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4.3 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 19 reviews
2005 Dodge Durango Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 19 reviews
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
4wd Will Not Disengage!! Mud Nowhere To Be Found.
Is there a way to manually disengage 4WD? I've tried everything I can think of to get it to disengage - patiently driving backwards & forwards at low speed, switching in drive and in neutral, tappin...
What Do The Codes Mean......u0101, U110c, U1120, U1411, U110e....p0122,p044...
I have a 05 Dodge Durango.....The car started just fine i got to work turned car off and it sound like it was still on. Later I was driving and the engine light came on got down the street then the E...
I Have A 2005 Dodge Durango Hemi Limited Addition We Changed The Oil In It ...
oil change used wrong oil been using convetional oil accidenty used synthetic
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...
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...