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August 19th, 2011. Dodge Durango Owner's Club Visits Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan.
 

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2012 Dodge Durango: Award-winning Seven-passenger SUV Gets Even Better for New Model Year

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) “Top Safety Pick” for 2012

Revised automatic transmission for HEMI® V-8 equipped models

Improved highway MPG for V-6 AWD models

Class-leading driving range of more than 550 miles

Class-leading towing with both engines: up to 7,400 lbs. with HEMI V-8 and 6,200 lbs. with V-6

Available high-tech features such as Uconnect Web and rear-seat DVD entertainment system


2011

September 1, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The return of the Dodge Durango brought with it numerous awards and comparison test victories from many well-respected evaluation groups, such as MotorWeek and the American Automobile Association (AAA). For 2012, the Durango receives even more features, allowing Durango to raise the bar once again for value in the seven-seat SUV segment.

With its four-wheel independent suspension, near 50:50 weight distribution, and responsive steering and handling, Durango has driving dynamics unlike what you typically find in a Sport Utility. No other SUV on the road compares with the all-new Dodge Durango’s distinctive bold Dodge design that craftily houses a spacious three-row, seven-passenger functional, flexible and premium interior, covered in soft-touch materials. Durango features more than 30 storage areas, 28 seating configurations and a rear cargo area of nearly 85 cubic feet that fits a six-foot couch with room for coffee table or a 10-foot ladder with the front passenger seat folded flat.

Utility may be one of Durango’s key attributes, but safety did not take a back seat during development. The 2012 Dodge Durango was recently named a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

New for 2012 is an automatic transmission on HEMI V-8-equipped Durangos that allows drivers to choose between six speeds when shifting in manual mode. V-6 AWD models now get 23 miles per gallon, a one-mile-per-gallon improvement compared to last year’s model.

Also new for the 2012 model year are second-row captain’s chairs in the already well-equipped Durango interior (delayed availability). Revised trim levels include SXT, Crew, R/T and Citadel.

“There is simply no compromise with Durango,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO - Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “Only Durango offers standard seven-passenger seating, best-in-class power, best-in-class towing and best-in-class driving range of more than 550 miles, while also delivering unmatched style and driving dynamics.”

PERFECT BLEND OF POWER AND FUEL EFFICIENCY

The 2012 Dodge Durango delivers the rare combination of power and fuel efficiency. Both engines deliver best-in-class V-6 and V-8 towing with standard trailer sway control on all models (V-8 - 7,400 lbs. and V-6 – 6,200 lbs.). Its award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers an unsurpassed 290 horsepower along with a best-in-class driving range of more than 550 miles on one tank of fuel, which means Durango owners could drive all the way from Chicago to Nashville, or New York to Boston and back again, without stopping for fuel.

The EPA fuel economy miles per gallon (mpg) (City/Hwy) are 16/23 for both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models, an improvement of one mile per gallon highway for AWD models compared to last year.

Durango is also available with the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with fuel saver mode. The 5.7-liter delivers 360 horsepower (268 kW) and 390 lb.-ft. of torque (520 N•m) at 4,250 rpm and also features Variable Valve Timing (VVT). The available V-8 delivers performance, best-in-class 7,400 lbs. of towing capability and fuel efficiency. The EPA fuel economy mpg (City/Hwy) is 14/20 for rear-wheel-drive models and 13/20 for all-wheel-drive models.

The 2012 Dodge Durango features two automatic transmissions and two available full-time all-wheel-drive systems (V-6 and V-8 versions). The drivelines provide smooth operation of the vehicle over a variety of road conditions. Where competitors have switched to car-based platforms, the HEMI-powered, all-wheel-drive Durango features a low-range transfer case for light off-road recreation and to ease maneuvers while towing, such as pulling a boat out of the water from a high degree launch or backing up with a trailer attached.

DRIVING DYNAMICS

The 2012 Dodge Durango delivers excitement and refinement with world-class suspension and performance. It’s a driver’s SUV that delivers impressive on-road performance and capability with the flexibility of a three-row SUV.

The short/long arm front suspension and isolated multi-link rear suspension features isolated front and rear cradles for improved on-road handling and comfort. Durango delivers on the pavement with aggressive shock and spring rates and large sway bars to handle body roll in hard turning maneuvers. Available electro-hydraulic performance steering, along with standard electronic stability control also contribute to maintain tire grip and vehicle stability.

REFINEMENT FOR SEVEN

Passengers will feel materials that are refined with a functionality that gives owners a first-class experience, regardless of the trim level. The instrument panel features a beautifully crafted monotone or two-tone appearance with a dark upper and lighter lower color and premium soft-touch materials for all price classes. Durango’s interior is also extremely comfortable for all three rows of passengers, and there’s a surprising amount of interior flexibility.

