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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    2001 Dodge Durango Slt 4.7

    I have the security red light flashing along with the dome light flashing notbsure how to resolve this problem. No on the other hand the durango does start and runs fine but i cant lock it from the...

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    Was Awd An Option On 2001 Durango?

    I have a 2001 Dodge Durango SLT with the 4.7L in it. It is an All Wheel Drive. I've never seen or heard of this being an option except for on the R/T model. Does anybody know if AWD was an option ...

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    Won't Go Into Reverse

    Got stuck in the snow and someone pulled me out and pretty sure I'm stuck in 4x4 but I also can not reverse. I can put it into drive fine but reverse there is nothing. If I step on the gas long eno...

    13 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Dodge Durango R/t 2001

    Ok I got my Dodge Durango 2001 a new tranny and now I got like possi traction and I looked in side truck and to the right is a knob with auto high low and it used to have a green light next to it n...

    8 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)

    Rpms To Hifh

    I have a 2001 Durango with the 360 ,when I'm doin 7p the rpm is at about 2900 is this to high

    2 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 weeks ago)