2002 Dodge Durango Overview


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2002 Dodge Durango Overview

Whether you call it an SUV or a truck (it's based on the Dodge Dakota and shares many features), the Dodge Durango easily makes the switch from transporting cargo to transporting your kid's soccer pals.

Joining the Sport, SLT, SLT Plus, and R/T trims in 2002 is the new SXT, featuring graphite trim, 16-inch wheels, and a roof rack. The 4.7-liter, V6, 235-hp engine comes standard with all models, 2WD and 4WD, while the 5.9-liter V8, 245-hp engine comes standard with the R/T and is an option in SLT models.

Mid-year 2002 saw a new 5-speed automatic transmission that came standard in the 4.7 V8, with the promise of improving the fuel efficiency, which really isn't saying much for an SUV as big as the Dodge Durango, which is rated at 14/19 mpg. Listening to consumers, or simply aware of its poor safety ratings, the 2002 Dodge Durango enhanced its safety features by adding curtain-side airbags for the front and second row seats. A dealer-installed DVD system was also available.

Most Dodge owners love the lines of the Durango and the engine power, that makes hauling loads easy and fast. The handling gets high marks, especially around curves and in poor road conditions. But that pesky repair record and low fuel economy are big disappointments for owners.


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    looking for directions to where you are located in Ukiah

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    Kenneth Wright III

    What Is The Plastic Cap With Dipstick On Driver Side Above Radiator.

    The plastic yellow cap on drivers side under hood. Has a plastic dipstick underneath, mine is empty and nothing showing on stick. Not on engine on plastic fan cover.

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    Chelsie McEachern

    My 02 Dodge Durango

    I have a 02 dodge durango and it's been doin like a tiny squeaking or chirping nose while I am driving it does it when I back up and driving woundering what it could be...

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    James Allaire

    Can My 2003 Dodge Dakota V6 Motor Be Dropped Into A 2002 V8 Durango

    I'm thinking of buying this 2002 durango that has a bad rod knock and was wondering is it possible to drop my 2003 dodge Dakota v6 motor into the durango and if motor will bolt up to the trans in t...

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