Gear: 2006 Dodge Durango


2006 Dodge Durango

Category: Patrol Vehicles & Equipment
Subcategory: Patrol Vehicles
Average Rating:
(23 Votes)

An antiskid system, eight-passenger seating, and a power liftgate are new Durango features for 2006. This truck-type SUV lends its design to the 2007 Chrysler Aspen. It comes in SXT, SLT, and Limited models. It's available with three engines: a 210-hp V6, a 230-hp V8, and Chrysler's 335-hp Hemi V8 that saves fuel by deactivating four cylinders during cruising. All have automatic transmission.

Member Reviews

  • Jordon__10-50__029_max30
    Murf123, Thu, 14 Jun 2007 09:25:59 UTC.
    1st review

    Dodge what can I say... Although its not as fast, Very top heavy, and cumbersom. I was able to put my departments new Durango threw the paces during this years Noreaster (St. Valentines Day Storm) The vehicle was finominal the snow. Another problem with the vehicle is that the prisoner cages make the rear seat rather small but hell their not really made for comfort anyway

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    copper5817, Wed, 19 Sep 2007 07:40:57 UTC.

    Very, very fast. Faster than our cars are. AWD all the time. Doesn't lend itself well to organization, and a cage would be nice. Also the spotlight in the door sucks. When you open the door, the light moves with the door. Also the door likes to rebound. It did this to me a crushed my trigger finger (ouch) &@^%*#$!!!!

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    Reality, Thu, 01 Nov 2007 09:34:08 UTC.

    Standard for State Department. Hate knocking my knee on the damn steering column but other then that it's a ride. Pickup isn't that great but top speed? This thing can go well over 100mph for (Personally driven) 4 hours non stop.

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    serratedders04, Wed, 05 Dec 2007 19:17:30 UTC.

    I love this SUV.....

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    Casey81, Sat, 22 Dec 2007 01:24:04 UTC.

    Great patrol vehicle... Great in the snow! Just wish there was more clearance in the front end.

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    sgtbird, Sat, 22 Dec 2007 01:29:19 UTC.

    Our department started using these, they are great as far as speed and handeling, but need a little more ground clearance for rural type terrain. The cage in the back was kind of an issue as well. Not a whole lotta room left after that.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 22 Dec 2007 14:09:20 UTC.

    I am in the market for a new SUV, I will keep this one in mind.

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    Meff, Tue, 01 Jan 2008 22:48:08 UTC.

    I drive the all wheel drive model that seems to handle the road at a high rate of speed but is a lot slower than a crown and less room for a large officer with duty rig on

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    deputywilliams2705, Tue, 08 Jan 2008 18:57:48 UTC.

    Very smooth and comfterable ride, nice and rooming, good performance out of the engine and it handle turns very well at high speeds. The down fall to the Durango is the ground clearance is not very much so it makes it hard to get into some places that county agencies have to get into. Overall I am still pretty impressed with the Durango and by no means am I a Dodge fan.

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    kyle24482, Sun, 13 Jan 2008 20:44:07 UTC.

    all round nice patrol vehicle could have more top end speed i had it topped out at 110

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    Anonymous, Thu, 24 Jan 2008 00:40:24 UTC.

    Working up here in the snow, I like my Durango. We used to have the Chevy Tahoe, which I prefer cause you could power through high snow. We have some Ford Expeditions, but they are large and awkward to drive. The Durango, being smaller and lighter, does have some drawbacks, but they are speedy little SUV's.....which I prefer. The interior is cramped, with all the police equipment installed, glad I am not 6'4"!

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    LSJones, Mon, 28 Jan 2008 09:24:32 UTC.

    We have 4 of these rolling P.O.S.'s, I'll continue tdrive my 5 yr old Crown Vic with 145 k. All of ours have electrical problems, they don't handle well and don't have as much room in the front as a CVPI. Our problem may be because all of ours were bought straight off the lot, no special duty package, etc. and all of the equipment was installed by the local mechanic rather than a speciality outfiter. Thankfully our Cheif has gotten over whatever was wrong with him and is again buying Crown Vic's. (I havn't been able to talk him in to Tahoes yet.)

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    cfish85, Sat, 02 Feb 2008 01:59:12 UTC.

    We have a Durango the SXT Model ours is real Nice leather DVD player got 4 months for 19,999 form 32,000 list drinks gas but will haul 8 people Alpine system 6 disc mp3 player better tahn our Tahoe ever was !

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    rkass58, Tue, 13 May 2008 12:23:49 UTC.

    Good Car

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    Jerome06, Mon, 16 Jun 2008 07:33:58 UTC.

    Great for the K9 unit.

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    lajustice, Mon, 25 Aug 2008 19:13:17 UTC.

    working in forensics i pack more crap than the average bear. i keep on packing it away and it just keeps having more room. Must be shoving it out the other door. lol

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    Anonymous, Wed, 29 Oct 2008 06:10:26 UTC.

    Although you cann't expect percection out off one you buy off the lot and stick rookies in these things just suck. You cann't just do a u-turn on rural state highways. The 2002 units were good, the 2004 weren't terrible but the 2006 is just plain falling apart and the dealer cann't seem to get it right.

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    foxvog, Wed, 21 Jan 2009 07:37:08 UTC.

    Not very practical for patrol, too big, too wide,too slow! about the only thing its got going for it is the room you have while driving it.besides that try getting out fast, its not going to happen with the step boards. You need to slide out. I don't mind a dodge as long as its a charger.

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    irish710, Tue, 03 Feb 2009 14:39:35 UTC.

    love it for the snow and pretty comfortable most of the time

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    JeMan, Mon, 09 Feb 2009 03:41:48 UTC.

    I was just issued a 2009 Durango and I feel that it's not very practical for patrol. I'm a member of my department's dive team therefore, I like having the extra space. I like the ride and the 4X4 for the hard terrain. I hate the fact that the spot light is on the door frame. This sucks because every time you open the door the light goes everywhere. Also, no interior large dome light and carpet inside.

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    pdaly224, Mon, 28 Jun 2010 08:16:58 UTC.

    I'm a k-9 handler working in the Las Vegas area and this vehicle is fast and great for catching speeders; but, during the summer it over heats and I have gone through four compressors. I had the original Durango and it was a lot more functional inside and did better during the summer.

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    Enforcer1129, Sat, 09 Oct 2010 22:04:30 UTC.

    My department exclusively uses Durango's and I have a mixed review of them. For the pro's, the Durango does have adequate power(my department uses the V6 model) and is pretty comfortable for me(I'm 6'3, 240lbs). It also has a pretty nice size cargo area for carrying equipment. However, it does have many downfalls. The handling is horrible, the transmissions keep failing, and it isn't meant to be run 24/7/365.

    Overall an ok vehicle but there's better choices out there, like the Tahoe.

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    lanier38345, Thu, 10 May 2012 01:36:57 UTC.

    These cars can't handle turns very well.

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