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2005 Dodge Durango Overview

Redesigned in 2004, the 2005 Dodge Durango makes few adjustments to its widely praised makeover. Added to the ST, SLT, and Limited trims are the new SXT and Adventurer trims. The Adventurer is geared towards outdoors enthusiasts, offering a configurable Thule roof rack and rubber linings for the cargo area. Also new in 2005 are optional heated cloth seats in the SLT and Limited and a navigation system option in the Limited.

Though a 3.7, 210-hp V6 is the base engine in the 2005 Durango, most drivers opt for the 4.7, 235-hp V8 for that extra towing power and quicker acceleration up hills and off-road. You'll never be afraid to merge (but you'll probably scare other drivers) in the 5.7, 335-hp Hemi, whose pickup feels like a sports car, but has the heft to tow almost 9000 pounds. The redesigned steering and suspension give the Durango an easy car-like feel when driving to the mall, but its powerful engines, braking system, and traction control are ideal for off-road adventures.

Front row seating provides plenty of leg and headroom, with easy-to-read large gauges and a sloping windshield for greater visibility. Third row seating (in SLT and above) is easily accessible, with extra headroom provided by a slightly raised roof.

Drivers think the 2004 and above Durangos are greatly improved over previous years, particularly in terms of ride comfort and suspension. The sleeker styling, bigger third row seating to fit adults, and higher safety rating were all plusses. But the biggest draw is the power. Although the noise and muscle of the Hemi is enticing, the 4.7 V8 can haul up to 7000 pounds, more than sufficient for the average SUV owner. Low marks for blind spots, second row legroom, and gas mileage.


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