2006 Dodge Durango Consumer Reviews

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2006 Dodge Durango
4.4
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Very good vehicle

by from Powell OH on May 11, 2011

I needed a larger truck to pull my new boat. The Durango has a 9200 lb tow capacity, with a WDH. The Durango rated fairly highly in the reviews I read, with no major problems or recalls. I bought min...
I needed a larger truck to pull my new boat. The Durango has a 9200 lb tow capacity, with a WDH. The Durango rated fairly highly in the reviews I read, with no major problems or recalls. I bought mine used, and I was looking at the SLT & Limited pkgs, the 5.7L Hemi comes standard with the Limitied pkg. I bought the Limited due to the price I got on this one. The heated leather seats, NAV system, pwr sunroof add nice touches to a very comfortable ride. It pulls my 8700 lb boat & trailer easily. When hooked up, it squats down evenly, rather than being tail-heavy, due to the independant leveling suspension. If you're looking for great gas mileage, this is probably not the SUV for you, it does not fare well, but it is a heavy vehicle. I've only owned this vehicle 4 months, but it's been a great truck so far.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Towing

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Walked Away ...

by from San Antonio, Texas on April 10, 2013

Owned an 04 Limited. Loved it. 165000 miles with no major issues. Driving home from work, tire blowout at 65mph. Head first into concrete divider, rolled over once. When the world stopped spinning I g...
Owned an 04 Limited. Loved it. 165000 miles with no major issues. Driving home from work, tire blowout at 65mph. Head first into concrete divider, rolled over once. When the world stopped spinning I got out and said I survived without a scratch. Built like a tank and saved my life.
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Amazing vehicle! Sad to see her go!

by from Tucson, AZ on June 1, 2012

My husband and I bought the 06 SLT 4x4 durango in 2011. It was love at first drive for me. I have always driven big, lifted trucks. Then I became a mother and needed something practical. This Durango ...
My husband and I bought the 06 SLT 4x4 durango in 2011. It was love at first drive for me. I have always driven big, lifted trucks. Then I became a mother and needed something practical. This Durango made me feel like I was in a big truck and could go ANYWHERE...AND IT DID, we took this up the mountains to camp/off road it did great, Daily driving was even better, we loved that we could pack the baby, family and still have room for the luggage, groceries etc. I have a long commute to work (47 miles one way) so I am getting a sedan...but will miss my durango very much. it was a great machine! IF you treat your vehicles right, service them when you are supposed to they will reward you with lots of fun!
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Trouble free for over 5 years

by from Phoenix, AZ on March 8, 2012

Everyone I know who has owned a Durango loved it. Purchased ours new in 2006 and have had to do only routine maintenace. It drives like a car, the turning radius is amazing. Very comfortable.
Everyone I know who has owned a Durango loved it. Purchased ours new in 2006 and have had to do only routine maintenace. It drives like a car, the turning radius is amazing. Very comfortable.
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Great for the price

by from Sheboygan, WI on January 17, 2012

For towing capacity, comfort, power, and styling it's a 5 out of 5 stars. The only down side is it is a gas hog, but if you want the horsepower you have to expect to feed the ponies. Great deal on use...
For towing capacity, comfort, power, and styling it's a 5 out of 5 stars. The only down side is it is a gas hog, but if you want the horsepower you have to expect to feed the ponies. Great deal on used ones most likely because of this though.
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Hemi

by from kissimmee on June 29, 2011

I bought this knowing the gas mileage would be bad, I don't care I just wanted a nice big SUV for my wife and this is the one. Drives great and has plenty of room and options. Uses regular gas and get...
I bought this knowing the gas mileage would be bad, I don't care I just wanted a nice big SUV for my wife and this is the one. Drives great and has plenty of room and options. Uses regular gas and gets around 15 mpg.
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Okay Vehicle

by from Northeast Indiana on January 28, 2009

Overall our 2006 Dodge Durango faired okay. We are nearing the end of our lease and during the 3 years we have had it, it has had at least 3 recalls. Ocassionally the vehicle will stall while driving ...
Overall our 2006 Dodge Durango faired okay. We are nearing the end of our lease and during the 3 years we have had it, it has had at least 3 recalls. Ocassionally the vehicle will stall while driving (this has happened at least 5 times). But, again, overall it was okay, handled well and does great in the snow and adverse weather conditions. Nice for transporting large groups of kids. Also nice that you can fold down rear seats for large loads.
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A fine vehicle with good style and reliability

by from Jacksonville, FL on June 5, 2009

This is my second Dodge and my third SUV. The Durango is huge inside and out, not as big as a Yukon or Epidition but definatly larger than a Trailblazer and Grand Cherokee. The inside is styled nicely...
This is my second Dodge and my third SUV. The Durango is huge inside and out, not as big as a Yukon or Epidition but definatly larger than a Trailblazer and Grand Cherokee. The inside is styled nicely in Leather (Limited) and has a high quality DVD system in the rear. The only thing missing was an integrated GPS/NAV.
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Best SUV so far

by from ontario canada on November 7, 2006

Have owned Ford Bronco, Ford Explorer, Dodge Durango x2. This is my favourite so far. Dodge had some small convenience features in the 2002 Durango that should have been transfered to the 2006, bu...
Have owned Ford Bronco, Ford Explorer, Dodge Durango x2. This is my favourite so far. Dodge had some small convenience features in the 2002 Durango that should have been transfered to the 2006, but overall a more solid comfortable capable ride. Towing is a breeze, performance is great (for an SUV), Inside comfort and noise are excellent.
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Hard to beat for the Money, Super Smooth!

by from Massillon, OH on January 3, 2007

I have had an Expedition, Astro Van and had quite a bit of trouble out of those so I thought we would go with a Chrysler product. Actually we looked at several smaller SUVs. Hyundai SanteFe, Kia, Toyo...
I have had an Expedition, Astro Van and had quite a bit of trouble out of those so I thought we would go with a Chrysler product. Actually we looked at several smaller SUVs. Hyundai SanteFe, Kia, Toyota etc... And for the money this was a Must Buy! We wanted to stay at or near $25,000.00. It's hard to believe how FEW SUVs there are for this amount of money. Even the Kia and Hyundai were near $30,000.! And they had V6 engines and kinda a cheesy interior compared to the Durango. We got the SXT 4X4 with the 4.7 V8. It seems so smooth. The transmission is another joy, shifts are almost impossible to feel. We went to one of those huge multi line dealerships that had everything and drove 4 or 5 SUVs. The Durango just felt right, great ride, solid feel great driveline! Buy One you'll like it.
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