2017 Dodge Durango serving St Charles Illinois

Overview

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Manufactured by Chrysler, the 2017 Dodge Durango marks the 20th year anniversary of the now-full-size SUV. Now in its third generation of production, the 2017 Durango comes in SXT, SXT Plus, GT, Citadel, and R/T trims. There’s also a special variant, which is named the Citadel Anodized Platinum. A spruced-up version of the Citadel, it stands apart from the other trims with its platinum-finished grille, lower sills, and 20-inch “Satin Carbo” aluminum wheels.

Interior

The maximum number of people who can be seated in the 2017 Dodge Durango depends on the trim you choose. If it’s the base-level SXT, you’d get an SUV with two rows of seats: enough for up to five people. Otherwise, the new Durango is furnished with three rows, which accommodate up to seven occupants. Trunk space is measured at 17.2 cubic feet. However, the split-folding rear seats enable you to stretch the SUV’s cargo carrying capacity to 84.5 cubic feet. On the SXT Plus, the driver’s seat is upgraded with 8-way power adjustability and 4-way power lumbar support. Going up to GT adds 6-way power adjustability and 4-way power lumbar support on the front passenger seat; also added are leather upholstery and front- and second-row heating capability. The leather seat covers are enhanced on the Citadel and R/T, which also get a boost to 8-way power on the front passenger seat, and the addition of front-seat cooling capability. For comfort and convenience, the 2017 Durango has Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free phone operation and audio streaming, air conditioning with three-zone automatic control, steering wheel-mounted controls, and a six-speaker stereo system with a 5-inch touchscreen and SD flash memory card slot. Upgrading in trim increases your chance or getting enhancements or additions like HD Radio, power moonroof, remote vehicle start, universal transceiver for remote-controlling garage doors, one-year SiriusXM satellite radio subscription, and 8.4-inch touchscreen.

Exterior

The latest Dodge Durango, at the base level, is flanked by power heated side mirrors with manual fold-away ability and rides on 18-inch aluminum wheels. Exterior lighting is provided by automatic halogen headlights, projector fog lamps, and red-accented LED tail lights. The GT’s exterior mirrors gets auto-dimming ability and turn-signal indicators, and the trim has larger, 20-inch aluminum wheels. Enhancing features—such as leveling, headlamp control, and low high-intensity discharge beams—are integrated into the headlights of the Citadel, which also gets a power liftgate for opening and raising the trunk lid without your hands.

Mechanical

Like other third-generation Durango entries, this new Dodge SUV uses a unibody construction. The result is a level of sturdiness that cannot be achieved by body-on-frame construction, which Chrysler on earlier iterations. The four-wheel independent suspension that the vehicle uses is dubbed “ECO Suspension III,” which is notable for its rear load leveling ability. The SUV’s electric power steering ensures that turning and cornering are sharp and precise.

Powertrain

The 2017 Dodge Durango comes with two engines: the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and the 5.7-liter HEMI V8. The V6, which has an output of 293 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, goes on four of the five trim levels. The V8, which generates 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque, is reserved for just the top-of-the-line R/T.

Both engines are hitched to an 8-speed automatic transmission. However, if you go with the R/T, Chrysler adds paddle shifters on the steering wheel to simulate manual gear shifting. Regarding drivetrains, you can go with either rear-wheel drive for a more even 50/50 weight distribution or all-wheel drive for enhanced traction. Depending on the configuration, the new Durango can yield up to 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, and it can tow up to 7,400 lbs.

Safety

The new Dodge SUV has a seven-airbag system that comprises two front impact airbags for the driver and front passenger, two side impact airbags mounted on the front seats, a knee airbag for the driver, and two side curtain airbags installed on the roof. The anti-lock four-wheel disc brakes—designed for quick response and short stopping distances—is accompanied by rain brake support and ready alert braking for top-notch stopping ability. Other standard safety and security features include hill start assist, remote keyless entry, traction control, vehicle stability control, and an accident response system with roadside assistance and 9-1-1 call capability. If you choose either the GT, Citadel, or the R/T, Chrysler adds a rearview camera with a sensor-based park assist system.

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