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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 @ 4600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2007 Dodge Durango

  • Powerful (when V8-equipped) and spacious, the 2007 Dodge Durango is best for families seeking a full-size SUV with a generous tow rating.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful V8 engines, smooth ride quality, off-road competence, ample cargo capacity, intuitive controls.

  • Cons

    Disappointing mileage, poor fit and finish, cramped second-row legroom and storage.

  • What's New for 2007

    For 2007, all Durangos get standard side airbags; larger, heated side mirrors and new body-mounted front and rear fascias designed to eliminate the gaps seen in previous models. The SUV's front end gets an upgrade with a new grille, front fenders, hood and headlamps. New body-side moldings are standard on SXT, SLT and Limited models. Limited models get a standard leather-wrapped console lid, and rear park assist is standard on the Limited trim and optional on SLT models. Tire-pressure monitoring is standard on SLT and Limited models, and new quad bucket seats are available on both of these trims. Vehicles equipped with rear air-conditioning get a standard 115-volt power outlet as well.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Worst cheap suv

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Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Durango Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

This is the worst SUV ever I hate it, their ain't no room in the back it a 07 limited with 40,000 miles on it the car keep having transmission probs power back door ain't working right sometimes it just open while I'm driving! I thought this would be a nice SUV but it cheap plasticy loud and embarrassing to be seen in it keep getting scratched but my complex won't do anything bout it




Nice suv

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Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Durango Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

We have had our Durango for almost three years now. We bought it for the Hemi and it's towing capacity. We have three kids and need the third row seat as well. Ball joints needed replacing at 45K miles, non- greasable. I would have expected a little more mileage.




Good truck

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Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Durango Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

I have had this truck for a few months now, and have little complaints. The common complaint here is fuel consumption. It is a truck with a V8, what did you expect? Some people just need the power and room, and that will cost you in fuel costs. If you are looking for 30 MPG, get a VW. Space is great and there are a load of great features. The all time 4WD drive is great for my wife. All the safety, and I don't have to worry about her screwing up the transfer case by shifting wrong. My suggestion is to buy it used. The depreciation for a new Durango is ridiculous, like $10,000 the first year. You can get a $40,000 truck for half the price if you go one year old.




Classy workhorse

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Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Durango Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

I love my Durango... It has all the bells and whistles you could ask for. It's stylish and classy, but still pulls a horse trailer as well as a pickup. I haul golf clubs and horse food in the back... And it does have plenty of room back there! I had the smaller Durango which I also loved. But this one is much more versatile! I do wish the gas mileage was better. But I'm not willing to give up the power and comfort to go to something smaller!




Dodge durango limited

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Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Durango Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Drove 4000 miles to Florida and back to home. Comfort and drivability was great. GPS system was excellent. Carried luggage with room to spare for 2 month stay which included golf clubs and coolers. Service at Scotia Motors has been excellent. This is 3rd new dodge vehicle that we have purchased from this dealership.




Everything the original 98 was

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Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Durango Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Had the first version in 1998 and kept it for 7 years. The Limited with the Hemi is a great combo. This Durango is loaded except the navigation system and has seating for 8. Use every seat on trips out of state for ice skating competitions. Gas mileage is OK, 20 mpg highway, wish it was a little better. Can travel great distance with a 27 gallon tank. DVD system is great for the kids, helps the miles fly by. Can't imagine owning another SUV especially with the lifetime powertrain warranty. Great vehicle, would recommend it to anyone looking for an SUV with seating for up to 8, great power, decent mpg, and fun to drive.



Full 2007 Dodge Durango Review

What's New for 2007

For 2007, all Durangos get standard side airbags; larger, heated side mirrors and new body-mounted front and rear fascias designed to eliminate the gaps seen in previous models. The SUV's front end gets an upgrade with a new grille, front fenders, hood and headlamps. New body-side moldings are standard on SXT, SLT and Limited models. Limited models get a standard leather-wrapped console lid, and rear park assist is standard on the Limited trim and optional on SLT models. Tire-pressure monitoring is standard on SLT and Limited models, and new quad bucket seats are available on both of these trims. Vehicles equipped with rear air-conditioning get a standard 115-volt power outlet as well.

