2017 Dodge Durango
The Durango certainly gives you a lot of things to take into consideration and it most definitely deserves to be given a test drive because of it\'s few but very inviting features such as its highly impressive towing capabilities, very generous cargo and seating room with a folding flat third row, and smooth, almost car-like ride.
However, its lacking in safety, reliability, and poor gas mileage should make a cautious buyer carefully consider all options and features on the 2017 Dodge Durango before deciding. Compiling your most needed features and comparing all options will greatly help you choose the perfect option for you, and you really wouldn't be going wrong by choosing this year's Durango, however with so many great choices out there, it would be a shame to not fully consider all options.
The overall value of the Durango varies depending on the trim level you're considering. The base model is priced just a hair below its rivals which makes it a solid value, but taking into account how few features are included, and with the price sky-rocketing as you go up the trim levels, it makes the Durango less and less affordable for what you're getting.
The Dodge Durango base model MSRP starts at $29,995 with the fully loaded, feature-filled option heading all the way up to $44,965.
The fully loaded model packs a powerful punch by featuring a 360HP, 390ft-lb torque 3.6l and V8 Hemi that runs on regular unleaded, paired with a 8 speed shiftable automatic transmission and all wheel drive. This model has a dissapointing 22 highway/14 city MPG.
The base model features a 293HP, 260ft-lb torque 3.6l v6 engine that runs on regular unleaded, and a 8 speed shiftable automatic transmission and rear wheel drive. This configuration achieves 26 highway/19 city MPG.
The Durango also has one of the best towing capactities for its class with 6,200lbs ability just on the base model, and with the fully loaded AWD option you can get up to 7,400lbs. This leaves its rivals in its dust for towing capabilities.
The 2017 Durango interior comes in 4 styles. Style availability varies by trim level, but options are: Black/Sepia, Black/Red, Black/Tan (Citadel), Black/Light Frost Beige (Citadel).
Exterior choices include 11 variants. Color availability varies by trim level, but the options are: Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Vice White Tri-Coat Pearl, Blu By You Pearl Coat, White Knucle Clear Coat, Billet Metallic Clear Coat, Stout Brown Metallic Clear Coat, Bomber Brown Pearl Coat, Granite Metallic Clear Coat, Octane Red Pearl Coat, Bruiser Grey Clear Coat, Redline 2 Pearl Coat.
The 2017 Dodge Durango has achieved a low safety rating despite its many safety features, though sadly none of which come standard. The options include rearview camera, roadside assistance, automatic high beams, blind spot monitering, lane departure warning, and automatic emergency braking, with additional features also available.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the Durango a 4 out of 5 overall rating which is below its counterparts with an even lower rating for its rollover test. The only highlight was its rear-crash test in which it received the top score.
This years Durango was given a slightly below average reliability prediction with its comparable competition getting higher ratings. It recieved 3 out of 5 overall score, however, it does come with a nice basic warrenty of a three-year/36,000 mile and a five-year/60,000 mile powertrain warrenty.