2002 Dodge Durango User Reviews

2002 Dodge Durango Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 35 reviews

  • Performance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"power" 18 reviews
"ride" 13 reviews
"big space" 8 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"trip" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 18 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews
"space" 2 reviews

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mycars123 writes:
2002 Dodge Durango R/T 4WD Review
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4

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Great for hauling, kids, dogs, coolers, friends to concerts, games, trips, etc. Nice winter vehicle.

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Gas Mileage

mycars123
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Great Looks, Plenty Of Room, Comfortable Ride, Dependable. — Liked everything but the mileage on long trips, which I rarely took, which is why the mileage is only 96,000 miles after 12 years. The 3 seats is greats, heated seats up front, air , cruise control, auto windows, the 3rd row seat folds down for more storage. Just a great family vehicle or hauling vehicle for trips. The looks of the wheels and black exterior and roof top carrier is great too.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jen writes:
2002 Dodge Durango SXT Review
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V8 baby

Cons

gas when prices where high

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2002 Durango — Nice SUV for money. Not too bad on gas, got the v8-step down from the Hemi. Lots of room for all of our stuff. Handles like a truck. Has good acceleration. Lots of power. Black on black , looks good! Fold down back seat give lots of room if needed. Interior has held up well.

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Sara writes:
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD Review
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It looks tuff

Cons

Handling should be way better

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My Durango — I really like the looks of the older Dodge Durangos. I think they look tougher than your average SUV type vehicle. I call it a truck but the title says otherwise...what do they know? :o) There is lots of room in it for all the kids and stuff I haul around and no one ever whines about being crammed in on top of one another. The biggest disappointment I have about this "truck" is the handling in less than ideal conditions. It doesn't feel like it's likely to roll, but the sway in the rear end is sometimes scary and the steering wheel kinda wobbles funny when I hit a bump in the road. Part of this could be that the vehicle needs to have some things checked out. Might just be a maintenance issue and not a fault in the make of the Durango...idk yet....need to take it in and have it checked over. I know there are some recalls on the front suspension, that's probably at least part of the problem.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Heather writes:
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD Review
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Everything is hreat about my truck!

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I cant think of anything I don tlike about it!

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Best Suv Around!!! — I LOVE my truck! I couldnt ask for anything better. It rides, well, handles well, and does great with anything I throw at it! I've added a few things to make it fit more my style, and still get decent gas mileage. 18-20 on the highway and about 13-16 around town.

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Sean writes:
2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4WD Review
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Power and Sound

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Sucks the Gas

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Grocery Getter — This is my 2002 Durango. It has a 360ci engine and seats seven. Since these pics have been taken I have added a few power adders like a k&n pro charger kit, a magnaflow stainless cat back exhaust, and a jet performance chip. The s.u.v. also has a rebuilt trans. built to diesel specs and a mild shift kit. The gas mileage sucks, but the fun factor makes up for that.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Al writes:
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD Review
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Pulling a boat or trailer, just purrs... no effort

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3rd seat... what a waste

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Total Comfort And Performance — solid vehicle that I have put to the test on the highway for travel, pulling small and large trailers, carrying a canoe on the roof and off roading. It does everything I need in a vehicle and will buy another one when i am ready

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Matt_pitts_02 writes:
2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD Review
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power. lots of room. Build quality is better than most american cars

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ground clearance for a 4wd is subpar

Matt_pitts_02
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Love This Truck — this has been a good truck. lots of long drives in pure comfort. gas mileage isn't that bad considering the weight and power of this vehicle. Ive had to pay for a few major repairs (front hubs and ABS sensors and a rebuilt rack and pinion) but it is an older vehicle now with 138,000 mile on it so its not really unexpected. its pleasantly quiet inside while driving (hardly any road noise and no squeaky plastic like Chevy's worthless interiors). Kudos to dodge for making a solid truck!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
2002 Dodge Durango SLT Review
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performance, capabilitly, handling, appearance.

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transmission is weakpoint of drivetrain, braking could be better.

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The Beauty And The Beast Rolled Into One. — I have used it for everything from towing boats, to carrying around a bunch of my friends, its been on long trips, and its seen plenty of time off-road and on dirt roads. It handles and performs very well for an SUV. I've only had to make minor repairs which were probably the cause of my abuse than the reliability of the truck. She has 65k miles and still runs like new. The interior is nice, especially in the slt plus. all the controls are easy to use and in reach of the driver. I've yet to experience any major trouble with the transmission, but it definitly isn't at its best and Durangos are known for that. If you're in the market for a used SUV or need a vehicle to handle multiple tasks, i recommend a Durango.

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IanMichael writes:
2002 Dodge Durango SXT Review
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3

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Appearance, Power, Perfect Size

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Never-ending problems

IanMichael
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2002 Dodge Durango — Once of the best looking SUV's I've owned. Unfortunately it was by FAR the most unreliable car I've ever owned. So much so that I sold it after 8 months and $4,000 worth of electrical repairs, water pumps, O-2 sensors, and so on. If it weren't for the extremely poor reliability I would love this rig.

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Beth writes:
2002 Dodge Durango R/T 4WD Review
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its fast,pretty,and its mine

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it drinks a lot of gas and tires are expencive

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Dingo The Dode Durango R/t — Performance-its wonderful! The only problem ive had is going wayy too fast :D,the Build Quality-is ggrreeaatt!Apperance-it couldnt be better!Cost of ownership-gas milage could be better and gas price ,and the only thing Ive had to replace is a few gas caps lol Fun Factor-on a scale of 1 to 10 its a 1,000!!!!I really love my car and the size is a plus!

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2000 Dodge Durango Reviews

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2001 Dodge Durango Reviews

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2003 Dodge Durango Reviews

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