The 2019 Dodge Dakota is a midsize pickup that enters its third-generation production. It is a year of Dakota’ return as the previous model is discounted years ago. The new model will feature some refreshments, mostly exterior.
On the other hand, the interior will get its much-needed upgrades such as new infotainment system and other high-tech features. The performance is additionally better.
2019 Dodge Dakota exterior look
The upcoming 2019 Dodge Dakota will arrive with some exterior changes that should make this midsize pickup more modern and more competitive. The overall dimensions are slightly larger, the front is changed a lot and aerodynamics are improved as a result. The 2019 Dakota rides on a new unibody platform, on the other hand, some styling cues were taken from other Dodge’s models.
The front part is attractive with a new grille and LED headlights. The hood features different creases and lines for a modern appeal. Standard wheel is 18-inch and 20-inch wheels are optional. The rear features more sportier design thanks to the new taillights and rear bumper.
2019 Dodge Dakota interior is very comfy
The interior will basically stay the same. However, some features are aging and outdated so an upgrade of tech features is perhaps the biggest interior change. The 2019 Dodge Dakota is modern and appealing. The comfort is well and good and is better than the most of its competitors. This pickup can fit five passengers and seats are very comfy and supportive.
The steering wheel is multifunctional, and the infotainment system is a new one. Overall, the interior is very functional thanks to the perfect buttons layout. The center console features a new display for navigation, and dashboard comes with the touchscreen that is simplified and made easier to use.
SRT model rumors
However, the speculation over the web also suggests that this model will for the first time get SRT model. If this is true this model is expected to be more attractive than the standard version. We also expect to get under the hood much more powerful engine.
Like in all SRT models the front faschia will be redesigned and interior will get plenty of high-quality materials.
2019 Dodge Dakota engine options
The forthcoming 2019 Dodge Dakota will run on a single drivetrain option, while the diesel engine is a rumor for now. The main problem with previous Dakota’s models was fuel economy for sure. It seems that those days are over, a new 3.7-liter V6 comes with a good fuel economy that gives 30mpg combined. On the other hand, this drivetrain is nowhere near its rivals when it comes to horsepower figures.
The new V6 is capable of producing up to 240 HP and is available with 5 and 6-speed automatic transmission. As mentioned above, a 2.5-liter turbocharged diesel unit is still a rumor. This drivetrain returns 220 HP and 300 lb-ft of torque and the fuel economy is slightly lower than on the existing V6. If you are a fan of a diesel, take this rumor with a “pinch of salt” and keep the track, we’ll keep you informed.
2019 Dodge Dakota price and release date
The price of a new 2019 Dodge Dakota will see a slight increase. Furthermore, the price is set at a $34,500. We expect a couple of trim levels for Dakota’s comeback and don’t be surprised if Dodge announces some type of a luxurious Limited edition.
The latest Dodge’s midsize pickup truck will hit the dealerships in the first quarter of 2019.