The 2006 Dodge Durango, with the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8, is now available with the Chrysler Group's Multi-Displacement System.
The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) is new for the 2006 Dodge Durango and is available on all Chrysler Group 2006 SUVs. Also new is an innovative 60/40 split third-row seat that boasts seating for three adults.
The second- and third-row seats feature ample leg, shoulder and hip room, and second-row seats include their own climate controls and a DVD entertainment system, as well as reclining seat backs.
A new power rear liftgate opens with the touch of a button to provide easy loading and unloading of gear. The rear doors open 84 degrees to provide passengers with easy entry and exit.
The Dodge Durango was awarded a five-star frontal impact rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2005, and new for 2006 is a roll-sensing side-curtain air bag system that uses sensors to keep side-curtain air bags deployed longer in rollovers.
For 2006, Dodge Durango SXT replaces the ST and includes standard features such as power mirrors, air conditioning, illuminated entry, front and rear power outlets, bucket seats, a second-row 40/20/40 folding seat, AM/FM stereo radio with in-dash CD and four speakers, speed control, steering column tilt, power windows, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, Tip Start, a full-size spare tire, 17-inch cast-aluminum wheels, power door locks and remote keyless entry.
A new color for the 2006 Dodge Durango is Inferno Red Crystal Pearl, which replaces Deep Molten Red Pearl.