dakota Review.

2002 Dodge Dakota Base

My Dakota is the most trustworthy and reliable car I have ever had. I have never had any issues other than wear and tear. Not to mention it's small frame is perfect for my height. The bed is just the right size to haul stuff to the dump or help a friend move some furniture.

- Kyah J

02 Dodge Dakota not a bad car at all

2002 Dodge Dakota Base

Replacement parts are rather expensive. Home repairs, to cut down on cost are difficult due to parts and labor being expensive. Also having a lot of parts hard to reach. And once one thing breaks, it just keeps going like a domino effect. These are all fixable problems.

- Amelia B

I love my vehicle. Everyone should have a vehicle like mine

2002 Dodge Dakota Base

I like my car. It runs very well. I don't have any complaints about my vehicle. My vehicle is a safe and secure. My vehicle drives very well in all weather conditions even the snow and ice. I have not had any major problems with my vehicle besides normal wear and tear

- Sarah Y

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