$17,200 - $23,145
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Base Key Features & Specs

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$17,200 - $23,145
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Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14-17 City / 18-22 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.7L (226) 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
  • 6'6" pickup box
  • 5000# GVWR
  • 5350# GVWR
  • 6010# GVWR
  • 5400# GVWR
  • Independent front suspension
  • HD front/rear shock absorbers
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • Rear stabilizer bar
  • P245/70R16 on/off-road BSW tires
  • Conventional spare tire & wheel w/winch-type carrier
  • 16" x 7" styled steel 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

Exterior Features

  • Painted front bumper
  • Black/gray rear bumper
  • 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
  • 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 speedometer
  • Air conditioning
  • AM/FM stereo radio w/cassette, (4) speakers, CD changer control
  • Cigar lighter
  • 12V pwr outlet
  • 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 horn

Options & Packages

2004 Dodge Dakota Owner Reviews

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The perfect sized city truck!

2004 Dodge Dakota Base

Perfect truck to own if you want the convenience and utility of a full size truck bed without parking at the edge of the lot where you do not have to fit it in. 4wd gets it done even without weighing down the bed over the tires even in deep snow. The crew cab is only deep enough to fit your kids, so they must be your crew. . Engine strong through 200k miles but the suspension and steering systems needed complete overhauls at 12 years old. Very little rust and only where there was paint damage.

- Doug L

Strong running, tough little truck.

2004 Dodge Dakota Base

My first Dakota had 220,000 when I sold it and was still running strong. The Dakota that I have now has 152,000 and no major problems. They are not as comfortable for long trips as some other vehicles but that is easy for me to overlook with as good as they are. The v8 give plenty of power, pickup and a smooth ride. The only problem with both of them besides normal issues has been the headliner in both vehicles coming down.

- Ann W

best truck I've ever owned but it's time to put it to pasture

2004 Dodge Dakota Base

I have had my truck for nearly 8 years now. it's been very reliable. Lately though I've been having issues with the brakes and brake lines and tires. The cost of repair is more than the truck is worth and I'll most likely be looking into getting another vehicle. Other than that throughout the years I've owned it I had no issues and it was a very nice truck. I wouldn't mind having another one same model but just newer.

- Ann G

My red truck is not for sale.

2004 Dodge Dakota Base

I added a cold air intake which gave me more horsepower and better gas mileage. It only has 60k miles and is in good shape. I have not put a lot into it so after buying it used 13 years ago it has been a good truck. I do not think that I could replace it so instead of spending a lot for a new one. I will fix anything that breaks and keep driving it.

- Clive M

This is a great vehicle and everyone should get one just like it.

2004 Dodge Dakota Base

My vehicle is great and also runs fast might be because it's new. It's really fast. My family loves the car so do I.I'm planning to get another vehicle same model . This vehicle could make a great gift for someone. The only thing I'll change from this vehicle is the seats. I would love to have more family members fit in this vehicle .

- Vanessa smith V

We like the back seat. It is more like a little seat that we put tools, etc..

2004 Dodge Dakota Base

A very good dependable truck. We use it for all of our driving needs and hauling. Our dog rides in the back seat area of the cab. We use it for personal use. We are building onto our home and use our truck exclusively. Our truck is 15 years old and runs great. Miles on it are around 200,000 or so.

- Sue B

The Silver Dodge Dakota 2004

2004 Dodge Dakota Base

The Dodge Dakota is an exceptional every day driver. I have the 8 cylinder so aside from using a large amount of gas every week it is an absolute reliable form of transportation. The vehicle really has a lot of get up and go when your in need of that sort of thing. Sadly it is only two wheel drive.

- Lane P

Nice truck to get you here there

2004 Dodge Dakota Base

Fun little truck to drive. We took it on several long trips, it did great. It does seem to have recurring trouble with the power windows. We had to fix it more than once, driver window is currently stuck. This seems to be a common problem with Dakotas

- Katie H

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