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Dodge Durango Redesign for 2004



  • kendoughkendough Posts: 7
    Edmunds says the 2004 model will be available spring of 2004. I looks on some other sites, and there is no set date, just TBD.
  • traumagastraumagas Posts: 64
    I currently have a dakota quad slt 4.7 loaded out with 4x4 This truck rocks would buy another today have 50k no problems, I saw the site here at edmunds on specs. it says the durango will have full time 4x4 :(
      This will blow if this is the only powertrain avail. I would not buy a full time 4x4. Been there do that. Not again. Does anyone have any info on this durango. If so please let me know.
  • momulemomule Posts: 1
    See website for full views of the 85% DURANGO (almost will be used) for 2004.
    Great Pics!
    Anyone know when they will be on the market for sale ??
  • josephus1josephus1 Posts: 5
    I love the look of the RT concept, and especially the Hemi. I think Toonnses is right, it looks low, which is great for the Street rodders. But now I gotta shell out $3K for a lift kit & tires too?
    For a mid-size SUV with better clearance and Off-road ability the Toyota 4-Runner now offers a V8 option, and will last longer than you'll want it to.
    I have a 2000 4.7l and I love it, so I'll wait for Dodge to produce the Hemi'Rango.
  • Pix @ are the same as all others I have seen. Is this actual production or prototype? If 2004 is to come out "spring of 2003", where is it? I renewed lease on 2000 SLT for 6 months so I could get a good chance on the 2004. Anyone else got anything new on actual available date?
  • The deductible only applies after your 3/36 is over and it's $100 or $150.... As for the fine print, just make sure you have a history of all of your maintenance records so that if something does come up, you can show that it's not lack of upkeep on your part....

    As for the mini-van thing... oh please!

    The Durango is 15% larger everywhere, hip room, shoulder room, width, etc, etc, etc.... You can fit a 48" (4 ft) piece of plywood BETWEEN the wheel wells!
  • rodney12rodney12 Posts: 32
    From recent discussion here it seems timely to mention DC's media access site. This is where press releases are made and info is given to the general public. It's also where other sites get their pictures (then usually shrink them) and often much of their verbage.

    Its at

    Click on "continue as guest", check the box agreeing to the legal mumbo jumbo, and click next. On the left click on "Chrysler Group" then "Dodge trucks" or whatever. There is a great deal of information there, including the 2004 Durango press kit, which mentions availability this fall.

    Happy surfing...
  • spoonsjtdspoonsjtd Posts: 1
    Rodney, how did you find the 2004 press kit? I can only find one for the 2003.
  • rodney12rodney12 Posts: 32
    does not exist yet. Sorry about the mis-speak in my post. I meant to say the prototype for the 2004 Durango's press kit. They designate the concept by the year IT was produced, not any production model it may or may not 'inspire'. In this case, the 2003 Durango RT Hemi concept is the prototype of the 2004 Durango. As the kit says, it's about 85% of the exterior. They talk about the 2004 model as if this is almost it.

    I'm looking forward to spyshots, and details about the real 2004 as well. In the mean time we'll have to settle for the concept [sigh] which should be pretty close.

    Again, sorry for the confusion...
  • colorado1974colorado1974 Posts: 177
    I am a Dodge dealer in Washington state and to my surprise yesterday I was able to order the all new Durango. Even though Chrysler has not informed the dealer body yet of the change it was very obvious.

    The new sales code is HB, last year it was AN.
    The engine choices are 4.7L or 5.7L Hemi.
    The rear set is split 50/50.
    The fuel capacity goes from 25 in 2003 to 27 in 2004.
    17 inch wheels are standard.
    The SLT Plus trim is now called Limited Trim.
    And so on.

    Pricing was not given but I ordered a bunch of them.
  • colorado1974colorado1974 Posts: 177
    I posted the old Durango as an AN model but the correct model code was DN.
  • kendoughkendough Posts: 7
    I have searched and searched this internet. Nowhere can I find a start up date. Its not that I don't beleive you Colorado, but it seems strange.

