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Running footage and beauty shots of the 2016 Dodge Durango.

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2016 Dodge Durango Beefed Up With Brass Monkey Appearance Package, Engine Stop-Start



September 2, 2015




AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — The 2016 Dodge Durango full-size SUV will arrive at Dodge dealerships later this year with several upgrades, including standard engine stop-start technology on models equipped with the 3.6-liter V6 engine and a new Brass Monkey Appearance package.

Pricing will be announced closer to launch date.


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The updates are designed to make the Durango more competitive against the Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Highlander.

Engine stop-start technology lowers emissions and saves fuel by shutting the engine off when the vehicle comes to a complete stop.

The EPA has not released fuel economy numbers on the 2016 Durango.

The optional 5.7-liter V8 engine does not receive stop-start.

The Brass Monkey Appearance package, which will be available late in the model year, adds 20-inch Burnished Bronze wheels, Gloss Black grille and exterior badge, body-color door handles, exterior mirrors, front fascia, rear fascia, sills and wheel flares.

All 2016 Durangos get a Sport mode button for what Dodge calls a "more responsive driving experience." Sport mode adjusts the steering and pedal calibration and shift pattern.

Other changes for the new model year include a tweaked look for the Durango Citadel model, which now features standard 20-inch fully polished wheels and a monochromatic exterior look with body-color front fascia, rear fascia and wheel flares.

The Platinum Appearance package will be available on the Durango Citadel model later in the model year. It features 20-inch Satin Carbon wheels with platinum exterior mirror caps, grille surround, foglamp bezels, exterior badging, door handles and lower sills.

New for 2016 on Durango SXT is a standard Satin Carbon finish on the 18-inch wheel.

Four new exterior paint colors are Red Pearl, Luxury Brown, Light Brownstone and Ivory Pearl Tri-coat.

Edmunds says: New trim packages and technology will make the big Dodge SUV attractive to buyers in this competitive segment.
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2016 Dodge Durango Overview


Published on Sep 18, 2015

The Dodge Durango is a mid- to large-size SUV with seating for seven across three rows of seats.

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Press Kit: 2016 Dodge Durango

Press Kit: 2016 Dodge Durango
2016 Dodge Durango: The No-Compromise Sport Utility Vehicle Adds Engine Stop-Start Technology, Sport Mode and Exterior Appearance Updates for New Model Year


Engine stop-start technology is now standard on Dodge Durango models powered by 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 for improved fuel efficiency
New Sport mode capability available on all Durango models for 2016 delivers a more responsive driving experience
Available Uconnect Access Via Mobile streaming audio available with the Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen features all-new enhancements for 2016
Limited model available with Brass Monkey Appearance Package (late availability) and a new enhanced Premium Group
Citadel model now features a standard monochromatic exterior appearance and an available Platinum Appearance Package (late availability)
Four all-new exterior paint colors available for 2016: Red Pearl, Luxury Brown, Light Brownstone and Ivory Pearl Tri-coat
All Durango models feature a new standard wheel or wheel finish for 2016
3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 delivers up to 295 horsepower and best-in-class 6,200 pounds towing
Best-in-class towing of up to 7,400 pounds with V-8 engine
Best-in-class V-6 driving range of more than 600 miles on a tank of fuel
Up to 50 different seating configurations, including available second-row captain’s chairs and 85 cu. ft. of cargo capacity
Available class-exclusive 9-inch dual screen Blu-ray / DVD player available on
Limited, R/T and Citadel models
All-wheel drive available on all four Durango models


Auburn Hills, Mich., Sep 1, 2015 - The Dodge Durango’s combination of uncompromised utility, advanced technology, class-leading towing and driving range, confident driving dynamics and aggressive styling make it the Dodge Charger of the SUV segment. For the 2016 model year, the Durango lineup features new exterior appearance packages, new upgrades to its class-exclusive Uconnect system, a new standard wheel on each model and four all-new paint colors.

For 2016, all Dodge Durango models now offer Sport mode capability, which drivers can select for a more responsive driving experience. Turning on Sport mode changes the steering calibration, pedal calibration and shift pattern to further enhance the Durango’s outstanding on-road driving performance.


Engine stop-start (ESS) technology, an emission-lowering and fuel-saving feature, is now standard on 2016 Dodge Durango models powered by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine.

ESS technology increases fuel efficiency by shutting the engine off when the vehicle comes to a complete stop. Amenities (radio, gauges, heating or air conditioning, etc.) continue to operate, making the operation transparent to the driver. The engine restarts automatically when the driver releases the brake, allowing seamless acceleration.

Starter and battery systems have been upgraded to complement the ESS technology for heavy-duty operation on models equipped with the feature. This includes a high-durability starter housed in a stronger case, heavy-duty flywheel teeth and a more robust starter solenoid. During testing, the new starter was subjected to durability testing cycles more than 2.5 times that of a non-stop-start equipped unit – more than 300,000 on/off cycles. The new battery features 700 amps with absorbed glass mat (AGM) technology.

