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3.95 stars

Based on 34 reviews

Its Great Family Truck As Well As A Daily Comute by bacwaites
 — i liked it that its a mid size truck that has the power of a full size. the 3 row seats & that they,ll lay down flat. could use some better gas milage, but for comfort, looks & dependability i really ... Read More
Big Slt by Richard
 — Its a Dodge, so it breaks down a lot. Its cheap to fix and easy to work on bought it for $1500 with a busted transmission and a missfiring engine tranny rebuild $700 in parts and two weeks of my ... Read More
Burn Baby Burn by Andrew
 — BEWARE OF TRANSMISSIONS!!! its a wonderful SUV, and for its size the gas was not bad. however that transmission goes, say bye to your truck if it catches on fire!!!! I had a 6in Lift on it, 35in tires... Read More

1999 Dodge Durango Overview

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1999 Dodge Durango

Dodge cheated a little bit and classified their Durango as a compact SUV, even though it's closer in size to some of the full-size SUVs out there, just so they could say it's the biggest, most powerful SUV in its class.

Well, offering a 5.9-liter, 245-hp V8 engine that can tow up to 7200 pounds, it definitely is the most powerful SUV in its class, which includes the Ford Explorer.  And it looks like a brute too, more truck than SUV, which makes sense, since it was based on the the Dakota pickup, which itself was based on the full-size Ram pickup.  But don't be fooled by its gruff exterior.  It is actually easy to maneuver, with good cornering and a sturdy frame.

In 1999, the Dodge Durango introduced a 2WD version to go along with its 4WD.  In addition to the on-demand 4WD, you could pay extra for a 4WD that worked on dry pavement.  Also new in the 1999 Durango is another engine choice, the 3.9-liter, 175-hp V6.  A retooled overhead console and dash controls on the steering wheel were added to the interior.  All models came standard with power windows and locks, tilt steering, cruise control, rear climate control, and the inevitable nine cupholders.

You'll make friends quickly with your local repairman, say Durango owners, who complain about problems with the transmission, ball joints, and brakes.  You'll also make friends with your local gas pump, as the mileage, like in any SUV, stinks.  Still, most owners rate their Durangos highly, because of its beefy look, storage capacity, spacious interior, the comfortable third-row seating, and its easy handling.


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Dodge Durango Questions


Have There Been Any Reported Under The Hood Spontaneous Fires?

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Will Trany And Transfer Swap 99 Durango 318 To A 99 Ram 1500 With 360

Durango has 318 my 99 ram has 360 will transmission and transfer case enter change between the two different engine sizes?

21 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)

Will A 99 318 Durango Engine Fit Into A 03 Durango 4x4

I have a 99 dodge Durango 2wd with 139k on it. I found a 2003 model Durango 4x4 but needs a motor for $500. Will my motor from the 99 model fit into the 03 4x4 model

45 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

I Have A Dodge Durango 99 And We Want To Know How To Disable The Security S...

the car is going off and the security light comes on i want to know how to disable the security system we will be going down the free way and everything shuts down and the light comes it is a factor...

2,265 views with 6 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

Why Coolant Sysem Is Under Extreme Pressure And Leaks After Thermostat Repl...

replaced water pump and thermostat on Durango. Now it leaks coolant from everywhere especially the thermostat housing, truck sputters. and stops. A lot of pressure in lower coolant hose and none in th...

15 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)