    I have even written to Dodge. They are saying spring of 2004.
  • brianbmbrianbm Posts: 55
    Colorado, if you can get the info, what ground clearance and approach angles is Dodge claiming?
    I do go offroad, and love ground clearance - it's up there with good galvanizing in my book. Bigger is nicer, but not if I get stuck on a rock.
  • My wife drives a 99 Durango 5.9 with tow package.
    We have been looking at a later model but all Dodge offers now have the 3rd row seat. With the 3rd row seat you loose a flat floor with all seats folded. Talk about a mini van interior! We wish DC offered the option of not buying the 3rd seat. All we get from our dealers is "well you can take it out and leave it in the garage." I'm not sure even the option of a hemi will keep us from shopping elsewhere. This is a pain because we really love the Durango.
  • The lease for my 2001 Durango will be up in early November (2003). Im beginning to panic when I hear the 2004 Durango may not be out until Spring 2004. We LOVE our Durango. It has never given us a single problem despite what many had warned us about before getting it. Its been wonderful and I would definately get the 2004 if it comes out in time. Spring is not "in time" for me and it breaks my heart because there really isnt any other third row seat SUV out there that does anything for me.

    Help me if anyone knows when the new style will be coming out.
  • libertycatlibertycat Posts: 593
    It looks like an SUV to me not a minivan at all. Plus I love minivans' style. north, look at the Suzuki XL-7, Ford Explorer , Chrysler Pacifica, and minivans like the Toyota Sienna, Mazda MPV, and Chrysler T&C. The minivans are the best but if a minivan isn't for you, consider the XL-7 Limited as it is a great SUV with a luxurious and roomy interior and rugged looks outside.
  • dwk1031dwk1031 Posts: 1
    Anyone know if there will be more cargo space in the 04 Durango? If so, what is the total amount of cargo space available? Does it compare equaly to that of the Tahoe?
  • denimo1denimo1 Posts: 13
    I've handed my leased '00 Yukon to our local Dodge dealer and am waiting for my '04 Durango.
    I'm told it will be available in BC in mid October and yes I'm going with the Hemi. I dont tow much, but we have some pretty high level passes here and lots of single lane highway. Does anyone know if Dodge will move to a floor shifter,or if they plan to offer an OE grille guard( like the Endeavour)?
  • HammertimeHammertime Posts: 14
    The Durango isn't a minivan with off-road tires -- that would be the Toyota Highlander.

    My first impression of the 2004 D is very ugly, but that's what I first thought of the redesigned Grand Cherokee a few years ago. Now I prefer the looks of the current models.
  • i work for a dodge dealer in enid ok. if you guys think your left out in the dark, just think how i feel. i have only seen the actual truck picture 1 time. im sorry folks,,i dont believe the rt will be on the market. so far there will be a st, slt and a limited. only 17 inch wheels as right now, and yes,,,,,,,,,,the himi will be the perfered option!!!!!!!! the actual truck looks a lot like the rt comcept. i will get to drive one on the 23rd of next month. we will have class in kansas city. i hate to burst all of you guises bubbles about the rt, and mabee ill be wrong, but as of right now, we cant order a rt. the thing im bunmmmmmed out about is the wheels!! no 21's:(. if you have any questions or ir intrested on getting on my wait list for the truck you can call me here at the dealer ship 1-580-234-5400. my name is steven and ill do all i can to help.
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,703
    impressive, I have my usual standard the shifter on the column, like a standard car, or is there a floor/console shifter available for those of us who "gotta have em"...
  • I am friends with a dealership owner and they will be in Oct 03. They are 15% bigger inside and also wider, longer, and higher. I have a 2000 Durango 5.9L and a 2003 Ram 1500 Hemi...AWESOME TRUCKS!!! I will be turning in my 2000 for an 04 Hemi.
  • Keep your 2000. The new Durango looks goofy!
  • I see that you still have your Jimmy. I thought you were going to get the new 4 runner? Obviously the new D is off your list. :)

    Grand High Poobah
    The Fraternal Order of Procrastinators
  • The Durango shifter is on the steering column Here is a picture of the interior of the Durango. The design is very clean and the fit and finish is excellent.
  • How do you know that the fit and finish is very good? They haven't even arrived on the dealers lots. Have you been able to have a look at them already?

    Grand High Poobah
    The Fraternal Order of Procrastinators
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