When my family bought the new Dodge Durango we knew we made the right choice. The Hemi engine and the aggressive styling are definite pluses. The only area of concern for our family in downsizing was the passenger room. In our Durango we have the two-seater third row and it is the most spacious and comfortable third row that we have seen in comparing vehicles, moreso even than that of the Ford Expedition (2004), Chevrolet Tahoe, Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoya, or even the Chevrolet Suburban. The only drawback that we came across was that when we pile six of us into the car for a road trip there is no room for our bags. So on every long trip we had to put a cargo carrier on the top and back.
We love the Hemi power, the interior design, and room and comfort in all three rows. Fold-flat seats, hidden undercargo compartment, rear AC controls, and ease of access.
Fuel mileage. Leather a bit on the hard side. No seperate opening glass on hatch. Room when traveling with 6 people and baggage. Small center console.