2006 Dodge Durango User Reviews
SLT 4X4 shown
- $7,219 - $9,611
- No trim specified for this review
- Best fold flat 3rd seat of any SUV,8950lb towing with 3.92 diff,smooth ride,power liftgate,8 passngr
- Legs will hit floor boards when exiting/entering vehice, no rearview camera,limited storage
I hesitantly traded my 2001, SLT plus durango in for a 2006 limited 5.7 HEMI version. The reason - ride quality and safety aspects are much improved over the old style. I was happy with my 2001 and planned on keeping it but then I got a tremendous deal on a 2006 that I could not pass up. I was comparing this with the Armada which my brother had bought. The Durango is just the right size as the Armada is a tank. The Armada is too big but it does have more amenities such as a rear camera system to help you back up, lighted turn signals on mirrors, split liftgate glass in the rear, tire pressure monitoring, dual zone climate control, etc. But, the cost difference was almost $10,000 between the two vehicles and they could both essentially do the same thing - tow a 9000 pound load and provide a safe and smooth ride for my family. I wish the Durango navigation system had a touch screen rather than a joystick and an "enter" button as this would make the system much more user friendly. Entertainment center is terrific and my kids can watch a movie, or switch to a CD from the 6 disk changer, or listen to the radio or satellite radio - all from the back seat using their remote. I do wish the durango were not so ugly but the refinements that Dodge made over the first generation durango's makes this a best buy. HEMI is a must as it accelerates much the same way my lighter 2001 durango did with the 4.7 liter.
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