Interior Features With a large amount of glass and huge cargo space, the Durango feels big spacious. Dodge also promises up to 8,950 pounds of towing capacity. Side-impact air bags are not available, however. The recall began on March 27, 2017. . Crawling over irregular terrain in 4 Low revea Summary Dodge Durango is smooth and powerful with either of the two V8 engines.
It's decidedly quicker off the line and far more willing to transport everything plus the kitchen sink than its lesser brethren. Note: This recall has been superseded by recall 16V-352. Both engines use the same five-speed automatic transmission. Matched to a four-speed automatic transmission, the six-cylinder engine produces 210 horsepower and 235 lb-ft of torque--not much, considering the 4,800 pounds it's asked to set in motion. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V817 in its entirety.
Like the durability report, the Durango's general comfort marks were very good—but not quite perfect. It tries to cuff you like a schoolmaster if you're not careful. From 2004-2006 electrical overloading in the driver's side instrument panel caused numerous reports of. Venture off-road, and these suspension attributes provide a reasonably compliant ride, though a modest 7. If you want gas mileage, buy a Prius. Optional on rear-drive Durangos and standard on all four-wheel-drive models is a 4. It's rated to pull a 3700-pound trailer and comes with a four-speed automatic.
Not even Dodge will give us an explanation for what's wrong. Both V8 engines are good choices. The sheet metal is molded around them to suggest speed. These things should be illegal! I feel smart driving it, its so sporty outside and we compared it to all the smaller suv's in its size. It handles very well in all road conditions. I bought it used in 06 and have not have any problems at all with it. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam, and American Samoa are addressed by this recall.
The recall for Mitsubishi started on June 24, 2015. The Durango rides on a 119. Lastly, if you buy it for business, it fits the greater than 6,000 lb. They're big vented disc brakes with twin-piston calipers in front, just the thing for slowing down this heavy beast. With a Hemi under the hood, the Durango has a gross vehicle weight rating curb weight plus cargo, including occupants of 6600 pounds, a towing capacity of 8650 pounds, and a gross combined weight rating of 14,000. New Car Test Drive correspondent Sam Moses filed this report from Austin, Texas; with Mitch McCullough reporting from Detroit. The recall began for Chrylser on June 8, 2015.
My husband drives a 2001 Dodge Dakota, which we purchased new and does not maintain the upkeep as I have with the Durango, which we purchased with 346 miles on it. Unlike the M3, however, it does not get stuck on a wet lawn. All things considered, we emerged with a positive view of this Hemi-powered hauler. A space-efficient design makes maximum use of the Durango's size and it can seat up to seven passengers with the optional third row. We also found the interior fit and finish to be subpar. Serious users, however, should keep moving: The Hemi-powered Durango is the one for hard-core haulers.
The transmission is smooth and smart and offer amazing control. Very comfortable interior, extremely roomy vehicle. A full-screen navigation system with integrated control unit is optional. When we put sport-utilities through their paces in standard road tests, we spend a lot of time talking about handling, acceleration, and braking—the dynamic subtleties that help give each vehicle its personality. I have not had any reliability problems, and it's a lot cheaper to maintain and fix than my other cars. A full-size spare is standard on all Durangos. It was a great truck until the transmission died.
The ride is relatively comfortable and the cabin is quiet, although engine noise is pronounced. A V-6 and two Magnum V-8 engines are offered, topped by the famed 5. The current Durango is bigger and more powerful than the vehicle it replaced, and it's still larger than the Explorer and less cumbersome than the Expedition. Suspensions differ among the three engine choices, but not dramatically. Handling is less than ideal, even on the expressway, as the Durango is a little too inclined to edge out of its lane. Acceleration is quick from the optional 5.
I'd rather be able to hit a deer at 70 and walk away, as I did. It's leased by the company I work for. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Interior Durangos can hold seven people when equipped with three rows of seats. Our long-term tester wasn't quite as brisk, turning in a 7. Model year 2005 Year of manufacture 2004 First year of ownership 2005 Most recent year of ownership 2009 Engine and transmission V8 Automatic Distance when acquired 346 miles Most recent distance 130000 miles Previous car Dodge Durango Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Used prices between the Hemi and small V-8 is very minimal so why not get the extra horsepower.