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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 @ 4600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/17 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

  Average Consumer Rating (2 total reviews)


Biggest mistake!

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

We bought our Dodge Durango on 8/4/07. We've had problems with it slipping out of reverse. A piece of interior trim between the windshield and the driver's door has come loose and is hanging. A piece was also missing out of the interior tail gate door. We've made one payment and it's already been in the shop more than all our other vehicles combined. Seriously thinking of trading it in or starting the "lemon" process.




Better for the buck

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

I love this SUV. Had a 2004 Denali and for the price its as good or better. Same features and at $15000 lower price. Can't be telling this but Hemi is the kicker.



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

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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