2012 Dodge Durango: Video Road test and Review
The $28,995 Durango SXT is powered by a 3.6 Liter V6 that produces 280 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque shifted via a 5 speed automatic that gets and estimated 16 MPG in the city and as much as 23 MPG on the highway and is rated to tow up to 5000 lbs. On the inside the SXT comes equipped with a six-speaker stereo as standard equipment and rides on a set of 18 inch wheels. Starting at $33,695 the Durango Crew is the next rung up the ladder, equipped with a few tech friendly goodies like remote start, an AC outlet and a 9 speaker stereo to help the crew relax after strapping down their payload to the standard roof racks.
The Durango R/T is the only one in the bunch to come standard with a Hemi, displacing 5.7 liters to be exact, the power plant generates a maximum output of 360 HP and 390 lb-ft of torque being channeled through a 6 speed multi speed automatic that returns an estimated 14 MPG around town and as much as 20 MPG at speed, while towing up to 7,400 lbs. Other upgrades include premium cloth seating with embroidered R/T logos on the inside as well as integrated turn signals in the side mirrors, color matched grill, high intensity low beams and asset of painted 20 inch wheels on the outside; while a power lift gate makes things a little easier for owners, and the lack of a roof rack smoothes out the $35,795 sport truck’s stature.