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Dodge Durango Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 235 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/16 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.

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Customer Reviews

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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.



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...




Awesome first car

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

I got this as my first car about 2 months ago... I LOVE IT. I got a WELL MAINTAINED one, which explains why it hasn't fallen apart. I live in the hills, yet still get decent gas mileage. It drives like a dream. My friends love it. My dad loves it. Even my mom who hates suv's loves it. I have been camping, off roading, and have taken a road trip already. It's perfect for all of these things.




Nothing but good things

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

After reading all the other review I had to say how great my dodge has been to me!!!!! I got my 02 durango in 03, i still have it but I'm looking to trade it in. I have only had a few minor problems. Something pertaining to the module that controls all the lights in the truck went out but it was still under warrenty. The certain part wasn't covered but I fussed and the dealership paid for it. I was surprised to read so many reviews were people have had bad experiences with their durangos.




Awesome, except...

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

... for the predictably dismal fuel economy. If you get one, USE PREMIUM GAS! Interior is clean, but a little cheap looking. I love the exterior styling, and the engine noise is addicting when revving, yet quiet when crusing at low engine speeds. The only notable problem we've had is a malfunctioning transmission speed sensor. The AWD is a lifesaver in Iowan winters, and, with it's ride height, has proven a useful vehicle when hunting. Lots of cargo room! And a fair tow rating (approx 5,000 lbs) increases versatility. And despite weighing 3 tons, doesn't feel too ponderous.




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

Spendy and ridiculous transmission replacement @ 81,000 miles. Mechanic discovered broken retainer ring when pan was dropped and filter removed. The truck made no noise and showed no sign of trouble, however metal rings are not supposed to be kicking around in the case. The truck wasn't even in the shop for this, the D,N,2,1 shift indicator wouldn't light up. Beware, these trannies can have issues. The truck has never been off road or pulled a boat. A Jasper transmission will run you $2500.00 plus install. For a bonus, I have had the front brakes redone 3 times in 3 years, Dodge dealer first, (had to go to small claims because the rotors got fried), next Les Schwab, (rotors grooved), got hot



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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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 16
  • highway
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