2003 Dodge Durango Consumer Review: Great SUV, great buy!

2003 Dodge Durango - Consumer Review

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SLT 4dr SUV (4.7L V8 4x4 5-speed Automatic)

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Great SUV, great buy!
By pll4554 on


2003 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


I got my '03 Durango a few months ago with 130k miles on it, and I love it. It handles great - not much body roll, feels lighter than it is. Seats are very comfortable, and it has a LOT of power. The drivetrain is very responsive & the engine feels like it's bigger than 287 Cu. In. I DO wish there was more legroom for the 2nd row passengers as I am a big guy & leave my seat very far back. And yes, the gas mileage is poor (13/18 MPG), but I knew it when I bought it (probably why the car was so inexpensive). I like the styling & features of this generation of Durango. I'll write another review after I put some serious miles on it. After 5k miles so far I love it!

Best Features

Even the base stereo is good Responsive engine & transmission - V8!! Good acceleration & hauling capacity Very good handling Room for 7 people Excellent styling, not just another cookie-cutter SUV Comfortable interior Full array of gauges, not just warning lights Heavy duty cooling, suspension, etc. Logical layout of controls 4WD works great 4 wheel disc brakes

Worst Features

Many were incorporated into the next gen Durango - More legroom for 2nd row passengers Better mileage - maybe a taller 5th gear As with all cars, MORE ACCURATE FUEL GAUGE
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