Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,069 - $7,078
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
13 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
175-250
Seats
3-6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,069 - $7,078
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
13 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
175-250
Seats
3-6

Dodge Dakota Models & Trims

2003 Dodge Dakota Owner Reviews

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32 Reviews
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The perfect light pick up truck.

I love my little Dodge Dakota. It's a small pickup truck with a lot of power and a comfortable ride. It has a nice design and a really good motor. I love having a pickup bed since I am outdoor person and I also do larger woodworking projects where the bed covers it handy. The only issues that I've had with this truck I'm mostly in the suspension. No of course my vehicle is an older one and it's high mileage however I've heard that Dodge suspensions are always a little bit flimsy. Luckily, suspension parts are fairly cheap and easy to replace So it's not that big of a deal to me. I'll mention one other thing that is not an issue for myself but it might be for some people is that the cab is very small. But if you're looking at a light two-door pickup truck said you have to assume that it's going to be a little cramped. I don't mind it though I love my truck.

- Terry T

Very Reliable 4WD Dodge Dakota

My 2003 Dodge Dakota has been a very reliable method of transportation for me and my family. The only issues that have arose from my vehicle is when I got into a fender bender accident and had to replace all the tie rods on the vehicle, but other than that I have had no issues with my vehicle. This vehicle is very useful during the winter months because of the 4WD that it has to offer. This vehicle also helps a lot with towing and has a high tow load rate. The one downfall of this vehicle is the MPG that it has to offer. The City MPG is only 12 MPGs and the Highway is 16 MPG.

- Jay L

It is that safe in all types of weather snow, ice, and freezing rain.

The truck is the most reliable even though it is so aged. We have not had any major problems with it and it is wonderful as long as we do regular maintenance on it. It is very comfortable to drive and right in you do not feel the bumps and it is a 4 wheel drive 4 by 4 so we're able to have other people than just those sitting in the front seat truck. The truck has a c 4 wheel drive cruise control DVD/ tape player which is normal for a vehicle at that year.

- Debra M

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2003 Dodge Dakota Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$5,069 - $6,668
$5,453 - $7,008

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
175 - 250 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.9L (239) SMPI V6 "Magnum" engine
POWERTRAIN
3.9L (239) SMPI V6 "Magnum" engine
4.7L (287) SOHC SMPI V8 "MAGNUM" ENGINE
5.9L (360) SMPI V8 "MAGNUM" ENGINE
POWERTRAIN
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
41.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 in.
39.6 - 40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
32.1 in.
32.1 - 36 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.8 in.
36.8 - 38.3 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
46 cu. ft.
38.1 - 46 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
3 - 6
3 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112 - 131.2 in.
112 - 131.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36 - 41.2 ft.
36 - 41.2 ft.

Width

Width
71.6 in.
71.6 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
175 - 250 hp

Torque

Torque
225 ft. lbs.
225 - 335 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 lbs.
200 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional
Optional

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20 - 22 gal.
20 - 24 gal.

Combined

Combined
15 - 20 mpg
15 - 20 mpg

City

City
12 - 18 mpg
12 - 18 mpg

Highway

Highway
17 - 21 mpg
17 - 21 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety