RE: High Output V6 with 250 horsepower
Problem is the 4.0L is a 3.5L upgrade, not any way related to the 3.7 Not to say it couldn't be better, but I would guess it will take a long time (if ever) to make it to the Dakota. My wife and I had a Pacifica 3.5, and had some better get up than my 3.7 impression but didn't deliver outstanding fuel economy (no more than 20mpg on the highway) considering the higher-tech design.
Really what I've wondered is, where is the smaller hemi with MDS? That would bump F/E and power. I wish they would dump the 4.7 OHC engine altogether.
Though i agree, I'd take a CRD in a second...