From families taking a long road trip and needing to keep the kids entertained, to sports enthusiasts who don’t want to miss the game and teens who can’t live without online gaming, the Dodge Durango offers the latest high-tech features to keep drivers' eyes on the road and passengers connected. Drivers can communicate, navigate and select entertainment options with advanced voice-recognition controls. Passengers can stay entertained with the latest available features, including SIRIUS Satellite Radio™ with Travel Link and UConnect® Web. New for 2012 is the addition of a real-time weather forecast feature as part of SIRIUS Travel Link.

Exterior revisions for the 2012 model year include three new color choices; Deep Molten Red, Canyon Brown and True Blue. These colors join the current Bright Silver, Brilliant Black Crystal, Stone White, Mineral Gray and Redline (R/T only).

SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT

The 2012 Dodge Durango is an IIHS Top Safety Pick and offers consumers 45 safety and security features, including standard electronic stability control (ESC) that delivers three security features to improve overall vehicle stability both on- and off-road: electronic roll mitigation (ERM) reacts and applies brakes during extreme situations, while available Hill-start Assist (HSA) works with standard Trailer-sway Control (TSC) to enhance off-road and towing capabilities.
Other safety and security features available on Durango include Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection, which aid drivers when they’re changing lanes or in parking lot situations. In addition, Durango features standard seat-mounted air bags in the front row, while side-curtain air bags extend protection to all three rows. Durango also includes standard front-row active head restraints.

MANUFACTURING

Dodge Durango is built at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) in Detroit.

ABOUT DODGE

Dodge is a full line of cars, crossovers, minivans and SUVs that are sporty, functional and innovative. With nearly 100 years of heritage, the brand has a history of providing its customers excellent quality, innovation and value. Dodge is building on the momentum of introducing six all-new or significantly redesigned products, solidifying its message that Dodge offers an excellent value for American families looking for top performance in all the places that matter – from power off the line and handling in the corners to high-quality, dependable vehicles that deliver unmatched functionality and excellent fuel economy in everyday driving situations. In fact, Dodge now offers six vehicles that deliver 25 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway, while retaining that distinctive Dodge innovation and style. With the all-new Dodge Durango and Dodge Charger and significantly revamped Grand Caravan, Journey, Avenger and Challenger, Dodge also now has one of the youngest dealer showrooms in the country with more new product coming.
 

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All Aboard! Award-winning 2012 Dodge Durango Now Offers Second-row Captain’s Chairs To Its Long List of Best-In-Class Features

Newest feature adds luxurious second-row bucket seating option for Durango’s refined interior

Second-row Captain’s Chairs are available on all models – SXT, Crew, R/T and Citadel

Two available second-row center consoles make for easy travel between second and third rows and added storage




January 5, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Dodge is adding another new seating option to its award-winning three-row Durango SUV: the availability of second-row captain’s chairs.

The Dodge Durango, already recognized for its refined interior, now adds a seating option most often found only in luxury segments or on top-of-the-line trim levels. Customers will also get the choice of two different consoles that reside between the second-row captain’s chairs and offer innovative charging and storage solutions.

“The 2012 Dodge Durango has been incredibly well received by customers and critics alike,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand. “One message we hear repeatedly is how spacious and refined the Durango’s interior is. With the addition of second-row captain’s chairs, we’re now taking Durango to an even higher level of luxury and value, when combined with its best-in-class power, towing and driving range.”

Available on all trim levels – SXT, Crew, R/T and Citadel models – the second-row captain’s chairs with an innovative flip-and-fold feature and integrated soft-touch armrests are a $695 option. Between the seats is a floor-mounted console that can hold drinks and small objects. It is designed so passengers can easily walk from the second to third rows between the second-row captain’s chairs. For $300, customers can also opt for a larger center console that has more storage space and class-exclusive features, such as illuminated cup holders and a USB jack, as well as a 12-volt outlet for charging phones, video games and the like.

The optional second-row captain’s chairs can be folded flat for optimal cargo volume and utility, and are available with cloth or leather upholstery depending on how the customer equips their Durango.

