The 2016 Dodge Durango is offered in four different trims, with V6 or V8 engines 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. The V6 engine features a system that will shut the engine off when at a stop and start it as soon as the driver releases the brake. 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 easy 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 2016 with few changes. The V6 engine gets a fuel-saving start/stop feature as standard equipment.
With a starting price of around $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 UPG I w/ESS
Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic (845RE)
3.27 Rear Axle Ratio
GVWR: 6,500 lbs
50 State Emissions
Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Engine Oil Cooler
650CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
180 Amp Alternator
Towing Equipment -inc: Trailer Sway Control
1330lbs. Maximum Payload
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Rear Auto-Leveling Suspension
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Electric Power-Assist Steering
24.6 Gal. Fuel Tank
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
Short And Long Arm Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
Wheels: 18" x 8.0" Polished Aluminum
Tires: P265/60R18 BSW AS LRR
Steel Spare Wheel
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Colored Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Power Fuel
Garage Door Transmitter
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
HVAC -inc: Auxiliary Rear Heater, Headliner/Pillar Ducts and Console Ducts
Illuminated Locking Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Full Cloth Headliner
Urethane Gear Shift Knob
Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Door Panel Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage, 3 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
Front And Rear Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Trim
Cargo Area Concealed Storage
Cargo Space Lights
Smart Device Integration
Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat, Door Mirrors and Audio
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Remote Engine Start
8.4" Touchscreen Display
Integrated Voice Command w/Bluetooth
Nav-Capable! See Dealer for Details
Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Redundant Digital Speedometer
Outside Temp Gauge
Manual Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Fixed Rear Head Restraints
Front Center Armrest w/Storage and Rear Center Armrest
Driver And Passenger Heated-Cushion, Driver And Passenger Heated-Seatback
2 Seatback Storage Pockets
Sentry Key Engine Immobilizer
Roadside Assistance & 9-1-1 Call
3 12V DC Power Outlets
3 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Uconnect Access Emergency Sos
ParkSense Rear Parking Sensors
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Driver Knee Airbag
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
TRANSMISSION: 8-SPEED AUTOMATIC (845RE) (STD)
ENGINE: 3.6L V6 24V VVT UPG I W/ESS (STD)
BLACK LEATHER TRIMMED BUCKET SEATS
QUICK ORDER PACKAGE 23E -inc: Engine: 3.6L V6 24V VVT UPG I w/ESS Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic (845RE)
WHEELS: 18 X 8.0 POLISHED ALUMINUM (STD)
MANUFACTURER'S STATEMENT OF ORIGIN
RADIO: UCONNECT 8.4 NAV
BRILLIANT BLACK CRYSTAL PEARLCOAT
TIRES: P265/60R18 BSW AS LRR (STD)
NAV & POWER LIFTGATE GROUP -inc: For More Info Call 888-539-7474 SiriusXM Traffic HD Radio Radio: Uconnect 8.4 NAV Power Liftgate 5-Year SiriusXM Travel Link Service GPS Navigation 5-Year SiriusXM Traffic Service SiriusXM Travel Link
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