2017 Dodge Durango
The 2017 Dodge Durango is a mix of aggressive exterior styling with a luxurious and sleek interior. The 2016 Dodge Durango won a lot of awards and titles, including the title as Strategic Vision’s “Most Loved Mid-Size SUV,” and the 2017 Durango is highly recommended by both professionals and consumers.
There are a few new improvements for to 2017 Durango models, but it is still a powerful and capable SUV that the whole family will love. Changes include some style changes, a new trim, and some major technology advances. The new features make the Durango a strong competitor in it’s class.
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Engine + Trims
The 2017 Dodge Durango lineup is still available with two engines and the option of two- or four-wheel drive, but the new lineup has been condensed from five trims to four trims. The Durango GT replaces the Durango Limited and the features on the 2016 Durango SXT and SXT Plus trims have been combined into the 2017 Durango SXT.
3.6L Pentastar Engine
One engine option is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that comes standard on the Durango SXT, GT, and Citadel trims. The 293-horsepower 3.6-liter engine has an average fuel economy of 26 mpg and the engine produces up to 293 horsepower and it can tow a maximum of 6,200 pounds.
5.7L HEMI Engine
The other engine is a more powerful 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine and this engine is standard on the Durango R/T. This engine produces best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque and helps the Durango achieve its best-in-class maximum towing capacity of 7,400 pounds.
Exterior + Interior Feel
The Durango is tough, but welcoming. The Durango’s classic cross-hair grille and athletic body stance give the vehicle an aggressive feel, but it's smooth and comfortable interior makes it feel inviting and comfortable. There is a major change when it comes to the style of the Durango that many are liking, three-rows is no longer standard on the base model. A two row, five seater Durango is the base model, with a third-row option. This is good for those who love the look and feel of the Durango, but may not need all those extra seats.
Some standard features even for the base model when it comes to exterior style include Dodge’s signature LED taillamp that goes across the entirety of the rear, projector fog lamps, and projector headlights. When you take a step inside the Durango you will find features including plush cloth seats, 50/50 split folding third row seats, and 50 different seating configurations that allow for up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space. As previously mentioned, the GT model is new and replaced last year's Limited model. The model is very similar, but now comes standard with upgraded 20-inch wheels and a dual exhaust system.
Of course, with the exterior and interior there are other features available to add, many of which come standard on the R/T (the highest level trim). Some interior options like leather seats, heated seats, and a smart steering wheel are offered. Some exterior options include several different grille style options, daytime running LED headlights, heated mirror, and a roof rack.
Now, onto what is really important, safety. Each year, Dodge vehicles maintain their reputation for safety and always get good safety reviews. Safety tech systems like electronic stability control with ready alert braking, hill start assist with electronic roll mitigation, a Sentry Key anti-theft system, and more. Then, for those who want to feel “extra” safe, there are plenty of other options. A few of the available options include but are not limited to a security alarm, a rearview backup camera, park assist, and a universal garage door opener.
Keeping your peassgngers entertained is always good. Which is why the Durango is loaded with awesome entertainment and safety technology features, as well as some great available upgrades. Standard entertainment items include a five-inch touchscreen with the UConnect 5.0 entertainment system, a six-speaker system, SiriusXM, 12-volt auxiliary outlets, and a seven-inch full color customizable instrument cluster display. Buyers can upgrade to a UConnect 8.4 system with navigation, a dual-screen entertainment system, a Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth connectivity.
Price and Warranty
Pricing for the base model Dodge Durango begins at $29,995 and the pricing goes up to around $42,095 for the R/T model. These prices are relatively unchanged from last year.
Warranties have not changed at all. The warranties still include a three year or 36,000 mile basic warranty and a five year or 60,000 mile powertrain warranty.