Dodge Durango
aka Chrysler Aspen
Production 1998-2008
Class Mid-Size SUV
Body Style 4-Door SUV
Length length - type here
Width Width - type here
Height Height - type here
Wheelbase wheelbase - type here
Weight Weight - you get the point
Transmission transmission + drive
Engine 3.6 litre Pentastar V6
5.7 litre HEMI V8
Power 283 hp (209 kW) @ 6400 rpm
260 lb-ft (353 Nm) of torque @ 4800 rpm

N/A hp @ N/A rpm
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Similar similar (competition)
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Dodge Durango is a mid-sized SUV from DaimlerChrysler's Dodge brand. It debuted in the 1998 model year and was redesigned for 2004. It fills the gap in the Dodge lineup since the cancellation of the Dodge Ramcharger in 1993. The Durango is produced at the Newark Assembly plant in Newark, Delaware.

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Recent Changes[edit | edit source]

  • On September 02, 2010, Dodge completely pulled the wraps off the third-generation Durango. Riding on a new unibody platform, the new Durango offers a choice between the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 or the 5.7-liter V8 with 6,200- and 7,800-pounds of towing capacity underhood. [1]
  • On August 16, 2010, Dodge started teasing the third-generation Durango on the internet.[2]

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Express Crew Crew with CrewLux package Citadel
$29,195 / $31,195 $33,195 / $35,195 $38,195 / $40,195 $41,795 / $43,795
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Hybrid Models[edit | edit source]

Chrysler will begin production of a hybrid version of the Dodge Durango at its Newark Delaware Assembly plant in 2008. The hybrid system for these vehicles is being developed jointly by a GM, BMW, and DaimlerChrysler partnership

The same system will also be available on GM's Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid and GMC Yukon Hybrid SUV models. Production of the Durango is scheduled to begin shortly after the General Motors launch of those SUVs in late 2007.

The collaboration between these companies has yielded a patented two mode full hybrid system which maximizes efficiency for city and highway driving. In the first mode, at low speeds, the vehicle can operate in one of 3 ways: electric only, engine power only or in any combination of engine and electric power. The second mode combines electronic controls, such as Active Fuel Management (Cylinder deactivation), cam phasing, and late-intake valve closure, allowing even more efficient engine operation. The hybrid-electric drive system is based on the technology in GM's hybrid transit buses. The result is said to be a 25 percent improvement in composite fuel efficiency.

Because the architecture can be scaled to fit multiple vehicles and adapted to gasoline or diesel engines, the two-mode full hybrid can be applied globally.

A facelift for the Dodge Durango also looks to be on the agenda when released as a hybrid, although it is suspected that changes will be minor.

Pricing[edit | edit source]

Pricing starts at $45,640

Gas Mileage[edit | edit source]

It gets an estimated 20/22 city/highway miles per gallon

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Second generation (2004–2010)[edit | edit source]

2005 Dodge Durango
Dodge Durango
Production 2004-present
Class Mid-Size SUV
Body Style 5-Door Wagon
Length 200.8"
Width 76"
Height 74.3"
Wheelbase 119.2"
Weight 4700-5000 lbs
Transmission 4-Speed Automatic, RWD/4WD
5-Speed Automatic, RWD/4WD
Engine 3.7L (225 cid) V6
4.7L (281 cid) V8
5.7L (345 cid) V8
Power 210-335 hp
Similar Chrysler Aspen

The second generation Durango debuted shortly before the companion Dakota. Like the Dakota, it has much in common with the large Dodge Ram pickup, including a fully-boxed frame. It is 7 in. longer, 2 in. wider, and 3 in. taller than the previous model. Chrysler will introduce its own version of the Durango, the Chrysler Aspen, for the 2007 model year.

2007[edit | edit source]

The 2007 model was reworked to halt a sales decline, debuting at the Dallas Auto Show in April 2006. It includes a reworked front clip with a new fascia, grille, hood, and headlamps as well as updated fenders and wheels. New features include electronic stability program, tire pressure monitoring system, rear park assist, and a one-touch turn signal. The 2007 model also has a reworked floor, second-row seats, and electrical system in preparation for the 2008 hybrid version.

Engines[edit | edit source]

  • 2004–present — 3.7 L PowerTech V6, 210 hp (157 kW) at 5200 rpm and 235 ft·lbf (319 N·m) at 4000 rpm
  • 2004–present — 4.7 L Magnum V8, 235 hp (175 kW) at 4500 rpm and 300 ft·lbf (407 N·m) at 3600 rpm
  • 2004–present — 5.7 L Hemi V8, 335 hp (250 kW) at 5200 rpm and 370 ft·lbf (502 N·m) at 4200 rpm

Rumors[edit | edit source]

In 2008, DaimlerChrysler is expected to introduce a hybrid version of the Durango which uses the shared GM/DaimlerChrysler Advanced Hybrid System 2. It is expected to use the 5.7 L Hemi V8.

First Generation/Origins (1998–2003)[edit | edit source]

2003 Dodge Durango R/T
Dodge Durango
Production 1998-2003
Class Mid-Size SUV
Body Style 5-Door Wagon
Length 193.3"
Width 71.5"
Height 72.9"
Wheelbase 116"
Weight 4300-4600 lbs
Transmission 4-Speed Automatic, RWD/4WD
Engine 4.7L (281 cid) V8 (2000-2003)
5.2L (318 cid) V8 (1998-2000)
5.9L (360 cid) V8 (1998-2003)
Power 230-250 hp
Similar None

The Durango was launched just after the second generation Dodge Dakota on which it was based (during the late 1980s, Chrysler designers proposed building an SUV version of the Dakota pickup; this was shelved when the Jeep division was about to release the Grand Cherokee as their flagship SUV). It is a very sturdy truck-based SUV designed to hold up to seven passengers comfortably and tow up to 8,000 lb with ease. The 4.7 L PowerTech V8 replaced the 5.2 L engine for 2000. In that same year a special high performance version called the R/T was released with a 5.9 L 245 hp V8 engine.

Engines[edit | edit source]

  • 1998–2000 — 5.2 L Magnum V8, 230 hp (172 kW)
  • 1998–2003 — 5.9 L Magnum V8, 245 hp (183 kW)
  • 2000–2003 — 4.7 L PowerTech V8, 235 hp (175 kW)

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