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SLT Key Features & Specs

$16,765 - $23,540
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
12-17 City / 16-23 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 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
  • 3.21 axle ratio
  • 3.55 axle ratio
  • 600-amp maintenance-free battery
  • 136-amp alternator
  • 6.5' pickup box
  • 5.3' pickup box
  • 5000# GVWR
  • 5350# GVWR
  • 6010# GVWR
  • 5400# GVWR
  • 5600# GVWR
  • Independent front suspension
  • HD front/rear shock absorbers
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • P215/75R15 all-season SBR RWL tires
  • P235/75R15 all-season SBR BSW tires
  • P235/75R15 all-season SBR OWL tires
  • Conventional spare tire & wheel w/winch-type carrier
  • (4) 15" x 7" 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes-inc: rear anti-lock
  • 22 gallon fuel tank
  • 24 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Bright front bumper
  • Bright rear bumper w/step pads
  • Bright grille
  • Black 5" x 7" exterior mirrors
  • Tinted glass
  • Sunscreen glass on rear windows
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Interior Features

  • Cloth 40/20/40 split bench seat w/center armrest
  • Cloth 60/40 split folding rear bench seat
  • 60/40 flip-up rear bench seat w/rear under seat storage
  • Floor carpeting
  • Analog instrument cluster w/tachometer
  • 120 MPH primary speedometer
  • Air conditioning
  • Electronic AM/FM stereo radio w/cassette, (4) speakers
  • Cigar lighter
  • Cloth door trim panels w/map pocket
  • Cloth covered sun visors w/RH mirror
  • Driver/passenger assist handles
  • Light group-inc: mini overhead console, glove box/map/dome/reading lamps
  • Light group-inc: mini overhead console, glove box/cargo lamps
  • Storage tray & jack cover

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

2002 Dodge Dakota Owner Reviews

79 Reviews
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It is comfy and easy to drive. Not too big, not too small, just right.

2002 Dodge Dakota SLT

This little truck is the perfect compromise between a car and a real truck. It really does drive and ride like a car and will haul like ant but the largest of pickup trucks. Have had this truck since brand new and it is still running and driving like a brand new one. Very highly recommended if you do not want a giant truck that can be hard to drive.

- Brian E

Pros and cons dodge Dakota.

2002 Dodge Dakota SLT

Bottom of the doors rusted ( live in michigan, we salt our roads etc..). Do not like the center console that folds down, irritating when putting on my seat belt. Glove box light is always on.. Had to duct tape it to keep it off... Still gets up and goes well for as old as it is. Good gas mileage for a truck, 4 wheel drive is amazing.

- Kirsten L

Nice midsize truck for a family that has four doors and a roomy backseat.

2002 Dodge Dakota SLT

My vehicle has over 200,000 miles and is still currently running it does need ball joints and a hub but for the age is in excellent condition and is a daily driver it has had the routine maintenance done every 3000 - 5000 miles the only other things I have replaced have been bulbs and I have oil and oil filters.

- Julie T

Minor issues, love my Dakota

2002 Dodge Dakota SLT

It is high mileage and with that comes needed repairs. It currently has problems locking into four wheel drive. It has a relatively smooth ride still. The starter is dragging a bit and is also on the list to be replaced. The motor and transmission is strong, with no concerns.

- Tricia O

Good quality/great room/color detail

2002 Dodge Dakota SLT

Have had no problems other than replacing the heating and ac motor. Very reliable, seating getting a little uncomfortable due to age/wear and tear. Get good mileage.Haven't had to replace anything else. Good cab room/leg room. Like having quad cab due to room for tall boys.

- Linda S

Dodge Dakota praise report.

2002 Dodge Dakota SLT

Very reliable. Still performs great, approaching 200,000 miles. Body and interior still immaculate. 4 wheel drive, tow package. Tan in color. Lives up to expectations. Never broke down. Only 4 wheel drive in our family. Great vehicle for Tennessee. Best I've ever had.

- Bill C

4 doors with fold up rear seats

2002 Dodge Dakota SLT

I'm the 5th owner truck runs great with 195000 miles on it, fuel mileage is best on highway. The interior is clean and the exterior is about 95% one dent. It has about 5000 tow capacity and a 6.5 long bed. The truck has power everything and all in working order.

- Patrick S

The Dakota Lives On and Exceeds expectations.

2002 Dodge Dakota SLT

The Dodge Durango has held up over time that's for sure. It has been put through all weather conditions and rough terrain yet the Dakota still keeps trucking along. I would definitely recommend the Dodge Dakota to anyone looking to buy a midsize truck!

- Thomas B

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