By Thomas on
2005 Dodge Durango Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
Bought the Durango with Hemi for towing a 26' trailer. Generally does well except through the high desert states where it constantly shifts up and down even with the tow feature engaged. I can usually find a happy medium towing but not so here. Would probably do better with the 3:73 ratio differentials instead of the 3:92. Also maintenance is expensive requiring synthetic oil in rear differential. An exhaust manifold stud broke in the head @ 43,000 miles. Shop had replaced same one on another Hemi a month earlier. I don't mean to talk the rig down because I really do like the rig and enjoy driving with all the bells and whistles and great stability.
Driving, comfort, Sirius radio, heated seats
In motion navigation capability, Eliminate wind buffeting, be able to turn heated seats off without turning suv off