System voltage is continually monitored through a battery sensor. If the battery’s charge is reduced, the vehicle will discontinue stop-start until the battery is recharged to an acceptable level.

Stop-start is activated automatically and requires no input from the driver. A system disable switch is located on the dash if the operator wishes to suspend the feature.

Also new for 2016, the Dodge Durango Citadel now features as standard a newly designed 20-inch fully polished wheel and a monochromatic exterior appearance with body-color front fascia, rear fascia and wheel flares. The Platinum Appearance Package (late availability) is available on the Citadel and features 20-inch Satin Carbon wheels with platinum exterior mirror caps, grille surround, fog lamp bezels, exterior badging, door handles and lower sills.

The 2016 Dodge Durango R/T includes a new standard 20-inch low gloss Granite Crystal wheel (late availability) and a plethora of features added as standard, including front ventilated Nappa leather seats with either Black or Radar Red Nappa leather; perforated, heated steering wheel; power tilt/telescoping steering wheel; power eight-way passenger seats; rain-sensitive windshield wipers; 8.4-inch premium touchscreen radio with navigation; cargo net and cargo compartment cover; and SmartBeam HID headlamps.

The Brass Monkey Appearance Package (late availability) is new for 2016 and available on the Limited model to further differentiate the Dodge Durango on the road. The Brass Monkey Appearance Package features 20-inch Brass Monkey (Burnished Bronze) wheels, Gloss Black grille and exterior badge, and body-color door handles, exterior mirrors, front fascia, rear fascia, sills and wheel flares.

The Limited model also features a new finish on the standard 18-inch wheel that is polished with Granite Crystal pockets. The available Premium Group has been enhanced with new 20-inch polished aluminum wheels and body-color lower front fascia, rear fascia, sills and wheel flares.

New for 2016 on the Dodge Durango SXT is a standard Satin Carbon finish on the 18-inch wheel.

For 2016 Dodge Durango vehicles equipped with the 8.4-inch touchscreen, Uconnect is introducing new features that include the all-new Drag and Drop menu bar, Siri Eyes Free, Do Not Disturb, and SiriusXM Tune Start .

Drag and Drop Menu Bar: Durango owners now have the ability to personalize their touchscreen controls to fit their lifestyle and have one-button access to the features and services they value most. From Travel Link to heated or cooled seats and Yelp, drivers now can simply drag their favorite feature or service icon from the apps menu and move them to their Uconnect system’s main menu bar.



Siri Eyes Free: Via the voice button on the steering wheel and compatible with an Apple iPhone 4s or later, with Siri Eyes Free, drivers can speak natural language voice commands to send text messages, play music, set reminders, place phone calls and access turn-by-turn directions. Drivers will simply push and hold the voice recognition button on the steering wheel until the Siri screen appears on the 8.4-inch touchscreen and hear the audible tones.



Do Not Disturb: Vehicle owners who prefer not be interrupted with phone calls or text messages while driving can choose to turn on the new “Do Not Disturb” and “Reply with Text Message” feature. Located within the Uconnect system’s phone screen, once enabled with the push of a button or via voice command, the Do Not Disturb icon will route all incoming mobile calls to voicemail and suppress text messages. If the vehicle owner chooses to enable the Do Not Disturb feature, they also have the ability to send a default or customized response once a call or text message is received.



SiriusXM Tune Start: A SiriusXM feature new to FCA US customers that starts songs from the beginning when switching between their favorite pre-set satellite radio channels, ensuring that drivers and passengers do not miss a beat of their songs they want to hear.


The 2016 Dodge Durango is available in four trim levels: SXT, Limited, R/T and Citadel. Exterior colors include Red Pearl, Light Brownstone (late availability), Luxury Brown (late availability), Ivory Pearl Tri-coat (late availability), Billet Silver Metallic, Bright White, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl, Granite Crystal Metallic, Maximum Steel Metallic, Redline 2 Coat Pearl (Rallye, Blacktop and R/T only) and True Blue Metallic.

Dodge Durango offers a host of premium features, such as high-end interiors, the latest infotainment technology and impressive powertrain options, along with the exterior design that is distinctively Dodge.

High-tech exterior look
The Dodge design team went to work to create an exterior that conveys how advanced the Durango is, while maintaining the muscular body and confident personality customers expect from Dodge.

The 2016 Dodge Durango features projector beam headlamps, with LED daytime running lamps on SXT Rallye and Blacktop packages, Limited, R/T and Citadel. The LED lamps run horizontally along the bottom edge of the headlamp and form a unique “hockey-stick” shape. Bi-xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps are standard on R/T and Citadel. Auto-leveling technology adjusts headlight beam aim for slight changes in elevation.

