Dodge Durango Models and Durango History

Entering the sport utility vehicle market in 1998, Dodge Durango debuted as a competitor to the popular Ford Explorer and the Toyota 4Runner. With the optional forward-facing third row seat, the 1998 Dodge Durango could accommodate up to seven occupants.


Standard engine power of the sport utility vehicle came from a 5.2-liter Magnum V-8 powerplant while a 5.9-liter was presented as an option. All Dodge Durango's built during the first production year were equipped with four-wheel drive while an option of a part-time or full-time transfer case was available. For the 1999 model year, a more affordable two-wheel drive version was offered with the Durango as was a 3.9-liter Magnum V-6 engine as an alternative to eight-cylinder power.



In 2004, the Dodge Durango received a major update that resulted in the sport utility growing in proportions. The wheelbase of the 2004 Durango was three inches longer than its predecessor and was 4.3 inches taller. Increased exterior dimensions reflected in a larger interior space for additional passenger and cargo room. Base power was sourced from a 210-horsepower, 3.7-liter PowerTech V-6. Eight-cylinder propulsion from the Dodge Durango was derived either from a 4.7-liter PowerTech V-8 or from an all-new 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 producing 335 horsepower. In 2006, the HEMI V-8 engine added Multi-Displacement System allowing better fuel management. The convenience equipment on the Dodge Durango was also upgraded in 2004 with satellite radio, automatic temperature control air conditioning and Uconnect hands-free communication with Bluetooth offered for the first time. Briefly in 2009, the Dodge Durango was offered as a hybrid vehicle using a two-mode transmission.



After a one-year hiatus, the Durango was reintroduced in 2011 constructed on an all-new chassis shared with the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Standard power came from a 290-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine while the Dodge Durango R/T offered a 360-horsepower version of the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8. In 2014, an eight-speed automatic transmission became standard on all Durango models.


New and Used Durango Prices, Dodge Durango Model Years and History

Dodge’s Durango has withstood the test of time as one of the leading SUVs on the market.
The large Durango crossover SUV offers maximum seating capacity and a long list of upper trim levels and options that truly make it stand out.
The ever popular Durango is back with a long list of standard features.
A large-sized crossover SUV, the Dodge Durango seats seven, has plenty of towing power and is capable of traversing all types of terrain.
With best-in-class standard fuel economy and power, the 2014 Dodge Durango is a full-size SUV with bold styling and a comfortable interior.
The 2013 Dodge Durango comes equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine, paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission, that produces 290 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.
Fresh off last year's redesign, the 2012 Dodge Durango comes equipped with premium features; AWD, rear back up camera, and heated seats.
Reintroduced to the Dodge lineup for the first time since 2008 model year, the once-popular 2011 Dodge Durango regains the sport utility vehicle toughness with interior space for seven passengers.
A family-style SUV, the 2009 Dodge Durango seats seven with good safety ratings and improves fuel efficiency with a two-mode hybrid.
The 2008 Dodge Durango SUV offers a choice of 2WD or 4WD on all four trims and is available with seating for up to seven passengers.
A full-size SUV with seating for up to seven passengers, the 2007 Dodge Durango has a sporty design and is available with 2WD or 4WD.
An eight-passenger SUV, the 2006 Dodge Durango is available with a 3.7L V6, 4.7L V8, or a powerful 5.7L HEMI V8 which can shut down cylinders when not in use to help improve fuel economy.
A full-size SUV with seating for up to eight passengers, the 2005 Dodge Durango is offered with an array of engine choices ranging from a 210 hp V6 up to a 335 hp 5.7L HEMI V8.
Restyled and now larger, the 2004 Dodge Durango is a full-size SUV that offers seating for up to seven passengers and is offered with 2WD or 4WD.
A mid-size SUV available with seating for up to seven, the 2003 Dodge Durango is offered with a choice between a 230 hp 4.7L V8 or a 245 hp 5.9L V8.
The 2002 Dodge Durango is a sporty mid-size SUV that can seat up to seven passengers and is available with RWD or 4WD.
The 2001 Dodge Durango is a mid-size SUV with room for up to six passengers, and a choice between RWD and 4WD.
Seating for up to six passengers and standout styling are just two of the many reasons the 2000 Dodge Durango is such a popular mid-size SUV.
The 1999 Dodge Durango is a mid-size sporty SUV that boasts standout styling and a powerful 5.2L V8 engine.
A mid-size sporty SUV, the 1998 Dodge Durango can seat up to six passengers and comes standard with 4WD and V8 power.