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Dodge Durango Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.9 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 245 hp @ 4000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 11/15 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 Dodge Durango

  • The Durango epitomizes the inherent reasons that SUVs were built -- utility, space and potency.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Commodious cabin, newly optional side-curtain airbags and DVD video, capable performance on-road and off, aggressive styling.

  • Cons

    Some cheap interior trim, high fuel consumption.

  • What's New for 2002

    Like its sibling, the Dakota, the Durango gets a new trim level dubbed SXT that serves as the entry-level Durango. Other improvements this year include side-curtain airbags, a five-speed automatic gearbox and an optional DVD video entertainment system.

Full 2002 Dodge Durango Review

What's New for 2002

Like its sibling, the Dakota, the Durango gets a new trim level dubbed SXT that serves as the entry-level Durango. Other improvements this year include side-curtain airbags, a five-speed automatic gearbox and an optional DVD video entertainment system.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



I love it!

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Durango Sport 2WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

The gas mileage is horrible. But other than that. I love this truck. I have never had any major issues with it. Normal repairs. If you keep the maintenance up on this, your Dodge will run for a long time! I'm right at 140k miles and the engine is solid. I drive kinda crazy and needed something that could handle my lead foot. I'm like to be quick on take offs, so this truck has been perfect for me!




Great ride, mechanical nightmare

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Durango Sport 2WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Bought a used 2002 Durango Sport at 95k miles. Was immaculate inside and out. The good: Fit my large 6'5 frame comfortably. Fit my 6'6 twin sons well too. Nice controls and easy ride on all terrains. The bad: Constant overheating. Replaced fan clutch and thermostat within a month of owning it. Still would overheat. After 10k miles of use, blown head gasket. I will NEVER buy another Dodge vehicle again. Sad, because I really liked the SUV. Not worth the mechanical problems that are SURE to happen.




Love our big black toy

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

we bought this durango about 6 months ago. When we purchased her, she had 151,000 miles on her and she ran great. now Just from six months time she still runs perfect and has just rolled over 200,000. this truck has never asked us for anymore the common maintnence and a set of shocks. And even with her age and miles i still won't hesitate to run her the 1,800 miles back to the state of nevada next week. her fuel milage is a bit on the expensive side. but with the raw power and the fact that i can shoot around just about any corner with ease its well worth giving up a few extra bucks in gas.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Best of the best

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Have had my Durango for over 4 years now, put over 50,000 miles on it, and to this day with over 148,000 on the odometer, it is still a monster. Never had any major issues outside of what is to be expected. Plenty of get up and go for a land yacht, more than enough room for 7 people or 2 people and some luggage. Perfect for joy riding or road trips. Towed a 26' trailer with no issues, and have never gotten stranded off road or in bad weather. The 360 V8 not only does a great job with working, but playing also. Have embarrassed more than a few ricers at stop lights.




Weak towing, crappy heads

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Bought my durango for 9 g's with 32000 miles. for 30000 miles no problem. Started falling apart at 60000 miles. The window regulators are constantly breaking. Had an overheating problem at 70000 miles while towing 2000 pounds (and thats a maybe). No big deal so I thought. Changed out the cooling system and still overheating. You guessed it, blown heads. I loved this car until now. Time to move on. Never again will I buy a dodge gas vehicle. Seems there diesel's are the only thing worth it.



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Great vehicle so far

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Bought the Vehicle with about 120,000 on it and have had it for almost a year now. Fuel consumption is on the low side for an SUV but bearable in the fact that I haven't yet gotten stuck in the ND snow that tends to pile up around here. Having a 3rd row helps ALOT with 3 kids and the ride quality is the best i've experience so far in a REAL SUV. It is a little noisy when you're standing outside with it running but inside you can talk normally without yelling while you're cruising down the highway at 75 and I've only done regular maintenance on mine and its had nothing go wrong to date. only complaint is that with the 3rd row up there isn't much room left for cargo in the back...



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litt3
litt3
01-09-2014
My Durango ran fine home from work. Parked on driveway overnight and will now only crank and not start, half tank of gas. No problem the night before. Starter does crank over, all lights, radio, windo...


treeclimber1
treeclimber1
04-18-2014
I am swapping out the engine in my 2001 Durango. 4.7 L, 4X4 AT. I found an engine out of a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 P/U, 5,000 miles on rebuild. The part numbers are the same, 300-07147, except mine has a ...


idntnvu
idntnvu
01-16-2011
I currently own a 2007 Honda Ridgeline RTL. I have previously owned a 2002 Dodge Durango R/T, which I traded off in 2007. I have regretted that decision ever since. I traded the Durango for a Toyot...



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