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2003 Dodge Durango - Specs

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Engine Specs
Transmission Specs

Exterior Dimensions
Interior Dimensions

Suspension Specs
Trailer Towing


Engine
4.7-Liter Magnum®, SOHC SMPI Magnum V-8
5.9-Liter Magnum®, OHV SMPI V-8
Availability
Standard - All
Optional — All
Type and Description
V-8, liquid-cooled
8-cylinder, 90° V-type, liquid-cooled
Displacement
287 cu. in. (4701 cu. cm)
360 cu. in. (5895 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke
3.66 x 3.41 (93.0 x 86.5)
4.00 x 3.58 (101.6 x 90.9)
Valve System
Chain-driven SOHC, 16 valves, hydraulic end-pivot roller rockers
OHV, 16 valves, roller followers, hydraulic lifters
Fuel Injection
Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless
Sequential multi-portpoint electronic
Construction
Cast-iron block, aluminum alloy heads
Cast-iron block and heads
Compression Ratio
9.3:1
8.9:1
Power (SAE net)
235 @ 4800 rpm (a)
245 bhp @ 4000 rpm
230 @ 4800 rpm(b)
Torque (SAE net)
295 lb.-ft. @ 3200 rpm
335 lb.-ft. @ 3200 rpm
Max. Engine Speed
6000 rpm (electronically limited)
5250 rpm
Fuel Requirement
Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2
Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2
Oil Capacity
6 qt. (5.7L)
5 qt. (4.7L)
Emission Controls
Mini-catalysts (b); three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors, engine modifications (a)(c)
Mini-catalyst(a), three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors, engine modifications(b)
Estimated EPA Fuel Economy mpg (City/Hwy)
2WD: 14/19
12/17
4WD: 13/18
(a) With EPA Tier 1 exhaust emission controls.
(b) With California Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) exhaust emission controls.
(c) Meets Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) requirements in California: Meets EPA Tier 1 requirements in all other states.

Transmission
5-45RFE, Automatic 5-Speed
46RE, Automatic 4-Speed Overdrive
Availability
Included with 4.7-liter engine
Included with 5.9-liter engine
Description
Three planetary gear sets, one overrunning clutch, full electronic control, electronically controlled converter clutch
Hydraulic control, electronically controlled governor, overdrive lockout and converter clutch
Gear Ratios
     1st
3.00
2.45
     2nd
1.67 — upshift
1.45
1.50 — kick-down
     3rd
1.00
1.00
     4th
0.75
0.69
     5th
0.67
Overall Top Gear
2.34 with 3.55 axle
2.45 with 3.55 axle
2.59 with 3.92 axle
2.70 with 3.92 axle

Transfer Case
NV133HD
NV233HD
NV244HD
Availability
Standard with 4WD on Sport
Standard with 4WD
Standard — R/T, optional all other 4WD
Type
Part-time electronically shifted
Part-time electronically shifted
Full-time electronically shifted
Operating Modes
2WD; Neutral; 4WD High, Locked
4WD Low, Locked; Neutral; 2WD; 4WD High, Locked
4WD Low, Locked; Neutral; 4WD; 4WD High, Locked
Low-Range Ratio
None
2.72
2.72
Center Differential
None
None
Planetary with lock

Electrical System 2003 Dodge Durango
Alternator
136-amp — Standard
160-amp — Optional
Battery
Maintenance-free 600 CCA — Standard
750 CCA — Optional

Dimensions and Capabilities
2WD
4WD
Wheelbase  
116.0 (2948)
116.2 (2952)
Track Front
60.9 with 16" x 7" wheels
61.6 with 16" x 7" wheels
62.0 with 16" x 8" wheels and 17" x 9" wheels
62.6 with 16" x 8"
Rear
61.9 with 16" x 7" wheels
61.9 with 16" x 7" wheels
62.9 with 16" x 8" wheels
62.9 with 16" x 8"
17" x 9" wheels
Overall Length
193.5 (4916)
193.5 (4916)
Overall Width(b)
71.3 (1811)
71.3 (1816)
Overall Height
70.5 (1791)
72.0 (1828)
Load Floor Height
29.9 (760)
31.2 (792)
Sill Step Height
18.0 (458)
20.0 (508)
Ground Clearance Front axle
8.6 (219)
8.8 (225)
Rear axle
8.5 (216)
8.5 (216)
Minimum
8.5 (216)
8.5 (216)
Approach Angle
23.8°
28.9°
Ramp Breakover Angle
19.3°
19.0°
Departure Angle
23.4°
25.1°
Frontal Area
29.5 sq. ft.
Drag coefficient
Fuel tank capacity
25 gal. (95L)
25 gal. (95L)
Curb Weight (estimated) 4.7-liter engine
4379 lbs. (1986 kg)
4629 lbs. (2100 kg)
5.9-liter engine
4483 lbs. (2033 kg)
4726 lbs. (2144 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
6050 lbs. (2745 kg)
6400 lbs. (2900 kg)
Payload (estimated) 4.7-liter engine
1670 lbs. (758 kg)
1770 lbs. (803 kg)
5.9-liter engine
1570 lbs. (712 kg)
1670 lbs. (758 kg)
a) All dimensions measured at curb weight.
(b) At seating reference point.

