11 reviews
2008 Dodge Durango
2008 Dodge Durango
Available Price Range $4,347-$13,823 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 15-16 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2008 Dodge Durango

Our Take

The Dodge Durango offers a wide variety of engines: a V-6, two Magnum V-8s and a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8. The new E85-capable 4.7-liter V-8 engine produces more horsepower than the previous 4.7-liter V-8. A backup camera option is also new. The Durango competes with the Chevy Tahoe, Toyota Sequoia and... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Highway stability
  • Performance
  • Visibility
  • Difficult entry and exit

Notable Features

  • New E85-capable 4.7-liter V-8
  • Backup camera available
  • 5.7-liter Hemi V-8
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability system
  • Optional 20-inch wheels


Our Expert Reviews

I have no bias against big, truck-based SUVs. In fact, I grew up with one: It was a Scout, produced by a company called International Harvester. It was far from comfy, but totally fun and a major challenge to drive. My mother-in-law had one, and she often said you just had to "herd it down the road." I mention all this because I want you to know where I'm coming from when I tell you that t... Read full review for the 2008 Dodge Durango

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needed a vehicle to tow my boat

by Boat tow from Bloomington, IL on July 15, 2010

bought this 2008 new in 2009. I was looking for a vehicle that would tow 5000 pounds and had seating for 7. The chevy Traverse looked great but was way expensive. Same for the Ford Expedition. The Sub... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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