TodayApril 17, 2022

2008 Dodge Dakota unveiling

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.


Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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