About Dodge Durango: Best-in Class Power, Towing and Driving Range
With its four-wheel independent suspension, near 50:50 weight distribution and responsive steering and handling, Durango has driving dynamics unlike what you typically find in a sport-utility vehicle (SUV). No other SUV on the road compares with the all-new Dodge Durango’s distinctive bold Dodge design that craftily houses a spacious three-row, six or seven-passenger functional, flexible and premium interior, covered in soft-touch materials. Durango features more than 30 storage areas, 28 seating configurations and a rear cargo area of nearly 85 cubic feet that fits a 6-foot couch with room for a coffee table or a 10-foot ladder with the front passenger seat folded flat. New for 2012, the Durango also features second-row captain’s chairs with an available center console and innovative charging and storage outlets. The 2012 Dodge Durango is also an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick.

Durango also delivers the perfect blend of power and fuel efficiency. Its award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers a best-in-class 290 horsepower along with a best-in-class driving range of more than 550 miles on one tank of fuel – that means Durango owners could drive all the way from Chicago to Nashville; San Diego to San Francisco; or New York City to Boston and back again without needing to stop for fuel. The available HEMI® V-8 engine with Fuel Saver multi-displacement technology delivers a best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines deliver best-in-class V-6 and V-8 towing with standard trailer sway control on all models (V-8 – up to 7,400 lbs. and V-6 – 6,200 lbs.). Durango also features more than 45 safety and security features. The starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for 2012 is $28,995 (all prices exclude destination).
 

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Jan 6, 2012

The SUV is back! With crossovers trying to convince drivers that cars can be SUVs and with SUVs hiding out pretending to be minivans, the Durango commits to being a true SUV.



Jan 6, 2012

Traveling over off-road terrain is necessary of any true SUV. Without it, SUVs would be even more difficult to differentiate from vehicles in competitive categories (e.g. CUV's). Thus, a dialogue with consumers on how this feature works in the 2012 Dodge Durango is important. Like all others, this ad explains the feature in a way that is easily understood, but still gives validation to the thinking behind the many underlying engineering complexities of this particular feature.



Jan 6, 2012

What makes one SUV stand out from all others? Is it technology? Is it the ability for said technology to create a more active driving experience? Is it technology called Active Cruise Control that uses radar to anticipate the distance between the SUV and the driver ahead, and automatically maintain a safe driving distance? Yes.




Jan 6, 2012

Like many high-performance vehicles, the 2012 Dodge Durango has a lavish interior. This spot draws a comparison to a particularly high-performance vehicle with a comparable lavish leather interior.
 

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2012 Dodge Durango Receives MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award at the Chicago Auto Show

2012 Dodge Durango earns MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice award (shared with Jeep® Grand Cherokee)

Dodge brand January 2012 sales increase 29 percent; best January since 2008
Dodge Durango January 2012 sales jump 152 percent


February 8, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The year may be young, but Dodge brand vehicles are continuing to gain momentum, earning recognition from both new car buyers and the media, alike.

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, the editors of MotorWeek presented the “Driver’s Choice, Best Large Utility” for the three-row Dodge Durango SUV (shared with Jeep® Grand Cherokee) at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show.

MotorWeek has judged the best new cars and trucks of the year for the past 31 years. Its annual Drivers’ Choice Awards looks at vehicles from a buyer’s point of view, including priorities such as value and reliability, while also taking the latest trends and innovations into consideration. An episode of MotorWeek featuring the Durango and other award winners is scheduled to air Feb. 11 on PBS and on Discovery’s Velocity Network Feb. 21.

“It’s an honor to receive this award from MotorWeek,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand. “Even though it’s still early in 2012, Dodge has already received more than a dozen awards across the line-up, demonstrating the strength of our products.”

The MotorWeek award comes on the heels of the Dodge brand’s introduction of the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, where the groundbreaking compact sedan was named “Most Significant Vehicle” by AutoWeek editors. Additional recognition for the Dodge brand and its vehicles so far in 2012 include:

AutoWeek’s Editors’ Choice Award – Most Significant Vehicle at 2012 NAIAS – Dodge Dart
Top 10 Cars of the Detroit Auto Show, Kelley Blue Book – Dodge Dart
Complex Media’s 25 Most Anticipated Cars of 2012 – Dodge Dart
Vanity Fair’s Seven Hottest Cars at the NAIAS – Dodge Dart
2012 Consumer Guide “Best Buy” Consumer Guide – Dodge Charger
Edmunds.com “Breakthrough Technology Award” for 2012 – Dodge Charger
Winding Road magazine’s “Best Everyman Sedan Award” – Dodge Charger
2012 Consumer Guide “Best Buy” Dodge Grand Caravan
2012 Consumer Guide “Best Buy” Dodge Journey
2012 Consumer Guide “Recommended” – Dodge Durango
2012 cars.com “Shopper’s Choice Award” – Dodge Challenger
Polk Automotive Loyalty Award Sports Car category – Dodge Challenger


The Dodge brand posted a 29 percent sales increase in January, its best January since 2008 and its eighth-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The three-row Dodge Durango SUV, and the Dodge Charger and Avenger sport sedans each logged triple-digit percentage sales gains in January versus the same month in 2011.

