2021 Dodge Dakota comes again after years of pause on the market of mid-size trucks. It seems that this class came back and won the market again very quickly. This model should be a cheap, but very functional version of the most popular models in the class.
- It has a very favorable price.
- The model comes with good design and dimensions.
- We are not sure in the engine that will be under the hood.
- The model has a too simple cabin.
The major competitor but also twin-brother of 2021 Dodge Dakota is for sure Jeep Gladiator. Not only that, but they also share design, they will be made in the same factory, in Ohio. On the other hand, they will replace recognizable crosshair grille design as we see in these models before with smaller, softener, and more attractive to young buyers.
The overall design is typical truck-like, with the boxy shape of the chassis and flat edges and lines. Dakota is slightly smaller than competitors but still very functional and attractive. If you feel it too dull for average buyers, let say that they will produce a single cab, extended and double cab version for trustworthy buyers.
Although 2021 Dodge Dakota comes as a huge and impressively strong truck, they will not invest much in the cabin. It should be a simpler and cheaper version of cabins that competition has. In that way, they will offer a more affordable version of the truck for buyers that do not need comfort and entertainment while driving this machine.
However, it does not mean that the cabin is poor. It has quality materials and a stylish and comprehensive dashboard, like better versions, too. There are a large center console and a large touchscreen. On the other hand, it is a smaller version of the dash that comes in Ram 1500, for example. When it comes to technology, expect only basic things inside.
2021 Dodge Dakota Engine
There are few rumors about possible changes in the engine of 2021 Dodge Dakota. While it is evident that they will include a V6 engine in offer, there is information that we could see a four-cylinder version, too. New Jeep Wrangler has a turbo-four model with an optional V6 engine in higher trims. It means that we could expect the same in this case.
Although both engines have almost the same strength and power, they are different in torque, which could make a huge difference. When it comes to the diesel engine, it could be a 3.0-liter six-inline model with 260 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Not only that, but these options are also healthy, they could increase the speed for a short time.
2021 Dodge Dakota Release Date and Price
It is still not for sure that 2021 Dodge Dakota will be on the market before summer this year. They expect that the model will be finished before the end of the year, but not precisely the date. The price should start at $25,000, which is the most affordable price for this size of the vehicle.