V8 Dakota MPG

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,599

    Wondering what you guys with the V8 Dakotas are getting:confused:
     
  2. FearThisDeere

    FearThisDeere LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,168

    My '03 4.7L is getting about 15 MPG around town and around 17 MPG on the highway. I've got a lead foot too.
     
  3. DodgeTruckMan731

    DodgeTruckMan731 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 414

    My '02 4.7 is getting 11 city and 19 on the highway.
     
  4. haybaler

    haybaler LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 511

    '01 4.7 10 TOWN 20 highway
     
  5. MCLC

    MCLC LawnSite Member
    from STL
    Posts: 114

    11/14 when when pulling on 00' 4.7. Worst than my friends full size.
     
  6. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    Aren't the dakoda's in the same class as the colorodo's, rangers, tacoma's? Why put a big v8 into them? Go half ton if you want a v8
     
  7. haybaler

    haybaler LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 511

    I had a F150 with a v6 and I would take the dakota over it any day. It's a very comfortable solid truck with power to spare.
     
  8. Abes

    Abes LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Posts: 23


    My brother has a 99 with a 318 with the 5 speed. I would rather drive his truck anyday over mine it is really really fun to drive. granted it doesnt have the hauling or towing capacity of my truck but it is definately a nice truck.
     
  9. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

    The thing I have noticed with fuel prices and folks trading down to a smaller pickup (Dakota, S10, Ranger, Tacoma) is mileage isn't that far off of what I am getting with my full sized pickups. (3/4 Chevrolet and 1/2 ton Ford)

    If you want to get ahead in the mileage game, look at the old Ford pickups with the inline 6 (good power and good mileage) or a Chevrolet with the 4.3 (another good power plant)
     
  10. haybaler

    haybaler LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 511

    the 4.3 is a good motor, but same milage as dakota in my blazer. ya, maybe you could get 20 mpg in a two wheel drive standard pickup
     

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