2005 Dodge Durango Overview

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Trims

Adventurer
Adventurer 4WD
Avg. Price: $9,341
Limited
Avg. Price: $9,287
Limited 4WD
Avg. Price: $9,714
SLT
Avg. Price: $8,832
SLT 4WD
Avg. Price: $9,487
ST
Avg. Price: $7,896
ST 4WD
Avg. Price: $7,610
SXT
Avg. Price: $7,597
SXT 4WD
Avg. Price: $7,679

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Average User Score

4.35 stars

Based on 22 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 22 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

Zina Pettit
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O Have A 2005 Durango When It Rains Hard Like Last Night The Truck Would No...

restarting the truck runs but will not excelerate just idles at 1000 rpm one it dries it runs fine

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Kram
195

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...

21,904 views with 206 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
JvSpill
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Big Coolant Leak.

I have an 2005 Dodge Durango SLT. There is Coolant Fluid everywhere but I am not sure where to check for leaks at. Help please.

590 views with 6 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
TommyG89
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Dodge 05 5.7hemi Automatic, Will Not Move Unless The Rpms Are Over 2000

So I got an 05 Durango automatic. It was running just fine then we did not move the car over the weekend and when I tried starting it on Monday it would not move unless the rpms were 2000-2500. It w...

108 views with 11 answers (last answer about a month ago)
NCW38
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I Have A 2005 Dodge Durango St 4x4 Automatic, And Every Now And Then When I...

if I put it in reverse and just turn the wheel a little bit the gears grind even more and louder that's when I hit the brakes put it in park turn off the car and turn it back on and it will be fine. I...

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