Standard on SXT are bright headlamps, bright chrome grille, and bright chrome accents on the front and rear fascias and side sills.

For a monochromatic appearance, the Rallye Package and R/T models are equipped with
dark-tinted headlamp bezels, body-color front and rear lower fascias, wheel flares, grille and sill moldings, all unique to these packages. The Blacktop Package adds these same design elements, but with its own unique Gloss Black crosshair grille and gloss black 20-inch aluminum wheels.

The R/T’s ride height has also been lowered by 20 mm, further enhancing its sporty appearance
and driving dynamics.

The Dodge Durango has 18- and 20-inch aluminum wheel designs for every trim level, and feature finishes ranging from silver painted to polished aluminum to class-exclusive Hyper Black and Gloss Black. In total, there are nine wheel designs and finishes to select from.

The rear of the Durango sees the dramatic LED racetrack tail lamp design inspired by the Dodge Charger and Dart. This latest evolution of the racetrack design features technology that blends the individual LEDs into one seamless looking ribbon of light. Large 3.5-inch dual exhaust tips are standard on V-8-equipped vehicles, as well as the V-6 powered Citadel, Rallye models and Blacktop Package; other V-6 powered Durango models have a 3-inch single tip.

A driver’s three-row SUV
The 2016 Durango continues to deliver excitement and refinement with world-class suspension and performance. Benchmarked against premium performance SUV’s in the market, Durango delivers modernized refinement with electronics, suspension and structural characteristics, which are usually found at much higher price points.

The short/long arm front suspension and isolated multi-link rear suspension features isolated front and rear cradles to deliver precise on-road handling and comfort. The four-wheel independent suspension, combined with the Durango’s nearly 50/50 weight distribution, transmits to a solid driving feel and fun-to-drive characteristics.

Available all-wheel drive
The Dodge Durango’s rear-wheel-drive-based drivetrain is the foundation for its outstanding on-road driving performance. Available all-wheel drive (AWD) further enhances driver confidence by leveraging the SUV’s 50/50 weight distribution.

The Durango’s two AWD systems – one for the V-8 and one for Pentastar V-6 powered models – greatly enhance the vehicle’s traction and handling by delivering a smooth driving experience on a wide range of road conditions.

While competitors have switched to front-wheel-drive car-based platforms, the HEMI®-powered
all-wheel drive Durango features a low-range transfer case with a neutral position. Low range improves light off-road performance and helps ease maneuvers, such as pulling a boat up a steep launch or backing up with a trailer. The neutral position in the transfer case allows the vehicle to be flat-towed without damaging powertrain components.

Powertrain choices
Named one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines for three consecutive years, Durango’s standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine generates an impressive 290 horsepower (295 horsepower on Rallye, Blacktop Package and Citadel) and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The Pentastar V-6 engine allows Durango to tow a best-in-class 6,200 pounds.

The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine produces a best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque with a best-in-class tow rating of 7,400 pounds. The 5.7-liter HEMI engine’s Fuel Saver Technology with cylinder-deactivation seamlessly alternates between smooth, high-fuel-economy four-cylinder mode, when less power is needed, and V-8 mode when more power is in demand. This optimizes fuel economy when V-8 power is not required, without sacrificing vehicle performance or capability.

The 2016 Dodge Durango features a standard eight-speed automatic transmission with rotary shifter and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters as standard equipment on all models. This state-of-the-art transmission improves fuel economy up to 15 percent compared with the five-speed automatic it replaced, along with enhanced performance and smoother shifts. All these attributes perfectly enhance Durango’s fun-to-drive nature.

The 2016 Dodge Durango also features an Eco Mode that contributes to its improved fuel economy. Eco Mode optimizes the transmission’s shift schedule, as well as throttle sensitivity, and Fuel Saver Technology with cylinder deactivation in V-8 models, to maximize fuel economy.

Advanced interior with premium craftsmanship
Dodge designers have brought Durango to the forefront of technology in the three-row SUV segment, while taking nothing away from the utility and build quality for which Durango is known.

The instrument panel features a center stack that houses the 5-inch and 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreens. Under these large, easy-to-use touchscreens are redundant button and knob controls for audio and climate functions. The bottom of the center stack houses a media hub with an SD card slot, USB outlet and auxiliary jacks, as well as a storage bin.

The instrument cluster has also been given the high-tech treatment and includes a full-color
7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) screen. Standard on all models, this screen allows for drivers to customize more than 100 ways how information is presented.

Framing the instrument cluster is a three-spoke steering wheel with standard paddle shifters. The buttons to control TFT driver information functions are large and illuminated to make them easier to operate. Buttons for Uconnect and phone access reside along the bottom edge of the vertical spokes. Audio controls are found on the back of the upper steering wheel spokes.

Seating flexibility

With standard seven-passenger seating and luxurious second-row captain’s chairs available on all models, the seats in the 2016 Dodge Durango can be converted to as many as 50 different configurations.