DODGE DURANGO: Best-in-class power, towing and driving range
With its four-wheel independent suspension, near 50:50 weight distribution and responsive steering and handling, Durango has driving dynamics unlike what you typically find in a sport-utility vehicle (SUV). No other SUV on the road compares with the all-new Dodge Durango’s distinctive bold Dodge design that craftily houses a spacious three-row, seven-passenger functional, flexible and premium interior, covered in soft-touch materials. Durango features more than 30 storage areas, 50 seating configurations and a rear cargo area of nearly 85 cubic feet that fits a 6-foot couch with room for a coffee table or a 10-foot ladder with the front passenger seat folded flat. New for 2012, the Durango also features second-row captain’s chairs with an available center console and innovative charging and storage outlets. The 2012 Dodge Durango also is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick.

Durango also delivers the perfect blend of power and fuel efficiency. Its award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers a best-in-class 290 horsepower along with a best-in-class driving range of more than 550 miles on one tank of fuel – that means Durango owners could drive all the way from Chicago to Nashville; San Diego to San Francisco; or New York City to Boston and back again without needing to stop for fuel. The available HEMI® V-8 engine with Fuel Saver multi-displacement technology delivers a best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines deliver best-in-class V-6 and V-8 towing with standard Trailer-sway Control on all models (V-8 – up to 7,400 lbs. and V-6 – 6,200 lbs.). Durango also features more than 45 safety and security features. The starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for 2012 is $28,995 (all prices exclude destination).

About the Dodge Brand
For nearly 100 years, Dodge has defined passionate and innovative vehicles that stand apart in performance and in style. Building upon its rich heritage of muscle cars, racing technology and ingenious engineering, Dodge offers a full-line of cars, crossovers, minivans and SUVs built for top performance – from power off the line and handling in the corners, to high-quality vehicles that deliver unmatched versatility and excellent fuel efficiency. Only Dodge offers such innovative functionality combined with class-leading performance, exceptional value and distinctive design. With the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart, the all-new Dodge Charger paired with the ZF eight-speed transmission that achieves a class-leading 31 miles per gallon on the highway, the new Durango and the significantly revamped Grand Caravan – inventor of the minivan – Journey, Avenger and iconic Challenger, Dodge now has one of the youngest dealer showrooms in the United States.
 

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2012 Dodge Durango Earns Place on Edmunds.com and Parents Magazine's List of 'Best Family Cars of 2012'



June 5, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Edmunds.com and Parents magazine have selected the 2012 Dodge Durango among the “Best Family Cars of 2012.” This marks the 10th industry award for the 2012 Dodge Durango, including “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and “Full-size SUV of Texas” by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA).

"We are honored that Edmunds.com and Parents have featured the Dodge Durango on this exclusive list,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand. “Dodge is committed to providing quality products to our customers that are safe, innovative and family-friendly, while doing so with passionate styling that sets us apart.”

For the fifth consecutive year, experts from both Parents and Edmunds.com scrutinized hundreds of vehicles focusing on safety and reliability as top priorities when deciding which cars would earn a spot on the “Best Family Cars” list. Each vehicle was also judged on performance, interior, exterior and family-friendly features. Organizers also consulted parents who own and drive these vehicles every day.

“Modern and functional, the 2012 Dodge Durango has been designed with style and family-style versatility in mind,” said Scott Oldham, Edmunds.com editor-in-chief. “The seven-passenger Durango packs a high-quality interior, the latest high-tech gadgets, a fuel-efficient drivetrain and a fun to drive demeanor.”

The Best Family Cars of 2012 feature appears in the July issue of Parents on newsstands June 12.

About Dodge Durango: Best-in-class Power, Towing and Driving Range
With its four-wheel independent suspension, near 50:50 weight distribution and responsive steering and handling, Durango has driving dynamics unlike what you typically find in a sport-utility vehicle (SUV). No other SUV on the road compares with the all-new Dodge Durango’s distinctive bold Dodge design that craftily houses a spacious three-row, six or seven-passenger functional, flexible and premium interior, covered in soft-touch materials. Durango features more than 30 storage areas, 50 seating configurations and a rear cargo area of nearly 85 cubic feet that fits a six-foot couch with room for a coffee table or a 10-foot ladder with the front passenger seat folded flat. New for 2012, Dodge is offering second-row captain’s chairs on the Dodge Durango, making it even easier for kids to climb into the third row between the two seats. Between the captain’s chairs is a floor-mounted console that can hold drinks and small objects. Customers can also opt for a larger center console that has more storage space and class-exclusive features, such as illuminated cup holders and a USB jack, as well as a 12-volt outlet for charging phones, video games and the like. The 2012 Dodge Durango is also an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick.

