2011 Dodge Durango Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Dodge Durango
Spacious, and comfortable ride.
I love the size of the Durango! I do wish it was a little bit bigger though. I like the fact that you can fold the second and third row seats down for carrying large items and you can fit 3 car seats comfortably in the second row and third row(so 4 car seats all together) but in order to get to the third row you would have to undo one of the car seats in the second row to move the seat and get back to the third row. We get pretty good gas mileage from our Durango too. A full tank will last me about a week if not a little longer. We did have some problems with the tip shortly after purchasing the Durango which also led to a dead battery(which wasn't covered in our warranty), but it was a problem that a lot of the Durango’s had and became a recall. Other than that, I do love the Durango.
2011 Dodge Durango crew cab- just my opinion.
There have been quite a few recalls on this vehicle. We had our alternator start giving us trouble, but it wasn't part of the recall. It quick and left me stranded, in a vehicle that is completely electric, so I couldn't do anything, not even lock the doors. We paid to have the alternator fixed, and then a few months later it was put on the recall list, so we were reimbursed the cost. The whole ordeal was slightly more than inconvenient. It is comfortable to drive, and I enjoy that the front seats completely recline. It is nice on long car trips, where the driver needs to pull over and sleep. I wish it had a better stereo system, but from what I can tell, the newer vehicles do.
The Durango seats 7 very comfortably. The third row seats fold completely down for more room in the back and 2 car seats fit great in the back seat.
We have 2 kids under age 5 so we have 2 car seats that have to fit in the back seat and the Durango can fit them comfortably. There is plenty of room in it. We did have an issue with the TIPM within the first year of driving the car and that caused problems with our fuel pump which led to our battery dying but I believe that was an issue that became a recall. I do sometimes accidentally hit the shifter in the middle of the counsel which causes the car to go from auto to manual and then have to pull over to get it back to auto. That is a feature I could go without. Otherwise, the Durango is a great, very roomy and comfortable vehicle.
Fantastic SUV with great power and performance.
Vehicle is loaded with all extras. Turns on wipers, lights as needed. Has cruise control that is dead on setting that slows or speeds up as the car in front on you does to maintain safe distance between car. Heated and air conditioned seats. Heated steering wheel. Has 20 inches wheels that deliver a great ride. Car has had very few maintenance with 140, 00 miles on it. Car has great lines and I get lots of looks and questions asked about it. First car that I have owned with over 100, 000 miles that I have not wanted to trade in for a new one.
The good and the bad about the vehicle.
The vehicle has had leaks. There was an oil leak and an antifreeze leak. We took it in and there is still an antifreeze leak. So we have to take it in again. The drivers window does not want to go up and down. It sticks and that is a problem. Rear view camera is not working and that was one of the reasons we got the vehicle. It is reliable and is comfortable. The features need to be improved. I like the color. It is easy to find in the parking lot. I do like the vehicle. Thank you.
I wish I bought the Hyundai that is just like it only cheaper.
I really like the third row seating and compared to many other SUVs on the market (even those offering third row seating) it is very roomy and does not feel cramped as others. I do not like that it has had a lot of recalls at least 5, I think. One of the key fob remotes does not always work well even with fresh batteries. The power locks do not always work, sometimes I stand there pushing the button several times.
replacement for family van
We bought this vehicle to replace the family van. We still needed room to haul 5 adults most of the time. This is a good vehicle for that. Gas mileage could be a little better. We get 17 mpg in town and 23 on the highway. The only issue we have had with it was the thermostat had to be replaced. Would buy this vehicle again if we needed this same size but we won't need it so will probably will downsize
My Dodge Durango experience.
I love my car, very reliable but it feels like I am always patching up another mess. They constantly send things to take it into the shop and it is annoying. Otherwise, the car is great and it is big enough to fit all my friends, which is nice. I would recommend getting this car for someone who is a good driver and will take care of the car.
Nothing with 3 Rows Compares to the Durango Period
The 3rd Gen Dodge Durango by far the best looking, best handling, most powerful, and most capable 3 row SUV. Nothing else comes close to the SUV driving experience like the Durango's (Excludes the brother GC Trackhawk, but it doesn't have 3 rows). Will be trading in my current Durango for a new one and nothing else.
This model doesn't have a selectable transfer case offering a low range for off-road use, nor much ground clearance. Also this doesn't have a 'HEMI'...
This Durango has lots of room for passengers, cargo or BOTH! we chose the V6 for economic reasons, including lower cost to insure, less thirsty for gas & lower purchase cost. We really enjoy all the features of this SUV too, Like video entertainment for rear passengers, heated seats & All wheel drive all the time.