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Dodge Durango 2005

The second-era Durango became first proven as a idea dubbed Dodge Durango R/T idea on the 2003-2004 Detroit Auto Show. It debuted quickly earlier than the accomplice Dakota. Like the Dakota, it has a good deal in not unusualplace with the huge Dodge Ram pickup, inclusive of a completely boxed frame.

It is 7 in (one hundred eighty mm) longer, 2 in (fifty one mm) wider, and three in (seventy six mm) taller than the preceding version. It additionally provided a third-row bench with 3 seats, giving it an eight-seat capacity. The layout took its styling more often than not from the Dodge Powerbox idea, which became itself primarily based totally at the 1999 Dodge Power Wagon idea, and the 2003-2004 Durango R/T idea.

Debuting for 2004 became a brand new coil-spring rear suspension for the stable rear axle. A Watt's linkage device is suited for the rear axle, centering the axle and lowering rear-quit skate over difficult surfaces, and permitting a decrease and wider shipment floor.

Trim Levels

  • SXT: 2003-2009: Most simple trim stage, simple functions.
  • SLT: 2003-2009: Value-orientated trim stage, value-brought functions, non-obligatory luxurious functions.
  • Adventurer: 2005-2007: Value-orientated and "off-road-look" trim stage, value-brought functions, non-obligatory luxurious functions.
  • Limited: 2003-2009: Most high priced trim stage, luxurious functions.

All trim stages provided the 4.7L Power-Tech V8 engine as preferred device, aleven though the 5.7 L HEMI V8 engine became to be had on all trim stages, besides for the bottom SXT trim stage. The base SXT trim stage additionally provided the 3.7 L Power-Tech V6 engine as preferred device in location of the 5.7 L HEMI V8 engine alternative, aleven though the V6 engine alternative became simplest to be had on the bottom SXT trim stage, and simplest among 2004 and 2007.

The 2004 Dodge Durango became the primary SUV in DaimlerChrysler's lineup to introduce the 5.7 L HEMI V8 engine, in addition to a brand new radio layout and modernized indoors functions.

The 2006 version 12 months featured a facelift that debuted on the Dallas Auto Show in April 2006. It featured a redesigned grille, hood, headlamps, fenders, and wheels. New functions covered digital balance control, a tire pressure-tracking device, rear park assist, and a one-contact flip signal.

In 2006, Chrysler added a luxurious SUV primarily based totally at the Durango, known as the Chrysler Aspen, for the 2007 version 12 months.

In October 2009, as call for for full-sized SUVs fell off, Chrysler introduced that the shutdown of the Newark Assembly facility, which produced the Durango and Chrysler Aspen, could be moved as much as the quit of 2009, thereby finishing manufacturing of the Aspen and Durango for the 2009 version 12 months. Production ceased on December 19, 2009.


  • 2003-2009 - 3.7 L (226 cu in) Magnum V6, 210 hp (one hundred sixty kW) at 5200 rpm and 235 lb·ft (319 N·m) at 4000 rpm.
  • 2003-2007 - 4.7 L (287 cu in) Magnum V8, 235 hp (a hundred seventy five kW) at 4500 rpm and three hundred lb·ft (407 N·m) at 3600 rpm
  • 2003-2009 - 5.7 L (345 cu in) Hemi V8, 335 hp (250 kW) at 5200 rpm and 370 lb·ft (502 N·m) at 4200 rpm (MDS ready for 2006+ 5.7 L engines for progressed gas mileage)
  • 2008-2009 - 4.7 L (287 cu in) Corsair V8, 303 hp (226 kW) at 5,650 rpm and 330 lb·ft (447 N·m) at 3,950 rpm