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Dodge Dakota Towing Capacities (2002 - 2011): Your Comprehensive Guide

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Dodge Dakota Towing Capacity Overview

The Dodge Dakota towing capacity ranges between 3,150 lbs. and 6,700 lbs as specified in our data below, organized by trim, option package, and model year.

For instance, the 2008 Dodge Dakota has a minimum towing capacity of 3,150 lbs, while the 2003 Dodge Dakota has a maximum towing capacity of 6,700 lbs.

Factors such as trim level, engine configuration, and drivetrain can impact the towing capacity of a specific model year of Dodge Dakota.

Check out the Towing Capacity specifications for other makes and models.

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All towing capacities are braked capacities. This means that the trailer being towed has a braking system installed to assist with the vehicle's own braking. The towing capacities for trailers without brakes will be much less.

Confirm all towing capacities with the owner's manual.

2011 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacity Data

The 2011 Dodge Dakota towing capacity is between 4,650 lbs. and 4,900 lbs as shown in the table below.

2011 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity Payload GVWR
Ram Extended Cab ST 3.7L | V6 | 4 Spd Auto Vlp | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,650 lbs 1,799 lbs 6,010 lbs
Ram Extended Cab Bighorn/Lone Star 3.7L | V6 | 4 Spd Auto Vlp | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,900 lbs 1,784 lbs 6,010 lbs
Ram Crew Cab Laramie 3.7L | V6 | 4 Spd Auto Vlp | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,750 lbs 1,591 lbs 6,010 lbs
Ram Crew Cab Bighorn/Lone Star 3.7L | V6 | 4 Spd Auto Vlp | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,800 lbs 1,645 lbs 6,010 lbs

2009 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacity Data

The 2009 Dodge Dakota towing capacity is between 4,500 lbs. and 4,900 lbs as shown in the table below.

2009 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity Payload GVWR
Quad Cab TRX 3.7L | V6 | 4 Spd Auto Vlp | 4WD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,500 lbs 1,356 lbs 6,010 lbs
Quad Cab ST 3.7L | V6 | 4 Spd Auto Vlp | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,500 lbs 1,746 lbs 6,010 lbs
Quad Cab Laramie 3.7L | V6 | 4 Spd Auto Vlp | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,750 lbs 1,604 lbs 6,010 lbs
Quad Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 3.7L | V6 | 4 Spd Auto Vlp | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,500 lbs 1,645 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab TRX 3.7L | V6 | 4 Spd Auto Vlp | 4WD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,700 lbs 1,543 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab ST 3.7L | V6 | 4 Spd Auto Vlp | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,700 lbs 1,755 lbs 6,010 lbs
2009 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacities Continued
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity Payload GVWR
Club Cab Laramie 3.7L | V6 | 4 Spd Auto Vlp | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,900 lbs 1,746 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 3.7L | V6 | 4 Spd Auto Vlp | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,650 lbs 1,801 lbs 6,010 lbs

2008 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacity Data

The 2008 Dodge Dakota towing capacity is between 3,150 lbs. and 5,800 lbs as shown in the table below.

2008 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity Payload GVWR
Quad Cab TRX 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 4 Spd Auto Vlp | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,700 lbs 1,684 lbs 6,010 lbs
Quad Cab ST 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 6 Spd Manual Getrag | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 3,150 lbs 1,745 lbs 6,010 lbs
Quad Cab Sport 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 4 Spd Auto Vlp | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,700 lbs 1,684 lbs 6,010 lbs
Quad Cab SLT 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 4 Spd Auto Vlp | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,400 lbs 1,681 lbs 6,010 lbs
Quad Cab Laramie 4.7L | V8 | FFV | 5 Spd Auto | RWD | 290 HP | 320 ft/lbs 5,800 lbs 1,597 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab TRX 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 6 Spd Manual Getrag | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 3,200 lbs 1,772 lbs 6,010 lbs
2008 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacities Continued
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity Payload GVWR
Club Cab ST 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 6 Spd Manual Getrag | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 3,250 lbs 1,830 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab Sport 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 4 Spd Auto Vlp | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,850 lbs 1,796 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab SLT 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 6 Spd Manual Getrag | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 3,200 lbs 1,796 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab Laramie 4.7L | V8 | FFV | 5 Spd Auto | RWD | 290 HP | 320 ft/lbs 5,800 lbs 1,573 lbs 6,010 lbs

2007 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacity Data

The 2007 Dodge Dakota towing capacity is between 3,150 lbs. and 4,850 lbs as shown in the table below.

