We drove the Dakota equipped with the regular Magnum V8 - not the high-output version - and while it felt strong enough to tow a trailer, we weren't overwhelmed with...
... its power. Out on the highway, a nicely tuned suspension delivers a comfortable ride that won't jar any fillings loose nor bounce you into a state of motion sickness.
The Dakota isn't at all unpleasant to wheel around town either, thanks to a responsive accelerator and well-balanced power steering. Pulling quickly out into traffic takes some initial restraint, however, as the rear wheels can tend to break free rather easily if you hit the throttle hard.