Families with three or more children will find the Durango’s available captain’s chairs with pass through especially helpful as two car seats can stay latched into the second row seats, and there’s still easy pass-through for passengers to walk between to get to the third row. The second-row captain’s chairs will also make adults feel like they are riding in first-class, with comfortable bucket seats with individual armrests.

A fold-flat front passenger seat is standard on models that aren’t equipped with the ventilated seat option. By folding forward, the passenger seat provides more utility, which lets customers load and carry long objects. Once flat, the seat back panel also serves as a convenient utility table. An active head restraint system adds to the long list of available safety and security features.

A versatile 60/40 split folding second-row seat conveniently folds and tumbles. Transporting long items, like 10-foot 2x4s, is not a problem as the left side of the second row folds 60 percent, allowing the versatility of folding the 40 percent seat in tandem with the front passenger fold-flat seat. Longer items can be stowed even with passengers in the second row. To make passengers more comfortable, second-row seats also are available with heat, and they recline 18 degrees.

The third-row seat features a 50/50 split and is easily folded from the rear of the vehicle. For even more utility, both the second- and third-row seats fold to provide a flat load floor to haul a 6-foot couch with room for a coffee table. Clever touches abound, including a switch in the instrument panel to remotely lower the third-row headrests when not in use.

State-of-the-art technology

Five-inch and 8.4-inch touchscreens, a customizable 7-inch TFT gauge display, forward collision warning with crash mitigation, adaptive cruise control with stop, the latest generation of Uconnect Access Via Mobile and a dual-screen Blu-ray DVD system are just some of the 2016 Dodge Durango’s standard and available state-of-the-art features.

The forward collision warning system with crash mitigation alerts the driver if they’re approaching a vehicle in front too quickly, and the adaptive cruise control with stop will keep Durango at a driver-selected distance from the vehicle in front when cruise control is engaged and can even bring the SUV to a controlled stop.

Uconnect Access connects vehicle occupants directly with police, fire department or ambulance service dispatcher with the push of the “9-1-1” button on the Durango’s rearview mirror – no cell phone needed. The same logic works for roadside assistance. One push of the “ASSIST” button summons help directly from the FCA US roadside assistance provider or the Vehicle Customer Care Center.

Further peace of mind comes from the available theft alarm notification, which alerts owners via SMS text message or e-mail whenever their Durango’s security alarm is activated. For the greatest convenience and flexibility, up to five people can be notified.

Customers can put away their smartphones, keep their hands on the steering wheel and still interact with their devices in the ways to which they are accustomed. Media apps from Pandora to iHeart radio to Slacker are all available via voice command – a function of Uconnect’s powerful, Cloud-based voice recognition capability. Uconnect Access allows the driver to execute many of the normal functions, such as climate, audio, texting and Bluetooth, all by voice.

Durango also has the ability to be used as a Wi-Fi hot spot. A Yelp search engine can be used via voice command if the driver needs to find a destination. Uconnect navigation then calculates a route and stores the destination’s telephone number for handsfree calling.

A 5-inch touchscreen is standard on SXT models while Limited, R/T and Citadel models (and available on SXT) have the award-winning 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen. These screens control audio, climate, phone, vehicle functions, navigation (if equipped) and the Uconnect Access system. This system provides large, easy-to-read graphics – including 3D mapping (8.4-inch screen only) –
with intuitive, easy-to-use controls.

Mounted on the back of the front seats is an available class-exclusive Blu-ray video rear entertainment system. This system features two high-resolution 9-inch screens, one on each front seat back. Each screen allows customers to watch their movies on Blu-ray or standard DVDs or play their high-definition media interface (HDMI) gaming systems via inputs for HDMI cables or RCAs for each screen integrated into the front seat backs. Wireless headphones are included as is a wireless remote.

More than 60 safety and security features are available on Dodge Durango
The 2016 Dodge Durango offers consumers more than 60 available safety and security features, including standard all-speed traction control and electronic stability control (ESC), which improve overall vehicle handling and performance both on- and off-road. Standard trailer-sway control enhances towing capabilities and keeps the vehicle and trailer aligned as the Durango travels down the road.

Available safety and security features include forward collision warning with crash mitigation, adaptive cruise control with stop, Uconnect Access with 9-1-1 call and roadside assistance. Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection, which aid drivers when changing lanes or in parking lot situations, are also available. In addition, standard front-row active head restraints, standard full-length three-row side-curtain air bags and standard front-seat-mounted side thorax air bags offer enhanced occupant protection to passengers in the event of a collision. In total, Durango offers seven standard airbags.

