Fuel: 14 mpg city / 19 mpg hwy
The 2004 Dakota Regular Cab returns with minimal changes for the new model year. Available models include: Base, Sport, and SLT models in two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive versions. A new 3.7L V6 engine replaces the previous 3.9L V6 engine and the 5.9L V8 has been discontinued. A 4.7L V8 engine is optional (not available on the Base models). Base models may be upgraded to the SXT Group, which includes carpeting, high back bucket seats, an AM/FM radio with CD player, and the Tire and Handling Group. The Sport and SLT models may be upgraded to their respective Plus Groups, which includes fog lights, an AM/FM radio with CD player, and a Power and Convenience Group. Other options include a bed liner, engine block heater, and soft tone cover.