2021 Ram Dakota Mid-Size Truck – Everything We Know So Far

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According to the newest reports from the company’s HQ, 2021 Ram Dakota Mid-Size Truck is ready for a comeback. There’s couple issue that the engineering department is trying to solve, and after that, the truck will be available for production. The Dakota was discontinued while ago, but the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles decided to re-establish the once top-rated mid-size truck. Furthermore, the FCA Group takes an excellent starting point, taking into account that the automaker has an entirely prepared architecture.

So, the investment in the production of a new model would not bring abnormal expenses. Also, this type of vehicle is getting a pretty large fan base among ordinary folks, as a more affordable alternative to the full-size trucks. The new Dakota will be available in the USA, where it should achieve good sales. Moreover, 2021 Dakota will come with an appealing exterior design, potent engine, and spacious cabin. The release date of the mid-size truck is scheduled for late 2020.

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2021 Ram Dakota Mid-Size Truck Design

The forthcoming 2021 Ram Dakota Mid-Size Truck will deliver a very appealing design language. So, expect to see a thoughtfully redesigned body and some unique details. As a result, the truck will be more competitive on the market. The frame is comprehensive, while the front section will get some exclusive changes. Also, the aerodynamics of the truck is improved. The brand-new unibody will be based on the refined version of Durango, while the design ideas are adopted from different Ram vehicles as well.

Moreover, the fresh-looking grille will be the highlight of the front section of the truck, alongside the redesigned LED highlights. Besides, the front fascia appears more elegant, with many creases and lines on top. The upcoming 2021 Dakota will include 18-inch wheels, while the optional package will offer 20-inch hoops also. Moreover, the rear end will feature a bit sportier look, with the remodeled taillights and massive bumper.

As for the interior, 2021 Ram Dakota will see some improvements as well. Well, that’s one necessary thing. Many years have passed from the release of the previous model, so most of the features will be outdated by the time the new model arrives. Thus, a technology upgrade is probably the most crucial task regarding the cabin of the upcoming mid-size truck. 2021 Dakota will be able to accommodate up to five passengers.

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Engine Specs

Under the hood of 2021 Ram Dakota will be an original FCA unit. The base version will be powered by a 3.6-liter engine that produces 290 hp and 260 lb-ft of twist. Moreover, a more powerful 2.0-liter inline-four mill with a total output of 270 hp and 445 lb-ft of torque is available as well. Also, the 2.0-liter will provide significantly better fuel economy.

The standard transmission for these two engines will be an 8-speed automatic. However, if you want a better-towing capacity, there’s a third option will a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder turbodiesel. That’s right, that’s the same unit that powers the current generation of the Grand Cherokee. The 3.0-liter drivetrain produces 265 hp and 445 lb-ft of torque. Also, some rumors suggest the developing of high-performance Ram Dakota SRt. But, we don’t have any official info about that rumor.

2021 Ram Dakota Mid-Size Truck Release Date

The release date of 2021 Ram Dakota Mid-Size Truck is still unknown. So, we don’t need to speculate about the release date without any official info whatsoever. We will have to wait for the FCA to announce some official details regarding the release.

The price will be in the same range as the rest of the segment. So, the starting price will probably be in the $22,000 – $25,000 range. Generally, the main competitors will be Chevy Colorado, Toyota Tacoma, and Ford Ranger.

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  1. I owned a 1995 Dodge Dakota and loved it till I had to leave it when I got call into duty for gulf storm. I hoped the Dodge company would never have stopped the truck, but, they did. Seems like when Ford brought back the Ranger and Jeep there pickup Dodge got the hint, I hope they keep the price in the 20’s both the Ford and Jeep are way out of line for the retired person who really wants to own a smaller pickup. ABOUT TIME DODGE.

  2. I might look into a 2021 or newer Ram Dakota in the future. It might be a used 2021 Dakota I would buy in 2023. I just hope the new Dakota would be more affordable than the Ford Ranger.

  3. Was very much hoping this was going to occur…especially with all the other competitors having a midsize option now. I’ve owned (4) Dakota’s so far, all of them were V8 4×4’s. (Still have my ’92 and ’09). I hope they move forward with a body on frame layout – NO unibody please – as the Gladiator has. That and keeping it reasonably priced. I was very close to walking into the dealer in 2010 & 11 and walking out with a Dodge/Ram Dakota, but by the time I got done building it…I was looking at $32k for it when I could walk out with a comparable RAM 1500 for $27k…not great. The 1500 won’t fit in the garage!! I wasn’t happy about having to add all the connectivity options just because I wanted the higher end stereo system. I’m hoping they come out with an Trailhawk/TRX4 version that has a 5.7 HEMI and some lift and meatier tires. One thing I loved about the Dakota’s…mid-sized truck with body on frame and V8’s. If it doesn’t happen, I’ll understand. However I do have extreme interest in the 3.0 EcoDiesel that’s for sure. That 2.0 4-banger has some snot to it though!! Pisses me off that they never put that in my Dart GT!! Another note FCA…don’t give me the dial a gear transmission…give us the Gladiator shifter…hate turning a knob to get to park, drive, reverse…etc.

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