2007 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity Payload GVWR
Quad Cab ST 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 6 Spd Manual Getrag | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 3,150 lbs 1,745 lbs 6,010 lbs
Quad Cab SLT 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 6 Spd Manual Getrag | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 3,150 lbs 1,719 lbs 6,010 lbs
Quad Cab Laramie 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 4 Spd Auto Vlp | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,750 lbs 1,735 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab ST 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 6 Spd Manual Getrag | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 3,300 lbs 1,830 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab SLT 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 6 Spd Manual Getrag | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 3,250 lbs 1,831 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab Laramie 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 4 Spd Auto Vlp | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,850 lbs 1,736 lbs 6,010 lbs

2006 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacity Data

The 2006 Dodge Dakota towing capacity is between 3,150 lbs. and 4,550 lbs as shown in the table below.

2006 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity Payload GVWR
Quad Cab ST 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 6 Spd Manual | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 3,150 lbs 1,634 lbs 6,010 lbs
Quad Cab SLT 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 6 Spd Manual | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 3,150 lbs 1,631 lbs 6,010 lbs
Quad Cab Laramie 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 4 Spd Auto Vlp 42Rle | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,450 lbs 1,631 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab ST 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 6 Spd Manual | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 3,300 lbs 1,749 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab SLT 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 6 Spd Manual | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 3,250 lbs 1,725 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab Laramie 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 4 Spd Auto Vlp 42Rle | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,550 lbs 1,723 lbs 6,010 lbs

2005 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacity Data

The 2005 Dodge Dakota towing capacity is between 3,150 lbs. and 4,550 lbs as shown in the table below.

2005 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity Payload GVWR
Quad Cab ST 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 6 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 3,150 lbs 1,588 lbs 6,010 lbs
Quad Cab SLT 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 6 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 3,150 lbs 1,602 lbs 6,010 lbs
Quad Cab Laramie 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 4 Spd Auto w/OD | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,450 lbs 1,632 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab ST 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 6 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 3,250 lbs 1,724 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab SLT 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 6 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 3,250 lbs 1,704 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab Laramie 3.7L | V6 | MAGNUM | 4 Spd Auto w/OD | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,550 lbs 1,717 lbs 6,010 lbs

2004 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacity Data

The 2004 Dodge Dakota towing capacity is between 3,650 lbs. and 4,900 lbs as shown in the table below.

2004 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity Payload GVWR
Sweptline SXT 3.7L | V6 | (226) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,900 lbs 1,220 lbs 5,000 lbs
Sweptline Sport 4.7L | V6 | (226) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,900 lbs 1,293 lbs 5,000 lbs
Sweptline SLT 4.7L | V6 | (226) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,150 lbs 1,287 lbs 5,000 lbs
Sweptline Base 3.7L | V6 | (226) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,900 lbs 1,220 lbs 5,000 lbs
Quad Cab SXT 4.7L | V6 | (226) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 3,650 lbs 1,780 lbs 6,010 lbs
Quad Cab Sport 4.7L | V6 | (226) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 3,650 lbs 1,780 lbs 6,010 lbs
2004 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacities Continued
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity Payload GVWR
Quad Cab SLT 4.7L | V6 | (226) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 3,650 lbs 1,784 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab SXT 3.7L | V6 | (226) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,000 lbs 1,334 lbs 5,350 lbs
Club Cab Sport 4.7L | V6 | (226) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,000 lbs 1,373 lbs 5,350 lbs
Club Cab SLT 4.7L | V6 | (226) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,000 lbs 1,379 lbs 5,350 lbs
Club Cab Base 3.7L | V6 | (226) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 210 HP | 235 ft/lbs 4,000 lbs 1,334 lbs 5,350 lbs

2003 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacity Data

The 2003 Dodge Dakota towing capacity is between 6,350 lbs. and 6,700 lbs as shown in the table below.

