2003 Dodge Durango Overview


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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.


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2003 Dodge Durango

I was driving down the road, truck acted hot, but temp guage never went up, started running rough then stalled. found that 5 plugs not getting fire. timming seems ok, not blown head gasket. Any idea...

Engine Swap

I'm looking to do an engine swap. 4.7l - 5.7 or 5.9l. What would be the best fit, a 5.7l hemi or 5.9l? I hear with the 5.7 I can use my existing tranny and PCM, is this correct?

2003 Durango Stall/rough Idle

2003 durango stall/rough idle I have a 2003 dodge durango with a 4.7 v8. I blew a head gasket on the old motor in it so i put a used 4.7 in it. The motor has less the 60,000 on it. But sense i did ...

02-03 Dakota To Durango 4.7l

I have a 2003 Durango SXT with a bad 4.7l , I found a 2002 Dakota with the 4.7l, before I buy it I need to if is this an easy swap, and what all needs changed? Thanks

2003 Dodge Durango SXT 4x4 5.9

What other vehicle shifter cables would fit and work on a 2003 dodge Durango sxt 4x4 5.9?