Introduction

Domestic manufacturers have always excelled at crafting vehicles that aren't slouches when it comes to brawn and utility, and the 2007 Dodge Durango is no exception. The full-size SUV offers seating for up to eight passengers as well as a generous tow rating. The Durango offers a maximum towing capacity of 8,950 pounds, which means that it can pull more weight than most full-size SUVs.

Inside the cabin, you'll find clean lines; the Durango is no class leader when it comes to interior style, but the atmosphere is pleasant enough. The cabin is roomy in most respects, but unfortunately, adults will likely find that the second row's available legroom is rather tight. A kid-friendly third-row seat is available, allowing the Durango to seat up to eight passengers total. Base models include standard features like side-curtain airbags, stability control, one-touch up and down front windows, cruise control, remote keyless entry and a six-disc in-dash CD stereo. Goodies like a navigation system and Bluetooth connectivity are available as options.

Acceleration is tepid with the V6; you have to step up to the V8s to experience ample power. Unfortunately, this power will cost you at the pump. On 2WD Durangos, the 4.7-liter V8 and 5.7-liter Hemi V8 get a dismal 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway and 15 mpg city/20 mpg highway, respectively.

Though the 2007 Dodge Durango is a decent choice for midsize or large SUV buyers, there are other options that might work out better. Competitors like the Toyota Sequoia and the new Chevrolet Tahoe have roomier, better-furnished interiors, while the slightly smaller Ford Explorer offers better handling dynamics. The Durango is still worth consideration if you're seeking a strong tow vehicle that can seat up to eight people, but if you're looking for a true premium SUV, you won't find it here.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2007 Dodge Durango SUV is offered in three trim levels -- SXT, SLT and top-of-the-line Limited -- with either two- or four-wheel drive. The SXT comes standard with full power accessories, air-conditioning, an AM/FM/CD stereo and cruise control. The SLT adds a power driver seat, wood grain cabin accents, rear air-conditioning, a two-passenger third-row bench and a 115-volt rear power outlet. Spring for the Limited and you'll get leather seating, dual-zone automatic climate control, a three-passenger third-row seat, a power rear hatch, a six-disc, in-dash CD changer with steering-wheel-mounted controls, auto-dimming mirrors, universal garage opener and a memory system (for the driver seat, mirror, stereo and climate settings). Major options include a navigation system, a sunroof, Bluetooth connectivity and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

Powertrains and Performance

The standard engine for 2WD Durango SXT and SLT models is a 3.7-liter V6 that supplies 210 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque. Standard on Limiteds and all 4WD models is a 4.7-liter V8 with 235 horses and 300 lb-ft. For maximum towing and hauling power, an optional 5.7-liter V8 generates 330 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque. All three engines use automatic transmissions; the V6 runs through a four-speed gearbox, while the V8s have five-speed units with a tow-haul mode. Properly equipped, a Durango has an 8,950-pound tow rating.

Safety

Antilock disc brakes and side curtain airbags are standard. Stability control is standard on the Limited and optional on all other Durangos. Power-adjustable pedals are standard on the Limited and optional on the SLT. In NHTSA crash testing, the 2007 Dodge Durango earned a perfect five-star rating for frontal impacts.

Interior Design and Special Features

Modern in design and functional throughout, the Dodge Durango was designed with family usage in mind. Depending on which third-row seat option you select, it can seat seven or eight passengers. The front seats are roomy and comfortable, but adults will find legroom and storage areas in short supply in the second row. The third-row seat is suitable for kids only. Cargo capacity should be more than ample for most buyers; there are 67 cubic feet when the third seat is folded into the floor. Other family-friendly extras include a DVD entertainment system, a 384-watt Infinity sound system and satellite radio.

Driving Impressions

In spite of its generous proportions, the Durango manages to deliver both a smooth, composed ride and nimble handling around corners. Dodge's SUV is similarly adept in off-road situations, offering plenty of wheel travel and a playful demeanor. The base V6 provides barely adequate power, so we recommend the 4.7-liter V8 for most buyers. Equipped with the top-of-the-line Hemi V8, the 2007 Dodge Durango is one of the quickest SUVs in its price range.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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