2005 Dodge Durango Consumer Review: Digging the Durango

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


Superb vehicle! Leaps and bounds ahead of the previous style Durango. Hemi has everything you could want in a motor, can't complain about the gas mileage. It was posted on the sticker and was well known when it was rolled out. You can't expect 335 hp in a big SUV to compare to a Ford Escape in terms of mileage. Ride is smooth, handling is precise. Extremely quiet even at highway speeds. Could be more leg room in the 2nd row. Leather seats are high quality and heated seats are quick to warm. The transmission is slow to engage going from reverse to drive. Bad visibility looking over you shoulder due to the pillar being in the way. Good fit and finish, though glove box is too small.

Best Features

Hemi power, smooth ride, quiet ride. Two tone bumpers. Great sound system. Headlights and foglights have good illumination. Amount of storage with 2nd & 3rd rows folded down. Center console has deep storage with extra power outlet below. Running boards are high quality and look great.

Worst Features

Brakes are a bit weak. A/C system is way underpowered. Goodyear Wranglers are too low quality for this vehicle. Too much plastic chrome on grille, bumper sticks way out. Small glovebox. Too few options on power seat. Top of dash is too big and empty. Blind spots due to pillars. Not enough gauges.
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