Chicago Auto Show (CAS)
The 2008 Dodge Dakota was unveiled at the 2007 Chicago auto show, with two engines. The Dakota gets a new 4.7-liter V8 engine that delivers 290 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft of torque with a standard six-speed manual transmission except the Laramie model. The Dakota, as are all 4.7-liter engines, is a flex-fuel vehicle, which means it is capable of using E85 or gasoline to operate its new engine.
Towing capacity: 3,150 to 6,800 lbs
MPG: Up to 16 city / 20 highway
Bed length: 64.8 to 79.2″
Transmission: 4 & 5-speed automatic, 6-speed manual
Engine: 3.7 L V6, 4.7 L V8
The other 2008 Dodge Dakota is a 3.7-liter Magnum V6 engine that produces 210 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque.