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Dodge
Dakota
1997
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1997 Dodge Dakota Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1997 Dodge Dakota specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Dodge Dakota warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$12,725
Invoice *
$11,598
Engine
3.9L V-6 175 HP 225.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm / 5.2L V-8 220 HP 295.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
17.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
22.1 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
3.9L V-6 175 HP 225.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm / 5.2L V-8 220 HP 295.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
117 amp / 136 amp heavy duty
Battery
600 amp / 750 amp heavy duty
Axle Ratio
3.55 / 3.21 / 3.90
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Fuel Tank
15.0 gal. / 22.0 gal.
Exhaust
stainless steel
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Front Shocks
heavy duty
Rear Springs
leaf
Rear Shocks
heavy duty
Steering
rack & pinion
Brakes
front disc/rear drum
Vented Disc Brakes
front
Wheels
15.0 " silver styled steel / 15.0 " silver aluminum / 15.0 "
Front Tires
P215/75SR15.0BSW AS / P235/70SR15.0OWL AS / P235/75SR15.0BSW AT / P215/75SR15.0RWL AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
full-size steel
Seating Capacity
3 / 2
Front Seat Type
bench / 40-20-40 split-bench / bucket
Front Headrests
fixed
Front Armrests
center w/storage
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
2-way / 4-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
2-way / 4-way
Seat Trim
vinyl / premium cloth
Door Trim
cloth
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
vinyl/rubber / carpet
Floor Mats
rubber front & rear
Vanity Mirrors
passenger
Rearview Mirror
day-night / auto-dimming day-night
Glove Box
locking
Cabback Insulator
cabback insulator
Dome Light
dome light
Reading Lights
front
Floor Console
partial
Overhead Console
full with storage
Cup Holder
front
Door Bins
dual
Cargo Floor Trim
vinyl/rubber / carpeted
Radio
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan / premium AM stereo/FM stereo, seek-scan / premium AM/FM stereo, seek-scan / clock
CD
compatible / single
Speakers
4 / 8 brand
Amplifier
amplifier
Antenna
fixed
Cruise Control
with steering wheel controls
Door Locks
manual / power
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (all doors)
Power Outlets
1 / 2
Instrument Display
analog
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Volt Gauge
voltmeter gauge
Compass
compass
Exterior Temperature
exterior temperature
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel
sport / tilt sport
Front Windows
manual / power
1-Touch Open
driver
Tinted Windows
light
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Rear Windshield Type
sliding
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
rear wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) / 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Security System
security system
Door Count
2 doors
Exterior Cargo Length
77.9 "
Exterior Length
195.7 "
Exterior Width
71.5 "
Exterior Height
65.6 "
Wheelbase
112 "
Front Tread
61 "
Rear Tread
62 "
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
4,480 lbs.
Payload
1,250 lbs. / 1,800 lbs. / 2,600 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
2,000 lbs.
Drag Coefficient
.49
Front Legroom
41.9 "
Front Headroom
40.0 "
Front Hiproom
56.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
58.1 "
Exterior Cargo Width
44.7 "
Exterior Cargo Volume
46.5 cu.ft.
Pickup
regular
Bumpers
argent / front argent
Rear Bumper
argent
Rear Step Bumper
rear step bumper
Bodyside Moldings
black
Grille Moldings
colored / chrome
Paint
monotone / tri-coat monotone / clearcoat monotone / lower accent two-tone
Exterior Mirrors
dual manual / dual power remote
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Major Components Months/Miles
36/36,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
60/100,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1997 Dodge Dakota safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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