The 2008 Dodge Durango is somewhere between the mid-size and full-size truck-based SUVs from GM and Ford.
It's about the same length as the short-wheelbase versions of the full-size SUVs from GM and Ford, but it's narrower and isn't as tall, which makes its interior feel smaller; and though it's quite a few inches longer than the Explorer and TrailBlazer, it's only slightly wider and taller.
Yet, even though the Durango is slightly smaller than those big SUVs, it doesn't handle any better.
The Durango offers a usable third-row seat, an advantage over those smaller models, and has tow ratings that are competitive with some larger, full-size SUVs.
It's a good deal for those who tow; especially in one of its lower trim levels when optioned with the HEMI engine, the Durango makes a good tow vehicle for thousands less than the Expedition or Tahoe.
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|2008 Dodge DurangoBrowse Used Listings||2009 Chevrolet TahoeBrowse Used Listings||2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazerBrowse Used Listings||2008 Ford ExpeditionBrowse Used Listings||2008 Ford ExplorerBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V8||Gas I6||Gas V8||Gas V6|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|2WD 4-Door SXT||2WD 4-Door 1500 LS||2WD 4-Door LT w/1LT||2WD 4-Door XLT||RWD 4-Door V6 XLT|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door|
|Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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