Accomodations
Standard
With Optional Third Seat
Seating Capacity, Front/Second/Rear
2/3/ — or 3/3/—
2/3/2 or 3/3/2
Front Seat
Head room
39.8 (1012)
39.8 (1012)
Leg room
41.9 (1063)
41.9 (1063)
Shoulder room
57.6 (1463)
57.6 (1463)
Hip room
56.9 (1445)
56.9 (1445)
Seat travel
8.6 (219)
8.6 (219)
Recliner range
27
27
SAE volume cu.ft.(cu.m)
51.7 (1.46)
51.7 (1.46)
Second Seat
Head room
40.2 (1021)
40.3 (1023)
Leg room
37.3 (947)
35.4 (898)
Shoulder room
57.5 (1461)
57.9 (1471)
Hip room
56.0 (1422)
55.1 (1398)
SAE volume cu.ft.(cu.m)
49.9 (1.41)
47.7 (1.35)
Third Seat
Head room
37.7 (956)
Leg room
30.7 (779)
Shoulder room
56.5 (1435)
Hip room
45.2 (1148)
SAE volume cu.ft.(cu.m)
34.0 (0.96)
Interior Volume
All seats up
50.5 cu. ft. (1430L)
18.8 cu. ft (532L)
Third seat folded
51.3 cu. ft. (1453L)
All seats folded
88.0 cu. ft. (2482L)
88.0 cu. ft. (2482L)
Width Between Wheelhouses
45.6 (1160)
45.6 (1160)

Body and Frame
2WD
4WD
Layout
Longitudinal front engine, Hotchkiss drive
Longitudinal front engine, Hotchkiss drive, transfer case
Construction
Ladder-type frame, steel body mounted on 12 rubber isolators
Ladder-type frame, steel body mounted on 12 rubber isolators

Suspension 2WD 4WD
Front
Upper and lower “A” arms, coil springs, gas-charged shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
Upper and lower “A” arms, torsion bars, gas-charged shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
Rear
Live axle, four-leaf longitudinal springs, gas-charged shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
Live axle, four-leaf longitudinal springs, gas-charged shock absorbers, stabilizer bar

Steering 2WD 4WD
Type
Power rack and pinion
Power rack and pinion
Overall Ratio
14.8:1
16.1:1
Turning Diameter
(curb-to-curb)
36.1 ft. (10.9 m)
37.4 ft. (11.3 m)
Steering Turns
(lock-to-lock)
2.86
3.18

Brakes 2003 Dodge Durango
Standard
Front Size and type
12.1 x 1.1 (308 x 28) vented disc with 2.1 (54) twin-piston sliding calipers
Swept area
215 sq. in. (1388 sq. cm)
Rear Size and type
12.5 x 0.9 (317 x 22) disc with rear wheel anti-lock brakes
Swept area
155.5 sq. in. (1003 sq. cm)
Optional
Front Size and type
12.1 x 1.1 (308 x 28) vented disc with 2.1 (54) twin-piston sliding calipers
Swept area
215 sq. in. (1388 sq. cm)
Rear Size and type
12.5 x 0.9 (317 x 22) disc(a) with 2.1 (54) single-piston sliding caliper
Swept area
200 sq. in. (1292 sq. cm)
Power Assist Type Tandem diaphragm vacuum
(a) Available with ABS.

Trailer Towing
Engine
Axle Ratio
Gross Combined Weight Rating (a)
Maximum Trailer Weight (b)
2WD
4.7L V-8
3.55
9200 lbs. (4175 kg)
4650 lbs. (2109 kg)
3.92
 10,500 lbs. (4775 kg)
5950 lbs. (2699 kg)
5.9L V-8
3.55
 10,500 lbs. (4775 kg)
5850 lbs. (2654 kg)
3.92
 12,200 lbs. (5530 kg)
7550 lbs. (3425 kg)
4WD
4.7L V-8
3.55
9200 lbs. (4175 kg)
4400 lbs. (1996 kg)
3.92
 10,500 lbs. (4775 kg)
5700 lbs. (2586 kg)
5.9L V-8
3.55
10,500 lbs. (4775 kg)
5600 lbs. (2540 kg)
3.92
 12,200 lbs. (5530 kg)
7300 lbs. (3311 kg)
(a) Gross combined weight rating is the maximum allowable combined weight of loaded vehicle and trailer. It includes the weight of passengers, cargo and fuel in the vehicle and cargo in the trailer.
(b) Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings include cargo and fluids in the trailer and 150 lbs. for the driver and must be decreased by the weight of optional equipment, trailer hitch, cargo and passengers. Load equalizing hitch recommended for trailers over 2000 lbs.

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