The SUV known as the Dodge Durango was issued from the Dodge Brand of the DaimlerChrysler corporation. The Dodge Durango was first released in the year 1998. In the year 2004, it received a major face lift.
The Dodge Durango is intended to fill the gap left by the cancellation of the Dodge Ramcharger in the year 1993. The Dodge Durango is produced in Newark, Delaware at the Newark Assembly factory.
Shortly after the release of the second generation Dodge Dakota, the Dodge Durango was released as a mid size SUV. The vehicle was marketed as an incredibly sturdy truck based SUV that could hold up to seven passengers at a time while towing up to 6,700 pounds. This generation of Dodge Durangos, however, would suffer from numerous drive component and transmission difficulties. This was due in part to the massive weight of the SUV, as well as the driving demographic that the vehicle belonged to, which consisted mainly of car and minivan drivers. In the year 2000, the Dodge Durango’s 5.2 L Configuration was replaced by a 4.7 L PowerTech V8 Configuration. That same year, a special all wheel drive performance version of the Dodge Durango known as the R/T was released. The R/T version of the truck featured a 5.9 L V8 Configuration.