I'm about to buy my third. On the open road, an independent front suspension and a solid-axle rear-end with Watts linkage nicely split the difference between truck-style brutishness and sedan-style civility. Buyers without serious trailering requirements or off-road ambitions, especially those for whom the Durango's array of clever interior features and user-friendliness hold the greatest attraction, may be better served by Dodge's even-more-spacious and far more easygoing Caravan or Grand Caravan minivan, or by the upscale minivan. In fact, I went up a 45 degree hill in two feet of snow last winter, and the Durango stays nicely in line when other cars are sliding off the road in front of me. It's leased by the company I work for. I love the way the body looks,I wish I had a sun roof but otherwize the gas makes up for it and the price.
This car accelerates almost as fast as my M3 from 30 to 70! Rides like a dream but lacks low end torque. Would not buy one without a Hemi. Pomoco Nissan of Hampton hosts a large inventory of used and certified preowned Nissan vehicles, alongside its stock of new ones. Delivering 230 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque, the 4. Of all Durangos, the Hemi-powered version is the true charmer, with a bounding, fun-to-drive demeanor that almost makes you forget how often you're stopping at the pump. I am in love with this vehicle.
For me, there is no better vehicle, regardless of price. Had to have the Hemi power for towing. I also don't know what types of mechanical problems one might encounter after 50,000 miles. I am giving mines up because of the driving distance that I have to do because of school, but when I am done in a couple of years I will be looking into a newer Durango. I commute three hundred miles, often in bad weather, and I've never enjoyed a commute more. Gazing out over that big-rig-style front end is an instant power trip and, conversely, the view of that front end looming in your rearview mirror can be more than a little intimidating. If you want gas mileage, buy a Prius.
Available on rear- or four-wheel-drive Durangos, the Hemi thumps out 335 horsepower and 370 pound-feet of torque, giving the Durango enough grunt to tow up to 8,950 pounds. I have not had any problems other than routine maintenance. Shared with the much smaller , a 3. Optional on rear-drive Durangos and standard on all four-wheel-drive models is a 4. It handles great, smooth ride, very roomy. I feel smart driving it, its so sporty outside and we compared it to all the smaller suv's in its size. For that, opt for the much-lauded 5.
The Hemi engine is quite powerful, which means it eats gas like mad, but other than that, it is probably the nicest car I have ever owned and the newest. I'd rather be able to hit a deer at 70 and walk away, as I did. I'm six foot, and the seat is perfectly set to step in, without the running boards, though they are a nice touch for the kids. Dodge stylists drew upon both the Peterbilt-inspired look of the original Durango and the current pickup when designing the current Durango exterior, creating a tall, boxy vehicle with shortened overhangs, crisp edges, and a minivan-esque rear. I have 4 kids and I downsized from an excursion, we love it.
Took it on a 1800 mile road trip 2 months after getting it and it was great. In choosing the right Durango configuration for you, look to the IntelliChoice Ownership Cost Value Ratings, as there are variances among trims and powertrains. A bell sounds for long durations of time whenever I don't bother to put on the seat belt. It's decidedly quicker off the line and far more willing to transport everything plus the kitchen sink than its lesser brethren. The ride is relatively comfortable and the cabin is quiet, although engine noise is pronounced.
The Durango handles securely, but it isn't particularly agile. From the driver's seat, the Durango's user-friendly dashboard layout recalls those of Dodge's lauded minivans: instruments are bright and legible, and controls and switchgear are smartly arrayed. We haven't had any mechanical problems. Handles great in the snow and rain. Despite the driver's elevated vantage point, however, outward visibility isn't the best: An high beltline and tree-trunklike A-, B-, and C-pillars obscure large swaths of the view, which can make piloting the Durango--especially in city environments--more challenging than other midsize models. For 2004, the second-generation Durango arrived with the same mission--to cover the middle ground between popular segments.
Its all the stop and go that eats up the gas. Although quite horrible on gas, the handling is great, its comfortable, although I wish the second row seat was back a little further so I don't constantly get kicked in the back of my seat by my 4 year old , and it looks wonderful. Contact dealer for most current information Are you a Nissan fan wanting to buy one, but worried about your budget? The V-6-powered Durango is best avoided; its marginally better fuel efficiency is quickly outweighed by its general underhood inadequacy. Its practical without going to a minivan. We also found the interior fit and finish to be subpar. I feel safe in it and that is most important when you have young children with you.
The materials used in the passenger compartment are durable if not luxurious, and fit and finish are fairly good, yet not quite at the level of those in 's Explorer and Expedition. I bought it with 50,000 miles on it 1 year ago and have had no problems with it. Unfortunately, the aft seat doesn't quite fold flat, diminishing effective cargo space. The basic four-wheel-drive setup features a single-speed transfer case, perfectly suitable for inclement weather and most rough roads. I feel very safe driving it, including on the highway. Lastly, if you buy it for business, it fits the greater than 6,000 lb.