$19,885 - $24,135
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,885 - $24,135
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15-16 City / 19-22 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.7L V6 "Magnum" engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • NV233HD 2-speed part time electronic 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 w/run down protection
  • 136-amp alternator
  • 6'6" pickup box
  • 5'3" pickup box
  • 6010# GVWR
  • HD suspension
  • HD front/rear shock absorbers
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P245/70R16 on/off road BSW tires
  • Full size spare tire w/winch-type carrier
  • 16" x 7" styled steel wheels
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes-inc: rear anti-lock
  • 22 gallon fuel tank
  • Scissor type jack

Exterior Features

  • Dark gray front fascia
  • Dark gray rear bumper
  • Bright grille
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Black 5" x 7" exterior mirrors
  • Deep tint sunscreen glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Interior Features

  • Cloth 40/20/40 split bench seat
  • Cloth front bucket seats
  • 60/40 split folding rear bench seat
  • Front floor carpeting
  • Instrument cluster w/tachometer, 120 MPH speedometer
  • Warnings-inc: key in ignition, seat belt, headlamps on, door ajar, low washer fluid
  • Air conditioning
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player, (4) speakers, CD changer control
  • 12V pwr outlet in instrument panel
  • Vinyl door trim panels w/map pocket
  • Sun visors w/RH mirror
  • Driver/passenger assist handles
  • Lighting-inc: map/front dome/rear dome/cargo lamps
  • Lighting-inc: glove box/map/front dome/rear dome/cargo lamps

Safety Features

  • Rear anti-lock brakes
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/occupant classification system (OCS), passenger on/off switch
  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/occupant classification system (OCS)
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions
  • LATCH child seat tether anchors
  • Brake/park interlock
  • Dual note horn

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2005 Dodge Dakota Owner Reviews

87 Reviews
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2005 Dodge Dakota ST

I've had three Dodge trucks over 20 years and once they reach a certain mileage I've notice the gas gauge have stopped working. My Nitro has yet to do this. Of all my Dodge vehicles, my 1996 Dakota was the best. I was able to put 276,507 miles on it without any major issues or engine failures. The cab rusted off the frame mounts and making my 'drive' finally being down in the 2nd position as the cab was settling down further on the frame it was pulling on the shift linkage.

- Julia L

05 Dakota good Runs good 97 dodge Dakota needs work Pontiac g6 is horrible.

2005 Dodge Dakota ST

Dodge Dakota is a good truck. Pontiac not so much. 97 my son drives. We have nothing but trouble with Pontiac. Sad thing is we owe money on it. The 05 dodge Dakota runs good and it's rays on gas. It's also 8 cylinder so that surprising me. Lots of room in it. We drive it a lot. 97 goes to school and back and then to work and back home. It needs work. Its rough on gas.

- Cher J

Lemon Dakota: repairs begin at 50,000 miles.

2005 Dodge Dakota ST

It has 65,000 and I've already replaced upper and lower ball joints on both sides, transmission, and brakes every year. I don't drive on bad roads or highways. I don't drive it hard either. It's not used for hauling or towing. I think this truck is just a lemon. I have too much money in it to let it go now.

- Dan J

Good heat and air, dependable and comfortable to drive.

2005 Dodge Dakota ST

This pickup is an all wheel drive. We have had extensive problems with the 4WD portion on the front end. We have had to replace it two times in two years. This pickup has a good air conditioner and an outstanding heater. The motor runs good and it is comfortable to drive and ride in.

- Sheryl T

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