2003 Dodge Durango Overview


Looking for a Used Durango in your area?

CarGurus has 23,191 nationwide Durango listings starting at $950.

Average user score
4.4 5 stars
Based on 35 reviews

2003 Dodge Durango Overview

Dodge did not make many changes to the Durango in 2003, as it was preparing for a new generation in 2004. Notable changes this year include making 16-inch wheels and 4-wheel disc brakes standard on all trims.

Trims remained the same for the 2003 Durango. The Sport, SLT, SLT Plus, and SXT models all came standard with a 5-speed automatic transmission and a 4.7-liter, 235-hp, V8 engine, a tough, fuel-efficient engine and powertrain combo that could tow more than 7,000 pounds and still get off the line quickly. For even better acceleration and sport tuning, the R/T performance trim included a behemoth 5.9-liter, 245-hp V8 paired with a 4-speed automatic.

Drivers love the truck-like look of the 2003 Dodge Durango and that its handling and interior are more car-like and intuitive. The cargo capacity is the largest in its class. But along with the envious stares drivers say they receive, you will also make many new friends with your Durango, including Exxon, Mobil, Texaco, and Shell. With only 14/18 mpg (and most drivers say that's a generous figure), the Durango won't take you far on a 25-gallon tank.


What's your take on the 2003 Dodge Durango?

2003 Dodge Durango Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2003 Dodge Durango against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

2003 Dodge Durango vs:

    Have you driven a 2003 Dodge Durango?  
    Rank This Car

    Cars compared to 2003 Dodge DurangoPeople researching a 2003 Dodge Durango contacted a dealer about


    Looking for a Used Durango in your area?

    CarGurus has 23,191 nationwide Durango listings starting at $950.

    Have questions?   Ask a question

    Dodge Durango Questions

    4x4 Question On 2003 Dodge Durango 4.7l It Has 330,000 Miles On It

    I have owned my Durango since it was 4 years. I take really good care of it, it's in amazing condition and has a ton of miles as it has been the family SUV for 13 years. I have never had any big m...

    2 views with no answers yet

    My 2003 Durango Oil Light Comes On Intermittently And Immediately Goes Off....

    Had an oil change (148,000 miles)... and since then I see the oil light come on and immediately go off. What is the deal?

    2 views with no answers yet

    Can A Front Drive Shaft Be Damaged By Having 2 Different Tires Sizes On The...

    We had a 2003 Dodge Durango in our shop that went through 2 drive shafts within a month's time. We noticed the customer put different size tires on the rear, but did not replace the front tires. Can...

    9 views with no answers yet

    How Do I Get My New Key To Work Without My Old Key?

    I stopped at the gas station today, and on getting back in my car, my key would no longer turn so I couldn't start the vehicle. I tried everything for the next hour, to no avail. That key would not t...

    14 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

    From Drive To 4 Hi Or 4 Low

    Should the light be green or yellow

    1 view with no answers yet