The Dodge Dakota's maximum towing capacity is 7,200 pounds. The Dodge Dakota is a smaller model truck that has the option of a V6 or V8 engine. The Dakota also has a four-wheel-drive options.
The powertrain options determine the towing capacity, typically ranging from 3,250 to 7,200 pounds. The Dodge Ram 3500, in comparison, has a maximum towing capacity of 18,550 pounds. A general safety rule is to not let towing weight exceed 85% of the maximum capacity. The weight also needs to be distributed evenly. Car manufacturers often inflate the towing capacity based on the weight of the truck and tow weight, which averages out to a 12% overstatement.