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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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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 @ 4500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Dodge Durango

  • With its tough-truck styling, available Hemi V8 and roomy interior, the Durango offers an appealing combination of power, comfort and utility. If you don't mind its big thirst at the pump, it's a great value.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Strong V8 engines, agile handling, excellent ride quality, capable off-road, lots of cargo capacity, simple controls.

  • Cons

    Lousy mileage, sloppy fit and finish, needs more second-row legroom and storage, no stability control or parking sensors.

  • What's New for 2005

    Two trim levels have been added -- SXT and SLT Adventurer. The SXT features roof rails, running boards and side moldings. The Adventurer includes a Thule roof rack, side steps, slush mats, cargo liner and organizer and unique wheels. Cloth heated seats are standard on all models this year (except the Limited, which sticks with leather heated seats). A full-screen navigation system is newly available.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
/
  • 17
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Love this suv.

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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

I love this truck. It has been dependable since I purchased it in 2007. It was a 2005 with 23K. I have driven this from WI - TN x2 and WI- FL x2. No issues other then it spits fuel back out when you fill it. Minor repair issues. I even hit a deer did minimal damage. I feel very safe in this truck.



6 of 6 people found this review helpful

After 5 years 85000 miles

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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Overall very good SUV. Ride is smooth but can get bouncy on rough roads. No major mechanical issues, sporadic stalling has happened a few times per year, EGR had to be replaced under warranty. Check engine light will come on if gas cap is not on properly. Average 17.6 mpg in mixed driving. Incredible in bad weather, made many long trips in bad weather to hockey games. 3rd row seating not very comfortable to anyone over 12. Lose all rear storage space with 3rd row in use. Rear and middle rows can be folded down which is nice. Sound system is very good. No build quality issues to report. Overall very happy with the Durango and would consider buying another one in the future.




Great vehicle great customer service

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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

This is an all around great vehicle. Yes the plastic seat molds break, but like everything they cannot last forever. The ride is amazing and the power is extreme. I have the 5.7l V8 Hemi.The dealership is in Bloomington Indiana (Town and Country). I recommend going there. All of the sales team were really friendly, and I was not pushed (big one for me). First time Durango owner and I am oleased.




Tons of vehicle for the

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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Bought the Durango used nearly 3 yrs ago and initially had several minor issues with some trim pieces. However, mechanically it's been nearly perfect and very reliable. Great tow vehicle and good for family of 6. Not quite as large as Expedition or Tahoe but much less expensive, tows as much or more (I've got the HEMI) and drives much better - especially in the city. Mileage also hasn't been bad as expected. I consistently average 15.5 to 16.0 combined and easily achieve 20- 22 on the highway cruising 80. Not the prettiest vehicle out there but one to seriously consider if buying used. NEVER buy one of these big SUV's new - you'd be throwing $1000's out the window for no reason!




Great tough looking suv but

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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Bought this Durango last month with 34,850 miles and couldn't wait to drive it off the lot. The reviews are pretty much 'spot on' with regards to the driving comfort, exterior styling and poor interior materials. I haven't had any problems with the vehicle and driving this silver Durango Adventurer SLT made me feel like a million bucks. Unfortunately, I will be selling this vehicle in the next month or so because I don't have that million bucks to keep feeding it gas. You can actually watch the 27 gallon tank, gas gauge move while driving. I knew the gas mileage was bad when I bought it, but didn't expect it to be 11 to 12 mpgs. It will be sad to see it drive away when I sell it.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Good truck but cheap interior

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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

My husband LOVES Durango's, this is our 2nd one. We have 2 kids so traveling is nice, especially the DVD system, heated seats, cd changer, etc. We use it to tow a trailer sometimes too. One thing that irritates me as well as other customers is the poor cheap plastic design in the front for the driver and passenger. My sides have cracked and even broke/holes.This should NOT be happening and I firmly believe if enough of us get together and complain, maybe they will fix it. It's a long shot but, a very high cost for an SUV if it's just going to crack.



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Full 2005 Dodge Durango Review

What's New for 2005

Two trim levels have been added -- SXT and SLT Adventurer. The SXT features roof rails, running boards and side moldings. The Adventurer includes a Thule roof rack, side steps, slush mats, cargo liner and organizer and unique wheels. Cloth heated seats are standard on all models this year (except the Limited, which sticks with leather heated seats). A full-screen navigation system is newly available.

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Talk About The 2005 Durango

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langeloro
langeloro
09-22-2014
2005 Durango SLT - I turn off the vehicle, and all lights. The interior lights go off, for about a minute or two, then go on again, then go off again, then go on again...kills the battery eventually! ...


shellman
shellman
05-12-2014
2005 durango SLT 5.7 Hemi. When pulling to a stop, a vibration is heard and noticeably felt through the vehicle. Place it in neutral and it stops. Does it about 85% of the time. Anyone experience th...


ed1214
ed1214
08-12-2011
2005 dodge durango a/c works off and on. replaced fuse and relay for compressor but didnt help. when working blows cold air, must be an electrical problem?...



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