2005 Dodge Durango Overview

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Adventurer
3 national listings
Avg. Price: $8,451
Adventurer 4WD
Avg. Price: $9,427
Limited
Avg. Price: $9,474
Limited 4WD
Avg. Price: $9,246
SLT
Avg. Price: $7,627
SLT 4WD
Avg. Price: $8,454
ST
Avg. Price: $7,129
ST 4WD
Avg. Price: $7,227
SXT
Avg. Price: $7,541
SXT 4WD
Avg. Price: $8,112

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Average User Score

4.35 stars

Based on 19 reviews

Great Suv! by JakeMax3
 — From E420 to a Durango. My previous 2 cars were E Class Sedans. Having never owned a Dodge I have been pleased with the reliability, great dealership and gas mileage! Mine is Limited with Hemi. With ... Read More
Great by rick2013
 — Great SUV. Very reliable transportation. Vehicle is excellant in snow,ice,rain or really any weather with it's 4 WD. The ride is very comfortable also. It is smooth and soft with no feeling of it bein... Read More
Powerful And Large Family Hauler by robh693
 — I purchased my Durango new with the sole purpose of using for family vacations. It fit that bill to a "T". We hauled our boat 1200 miles on I-95 and averaged 18 MPG. A family of four and 2 weeks wo... Read More

2005 Dodge Durango Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 19 reviews

2005 Dodge Durango

Redesigned in 2004, the 2005 Dodge Durango makes few adjustments to its widely praised makeover.  Added to the ST, SLT, and Limited trims are the new SXT and Adventurer trims.  The Adventurer is geared towards outdoors enthusiasts, offering a configurable Thule roof rack and rubber linings for the cargo area.  Also new in 2005 are optional heated cloth seats in the SLT and Limited and a navigation system option in the Limited.

Though a 3.7, 210-hp V6 is the base engine in the 2005 Durango, most drivers opt for the 4.7, 235-hp V8 for that extra towing power and quicker acceleration up hills and off-road.  You'll never be afraid to merge (but you'll probably scare other drivers) in the 5.7, 335-hp Hemi, whose pickup feels like a sports car, but has the heft to tow almost 9000 pounds.  The redesigned steering and suspension give the Durango an easy car-like feel when driving to the mall, but its powerful engines, braking system, and traction control are ideal for off-road adventures.

Front row seating provides plenty of leg and headroom, with easy-to-read large gauges and a sloping windshield for greater visibility.  Third row seating (in SLT and above) is easily accessible, with extra headroom provided by a slightly raised roof.  

Drivers think the 2004 and above Durangos are greatly improved over previous years, particularly in terms of ride comfort and suspension.  The sleeker styling, bigger third row seating to fit adults, and higher safety rating were all plusses.  But the biggest draw is the power.  Although the noise and muscle of the Hemi is enticing, the 4.7 V8 can haul up to 7000 pounds, more than sufficient for the average SUV owner.  Low marks for blind spots, second row legroom, and gas mileage.

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Dodge Durango Questions

Kram
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4x4 Transfer Case

Good afternoon all. About two weeks ago my Durango's 4x4 started to engage without being switched and with no indication on the instrumentation panel. The problem is that this is happening on the high...

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Jackson854
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2005 Durango, 5.7 Transplant. Runs Fine Until It Gets Over 3500 Rpm And Or ...

Feels like it is running out of fuel, but pressure is within spec at idle. Fault codes are only the ones I expect such as 02 sensors ( I only use two) EG R removed and. Blocked.The thing starts in o...

12 views with 4 answers (last answer about a week ago)
Brian Davis
0

When I Acellerate Hard, I Hear A Series Of Three Or Four Clicks Or Pops Fro...

The truck has 230,000 miles on it.

13 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
Curious1951
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What Does Svc 4wd Indicator Light Mean?

My 4WD does not engage.

65 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)
Shadi Sanjad
55

Too Much Oil Caused An Oil Leak?

Got my oil changed bythis ass with a wrench and he added too much oil. When I accelerated rapidly I started hearing a ticking coming from the engine and the oil pressure light came on, I stopped ...

30 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)