While this might be the final year of its current design, the 2011 Dodge Dakota compact pickup truck will remain largely the same. The Dakota is still offered in the same two body styles, and is powered by a factory issued 210-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 with a 4-speed automatic transmission. Those seeking more power can opt for the V8 engine that boasts a 4.7-liter engine and provides 302 horsepower.
The 2011 Dakota's interior is fairly comfortable with its spacious cabin that offers both legroom and headroom. It has seating capacity for five, but the rear space is less comfortable in general. Noise levels are quieted impressively for a truck, and controls are intelligently placed and easily accessible. Rear seats also fold up to reveal more cargo space for those who need to haul large objects around town.