SXT
All 2016 Dodge Durango SXT, Limited and Citadel models feature the award-winning Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine with 290 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque as the standard engine (295 horsepower on Rallye and Blacktop Package models and Citadel). It’s mated to a class-exclusive standard eight-speed automatic transmission equipped with a class-exclusive rotary shifter and standard paddle shifters on the steering wheel and can tow up to 6,200 pounds. The 3.6-liter V-6 engine gives Durango class-leading driving range of more than 600 miles per tank.

Every SXT features premium amenities inside and out, including bright accents on the exterior and premium soft-touch surfaces on the interior.

Other standard features include class-exclusive signature 192 LED racetrack tail lamps, four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, electronic stability program (ESP), trailer-sway control, automatic projector-beam headlights, projector fog lamps, deep-tint sunscreen glass, power body-color mirrors, speed-sensitive, variable intermittent wipers, chrome grille surround and split crosshairs with black “Split-Hex” texture and, new for 2016, 18-inch wheels with Satin Carbon finish.

On the inside, the 2016 Dodge Durango SXT features standard three rows of seats with 60/40 split fold and tumble second row, 50/50 split, folding third row, premium cloth seats, fold-flat front passenger seat, Dodge three-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters, 7-inch reconfigurable TFT gauge cluster, 5-inch Uconnect touchscreen with Uconnect AM/FM/MP3, six speakers, power windows, power door locks, power mirrors, remote keyless entry, cruise control, three 12-volt power outlets located in the instrument panel, the center console and the rear cargo compartment, tri-zone automatic temperature control, including infrared sensors and rear seat outlets, rear-seat air conditioning, air filtering, an overhead console with two LED map lamps, two courtesy lamps, sunglass storage, full-length floor console and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio, speed, Driver Information Display (DID) and phone controls. Standard safety features include seven standard airbags, active front headrests and four-wheel disc anti-lock braking system.

Available equipment includes:

All-wheel drive (AWD)
Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen with new-for-2016 features
Second-row captain’s chairs
Single-disc CD player
Power sunroof


SXT+

Leather-wrapped steering wheel
SiriusXM Radio (1 year)
Power driver seat
Bright roof rails


Blacktop Package

Gloss Black crosshair grille
Gloss Black 20-inch aluminum wheels
Capri leather seats with suede inserts and slate accent stitching
Gloss Black exterior Durango badge
Black headlamp bezels with LED daytime running lights
Body-color front fascia
Body-color rear fascia
Body-color sill molding
Body-color wheel flares
Dual rear exhaust with bright tips and 295 horsepower


Popular Equipment Group

Heated front seats
Heated steering wheel
ParkSense rear park assist
ParkView backup camera
Auto-dimming rearview mirror with microphone
Bluetooth streaming audio


Trailer Tow Group

Class IV hitch
Full-size spare
Load-leveling suspension
Seven- and four-pin harness
180-amp alternator
Heavy-duty engine cooling


Rallye Package

20-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels
Black headlamp bezels with LED daytime running lights
Body-color grille
Body-color front fascia
Body-color rear fascia
Body-color sill molding
Body-color wheel flares
Dual rear exhaust with bright tips and 295 horsepower
Auto-dimming rearview mirror


Limited

The Dodge Durango Limited delivers all the standard features of the SXT and for 2016 adds new 18-inch wheel finish with Granite Crystal pockets. Additional standard features include LED daytime running lamps, signal repeater mirrors, the 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, Capri leather seating, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated steering wheel, heated first- and second-row seats, 12-way power driver seat with memory and power four-way lumbar adjustment, 10-way power front passenger seat, including power four-way lumbar adjustment, remote start, ParkSense rear park assist, ParkView rear backup camera, vehicle security alarm, power folding auto-dimming mirrors with memory, HomeLink universal transceiver, 115-volt AC, 150-watt power outlet and Limited badge.

Optional equipment includes:

All-wheel drive (AWD)
Single disc CD player
Beats premium audio system
Power sunroof
Engine block heater
Rear dual-screen Blu-ray DVD entertainment center
Second-row captain’s chairs
Second-row large console (with captain’s chairs only)


Premium Group

Beats premium audio system
20-inch polished aluminum wheels
Body-color front and rear fascia, sills and wheel lip moldings
506-watt amplifier
Power sunroof
Power Liftgate
SiriusXM Traffic/one-year Traffic service
SiriusXM Travel Link/One-year subscription
3D navigation


Safety/Security and Convenience Group

Automatic high beam headlamp control
Automatic headlamp leveling system
Blind-spot monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection
Cargo compartment cover
Cargo net
Bi-Xenon HID headlamps
Power tilt/telescope steering column
Rain sensitive windshield wipers


Blacktop Package

Gloss Black crosshair grille
Gloss Black 20-inch aluminum wheels
Glass Black exterior Durango badge
Black headlamp bezels
Body-color front fascia
Body-color rear fascia
Body-color sill molding
Body-color wheel flares
Dual rear exhaust with bright tips and 295 horsepower


