Source: MSN Autos
...Note that all Durangos also carry larger fuel tanks of 25 gallons compared with 21.1 and 18.5 gallons, respectively, for the Pathfinder and 4Runner. Sheet metal stays the same Every Durango model could well be described as ruggedly styled, even muscle-bound. Because of this, DaimlerChrysler officials didn't change much on the outside to create the R/T, save for badging and the R/T's big, 17-inch tires on aluminum wheels. The standard Durango tire is 15 inches in diameter. Note that the sheet metal has stayed basically the same as it has been since the Durango debuted in the 1998 model year...
...Both the middle and rear seats fold flat for a maximum cargo room of 88 cubic feet. Exterior Styling on the Durango, which comes only as a four-door, follows that of the Dakota pickup from the windshield forward. A new Sport trim comes standard with aluminum wheels and an intriguing color palette that includes chili pepper and patriot blue. Under the Hood A 235-horsepower 4.7-liter V-8, which debuted last year on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, replaces a 5.2-liter V-8 in Durango's lineup and teams with a new electronic automatic transmission. A 3.9-liter V-6 with 175 horsepower is the base engine...
...17-inch wheels, and a nice engine rumble that hints at the spirit of a sports car trapped in the body of a truck.All models featured the Enhanced Accident Response system, which sprung into action as soon as the airbags deployed. Standard second row bench seat (buckets optional) and third row bench seat folded flat for lots of storage. The Durango could hold a lot, and with its powerful engines, transporting heavy loads was not a problem.For all its big-bodied personality, the 2000 Durango rides relatively quietly and has an excellent turn ratio. One drawback to its size is a tendency to get...
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