2024 Ram Dakota – The Dodge Dakota is a popular pickup truck model. It was retired in 2011. Stellantis and Ram have taken advantage of this sentiment and will be bringing back the Dakota nameplate in their 2024 Ram Dakota pickup truck. The Dakota will likely draw inspiration from the Jeep Gladiator, and borrow elements of the Ram 700. Here are the specs, price, and release date for the 2024 Ram Dakota.
When will the Ram Dakota 2024 become available?
The 2024 Ram Dakota will be available in the second half of 2023. It will be available at Ram dealerships in the United States and selected international markets.
Stellantis and Ram are yet to release pricing and trim information regarding the 2024 Dakota. Car and Driver predict that Dakota’s start price will be $26,000 The Dakota trims are also available in a price breakdown:
- Tradesman: $26,000
- SLT: $30,000
- Laramie: $32,000
- Limited: $34,000
2024 Ram Dakota Pickup Changes
It will be based on the Stellantis model, which is the Jeep Gladiator medium-sized pickup truck. Ram Dakota will not have a V-8 motor. The 3.6-liter V-6 engine that powers many Stellantis models will be used. It will most likely be coupled to an eight-speed auto transmission. Ram’s 3.0-liter V-6 diesel motor produces 260 horsepower and 442 lb. ft torque.
Dakota buyers have the choice of either a front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. A Dakota model with more off-road capabilities, like the Rebel trim, is also available. The Dakota will feature off-road features like a beefy all-terrain wheel, underbody skid plates, and an offroad-tuned suspension. According to Jeep Gladiator specifications, the Ram Dakota can haul up to 7,650 lbs and carry a 1,600 lb payload. These numbers are likely to change once Ram releases official specifications about the Dakota. These numbers will likely be within the same range of the Gladiator specifications.
Interior & Exterior
The 2024 Ram Dakota’s exterior design could incorporate elements from the Ram 700, which is also sold in Mexico, and the Fiat Strada. Dakota will likely feature the same exterior styling and features as the Ram 1500, especially in the grilles. The Dakota’s interior design will be very similar to the Ram 1500. It will not likely rival its larger sibling’s luxury and premium features. We’ll have to wait for either the Dakota or Stellantis and Ram to release teaser photos and videos of their pickup trucks.