2003 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity Payload GVWR
Sweptline SXT 3.9L | V6 | (239) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 175 HP | 225 ft/lbs 6,700 lbs 1,645 lbs 5,000 lbs
Sweptline Sport 4.7L | V6 | (239) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 175 HP | 225 ft/lbs 6,700 lbs 1,645 lbs 5,000 lbs
Sweptline SLT 4.7L | V6 | (239) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 175 HP | 225 ft/lbs 6,700 lbs 1,645 lbs 5,000 lbs
Sweptline Base 3.9L | V6 | (239) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 175 HP | 225 ft/lbs 6,700 lbs 1,645 lbs 5,000 lbs
Quad Cab Sport 4.7L | V6 | (239) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 175 HP | 225 ft/lbs 6,350 lbs 1,818 lbs 6,010 lbs
Quad Cab SLT 4.7L | V6 | (239) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 175 HP | 225 ft/lbs 6,350 lbs 1,784 lbs 6,010 lbs
2003 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacities Continued
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity Payload GVWR
Club Cab SXT 3.9L | V6 | (239) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 175 HP | 225 ft/lbs 6,500 lbs 2,384 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab Sport 4.7L | V6 | (239) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 175 HP | 225 ft/lbs 6,500 lbs 2,384 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab SLT 4.7L | V6 | (239) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 175 HP | 225 ft/lbs 6,500 lbs 2,384 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab Base 3.9L | V6 | (239) SMPI MAGNUM | Hd 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 175 HP | 225 ft/lbs 6,500 lbs 2,384 lbs 6,010 lbs

2002 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacity Data

The 2002 Dodge Dakota towing capacity is between 6,350 lbs. and 6,700 lbs as shown in the table below.

2002 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity Payload GVWR
Sweptline SXT 2.5L | I4 | (153) SMPI MAGNUM | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 120 HP | 145 ft/lbs 6,700 lbs 1,345 lbs 4,700 lbs
Sweptline Sport 2.5L | I4 | (153) SMPI MAGNUM | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 120 HP | 145 ft/lbs 6,700 lbs 1,345 lbs 4,700 lbs
Sweptline SLT 4.7L | V6 | (239) SMPI MAGNUM | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 175 HP | 225 ft/lbs 6,700 lbs 1,645 lbs 5,000 lbs
Sweptline R/T Sport 2.5L | I4 | (153) SMPI MAGNUM | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 120 HP | 145 ft/lbs 6,700 lbs 1,345 lbs 4,700 lbs
Sweptline Base 2.5L | I4 | (153) SMPI MAGNUM | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 120 HP | 145 ft/lbs 6,700 lbs 1,345 lbs 4,700 lbs
Quad Cab Sport 4.7L | V6 | (239) SMPI MAGNUM | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 175 HP | 225 ft/lbs 6,350 lbs 1,859 lbs 6,010 lbs
2002 Dodge Dakota Towing Capacities Continued
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity Payload GVWR
Quad Cab SLT 4.7L | V6 | (239) SMPI MAGNUM | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 175 HP | 225 ft/lbs 6,350 lbs 1,859 lbs 6,010 lbs
Club Cab SXT 2.5L | I4 | (153) SMPI MAGNUM | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 120 HP | 145 ft/lbs 6,500 lbs 1,274 lbs 4,900 lbs
Club Cab Sport 2.5L | I4 | (153) SMPI MAGNUM | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 120 HP | 145 ft/lbs 6,500 lbs 1,274 lbs 4,900 lbs
Club Cab SLT 4.7L | V6 | (239) SMPI MAGNUM | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 175 HP | 225 ft/lbs 6,500 lbs 1,274 lbs 4,900 lbs
Club Cab R/T Sport 2.5L | I4 | (153) SMPI MAGNUM | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 120 HP | 145 ft/lbs 6,500 lbs 1,274 lbs 4,900 lbs
Club Cab Base 2.5L | I4 | (153) SMPI MAGNUM | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | RWD | 120 HP | 145 ft/lbs 6,500 lbs 1,274 lbs 4,900 lbs
  • a fishing boat and trailer usually weighs between 900 lbs. to 6,000 lbs.
  • a tent trailer typically weighs between 1,000 lbs. to 1,500 lbs.
  • a fifth-wheel travel trailer averages between 12,000 lbs. to 15,000 lbs.
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