2016 Dodge Dakota Release Date, Specs, Price, Review -When mentioning the mid-size truck segment, we cannot overpass the Dodge Dakota vehicle. Of recently there are plans to bring back the legendary brand which is considered as one of the most popular and most dominant vehicles in the segment. Officially, the last Dakota vehicle was released back in 2012 when the production of these trucks ended. But now we are eagerly awaiting the comeback of this car to the eve growing market of mid-size trucks.

2016 Dodge Dakota
2016 Dodge Dakota

 

The first mode was introduced in 1986 and was immediately a popular choice among many fans. It even entered in the service of firefighters and the police service as a very useful addition of their fleet. It was even the first truck which started to use the V8 engine as an optional choice. The year of 2000 was the peak of the Dakota’s career when the car was named “The Truck of the Year.” But after that the vehicle went on a rough patch and suffered a decline, particularly with eh 2004 model which was overpriced and which value did not fare well for the users of this vehicle. It ended with the discontinuation of the model a few model years afterwards.

But Dodge is already talking about a comeback and the 2016 Dodge Dakota is more than apparent. The news about the release of this car were welcomed with a lot of attention ad fans are hoping that they will finally get the car that they have been waiting for all these years. The new pickup will presumably have a smaller cargo area but will have a more comfortable interior. Expect the standard dynamic features and modern additions to return as well. With the pictures already circling the net it is only a matter of time when we get the official release date and till then read the known data about the 2016 Dodge Dakota in this review.

2016 Dodge Dakota exterior

As we are entering the new area of modern vehicles it is no doubt that the Dodge Dakota will have to adapt to the needs of the new market. Thus we expect the Dakota to change considerably compared to its last car which was last seen a few years ago. This means that a new platform will most likely be used and it is more than certain that it is going to borrow it from Jeep. As mentioned, the cargo area is smaller but the dimensions of the truck are larger. This only means that the comfort specter of the vehicle needed to be enhanced and Dodge is concentrating more on providing better comfort specs on the inside. As we said, this is a new area of cars so the pickup truck also need to adapt and become a more versatile vehicle as they will be used to transport people and not just goods.

2016 Dodge Dakota front
2016 Dodge Dakota front

The car will also have more crisper lines with a streamlined appearance. With the fourth generation of the Dodge Dakota we assume that a lot of modern features will be a standard part of the design of the exterior. The addition of chrome parts is more than apparent and the front side receives the larges update. The front grille, for instance, will be of chromium and also the lines on the sides of the cabin will include the same additions. Overall speaking, the car is going to mark the comeback of the legendary Dakota line so some very nice work and a modern update of the car is more than expected here.

2016 Dodge Dakota back
2016 Dodge Dakota back

Interior

There have been much talks about the interior of the car, yet there haven’t not been many confirmations on how exactly will it look like. The 2016 Dodge Dakota will surely be overhauled completely on the inside as they are planning to make this one a very comfortable and a very modern vehicle. Thus some contemporary additions are in line to be added. With fair certainty the car is going to have more space on the inside and new updated seats. This means comfier thin and soft materials on the seats and more legroom and headroom.

2016 Dodge Dakota interior
2016 Dodge Dakota interior

With a new inside a new dash is what will certainly be added. The dash is going to be much more modern and useful design to hold all the controls needed for the car. A big screen display is in order to help with all of this. Also there has been a confirmation that the center stack is going to have a lot more space and will be a functional area where you can keep your tools or additional things that you bring along with you.

Engine

The lack of exact details has not left us with many good assumptions choices on what the 2016 Dodge Dakota will use as the engine. Many guesses have been made but there have not been a lot of exact or confirmed details. The car will certainly have fuel consumption lower than 30 mpg, but this leaves us with only a few choices about the engine. The 2.4 liter inline 4 cylinder engine, which the Jeep uses, is perhaps the most sane choice as it can provide 190 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque. Combining it with a 6 speed automatic and making available both the front-wheel drive and the all-wheel drive will provide you with great performance features and outstanding specs which is a standard for all Dakota truck form before.

Price and release date

The price was something that mainly caused the discontinuation of the Dodge Dakota brand in the first place so we are expecting a more affordable quote from the new car this time. The 2016 Dodge Dakota will be priced somewhere between $40,000 to $60,000 and this will be mainly based on the gadgets and additions that the car will get. There is still a long way to go so it is still hard to work out the exact price. Thus the release date is expected to come out next year and we will perhaps be able to see the car in the second quarter of the next year finally.

 

 

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