Dodge Durango – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Dodge Durango

The Dodge Durango is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) produced by the Dodge division of Chrysler. The first two generations were very similar in that both were based on the Dodge Dakota. both featured a body-on-frame construction and both were produced at the Newark Assembly plant in Newark, Delaware. However, they did differ in that the first generation was classified as a mid-size SUV while, the second generation was classified as a full-size SUV.

First generation (1998–2003) [ edit ]

4,500 pounds (2,000#160;kg) (1998–2000)

4,520#160;lb (2,050#160;kg) (2001–2003)

The Durango was marketed as a sturdy truck-based SUV designed to hold up to eight passengers and tow up to 8,950#160;lb (4,060#160;kg) when properly equipped. [ 1 ] The 4.7#160;L PowerTech V8 replaced the 5.2#160;L Magnum V8 engine for 2000; however, the 5.2 was still available in the early 2000 models. In that same year a special AWD performance version called the R/T was released with a 5.9#160;L Magnum V8.

In 1999 and 2000, a limited edition Shelby S.P.360 version was offered that featured a supercharged version of the 5.9#160;L Magnum V8 engine. Output is 360#160;hp (270#160;kW; 360#160;PS) and 412#160;lb·ft (559#160;N·m) of torque. Exterior modifications include unique wheels, tires, suspension, and bumpers.

It came standard with Viper blue paint with two racing stripes down the center of the truck. It boasted a 0 to 60 mph time of 7.1 seconds. The top speed was 142#160;mph (229#160;km/h).

1998: First model year for Durango, available only in 4WD.

1999: The Durango was made available with 2WD. A 3.9L Magnum V6 engine was available, however few were sold. Minor changes were made for the 2nd year, two new paint colors and notable options available including 6#160;×#160;9#160;in (150#160;×#160;230#160;mm) heated rear view mirrors and steering wheel-mounted radio controls.

Leather seats became standard on SLT Plus models, and body-color wheel flares became standard on SLT Plus and 4WD Models.

2000: The new 4.7#160;L PowerTech V8 engine replaced the 5.2#160;L Magnum V8 as the standard engine for 4WD models. The 3.9L Magnum V6 engine was no longer available, leaving only V8s for the rest of the production run. The high performance Durango R/T came equipped with a performance tuned 5.9#160;L Magnum V8 and AWD.

2001: Dodge focused on interior upgrades as Durango’s interior trim panels, dash mounted controls, instrument panel, overhead console, and steering wheel were all redesigned. The transfer case selector on 4X4 models changed from a manual lever on the console to a switch on the dash. The instrument cluster was updated and an electronic vehicle information center (EVIC) was incorporated into the overhead console.

For improved rear passenger comfort, a dual-zone climate control system was added as standard equipment. Sound systems were improved on all models and now came standard with SX speakers. Other minor changes include door panels, revised seats, aluminium wheels, and minor changes to trim options.

2002: The new SXT version of the Durango was offered as the entry-level trim package. Optional side curtain airbags were added for safety.

2003: Durango featured minor mechanical changes, most notable was the addition of 4-wheel disc brakes.

Trim levels [ edit ]

1998–2003 – SLT

1998–2003 – SLT PLUS

1999–2000 – S.P. 360

2000–2003 – Sport

2001–2003 – SXT

1999–2003 – R/T

Engines [ edit ]

1998–2000 — 5.2#160;L (318#160;cu#160;in) Magnum V8. 230#160;hp (170#160;kW) 300#160;lb-ft (410 N-M) of torque

1999 — 3.9#160;L (238#160;cu#160;in) Magnum V6. 175#160;hp (130#160;kW) 225#160;lb·ft (305 N·m) of torque

1998–2003 — 5.9#160;L (360#160;cu#160;in) Magnum V8. 245#160;hp (183#160;kW) 330#160;lb·ft (449 N·m) of torque

2000–2003 — 5.9#160;L (360#160;cu#160;in) Magnum V8. 250#160;hp (190#160;kW) 345#160;lb·ft (469 N·m) of torque

1999–2000 — 5.9#160;L (360#160;cu#160;in) Supercharged Magnum V8. 360#160;hp (270#160;kW) 412#160;lb·ft (559 N·m) of torque

2000–2003 — 4.7#160;L (287#160;cu#160;in) PowerTech V8. 235#160;hp (175#160;kW) 295#160;lb·ft (400 N·m) of torque

Second generation (2004–2009) [ edit ]

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