2017 Dodge Durango tows like an SUV, drives like a crossover–but crash-test scores are a dreary place. Someplace in the gray zone between body on frame SUV and car-like crossover, sits the Dodge Durango. The 5- or 7-seater is not exactly either: it’s a unibody SUV with actual towing skill, on the same blurry part of the spectrum as its stablemate, the Jeep Grand Cherokee (and the old Mercedes M- and GL-Class, too).
2017 Dodge Durango Review
Ambiguity is its essence, but the Durango does tons of things well enough to masquerade as both. It’s extremely nice road manners and significantly rugged talents to go with its modern styling and its refined feel. The big letdowns: gas mileage, naturally, and getting the better of crash test scores.
2017 Dodge Durango Redesign
For 2017, the Durango comes in SXT, GT, R/T, and Citadel fixings. The GT takes the position of the former Limited. Otherwise, a new Citadel trim package gets Nappa leather and a wrapped instrument panel; there’s a trailer view for the rearview camera; and standard 5-passenger chairs on the Durango SXT, with an option for a third-row seat.
2017 Dodge Durango Exterior
Any striking performance the Durango possesses will be restricted to blasting away from a stoplight, highway passes, and perhaps the occasional burnout, but it does have a compliant ride and huge brakes to haul down it’s two and a half tons of mass, and a Sport mode corrects the weighting of the steering along with the shift time of the transmission. R/T trims also have a sport-tuned suspension, 20-inch wheels wrapped in performance tires, and a ride height that’s 20mm lower than on the conventional model.
2017 Dodge Durango Interior
On the interior, the 2017 Durango features familiar three-row seating that is comparable to the layout of a Ford Explorer or Chevy Tahoe; but over recent years Chrysler has actually stepped up its game as far as truck interiors go, and this shows in the Durango. So while the technology mightn’t be the most up to date available on the market, the cockpit remains at least a fantastic place to be. Fit and finish are solid, there’s loads of room inside (with the exception of those sitting in the third row), and an available center console gets you a 12-volt outlet and a second USB port for the rear passengers.
Regular characteristics in the SXT contain remote start, AC, and a 5.0-inch touchscreen (heated seats and a heated steering wheel are optional), but things really begin to get interesting the further up you go in the Durango Range. Durango Limited trimmings get an upgraded Uconnect audio system, leather upholstery, heated seats in the first and second rows, a rear-view camera and rear parking sensors, and an 115-volt power outlet, while alternatives include captains chairs for the second row, a power sunroof and tailgate, navigation, and a Blu-ray DVD system.
The Citadel extravagance trim is actually something, right up there with some appropriate luxury vehicles–consequently its high price. It features Nappa leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats (ventilated in front), a power sunroof, automatic HID headlamps, rain-sensitive windshield wipers, a power tilt and telescopic steering column, a power liftgate, a double exhaust, and a roof rack. The sportier R/T, meanwhile, features a combination of artificial leather and suede for the upholstery, red trim, and a better sound system, and navigation and a Blu-ray DVD player are discretionary.
2017 Dodge Durango Engine
And what makes this car get more interesting is the engine. There are two engine options here. For the base engine, it really is powered by 3.6-liter V6 engine and it gives 295 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque. And it has slightly lower fuel consumption. For the larger engine, it is powered by 5.7 liter V8 HEMI branded unit. And it’s going to generate 365 HP and 395 lb-ft of torque. It is about 5 HP more than the previous version. There’s also a rumor that it’ll come with diesel overly to reduce the fuel consumption. Let’s just wait for the official info from the manufacturer.
2017 Dodge Durango Price
In order to offer a competitive package and thanks to its new platform that is certainly going to be a lot more economical to make, the approaching 2017 Dodge Durango is probably going to start at under $25,000. This would make it the most economical crossover available on the market by a truly large allowance. Dodge will achieve this by offering it as a rather bare version with front wheel drive only and all the essential attributes. All these are likely going to become available some time in the late 2017 and the car should be prepared for the market by 2018.
2017 Dodge Durango Video
here a video about this car, check this out: