2016 Dodge Dakota Review

Retired model from Dodge, Dakota, will get all new look and manufacturer plans to release it as 2016 model. This model has undergone three generation, with existence of twenty four years, from 1987 to 2011. Low rate of sales of the last generation was the main reason why manufacturer has been stopped further production. This model has had significant role in segment of mid-size pickup truck, and Company hopes that 2016 Dodge Dakota will repeat success of its predecessors. Plant in Mexico will be place where will be constructed new model. Difference between last produced model and new will be more than obvious.

2016 Dodge Dakota front view

2016 Dodge Dakota: Concept

According to the published information by PR of Chrysler Group, this model will be built on unibody platform. New life for Dakota will characterize completely new look, rich and high-quality interior and great output parameters. According seen on the preliminary presentation, new model will be much more similar to the Ridgeline model that produces Honda Motor Company, than to the previous versions of Dakota. Dimensionally, 2016 Dodge Dakota will be slightly longer than its predecessors, and heavier, which is not the case with the other competitive models. These changes will not affect the poorer performance when it comes to fuel consumption. Stability and passenger safety are a priority, and the other parameters will not be ignored, also.

2016 Dodge Dakota: Interior

Modern technology demands its place and in interior of new Dakota. Spacious and comfortable cabin will be built of high-quality materials. Infotainment system will just complement pleasant feeling in driving. Features in interior includes audio player with high-quality sound system, then cruise control, navigation, multi-functional steering-wheel, safety systems and much more.

2016 Dodge Dakota side view

2016 Dodge Dakota: Engine, MPG

Powertrain segment of 2016 Dodge Dakota is still top secret information. Although it is unknown, expectation is that line-up of engines will consist of 3.7L V6 power unit for base version, and 4.7l V8 as more powerful unit. This should not be surprise, because these engines are similar to those in potential competing models. Basic engine will be capable to produce up to 210 horsepower. Engine will be paired with either automatic with five or manual with six speeds. Priority is to provide more efficient vehicle, and manufacturer still working on improvements in this domain. They will try to provide average fuel consumption rate with 30 mpg. Also, some of new engines surely will be part of offer, both diesel and petrol, but it is still unknown.

2016 Dodge Dakota rear view

2016 Dodge Dakota: Price and Release Date

Top ranked vehicles in this segment are Tacoma from Toyota Motor Company, then Ridgeline from Honda and Frontier by Nissan. The closest to Dakota will be Toyota Tundra and Ford’s model Ranger and F-150. And where will be placed new 2016 Dodge Dakota, will find out next fall, when it is expected that model will be presented. Some information are that released model might be prolonged for 2017. Estimated price for basic model should be somewhere around $ 25,000, while top equipped model will cost twice as much than basic.

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