Rallye Package

20-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels
Black headlamp bezels
Body-color grille
Body-color front fascia
Body-color rear fascia
Body-color sill molding
Body-color wheel flares
Dual rear exhaust with bright tips and 295 horsepower


Brass Monkey Appearance Package (late availability)

20-inch Brass Monkey (Burnished Bronze) wheel
Gloss Black grille
Gloss Black exterior badge
Body-color door handles and exterior mirrors
Body-color front fascia
Body-color rear fascia
Body-color sill moldings
Body-color wheel flares


Trailer Tow Group

Class IV hitch
Full-size spare
Load-leveling suspension
Seven- and four-pin harness


Citadel

2016 Dodge Durango Citadel AWD
The Citadel is the ultimate in Durango luxury. Citadel customers want premium content with
a performance bias, and realize Citadel gets them there at an attainable price in a style that stands apart from the crowd.

Building off the Durango Limited, Durango Citadel’s standard features include rich, perforated Nappa leather, heated and ventilated front seats and heated second-row seats available in Black, Black/Light Frost or Black/Tan. Other standard features include: the Uconnect Access 8.4-inch touchscreen with voice-command 3D navigation and live streaming internet radio, remote start, all-new for 2016 unique 20-inch fully polished aluminum wheels, power sunroof, automatic high-beam HID headlamps, rain-sensitive front wipers, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, power liftgate, dual exhaust with 295 horsepower (V-6) and more.

Taking the chrome-accented and upscale look of the Durango Citadel further for 2016 is an all-new monochromatic exterior appearance that includes lower front- and rear-fascia accents, lower sill and wheel flares painted to match this Dodge Durango model’s body color.

Available equipment includes:

5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine
All-wheel drive (AWD)
Single-disc CD player
Engine block heater
Rear dual-screen Blu-ray DVD entertainment center
Second-row captain’s chairs
Second-row large console (with captain’s chairs only)


Technology Group

Adaptive cruise control with stop
Advanced brake assist
Blind-spot monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection
Forward Collision Warning-Plus


Trailer Tow Group

Class IV hitch
Full-size spare
Load-leveling suspension
Seven- and four-pin harness


Skid Plate Group

Front suspension skid plate
Fuel tank skid plate
Transfer case skid plate
Underbody skid plate


Platinum Appearance Package (late availability)

20-inch Satin Carbon wheels
Platinum exterior mirror caps
Platinum grille surround
Platinum fog lamp bezels
Platinum exterior badging
Platinum door handles
Platinum lower sills


R/T



2016 Dodge Durango R/T Blacktop
The high-performance version of the 2016 Dodge Durango comes standard with body-color hot-rod looks, HEMI power, world-class handling and true R/T heritage. The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine produces a best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque with a best-in-class tow rating of 7,400 pounds.

The R/T model features a unique sport-tuned suspension, 20-inch performance tires with 20-inch low gloss Granite Crystal aluminum wheels, a 20 mm lower ride height, a sporty monochromatic exterior appearance with black headlamp bezels, darkened headlamps, R/T-embroidered leather seating with contrast stitching, Beats premium audio system, power liftgate and HID low-beam headlamps.

Now standard for 2016 on the R/T model are front ventilated Nappa leather seats with the choice of Radar Red or black Nappa leather, perforated and heated steering wheel, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power eight-way passenger seats, rain-sensitive windshield wipers, premium 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen with 3D voice-activated navigation, cargo net and cargo compartment cover.

Optional equipment includes:

All-wheel drive (AWD)
Single disc CD player
Power sunroof
Engine block heater
Rear dual-screen Blu-ray DVD entertainment center
Second-row captain’s chairs
Second-row large console (with captain’s chairs only)


Technology Group

Adaptive cruise control with stop
Advanced brake assist
Blind-spot monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection
Forward Collision Warning Plus


Blacktop Package

Gloss Black crosshair grille
Gloss Black 20-inch aluminum wheels
Glass Black exterior Durango and R/T badges


Trailer Tow Group

Class IV hitch
Full-size spare
Load-leveling suspension
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2016 Dodge Durango Citadel

11/24/2015



Usually when we talk about big honking Detroit iron, we’re focused on muscle cars. The 2016 Dodge Durango Citadel most definitely is not one of them. But it still qualifies.

This is the big kid on the Fiat Chrysler block, a bruiser of a crossover sport utility vehicle with the road presence of a full size pickup truck, powerful Hemi V8 engine, the capability to tow up to 7,400 pounds, and the gentility and appointments of a luxury car.

That conjures images of such giants as upscale versions of the Ford Expedition and Chevrolet Tahoe, or even the Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade. But with all of its luxury accouterments, the top-line Citadel comes with a price lower than the offerings from rivals Ford and General Motors.

You can spend more than $92,000 for an Escalade or upwards of $73,000 for a Navigator.


