2024 Ram Dakota – Many pickup truck fans see the Dodge Dakota as a positive model. It was discontinued in 2011. Stellantis and Ram are tapping into this sentiment and will bring back the Dakota nameplate with their 2024 Ram Dakota midsize pickup truck. The Dakota will likely take inspiration from the Jeep Gladiator and borrow elements from the Ram 700.
2024 Ram Dakota Release Date & Price
Stellantis and Ram have not released the pricing and trim information for 2024 Dakota. The stimate is that Dakota’s starting price will be $26,000. A price breakdown is also provided for the possible Dakota trims:
- Tradesman: $26,000
- SLT: $30,000
- Laramie: $32,000
- Limited: $34,000
Engine & Specs
The Ram Dakota won’t have a V-8 engine. It will most likely have the 3.6-liter V-6 motor that is used in many Stellantis models. It will likely be mated to an eight-speed auto transmission. Ram’s 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine produces 260 horsepower and 442 lb. ft of torque. The Dakota buyers will have the option of either a four-wheel-drive or a rear-wheel drive. You can also expect to see a Dakota model that is more off-road focused, such as the Rebel trim. This Dakota will have off-road features such as beefy all-terrain wheels, underbody skid plates, and an offroad-tuned suspension.
According to the Jeep Gladiator’s specifications, the Ram Dakota can tow up to 7,650 lbs and have a payload of 1,600 lbs. These numbers will likely change when Ram releases official specifications for the Dakota. They will likely be in the same range as the Gladiator’s specifications.
2024 Ram Dakota Interior and Exterior Design
The exterior design of the 2024 Ram Dakota could include elements from both the Ram 700 (which is also sold in Mexico) and the Fiat Strada. The Dakota will likely have the same exterior styling as the Ram 1500, particularly in the grilles and front headlights. The interior design of the Dakota will likely be similar to that of the Ram 1500. It won’t likely match the luxury and premium features of its bigger sibling. We will have to wait until either the Dakota debuts or Stellantis and Ram release teaser photos or video of their pickup truck.