2005 Dodge Durango Overview

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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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    Dwinters822
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    Heat And Air

    I have a 2005 Dodge Durango and my front heat and a/c quit working but my back heat and a/c still work fine. If I roll my windows down and I am driving my vehicle you can feel cold air coming thur...

    2 views with 2 answers (last answer 16 hours ago)
    Kram
    295

    4x4 Transfer Case

    Good afternoon all. About two weeks ago my Durango's 4x4 started to engage without being switched and with no indication on the instrumentation panel. The problem is that this is happening on the high...

    34,305 views with 233 answers (last answer about a week ago)
    Tinky Green
    0

    Where Is The Fuse Located For Power Window

    I have a 2005 power window at it not working its a Durango where is the fuse located at

    3 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    Wesel2
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    2005 Dodge Durango

    I have a 05 dodge Durango, 4.7 ,replaced fuel pump,wcm, new key, had wcm and key programmed, relays and fuses good, and still will not crank anybody have the same problem? On my last string here

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    dgilsfancy
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    Had Check Engine Light Checked ,it Came Up With 3 ####-vo184,vo156,poo38

    my check engine light came on after running my air condition and a whinning noise was coming and after running it ,it would stop.

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