Reviews: * If you’re shopping for a 7-passenger sport-utility vehicle that doesn’t look and feel like a glorified pickup truck, check out the 2015 Dodge Durango SUV. In R/T and Limited trim, it can be quite cool and the Hemi V8 gives the Durango real attitude. Source: KBB.com * Easy to maneuver; well-trimmed, high-tech cabin; powerful optional V8; generous towing capacity; available 4WD with low-range gearing. Source: Edmunds * The Dodge Durango was designed to be distinctive and to start your pulse racing. Everything about the exterior of the Durango demands a second look. It has been restyled look more cohesive with the rest of the Dodge roster. These changes include new racetrack taillights an updated front grille, plus new sculpting on the fenders and hood, and projector beam headlights. On the inside changes are plentiful with a new control panel, a customizable 8.4 inch LCD screen instrument cluster, and an available rear Blu-ray and DVD system with dual 9-inch screens that are mounted on the backrest of the front seats. The interior engages all your senses, from the soft touch materials to the high fidelity of the sound system to the look and feel of the available leather upholstery. Seat up to seven in comfort, including available second-row captain's chairs. Increase comfort and convenience with an available second row console. To be truly sporty, you have to be flexible and with up to 50 possible seating configurations, Durango offers that and more. Whether you choose a model with the 3.6L 290hp V6 or the incredible 360hp HEMI V8, you can be sure you are getting the ability to go far efficiently. The new fully electronic eight-speed automatic transmission provides better fuel economy, quicker acceleration and smoother shifting. Plus, Durango features 6,200lbs (V6) or 7,400lbs (V8) towing capacity and available AWD. Throughout the vehicle, you'll find the latest Safety and Security features designed to protect you. It includes an array of airbags, including side-curtain airbags that help protect outboard occupants in all three rows, Electronic Stability Control, Anti-Lock Brakes, and Traction Control. Source: The Manufacturer Summary
2015 Dodge Durango Citadel SUV Details
The 2015 Dodge Durango is offered in four different trims, with V6 or V8 engines, depending on the trim, and a choice between rear- and 4-wheel drive throughout the model line. Base Durango SXT models come with a 290-hp, 3.6L V6; Limited and Citadel models come with the same standard V6, but they can be optioned up to a 360-hp, 5.7L V8. R/T models come with the Hemi V8 as standard.
All Durangos are equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Hemi V8-equipped Durangos feature a fuel-saver mode that aids gas mileage when during coasting or low-speed cruising.
All models have 4-wheel disc brakes, and they ride on a short/long-arm front suspension with rear multi-link arrangement. Both the front and rear of the Durango are isolated on cradles, to allow comfort and control on rougher surfaces off the pavement or under load.
Two different family-friendly layouts in the Durango permit both 6- or 7-passenger seating--depending on the second row, where a second-row bench is standard on most of the model but dual captain's chairs are available, with two different console layouts, including one that permits easier access to the third row. There's a total of 85 cubic feet with both sets of rear seatbacks folded, which is enough to fit a 6-foot couch or a coffee table, according to Dodge. Otherwise there are a total of 30 storage areas, including plenty of smaller cubbies.
The base SXT level comes with the 290-hp V6 engine, 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, 7-passenger seating, tri-zone climate control, heated mirrors, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel, cruise control and SiriusXM satellite radio.
The Limited brings premium leather upholstery, heated first- and second-row seats, a power liftgate, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, power-adjustable seats, proximity entry, remote start and alarm as well as a UConnect stereo with Bluetooth. ParkView back-up camera and ParkSense park-assist system are also included.
Both SXT and Limited models can be optioned up with rain-sensing wipers, navigation, HID headlamps, rear-seat DVD entertainment and Blindspot Monitoring and Cross Path detection.
R/T models are the sporty variants of the lineup and get the 360-hp Hemi V8 as standard, with 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, plus HID headlamps, a unique front fascia, special interior trim and an auto-leveling sport suspension to help provide the best ride possible considering the added power on the road.
The top-of-the-line Durango is the Citadel, which is loaded to the brim with luxury-brand features like soft ventilated leather, heated leather seats, a power sunroof, HID headlamps, a navigation system, a power-adjustable heated steering wheel and Uconnect. Adaptive cruise control is on offer as well.
The look of the R/T can be had without its thirsty V8 engine or the R/T's higher sticker price by optioning the SXT up to a Rallye Appearance Package, which adds 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, plus black-bezel headlamps and body-color moldings, grille and rear fascias.
Side-curtain airbags are standard throughout the model line to cover outboard passengers in all three rows, and front seats have active head restraints and their own thorax-protecting side bags. Available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-path detection help the driver spot potential hazards, while the electronic stability control system includes Hill-Start Assist as well as trailer-sway control. Tow ratings range up to 7,400 pounds with the V8.
Impressive Towing Capability
Upscale Cabin Appointments
Advanced Tech And Safety Features
The Dodge Durango returns in 2015 with relatively few changes. Several new trim packages are available however, along with an optional new 'Beats by Dre' stereo. The new stereo comes standard on R/T versions and is optional on Limited and Citadel trimmed Durango models. New packages include the Rallye Appearance Package and the Blacktop package, which blacks out much of the exterior trim and adds gloss black 20-inch wheels to the vehicle.
With a starting price of just under $30,000, the Dodge Durango is one of the best full-size SUV values available. With an 8-speed transmission available, standard remote keyless entry and 3-zone climate control as well as available 20-inch rims, the Durango is a hard package to beat at this price.
The Durango also remains one of the safest SUV picks for a large family, as it's been a repeat IIHS Top Safety Pick; and it's one of the best picks on the market for those who need to carry a large family while also towing a trailer. Tow ratings for the Durango range up to 7,400 pounds with the V8 or 6,200 pounds with the V6.
Engine: 3.6L V6 24V VVT Flex Fuel
Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic (845RE)
3.45 Rear Axle Ratio
GVWR: 6,500 lbs
50 State Emissions
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sequential Shift Control
Engine Oil Cooler
700CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
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