2012 Dodge Durango Owner Satisfaction - Consumer Reports
This version of Durango is a wholly different animal from the body-on-frame truck derivative it replaced. Now it's based on the redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee, a descendant of the Mercedes-Benz ML-Class. This Durango rides well and the spacious cabin is comfortable, quiet, and well appointed. Occupying the large end of the mid-sized SUV spectrum, the Durango has a third-row seat that's actually usable.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The RT handles very well on curvy mountainous roads. I usually get car sick on those roads but the suspension in this vehicle is great for limiting movement that usually makes me sick."

SHANNON L., OH (2012 Dodge Durango)

"Not going to win and drag races, but the 5.7L offers a more than suitable level of power to safely operate on three D.C. Beltway."

PETER L., MD (2012 Dodge Durango)

"The 2012 Durango is a nimble, agile SUV that drives like a vehicle half its size. It corners well and is deceptively maneuverable in tight spaces like parking lots. It really is a fun vehicle to drive."

KARL B., GA (2012 Dodge Durango)

"We are quite happy overall. But the acceleration under load (e.g. Uphill or highway passing) is lacking. This is probably related to our 5 speed transmission."

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Dodge Durango)

"Very jerky start and stop. Not very smooth"

Anonymous, CT (2012 Dodge Durango)

"Just the steering wheel seams alway harder to turn then my other cars i driven the rest is good."

Stephen H., CA (2012 Dodge Durango)

"Car has great acceleration"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Dodge Durango)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Extremely comfortable and exceptionally quiet for long trips. Plenty of room in all 3 rows for 7 adults. Seats provide excellent support and are very comfortable."

Mark S., OH (2012 Dodge Durango)

"Traveling on road trips in this SUV is a pleasure because of the luxury and comfort. Control of temp. controls is a plus, spacious-lots of room to relax and enjoy trips"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Dodge Durango)

"Extremely comfortable ride, a perfect vehicle for long trips."

PETER L., MD (2012 Dodge Durango)

"Seat are very comfortable. I have black leather interior with heated seats, I would recommend air conditioned seats as well"

Anonymous, IA (2012 Dodge Durango)

"Engine noise is excessive on acceleration"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Dodge Durango)

"When there is 1 window open in the back it has terrible sound inside the suv hurting your ears and the steering wheel seams alway harder to turn then my other power..stering the ride is very nice and the seats are very comfortable"

Stephen H., CA (2012 Dodge Durango)

"Seats are comfortable and the ride is good."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Dodge Durango)

"Does have some rattle noise"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Dodge Durango)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Great truck but bad gas millage"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Dodge Durango)

"I am in the fourth year of ownership and have not had a single issue with the vehicle other than normal maintenance. It is a pleasure to drive and it looks great compared to other family SUVs on the road. The styling is still timely. I'm extremely satisifed."

TIMOTHY C., NY (2012 Dodge Durango)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"I like the beefy and sleek style."

Anonymous, IA (2012 Dodge Durango)
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Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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