The new 2017 Dodge Durango is a worth a consideration for anyone looking for a large family crossover SUV. Its styling is impressive, and so is its performance thanks to a brawny V8 engine. Throw in a spacious interior and plenty of equipment, and you’re assured your family will be taken care of whenever they’re cruising on the highway. The Dodge Durango 2017 review below is detailed on whatever you might need to know.
2017 Dodge Durango Release Date & Price
Details of its release date and price are still shelved, as of the time of this writing, however, this hasn’t stopped the industry experts from discussing the possibilities. The most probable time we can expect the refreshed Durango may be sometime in the second half of 2017. Pricing, according to the same sources, should be expected to deviate much from the current base MSRP that starts from $30,000.
You can’t deny the fact that crossover SUVs are slowly but steadily supplanting family sedans as the preferred mode of transport for the American family. Indeed, these three-row crossovers have the formula that make them so: spacious interior, potent engines beneath the hood, and you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to the available features and equipment. They’re the modern versions of wood-trimmed station wagons and minivans.
Competition has grown ferociously over the last couple of years, and traditional vehicles like the 2017 Dodge Durango have found themselves in a tight spot due to their rather dated features relative to newer and fresher models that reek of sophistication and features wealth. The 2017 Dodge Durango however, has been rejuvenated and now boasts of several new features and equipment that Dodge hopes will help it retain its position at the helm of its class.
Like before, the Durango offers an old-fashioned American muscle, ample amount of personality, and a freshening exterior style. The basic Durango albeit a bit so-so in terms of the available features, coughing extra bucks will definitely offer you an ample amount of bells and whistles which are offered as options.
In terms of practicality, the newest breed of Durango comes with copious amounts of passenger and cargo space. The third row is comfortable even for adults – a rarity for three-row crossover SUVs. However, the third-row becomes cramped when the eighth seat is added to the mix. The standard seating is for seven passengers.
There are reasons that give the Dodge Durango a “B” rating though. Granted, the Durango manages to offer a distinctive mix of personality and practicality in abundant measure. However, its significant weigh and massive size negate some very valuable aspects such as handling, acceleration, fuel economy, and maneuverability. This flipsides are some of the reasons why it makes sense to consider vehicles such as the Toyota Highlander 2017, Mazda CX-9, and the Honda Pilot for 2017 for people who can’t afford to give away such aspects that the Durango fails in.
2017 Dodge Durango Redesign on Interior & Exterior
Four trims, as of this writing, are available for the 2017 Dodge Durango: Citadel, Limited, R/T, and SXT. Exterior Dodge Durango colors: Bright White Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Red Pearl Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat, and Redline 2 Pearl Coat. The palette offered during its release date may however change slightly.
Some of the accessories available for the Durango SXT include heated mirrors, reclining and folding second-row seats, a five-inch touchscreen interface, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic three-zone climate control, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, adjustable drive settings, a load-levelling rear suspension system, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, an auxiliary audio jack, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system, an adjustable driver seat, keyless entry and ignition, and a cloth upholstery.
2017 Dodge Durango Engine Specs
Two engines are available beneath the hood of the 2017 Dodge Durango: a 290-horsepower – generating 3.6L V6 engine available on all trims except the R/T model. Offered for the Durango R/T model and optional for the Durango Citadel model is the 360-horsepower – generating 5.7L diesel V8 engine.
Both the 2017 Dodge Durango SRT8 and SRT models reviews are handled separately.
Wheelbase: 119.8 in
Length: 201.2 in
Width: 75.8 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 17.2 ft³
Curb weight: 4756 lbs
Top Speed: 121 mph
0-60: 6,4 sec
MPG: 19/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Ivory 3 Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Red Pearl Coat…
Towing Capacity: 6200 lbs