2001 Dodge Durango Overview

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2001 Dodge Durango Overview

A great compromise between family car and truck, the Dodge Durango is a mid-size SUV that can haul up to 7300-pounds, has 88 cubic inches of cargo space, but doubles nicely as a family car to haul kids, sports equipment, or groceries. Both mom and dad will like the look and amenities of the Dodge Durango, but the poor gas mileage and unreliability might turn them away.

The 2001 Durango discontinued the standard 5.2-liter, 230-hp available in 2WD. All models received the 4.7-liter, 235-hp V8 as the standard engine, which means this SUV can haul with the best of them if it has to. On top of the SLT, the SLT plus adds more luxurious options. The Sport trim features sportier options, 15-inch wheels, and badges. The R/T performance trim, in addition to featuring the 5.9-liter, 245-hp V8 engine, adds body-colored moldings, sport-tuning, and leather and suede-accented interior.

The interior gets a more car-like update for 2001, including a new dashboard and a redesigned center console and steering wheel. Lots of storage room, the biggest interior in its class, and an easily accessible third row of seats (seating for seven) makes this a great SUV for families or short carpools.

The 2001 Durango is a mixed bag. It offers the volume and power of a full-size truck, but takes corners like a sedan, making it a great all-purpose vehicle, whether doing chores, transporting a heavy load, driving in the city, or on a long trip. The two aspects that most drivers love about the Durango is its power and its big-rig look. While it's a nice alternative to a minivan or a pickup, complaints pile up about the rough ride, repair visits, and its poor safety rating (not enough airbags). The cramped third row seating is not comfortable for adults on long rides.

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    Is There A Difference Between The 4.7 And 5.2 /5.9 Transfer Case

    Hi guys I have a 2001 durango 4.7l my transfer case is cracked can I use any nv244 transfer case ore is there a difference between the 4.7 and the 5.2/5.9 transfer case

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    Can I Swap 2008 Durango V6 To 2001 Durango 4.7l

    Blew the 4.7L in the 2001 Durango, unfortunately totaled the 2008 Durango with the V6. Is it possible to swap Engine/transmission/exhaust/PM... How much of the wiring will also be required?

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    2001 Dodge Durango 4x4 Problems

    I have a 2001 Dodge Durango sport 4.7 l and when I switch from 2wd to 4hi it will lock up my rear wheels and the car will skid not moving

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    Passenger Power Window Not Working Properly

    ALL NEW WINDOW SWITCHES. WHEN KEY IS ON FRONT PASSENGER WINDOW GOES DOWN. ALL OTHER WINDOWS WORK PROPERLY.

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    I Have A Battery Drain And I Can't Spot The Problem

    I have a 2001 Dodge Durango SLT 2WD / 5.9L engine. For weeks, I have had to disconnect my battery while I leave the car overnight. Something is killing the battery and I have tried checking for ligh...

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