2001 saw a few revisions, including a redesigned interior, including a new dash, door panels, and revised seats. Other minor changes redesigned aluminium wheels, and minor changes to trim options.
- 1998-2003 - SLT
- 1998-2003 - SLT PLUS
- 1999-2001 - Sport
- 2001-2003 - SXT
- 1999-2003 - R/T
- 1998–2000 — 5.2L (318cuin) Magnum V8, 230hp (172kW)
- 1999–2000 — 3.9L (238cuin) Magnum V6, 175hp (130kW)
- 1998–2003 — 5.9L (360cuin) Magnum V8, 245hp (183kW)
- 2000–2003 — 4.7L (287cuin) PowerTech V8, 235hp (175kW)
The second generation Durango debuted shortly before the companion Dakota. Like the Dakota, it has much in common with the large Dodge Ram pickup, including a fully-boxed frame. And like the first generation model, its front grille resembles the Dakota's. It is 7in (177.8mm). longer, 2in (50.8mm). wider, and 3in (76.2mm). taller than the previous model. For this model year, it offered a full third row with three seats, making the Durango an 8 Passenger SUV. The design has also has taken styling cues from the Dodge Powerbox concept as the design look similar except that the front fascia is more normal while the Powerbox had a different look. Chrysler introduced its own version of the Durango, the Chrysler Aspen, for the 2007 model year. The Durango became nearly a full-size SUV this time — although technically it is still classified as mid-size, and the upcoming Dodge Journey on the Avenger platform filled Dodge's mid-size SUV gap as a 2009 model.
The 2007 model was reworked to halt a sales decline, debuting at the Dallas Auto Show in April 2006. It includes a reworked front clip with a new fascia, grille, hood, and headlamps as well as updated fenders and wheels. New features include electronic stability program, tire pressure monitoring system, rear park assist, and a one-touch turn signal. The 2007 model also has a reworked floor, third-row seats, and electrical system in preparation for the 2009 hybrid version.