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Dodge Durango Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 235 hp @ 4500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/17 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…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (18 total reviews)

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Great family & work vehicle!

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

Great vehicle for road trips with family, fun around town, or as an everyday driver. I use it for work and average around 1k miles a week. The selling points on the Durango are ride quality and interior features. It has a super smooth ride with great handling for a vehicle it's size. It also has several nice bells and whistles that Dodge puts into it's higher end vehicles (ipod connection, bluetooth, sat radio, etc.). The downsides are also there though. Poor gas mileage, minimal second row leg room, and a little more road noise than some prefer. It also has great cargo room and a great sound system.




Godzilla

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

I have toed the line on fuel economy, the ecology, and so forth. After a bout with cancer and three minor strokes I decided to once in my automotive life to live; so I bought Godzilla. I went from a 1995 Subaru Outback with a 2.2L H4 engine that got 30 miles to the gallon to Godzilla which averages half that in town and I have gotten 24.5 mpg on the highway; with the A/C on. Yes, it is a brute, it is not lady friendly, but it rides smooth, has pick up, a tight turning radius and goodies galore. I love this truck and...yes it has a HEMI!!!!




From chevy to dodge ...

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

With the 5.7 HEMI you will have plenty of power.We get an average of 16-18 MPG city and 19-22mpg highway (cruising). This is one of the safest cars feeling cars I've driven in a long time.Still feel that this was a very smart purchase.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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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.

Talk About The 2005 Durango

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talikarni
talikarni
11-22-2013
I read through a lot of these posts, and there is one key factor causing almost all of these engine failures: valve springs. Daimler sourced out a lot of items overseas from China to get super cheap s...


sarek68
sarek68
12-16-2007
2005 durango SLT. when it is warm outside- no problems.when temp drops, and truck is started every idiot light comes on. i have no headlights, no wipers, no turn signals, no rear wiper or defrost, no ...


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?...