2010 Dodge Dakota  RealSafeCars66Safety Rating

#4 of 2010 Pickups

#111 of all 2010 vehicles


The Dakota, a mainstay of Dodge's lineup for decades, is a large pickup with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Dodge offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Dodge Dakota is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Dodge Dakota has a score of 66, implying a 0.06% chance of driver death (5.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Dodge Dakota has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0599% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.8453%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0599% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.8453% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Dodge Dakota is 25% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2010 Dodge Dakota is 8% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8935Nissan TitanDodge ChargerGMC Sierra 1500Dodge DakotaDodge JourneyKia SedonaToyota SiennaHonda OdysseyFord F-150Volkswagen RoutanC. Town and CountryDodge Grand CaravanComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Dodge Dakota with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 35 to 89. The 2010 Dodge Dakota is safer than the 2010 Nissan Titan and the 2010 Dodge Charger and less safe than the 2010 Dodge Journey, the 2010 Kia Sedona, the 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2010 Chrysler Town and Country, the 2010 Volkswagen Routan, the 2010 Ford F-150, the 2010 Honda Odyssey, and the 2010 Toyota Sienna. It is about as safe as the 2010 GMC Sierra 1500.

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