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FEATURES | 8 out of 10
New for 2009 is Dodge's Crate 'N Go system, which includes collapsible and removable interior storage containers
Can be ordered in a variety of trim packages that should satisfy buyers of all types
Dodge's MyGIG navigation system/radio is...available with a 2-gigabyte hard drive
The 2009 Dodge Dakota is offered in a wide range of trim packages, which vary from utilitarian to downright luxurious.
Standard features on the 2009 Dodge Dakota aren't very noteworthy at the lower levels. Edmunds lists "cloth seats, air-conditioning, a CD player and folding 60/40-split rear seats" among the Dodge Dakota ST's most exciting features. Moving up to the Big Horn brings a bit more in the way of creature comforts, including full power accessories, "cruise control, center console, [and] rear jump seats," according to ConsumerGuide. The TRX4 gets a bit of bodywork, in keeping with its off-road aspirations, while Edmunds says that the Laramie gets "automatic headlights, chrome exterior trim, leather-trimmed bucket seats and premium audio."
When it comes to the Dodge Dakota's features, the options list is where to find the action. Cars.com says that an "Alpine 276-watt, six-CD audio system" is available on the TRX4 and Big Horn, while "Sirius Satellite Radio [is] standard in Laramie and TRX4, available in" Big Horn models. ConsumerGuide adds that the "uconnect multimedia suite," which features Dodge's MyGIG navigation system, is available and includes "traffic information, [an] iPod adapter," Bluetooth wireless cell phone integration, and a hard drive.
If you're willing to spend some extra dough, you can make your 2009 Dodge Dakota pretty tricked out. And with the available MyGIG system, it's a lot easier to take music on the road.