The 1999 Dodge Durango is an SUV in the midsize category that was introduced in 1997. 2004 saw a redesign that switched to a full-size version. Models are four-door SUVs with a front-engine and rear- or four-wheel-drive layout. The first generation models included those built from 1997 through 2003 and these were midsize versions with a bulky body, high ground clearance, and generally rugged exterior. Power ranged from a 3.9-liter V-6 up to a 5.9-liter V-8 Magnum. Transmissions included a four- or five-speed automatic depending on the year and the engine option. It is known for power and a roomy interior with a range of interior features. The 1999 models became available with two-wheel drive and a 3.9-liter Magnum V-6 engine.
Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 5.2-liter V-8, 5.9-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic with overdrive
Models: Dodge Durango 4x2, Dodge Durango 4x4
The 1999 Dodge Durango added a 3.9-liter V-6 in a two-wheel drive. Two new colors were added and a handful of features became optional or standard previously unavailable.
The exterior of the 1999 Dodge Durango is large with a wide wheelbase and an aggressive front end. Some available exterior features include a rear lip spoiler, roof rack, day-night mirrors, available tinted windows, heavy front shocks, and available alloy wheels.
The 1999 Dodge Durango seats five comfortably in two rows with front bucket seats and a back bench seat. Maximum cargo room is 88 cubic feet. Some available features include four-way power driver and passenger seat, 60/40-split rear bench, cargo tie downs, four-speaker sound system with cassette player and available CD player, child safety door locks, rear defroster, tilt steering, power windows and locks, and cruise control on the steering wheel.
Performance & Handling
The 1999 Dodge Durango comes with either a 5.2-liter, 230-hp V-8 or a 5.9-liter, 245-hp V-8. Both are paired with a four-speed automatic transmission and have high towing capacity. The 5.9-liter engine model has a towing ability of around 4100 pounds. Acceleration is quick and smooth with either engine. It also handles well and offers a comfortable ride on the highway and has descent off-road capability.
Some safety features on the 1999 Dodge Durango include driver and passenger airbags and rear-wheel anti-lock brakes.
EPA Fuel Economy
Dodge Durango: 14/19 mpg city/highway
- Towing capacity
- Interior room
You Won't Like
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A powerful SUV with an attractive exterior and good for city driving with descent off-road capability.
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