New 2017 Dodge Durango at Humes Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram for Waterford, PA
The Dodge Durango is a menacing crossover SUV with three rows. Its styling shows off its aggressive side while its optional V8 engine adds bite to its bark-the Dodge Durango is powerful and capable. The three rows of the Durango are all exceptionally spacious thanks to its well-designed interior. Centrally located on the dashboard is a Uconnect touchscreen interface that comes in 5-inch or 8.4-inch sizes and is recognized as one of the best systems in the class because of its intuitive menu and controls as well as crisp and engaging graphics. The Durango also features incredible towing capacity for a vehicle of its class, as well as offers real off-road potential with a four-wheel-drive drivetrain that features low-range gearing. 2017 has brought the Dodge Durango a replacement for the Limited trim known as the GT, an option to order the SXT with only two rows of seating, and a new Anodized Platinum package that offers two-tone leather upholstery for the Citadel trim.
Under the Durango's Hood
Two engine options adorn the lineup for the 2017 Dodge Durango. The first is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, an incredibly capable engine that's output is rated at 290 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Those figures exclude the Citadel trim or models equipped with the Blacktop package; this engine makes a slightly higher 295 horsepower with those conditions. This engine is linked to an eight-speed automatic that powers the rear wheels, although all-wheel drive is available. This engine comes with a convenient automatic start-stop system that will shut down the engine when the car is stopped to conserve fuel. This powertrain is standard with all trim levels excluding the R/T. Fuel economy is estimated at 21 mpg combined for rear- and all-wheel drive. Towing can reach up to 6,200 pounds for the Durango equipped with this V6 engine. The R/T offers an alternative engine that is also optional for the Citadel-a 5.7-liter V8 capable of powering the Durango with 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. It comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission as well as rear-wheel drive; all-wheel drive is still optional. The optional all-wheel drive system does come with a low-range transfer case that makes it far more capable off-road. The Durango paired with the V8 engine can tow up to 7,400 pounds, topping its class with capabilities that can only be matched by truck-based SUVs.
Design of Dodge Durango
The 2017 Dodge Durango is a seven-passenger, three-row crossover SUV with four trim levels available: SXT, GT, Citadel, and R/T. The SXT does have an available alternative configuration with two rows and room for five passengers. There are also available captain's chairs that cut the capacity down to six but make every seat a throne. The SXT comes with plenty of standard equipment including a load-leveling rear suspension, keyless entry and ignition, foglamps, automatic headlights, a height-adjustable driver seat, cruise control, heated mirrors, alloy wheels, a 5-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth phone connectivity, a six-speaker sound system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 50/50-split folding third-row seat, and a 60/40-split folding and reclining second-row seat. Maximum cargo capacity reaches 84.5 cubic feet.
How can I get a 2017 Dodge Durango with maximum towing capacity?
To get a 2017 Dodge Durango with maximum towing capacity, opt for the V8 engine and the Max Trailering package and you'll be able to tow 7,400 pounds.
What trim levels come standard with rear parking sensors and a rearview camera?
The GT, Citadel, and R/T trims all come standard with rear parking sensors and a rearview camera.
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The 2017 Dodge Durango is a great option for a family SUV but its capabilities make it a suitable companion for off-road adventures, a frequent traveler, or a workhorse. To learn more about the traits that make the Durango fantastic and to feel one for yourself, come to Humes Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM today!