The two-mode hybrid model of the 2009 Dodge Durango, with a truck-based chassis and impressive good looks, is a seven-passenger sport utility vehicle (SUV). The Dodge Durango series of vehicles has been the favorite for Americans and one of the best-selling SUV models in the U.S. However, production has gone down as a result of the loss of buyer interest in full-size SUVs, both for their poor fuel efficiency and their high price.
Body Styles: SUV, Hybrid SUV
Engines: 3.7-liter six-cylinder, 4.7-liter eight-cylinder, 5.7-liter eight-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed automatic
Models: Durango SE, Durango SLT, Durango Limited
The addition of a hybrid model, combining V-8 power with hybrid efficiency, makes the 2009 Dodge Durango different. The vehicle looks bulky, with a tough structure, but offers a smooth ride.
The 2009 Dodge Durango flaunts a well-structured exterior and chiseled build, and it has a wonderful-looking front bumper. Between 2004 and 2006, several other trim levels became available to satisfy a variety of consumer needs.
The 2009 Durango comes in SE, SLT, and Limited trim levels, namely the 2009 Dodge Durango 2WD 4dr SE, 2009 Dodge Durango 2WD 4dr Limited, 2009 Dodge Durango 2WD 4dr SLT, 2009 Dodge Durango 4WD 4dr Limited, 2009 Dodge Durango 4WD 4dr Limited Hybrid, 2009 Dodge Durango 4WD 4dr SE, and 2009 Dodge Durango 4WD 4dr SLT.
The 2009 Dodge Durango interior feels quite roomy and spacious, promising comfort to drivers and passengers alike. With its folding third-row seat, the vehicle reaches a seating capacity of eight passengers. The vehicle features a beautiful interior design, laminated rear and front door glass, gray running boards, air-conditioning and heat, and power-adjustable pedals.
The Dodge Durango's cabin keeps family in mind. The front seats feel very comfortable and roomy, but storage areas seem a bit small, and the second row comes up a bit short on legroom. Nevertheless, the third row offers plenty of space and good legroom.
Performance & Handling
The 2009 Dodge Durango Hybrid model with advanced hybrid technology proves itself as a durable vehicle, which can tow up to 8950 pounds and gives V-6-like fuel efficiency. The vehicle makes the best choice for families, thanks to its seating capacity. The rugged construction makes it a better choice for towing and off-roading. Thanks to its powerful V-8 engine, which generates 376 hp, its two-mode transmission, and its two electric motors; the 2009 Durango earns a reputation for its cargo capacity and wonderful towing ability. The ability to tow heavy loads makes the 2009 Dodge Durango model unique.
Valuing the safety of passengers, Dodge has added some original and highly secure features to the 2009 Durango, including trailer sway control, anti-lock disc brakes, side curtain airbags covering all seating rows, and dual-stage front airbags.
The vehicle earns a five-star rating in government frontal crash tests for offering perfect protection to front occupants. However, side-impact airbags remain absent in the vehicle. It comes equipped with electronic stability and traction control. Some other standard features on every model include a tire-pressure monitor. The Limited and Hybrid models also get rear-view cameras and rear obstacle detection.
EPA Fuel Economy
Durango two-wheel drive: 14/20 mpg city/highway
Durango four-wheel drive: 13/19 mpg city/highway
Durango HEV: 20/22 mpg city/highway
- Smooth ride
- Passenger-friendly features and controls
- Simple interior controls
- Four-speaker stereo
- Satellite radio
You Won't Like
- Bulky look with a body-on-frame design
- Poor gas mileage
A good fit for long journeys, family rides, and towing heavy loads.
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