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Dodge Dakota Fuel Economy (MPG)

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Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 230-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 0 0 5 95 60 17.462
  flat med none 20 20 10 50 70 18.000
  flat med none 0 60 25 15 75 14.600
  flat med none 0 20 30 50 60 13.333
  flat med none 0 10 40 50 60 11.872
2005 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 230-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 4 22 22 52 65 15.1  
  Averages flat med none 4 22 22 52 65 15.1
With the 230-horsepower 4.7L V8 engine, 5-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2005 Dodge Dakota fuel economy has been averaging 15.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Dodge Dakotas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), in the suburbs (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Dodge Dakota in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 230-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills light none 0 90 10 0 N/A 15.200
  hills light none 0 90 10 0 N/A 15.400
  hills light none 0 60 30 10 55 15.400
2005 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 230-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills light none 0 80 17 3 55 15.3  
  Averages hills light none 0 80 17 3 55 15.3
With the 250-horsepower 5.9L V8 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, the 2005 Dodge Dakota has been averaging 15.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Dodge Dakotas in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (17 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 55 miles per hour (3 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Dodge Dakota in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 210-horsepower 3.7L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 10 10 20 60 65 21.000
2005 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 210-horsepower 3.7L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 10 10 20 60 65 21.0  
  Averages flat light light 10 10 20 60 65 21.0
With the 250-horsepower 5.9L V8 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2005 Dodge Dakota gas mileage has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Dodge Dakotas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Dodge Dakota in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 230-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 0 0 80 20 70 18.300
  flat med hvy 0 0 80 20 70 15.800
2005 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed 230-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
flat med hvy 0 0 80 20 70 17.1  
  Averages flat med hvy 0 0 80 20 70 17.1
With the 250-horsepower 5.9L V8 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2005 Dodge Dakota fuel economy has been averaging 17.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Dodge Dakotas in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (20 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Dodge Dakota in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2005 Dodge Dakota

2005 Dodge Dakota Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 0 Gas mileage is not too great. Essentially, it is no better than many larger trucks. Long trip highway mileage averages 19.5 mpg, but in-town driving really pulls it down. My driving is 75% highway, but just that 25% town driving pulls the mileage down to about 17.
2005 Dodge Dakota Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 210-horsepower 3.7L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
9 to 15 mpg for a V-6
 

2005 Dodge Dakota Gas Mileage (MPG)

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