Sonoma GT vs Dakota

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  • Post last modified:03/29/2022

Sport Truck

Could you tell me the 0-60 times for the new small Dodge truck (Dakota) with a 318 magnum and an automatic transmission. Is it faster than GMC’s Sonoma GT (195 horsepower and 0-60 in 8.5)? Louis Gaeding, Streamwood, IL

Being a dedicated Sport Truck reader, you’ve probably already read ‘Sibling Rivalry” in our January ’92 issue spotlighting the Sonoma GT The truck is fitted with GMs new L35 4.3-liter V-6 rated at /95 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It turned a respectable 16.12 seconds at the dragstrip, with an automatic. We are still awaiting the arrival of a ’92 Dodge Dakota with the new 230-hp magnum 3/8. On paper, and considering the weight difference between the two trucks, we predict the numbers might be tilted in favor of the Dodge since our 185hp /99/ model with an automatic ran it 17.39 clocking fresh out of the box with no positraction. The new Dakota looks to be a real performer so stay turned to find out the real story.