- suv 168,335
- below average 470
- 6,995 fair
- Houston, TX
- 6 years
- below average 470 suv 168,335 gasoline grey automatic
2007 dodge durango review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Smoother styling reflects driving refinement. introductiondodge durango looks tough but rides smooth, with a level of refinement not usually associated with chrysler corporation products. Its handling is stable and relatively agile given its size and heft. Inside is a quiet, roomy, comfortable and technologically sophisticated cabin. this second-generation durango, which first appeared as an '04, is significantly larger than the original, slipping between the chevy tahoe and ford expedition in exterior dimensions. for 2007, the durango has been significantly face-lifted outside and updated inside. An entirely new front end maintains durango's identity, while adding smoothness and sophistication. second-row bucket seats are now available. Seat fabrics are more stain resistant, and limited models now feature dual-zone automatic climate control. Also new for 2007 are power windows that operate in express mode both up and down. A new one-touch lane-change feature allows the driver to quickly activate a three-blink turn signal when changing lanes just as with a mercedes. Limited models can be ordered with full-screen cd/dvd navigation and bluetooth hands-free communications. safety has been enhanced by making an electronic stability program (esp) and side-curtain airbags standard. A tire pressure monitor is now standard in most models and parksense ultrasonic parking assist is standard on limited and optional on slt. Dual-stage front air bags and an occupant-sensing system for the passenger-side front air bag became standard beginning with the 2006 models. perhaps the best news of all is that, despite all this new equipment, durango prices are actually lower this year than last. one thing that has not changed is durango's space efficiency. Durango can seat up to seven passengers with its folding third-row seat. With all seats folded, there's more than 100 cubic feet of cargo space. And a properly equipped durango with the optional hemi engine is rated to tow up to 8,950 pounds. a v6 is standard, but two v8s are available and both are superb. The popular 4. 7-liter v8 is now a flex-fuel engine in 45 states, running on gasoline or up to 85 percent ethanol (e85). It's smooth and it's powerful, but drivers who want or need more can opt for the celebrated 5. 7-liter hemi. Both engines come with a five-speed automatic transmission that's smooth, refined, and responsive. The 235-hp 4. 7-liter v8 and five-speed automatic are optional 785) in those models, and standard in limited and all 4wd models. The slt comes standard with the same cloth seats as the sxt, but leather-trimmed front bucket seats are available 925). A power sunroof 850) also becomes available at the slt level. adventurer 2wd 31,445) and 4wd 33,565) come with all slt features, plus special off-road equipment that includes tubular side steps, reversible slush mats, a rubberized washable cargo liner with built-in cargo organizer, sirius satellite radio, unique machine-finish wheels and mineral gray moldings and fascias. Adventurer also comes with a thule roof rack with a choice of six rack systems or a unique adventurer accessory kit. A rear-seat dvd player 1200) can be added to all models except sxt. Skid plates and a two-speed transfer case are available for all 4wd models. Light-duty and class iv trailer packages are also offered. safety features on all models now include side-curtain air bags with roll-over sensors; these provide significant head protection in a side impact or rollover accident. Seat or door-mounted side-impact air bags, however, are not available. Durango's advanced front air bags deploy with varying power based on the weight of the person in the seat. Abs is also standard, as is electronic stability control with traction control. A tire pressure monitor is now standard on slt and limited. But in fact, the entire outer skin ahead of the windshield is new. The durango's new face is at once sharper and better integrated. The new front bumper fascia mounts differently, so it flows into the overfenders without visible seams or gaps. The pouty scribe line at the bottom of the old bumper has been replaced by a better-defined rectangle, which is brightly plated on limited. The front hood no longer wraps over the sides, eliminating one more unsightly seam. changes at the side and rear are more subtle. The '07 durango still features a high beltline that suggests great mass or perhaps, to some, great safety. The short front and rear overhangs, not typical of a full-size suv, contribute to durango's forceful expression. The short hood and flared fenders give the durango the look of a big-rig truck. That short hood leads into a steeply raked windshield and sloping roof. The front fenders make the hood look as narrow as it is short. Newly available 20-inch chrome clad wheels are now optional on both the slt and limited. All of these big rims are framed nicely by durango's bold wheel arches. Larger (6x9-inch) rearview mirrors are heated and folding on all models. the roofline still dips slightly at the rear, and the liftgate window curves in to meet it, which keeps durango from looking like the box it came. Afterburner tail lamps, another dodge hallmark, continue on the '07 model. The center high-mounted stop lamp is integrated smoothly into the rear roofline. The motor mounts are calibrated to reduce the frequencies and harmonics of each engine. The windows have an extra layer of lamination to deaden sound. Foam is injected into many of the body and chassis crannies, which would otherwise serve as tiny echo chambers. despite its modern aerodynamics, however, durango takes its styling cues from the 1946-68 dodge power wagon, which was itself essentially a world war ii t214 military truck with a longer wheelbase and civilian-style, fully enclosed cab. Large amounts of glass contribute to that feeling along with lots of cargo space.
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