"Not a bad vehicle, but not great either. Consider:
PROS: Good power, excellent in the snow and mud. No real reliability issues. HEMI sounds good.
CONS: Mushy ride and handling. Fuel mileage is horrible (12 city - 15 hwy)! Resale value is poor, better lease this puppy or you'll lose your butt."
"The 2006 Durango with 5.7 Hemi is fun to drive. Lots of power. On vacation, the Durango handled the mountains with ease. If you need an SUV with AWD for snow and ice, the Durango is for you. This is our second Durango. Our 1998 is still going strong at 175,000 miles and both have performed well in winter weather."
"I am so pleased with this SUV. It's loaded, has tons of power and never gets boring to drive. The HEMI averages 20 MPG HWY and 17 around town which is great! It has sharp looks and drives like a luxury car. I am keeping it forever!"
"Very nice Vehicle , stylish , Rides and drives very smooth . very comfortable . Very fast on acceleration when needed . Can sway a little on curves around 50 mph or faster . some engine noise when eccelerating . But over all a very good vehicle ...."
"I bought this vehicle with the Hemi new in 2006. Had problems from the start. It has many great features, great radio, DVD. Not enough leg room in the back seat for my two kids. Not enough storage space. Traded in an Armada that had minor problems. The driver door vibrates when shut. Bad wind noise. Vibration when going over 65. Dealer said is normal. I've driven many vehicles and never have had vibration this bad. Mileage is ok for a vehicle this size. Could be better. Value dropped 50% after six months. Want to trade but with such negative equity I won't be able to for years and then it won't be worth anything. Wish I'd kept the Armada."
"For the money this is the best SUV in its class. It has so much room compared to its competitors, very stylish, Great on Gas and has enough torque to pull everything I want. I purchased the Durango in Oregon and had no problem traveling on Mount Hood in the winter. The one I have is all wheel drive with 4 wheel drive at the turn of a switch. Has no problems traveling to and on the beach in Hawaii. I would not only recommend it I would definitely continue to buy this SUV as long as they make it. You can't go wrong Test Drive One Today and you to will agree."
"Never thought I would but i love it. I use mine for many uses, from flea marketing to treacherous dirt roads covered in ice with steep inclines, to long distance family drives. I can fit anyone or anythign into it at a moments notice. It drives wonderfully, lots, power when I need it, and over all comfortable, except that the drivers seat is a little hard for my taste, but I can adjust it any way I want. I love the rear air, my mechanic husband was dubious about owning one but he is happy i bought it now, (he's never had to work on it) I will probably never go back."
"We have had our Durango for 3 years and had almost no problems with it. It is large enough to be comfortable but still very maneuverable with a short turning circle.
With the Hemi engine, the performance is great. We towed a 6000 lb trailer several thousand miles and the truck performed like a champ.
I have been very surprised at the gas mileage. We get 16 - 19 mpg around town and 22+ on the highway.
When we replace it, we will definitely consider another Durango."
"My 2005 Durango is beautiful and provides a smooth ride. There is plenty of room for three carseats. My only complaint is probably a result of driving sedans all my life: it is a little difficult to park and I really have to watch the blind spots when changing lanes and backing up."
"I would not recommend unless you plan on having it forever. I baught my Durango July of 2005; after it was all said and done I paid $26,000. It is now August of 2007 and my balance is now $18,000. I took it to a dealership to trade in; and I was told the value is only $8,000. By the time I pay another $10,000 so that I can trade it in, the mileage and additional years will have brought the value down to nothing."