2003 Dodge Durango Overview


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Avg. Price: $6,649
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Avg. Price: $5,842
SLT Plus
18 national listings
SLT Plus 4WD
45 national listings
16 national listings
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43 national listings
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Average User Score

4.45 stars

Based on 33 reviews

Dodge Durango by Sean
 — Performance is great it has an awesome acceleration good braking and the handling is awesome. Its needed repairs but thats because its gotten in accidents. Outside is pretty good not too big not too s... Read More
Great Family Vehicle by Julie
 — This has been my favorite vehicle over all. I love the way it handles, it has alot of get up and go. It's great for hauling around the kids and their stuff. The third seat works for any other people y... Read More
The Durango by Wendy
 — I have Away's wanted one, the preformance is exellent and If you want a nice looking, good performing, solid truck for work or for yourself, and you don't want to spend over 20K on a new car, then thi... Read More

2003 Dodge Durango Overview

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2003 Dodge Durango

Dodge did not make many changes to the Durango in 2003, as it was preparing for a new generation in 2004. Notable changes this year include making 16-inch wheels and 4-wheel disc brakes standard on all trims.

Trims remained the same for the 2003 Durango. The Sport, SLT, SLT Plus, and SXT models all came standard with a 5-speed automatic transmission and a 4.7-liter, 235-hp, V8 engine, a tough, fuel-efficient engine and powertrain combo that could tow more than 7,000 pounds and still get off the line quickly. For even better acceleration and sport tuning, the R/T performance trim included a behemoth 5.9-liter, 245-hp V8 paired with a 4-speed automatic.

Drivers love the truck-like look of the 2003 Dodge Durango and that its handling and interior are more car-like and intuitive. The cargo capacity is the largest in its class. But along with the envious stares drivers say they receive, you will also make many new friends with your Durango, including Exxon, Mobil, Texaco, and Shell. With only 14/18 mpg (and most drivers say that's a generous figure), the Durango won't take you far on a 25-gallon tank.


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Dodge Durango Questions


Should My Durango Stay In Awd When Driving To And From The City?

I noticed there is an "N" symbol. Should I be driving in this mode instead? Does it get better gas mileage when not in AWD? Thanks!

2,211 views with 10 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

I Had A Slapping Sound When I Shut Off My 2003 Durango Right After The Elec...

I had driven the car on several errands and did not hear the noise at any stop until I was done for the evening. Electric fan came on as I idled for a couple of minutes then a "slapping" sound as the...

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I Have A 2003 Dodge Durango It Starts But Won't Stay Running

19 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)
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My Front Air Vents Stopped Blowing Air Out. The Back Still Works.what Could...

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My 03 Durango Will Not Drive In Awd But Will Drive In 4x4 High Or Low Why?

my 2003 dodge durango will not go in awd but when i switch it over into 4x4 hi or low it will drive i belive its the transfer case but i'm not sure i've tried everything to get it to drive in awd bu...

23 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 months ago)