2009 Dodge Durango

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$28,130

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2009 Dodge Durango

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Ride comfort
  • Seat comfort
  • Interior space
  • Offroad capability with 4WD

The bad:

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

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2009 Dodge Durango trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • E85-capable V-6 and V-8
  • Hybrid model available
  • Backup camera available
  • Re-engineered 5.7-liter Hemi V-8
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability system
  • Optional 20-inch wheels

2009 Dodge Durango review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
The Dodge Durango offers a wide variety of engines and transmissions, including a V-6, two V-8s, and four- and five-speed automatic transmissions. There is also a full-hybrid option that uses the Hemi V-8. The vehicle is available in SE, SLT and Limited editions. The Durango competes with the Chevy Tahoe, Toyota Sequoia and Ford Expedition. The Durango can seat up to eight with an optional three-place third row and a bench in the second row.

The Durango Hybrid is covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.

New for 2009
The re-engineered 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 now has variable-valve timing and cylinder deactivation for increased fuel economy.

Exterior
Dodge promotes the Durango’s “broad-shouldered presence,” starting with a familiar crosshair grille. The SUV features short front and rear overhangs, a dramatically sloped windshield and what Dodge calls “powerful” wheel arches. The Durango’s 200.8-inch length and 76-inch width make it the baby of the group.

  • Standard roof rack
  • Standard fog lights
  • 17-inch steel wheels (SE)
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels (SLT)
  • 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels (Limited)
  • Optional body-colored running boards
  • Optional power liftgate (Limited)

Interior
Durangos can hold up to eight occupants when equipped with three rows of seats. Seven- and five-person configurations are also offered. Bucket seats are optional for the second row. Heated cloth seats are available, and all cloth seats come with standard stain-repellant seat fabric.

Cargo volume behind the third row is 20 cubic feet; that space grows to 102.4 cubic feet when both rear seats are folded down. Due to its smaller size, the Durango has predictably less maximum cargo volume than its competitors (the Sequoia has 120.8, the Expedition 108.2 and the Tahoe 108.9). There is 155.2 cubic feet of passenger volume.

  • Standard power windows, locks and heated mirrors
  • Black, wood-grain and satin-sliver-finished trim options
  • Cloth, leather or premium-leather options
  • Optional hands-free communication system and remote start
  • Optional voice-activated navigation and/or audio system (including touch-screen, voice commands, 30GB hard drive and navigation radio)
  • Optional rear-seat video system with 8-inch screen

Under the Hood
The Durango comes with a V-6 and two V-8 powertrain options. The V-8s come with a five-speed automatic transmission, while the V-6 sticks with a four-speed; no manual transmission is available. Dodge promises up to 8,950 pounds of towing capacity when properly equipped.

  • 210-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 with 235 pounds-feet of torque
  • 303-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 with 330 pounds-feet of torque
  • 356-hp, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 with 390 pounds-feet of torque with cylinder deactivation for increased fuel economy
  • Ladder-type frame construction
  • Rear-, all- and full-time four-wheel drive options
  • Four- and five-speed automatic transmissions
  • Run-down protection on battery

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Standard roll-sensing side curtain airbags
  • Standard all-disc antilock brakes
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Optional rear park assist and backup camera
  • Smart key that immobilizes engine in an attempted theft

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.0
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

1.0

Lemon Vehicle

I recently purchased a 2009 Dodge Durango from this dealer as a referral. My bf owns the same car from them & has had it over two yrs so they seemed reputable. We did a live tour of the vehicle, and at the time everything with the truck seemed great besides there being a check engine light on the dashboard. They were advised, I was not interested in a car with any issues or any dashboard lights; especially the check engine light! They reassured me that they can fix that issue (check engine light) by changing out the truck's fuel tank. I bought the truck outright & gave them the job of getting it delivered to me to California. They advised the part was changed, and the day of the tow we paid for expedited shipping. Gil, the sales manager, continuously, reassured the light is off and there are no lights displayed on the dashboard. The truck was set to be sent with an eta of Tues (2/2/21)/Wed afternoon (2/3/21) which quickly changed to Friday afternoon 3/5/21. Friday morning of the expected delivery date, I received a text from an unknown # advising the truck is delayed and will arrive Saturday afternoon 3/6/21@ 3. Saturday comes, its 3:30 and my truck is not here. No calls from anyone with uodates, and no one is answering their phones not even the tow guy (whose number I had to get from google because the company they hired to tow the truck transferred it over to another company after leaving dealers lot)! I reach out to the broker who tells me the truck will be arriving in 25 mins. Around 3:50 pm my truck is pulling up and is now starting with an odd noise that was never there during the tour of the vehicle. To make matters worse, there are (5) lights on the dashboard that was never mentioned to me or seen when live tour was conducted! Every light but the check engine light! The check engine light isn't even on! Everyone, save yourselves the time and the headache because as much as you think a business is good, beyond the eye it's terrible! This business has two faces! They smiled in my face, took my money, and knew this truck shouldn't have been sold! Carway Autosales, Jeannette or GIl, I hope you find it in your hearts to do the right thing, and get this settled because if not I will see you in court with my lawyer to get back every penny that was paid to you guys for this truck!! This was bad business!

4.3

Its good but the music system is not that great

it's a good family car but the music system sucks as the connect does not perform so well I tried to take to the dealer but was a temporary fix only

5.0

Very reliable and SAFE

This is the 2nd Durango I have owned. I feel very safe in this vehicle and it's very comfortable and roomy for the family with room to spare. It's been perfect for me as a mom from the moment we brought our son home from the hospital keeping him safe to now as a 4 year old. Plenty of room for all the baby/kid gear.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Dodge
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
-12 months/unlimited distance
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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