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Ford’s Expedition and Chevy’s Tahoe can climb near $70,000. The Durango Citadel tested for this review, with everything on it, entices you with a price tag of about $55,000.

Moreover, unlike the GM and Ford SUVs, the Citadel is not built like a pickup truck with a body plunked down and bolted to a steel frame. Nope, it is a fraternal cousin of the Jeep Grand Cherokee with a car-like unit body like most of the newer crossover sport utility vehicles.

Mimicking the Grand Cherokee, the Durango with four-wheel drive has plenty of off-road qualifications, including a low-range transfer case for muddling about off-road, backing up trailers and hauling big boats out of the water. It also can be flat-towed behind your motor home thanks to a neutral slot in the transfer case.

The difference between it and the Grand Cherokee is that the Durango has a stretched body to accommodate a third row of seats. It can be ordered as an eight-passenger vehicle with a second row bench seat or as a seven-passenger with second row captain’s chairs—the choice if you have a couple of close friends who enjoy cruising the hinterlands or sampling local feedbags with you and your significant other.

Even the third row delivers decent head and knee room for modest sized adults.

In those travels, you all will settle into the Citadel’s soft Nappa leather upholstery. Your bottoms will be soothed up front with heated and cooled seats, and in back with heated seats. But back-seaters will be compensated by the choice of watching a Blu-ray movie instead of conversing with the hosts in front.

The reward for the driver will be the silky smoothness of the Durango’s drive train—the 360 hp Hemi V8 engine with 390 lb-ft of torque shoving its power through an easy shifting eight-speed automatic transmission with paddles on the steering wheel in case the wheel person wants to take over the shifting.

Want a side trip? The Durango will confidently leave the pavement and traverse terrain without so much as a logging road. However, don’t expect it to compete with any of its lesser cousins like Jeep Wranglers. It is simply too big to negotiate tight turns and mighty mounds.

In truth, especially in the tested Citadel version, the Durango is more comfortable on snow covered streets lined with upscale clothing and jewelry emporiums. However, it also works well for minivan-averse small families on beach vacation trips where the priority is engulfing the kids with a load of umbrellas, sand chairs and water toys.

The Durango was introduced in 1998 as Dodge’s answer to the popular Ford Explorer. A midsize sport utility vehicle, it was based on Dodge’s in-between Dakota pickup truck with body-on-frame construction. It grew to full size stature and, finally, in 2011, adopted the unit body architecture of the Jeep Grand Cherokee as well as other components including engines and transmissions.

There are four versions: SXT, Limited, R/T and the tested Citadel. The SXT, which starts at $31,490, comes standard with eight passenger, three row seating and a decent level of equipment. For 2016, all Durango versions with the 295-hp V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission get stop-start technology to improve fuel economy.

On the road, the Citadel cruises in quiet comfort with decent handling for so large a vehicle. Given the price and kinship with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Durango Citadel should be worth a look for customers who covet luxury features and need to carry up to eight people.

Specifications

Model: 2016 Dodge Durango Citadel four door sport utility vehicle.
Engine: 5.7-liter Hemi V8, 360 hp, 390 lb-ft torque.
Transmission: Eight-speed automatic with programmable all wheel drive.
Overall length: 16 feet 9 inches.
EPA passenger/cargo volume: 134/17 cubic feet. (to 85)
Weight: 5,397 pounds.
Towing capability: 7,400 pounds.
EPA city/highway/combined fuel consumption: 14/22/16 mpg.
Base price, including destination charge: $44,590.*
Price as tested: $54,660 (2015 prices; 2016s not immediately available but expected to be slightly higher).

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Dodge Unleashes Brass Monkey and Anodized Platinum Appearance Packages for 2016 Dodge Durango

Brass Monkey appearance package available on Durango Limited model features 20-inch Burnished Bronze aluminum wheels, Gloss Black grille and exterior badge, and a monochromatic exterior
Anodized Platinum appearance package available on Citadel model adds 20-inch Satin Carbon aluminum wheels, Platinum grille, exterior mirror caps, fog lamp bezels, exterior badge, door handles and lower sills
2015 was Dodge Durango’s best sales year since 2006


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The 2016 Dodge Durango is getting some new bling in time for spring in the form of two new appearance packages: Brass Monkey and Anodized Platinum. Dealers will be able to start placing orders Feb. 11 and these new appearance packages will start arriving in dealerships in the second quarter of 2016.

New for 2016, the Brass Monkey appearance package is available on the Durango Limited model. It features 20-inch Burnished Bronze aluminum wheels, a Gloss Black grille and exterior badge, and a monochromatic exterior. Durango further leverages the Brass Monkey name launched on 2015 model-year Charger and Challenger SRT models, which feature the available Burnished Bronze wheel finish. The Durango Limited’s Brass Monkey appearance package has a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $995.

