2006 Dodge Durango Overview


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2006 Dodge Durango Overview

There is a lot of power packed into the 2006 Dodge Durango. Yes, it will haul groceries and a couple of baskets of fresh-picked apples on a sunny Sunday afternoon, but even if you want to haul 8,900 pounds of fresh-picked apples, it won't flinch. Powered by a 5.9-liter, 335-hp Hemi V8, the Durango tackles hills and highways with awesome power.

The 2006 Durango loses the ST trim, making the 2WD SXT with a standard 3.7-liter, 210-hp V6 engine the base model. Other trims include the SLT, Limited, and Adventurer, which is targeted at outdoor, off-roading, adventurer types - hence the name. SLT and above models come standard with the 4.7-liter, 235-hp Magnum V8. Available with two- or four-wheel drive, the V6 is paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission, and the V8s are paired with a 5-speed auto tran.

The Dodge Durango received a five-star front crash rating in 2005, and new in 2006 are more safety options, including electronic stability control and roll-sensing side airbags. An anti-skid system replaces the traction control. Inside, the third row in Limited models is now designed for three passengers instead of two, upping passenger capacity from seven to eight. A power liftgate comes standard in Limited trims.

The 2006 Durango is praised for its comfortable ride and muscle-car power, though it loses marks in stability and reliability. Interior comfort ranks high, though some drivers complain about the exterior front styling and rear visibility. Forget about gas mileage.


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    Dodge Durango Revving While Driving...

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    Tow Haul Flashing And Shifts Rough

    The tow haul light on my 2006 Dodge Durango will not go off and it flashes. The vehicle shifts rough during this time. What is the problem?

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    Hi, I recently replaced the battery on my 06 Durango, after connecting the terminals the headlights and hazards won't stop flashing, also there is a red dot blinking on the right top corner of the d...

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    I have a 2006 dodge Durango when I'm driving and been for about 40 minutes why does my a/c feel like it I switched it to low when I have it on high it is barely blowing changed the resistor and ...

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    Air Conditioning

    My air conditioning just stopped working all together. When. I turn the know, nothing happens. Before this it would go out then come back. Is this a fuse? 2006 Dodge Durango

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