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2012 Dodge Durango: Video Road test and Review

by Autobytel Staff
December 7, 2011
6 min. Reading Time

The Dodge Durango is a four-door seven-passenger sport utility that drapes a sporty face over a truly versatile multipurpose towing vehicle with up to 84 cubic feet of storage space and available all wheel drive.  The American automaker offers the Durango in four trims, ranging from the base SXT, to the well-equipped Crew, street legal R/T and last but certainly not least, the top of the line Dodge Durango Citadel.

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.

Meanwhile the top of the line $40,995 Durango Citadel is available with a Hemi, and gets a leather interior with heated seats front and rear, a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel and a glass sunroof for first row occupants.  The exterior benefits from a healthy dose of chrome; covering the mirrors, grill and 20 inch rims.

A list of cars similar to the Dodge Durango include the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse, 2012 Ford Explorer and 2012 Toyota 4Runner.

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