Also soon to arrive on dealer lots, the 2016 Dodge Durango Citadel model offers a new Anodized Platinum appearance package, which adds new 20-inch Satin Carbon aluminum wheels and Platinum grille, exterior mirror caps, fog lamp bezels, exterior badge, door handles and lower sills, giving the Durango Citadel an even more polished look, while building on its proven performance, utility and comfort. The Citadel’s Anodized Platinum appearance package has a U.S. MSRP of $1,095.

“The Dodge Durango is the Charger of the full-size SUV segment; there’s not another seven-passenger, rear-wheel-drive based SUV like it on the road,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Car Brands – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “We see a great response when we give our Dodge and SRT customers the opportunity to make their vehicles unique, so offering new custom exterior options is just one way we plan to continue to keep building on Durango’s success.”

Dodge continues to deliver customization and features that its loyal Durango customers love. These two new looks are now available along with the segment-exclusive Radar Red Nappa leather seats and a BeatsAudio nine-speaker premium audio system that includes a subwoofer and a 506-watt amplifier. This BeatsAudio premium audio system offers studio quality sound in the customer’s vehicle, available on the Durango Limited, R/T and Citadel.

The Dodge Durango boasts class-leading towing and driving range, confident driving dynamics, advanced technology, aggressive styling, and with the addition of the Brass Monkey and Anodized Platinum appearance packages, now offers even more ways customers can customize their ride.

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2016 Dodge Durango Limited RWD Rental Review

February 26, 2016



There sure has been a lot of talk about crossovers around here lately, hasn’t there? Regardless of your opinion on owning a CUV, it’s hard to deny the functionality that a three-row CUV offers the business and/or pleasure rental customer. The ability to carry an entire sales team to a meeting, as well as some presentation materials and suitcases? Useful. The capability to take a family of five to the beach, including assorted coolers and pool toys? Valuable.

Therefore, gents, if you absolutely must have a crossover for your rental or personal needs, well, you might as well have the manliest damn crossover money can buy. That honor goes to the 2016 Dodge Durango. Ladies, I have a feeling that you’ll enjoy the big D, too. Allow me to share my thoughts with you from the week I spent in the ATL with FCA’s entry in the hotly-contested three-row segment.

If you’re anything like me (and really, who isn’t?), you probably have a hard time remembering what the hell all of the various Dodge trim levels mean. My Durango was of the Limited RWD variety, meaning that it sits squarely in the middle of the lineup — below the pimpin-pimpin’ Citadel and HEMI-powered R/T, but above the SXT and SXT Plus. Except for the R/T, all Durangos are gifted with FCA’s ubiquitous 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, which dishes out an impressive 290 horsepower in this particular application. You also get the placidly smooth eight-speed 845RE automatic transmission in all non-R/T models, which helps make the Pentastar even more delightful to pilot.

Stepping up to the Limited gets you a whole host of upgrades, including the uConnect 8.4-inch touchscreen, standard leather-trimmed heated seats in the first and second rows, a rearview camera, and the option to add a DVD entertainment system for your offspring. You also get a blingy badge that says “LIMITED” because Dodge just doesn’t employ a single designer that desires understated details.



The uConnect 8.4 is reason enough to bump up those monthly payments a bit. While it’s not particularly user-friendly for the rental customer trying to figure out exactly how to lower the headrests in the third-row seats, the interface moves quickly and smoothly through the various menus. Nearly everything that you’d want to control as the driver — from music to climate controls — is handled through the uConnect interface. The Durango will even recognize cold exterior and interior temperatures upon start-up and immediately offer you the option to turn on the heated driver and passenger seats, as well as the heated steering wheel. That’s a feature I appreciated greatly during the unseasonably cold Atlanta mornings.

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2016 Dodge Durango SXT Review



Aug 31, 2016

The Dodge Durango is based on a platform released in 2011. Needless to say, the Durango is getting long in the tooth, with a redesigned model expected to land in 2018. But how does the current model stand up against the modern competition?
FAST FACTS

Engine: 3.6-liter V6

Power: 295 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque

Transmission: 8-speed automatic

EPA Fuel Economy (MPG): 18 city, 25 highway

CAN Fuel Economy (L/100 km): 13.9 city, 9.8 highway

Pricing (US): Starts at just over $31,000. As tested $33,095

Pricing (CAN): Starts at $43,395. As tested $46,435

The large overhaul that is due for this SUV will no doubt bring some benefits, but we can’t help but feel like the Durango is already a great package.

First off, it can haul your entire family and all their stuff. With 38.6 inches of rear seat legroom and 33.5 inches in the third row, it’s easy to see how a vehicle this big can be appealing. Not only is there plenty of space for rear seat passengers to stretch their legs, but access to those rear seats is also quite generous, making the climb into the back less cumbersome.

With all the seats full with passengers, 17.2 cubic feet is available for cargo, while if the third row is folded down, you gain access to 47.3 cubic feet.


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