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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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What Will Cause A Complete Loss Of Power To A 5.9 Magnum With New Ecm

My 2001 Durango 5.9 magnum lost all power to all systems . It was the blinkers wipers radio and heater first and all at one time... I've replaced the ecm with no results It won't start...

Driver Door Handle Inside.

I have a 2001 Dodge Durango srt. My inside door handle won't open my door on the driver side. Tried replacing the door handle inside. It did nothing. How do I fix it?

It All Has To Do With My Brake Lights

I will put new bulbs in the brake light and I will use it for a couple hours and then next thing you know is blow back out again I have no brake lights I'm not understanding what's going on is ther...

I Have A 2001. My Break Lights Will Not Come On.

I have a 2001. My break lights will not come on. I have looked at fuse under hood and replaced the box that is down by break pedal but still no lights...When I turn my lights on all other lights come...

4.7L Performance Suggestions

I'm looking for some basic performance enhancement suggestions for my 2001 Durango, 4.7L, 76k. I'd like to be able to maintain hi-way speeds better while towing, and increase gas mileage for every day...