$17,690 - $24,480
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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SLT Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,690 - $24,480
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
12-18 City / 17-21 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.9L (239) SMPI V6 "Magnum" engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • NV231HD 2-speed synchronized shift-on-the-fly transfer case
  • 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
  • 5400# GVWR
  • 6010# GVWR
  • Independent front suspension
  • HD front/rear shock absorbers
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • P245/70R16 on/off-road SBR BSW tires
  • Conventional spare tire & wheel w/winch-type carrier
  • 16" x 7" cast aluminum wheels
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes-inc: rear anti-lock
  • 4-wheel disc brakes-inc: rear anti-lock
  • 20 gallon fuel tank
  • 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 speedometer
  • Air conditioning
  • AM/FM stereo radio w/cassette, (4) speakers, CD changer control
  • 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 horn

2003 Dodge Dakota Owner Reviews

32 Reviews
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Very Reliable 4WD Dodge Dakota

2003 Dodge Dakota SLT

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

Excellent economical small truck

2003 Dodge Dakota SLT

18-20 mpg highway previous owner didn't change oil regularly so that cost a new motor. With correct maintenance I expect this little truck will last me another 15 years or more. I installed rear air bags so that I can tow utility trailers, camping trailers, and cargo in the bed without my headlights bothering oncoming traffic (highly recommended for any truck towing or loaded).Comfortable ride!

- Steve R

My wood gatherer Truck never keys me down esp. with 4WD

2003 Dodge Dakota SLT

Small V8 has plenty of power, very reliable but could use more cabin room as the seat does not go back very far. Truck has 70000 Miles and no major problems. I use vehicle for errands and hauling firewood. Just starting to deal with surface rust after 16 years. This truck is a real workhorse.

- Robert J

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