Durango also delivers the perfect blend of power and fuel efficiency. Its award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers a best-in-class 290 horsepower along with a best-in-class driving range of more than 550 miles on one tank of fuel – that means Durango owners could drive all the way from Chicago to Nashville; San Diego to San Francisco; or New York City to Boston and back again without needing to stop for fuel. The available HEMI® V-8 engine with Fuel Saver multi-displacement technology delivers a best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines deliver best-in-class V-6 and V-8 towing with standard trailer sway control on all models (V-8 – up to 7,400 lbs. and V-6 – 6,200 lbs.). Durango also features more than 45 safety and security features. The starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for 2012 is $28,995 (all prices exclude destination).

About Dodge Brand
For nearly 100 years, Dodge has defined passionate and innovative vehicles that stand apart in performance and in style. Building upon its rich heritage of muscle cars, racing technology and ingenious engineering, Dodge offers a full-line of cars, crossovers, minivans and SUVs built for top performance – from power off the line and handling in the corners, to high-quality vehicles that deliver unmatched versatility and excellent fuel efficiency. Only Dodge offers such innovative functionality combined with class-leading performance, exceptional value and distinctive design. With the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart, the all-new Dodge Charger paired with the ZF eight-speed transmission that achieves a class-leading 31 miles per gallon on the highway, the new Durango and the significantly revamped Grand Caravan – inventor of the minivan – Journey, Avenger and iconic Challenger, Dodge now has one of the youngest dealer showrooms in the United States.



About Edmunds.com
Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its acclaimed mobile site, Edmunds.com Android App and five-star Edmunds iPhone and iPad apps make car pricing and other research tools available for car shoppers at dealerships and on the go. Its automotive enthusiast web site, InsideLine.com, is the most-read car publication of its kind. Its highly regarded mobile site and iPhone app features the wireless Web's most comprehensive gallery of automotive photos and videos. Edmunds.com Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit. Follow Edmunds.com on Twitter @edmunds and fan Edmunds.com on Facebook.
 

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Jul 16, 2012 by thecarconnection

The SUV segment is heating up and the Dodge Durango is all-new with fresh styling and a new powertrain. Does it have what it takes to beat the competition? Joel Feder finds out on our latest video road test.
 

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2013 Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango Offers New Rallye Appearance Package Building off Class-Leading Power, Towing and Driving Range

New Rallye Appearance Group offers R/T appearance, class-leading 295 horsepower V-6, 6,200-lb. towing and 550-mile driving range for less than $31,000 starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)

R/T models available with heated/ventilated Nappa leather seating, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection (late availability)

Available second-row captain’s chairs are available across all models – with two center consoles, including one supporting walk-through capability

New standard leather seating, heated first- and second-row seats and bright door handles on Crew model

New lower price on Citadel – with a starting MSRP of $39,995 U.S.

Class-leading driving range of more than 550 miles

Class-leading towing with both engines: up to 7,400 pounds with HEMI® V-8 and 6,200 pounds with V-6

Available high-tech features such as Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection and rear-seat DVD entertainment system

Best-equipped seven-passenger SUV in the United States

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick










September 1, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

Since its return to the SUV segment in 2011, Dodge Durango has established itself as a class-leader in value, functionality, reliability, utility and design. For 2013, Dodge Durango will be offered in four trim levels: SXT, Crew, R/T and Citadel, and the lineup receives new and revised features aimed at keeping it at the head of the pack.

With its four-wheel independent suspension, near 50:50 weight distribution, and responsive steering and handling, Durango has driving dynamics unlike what you typically find in a sport-utility vehicle. No other SUV on the road compares with the Dodge Durango’s distinctive bold Dodge design that craftily houses a spacious three-row, seven-passenger functional, flexible and premium interior, covered in soft-touch materials.

Enhancing Durango’s bold design is a new Rallye Appearance Group available on SXT models for the 2013 model year (late availability). With 20-inch polished aluminum wheels with Mineral Grey pockets, black bezel headlamps and body-color wheel lip moldings, sill moldings, grille and front and rear fascias, customers can now get the sporty appearance of the R/T model with the more than 550-mile driving range of the 295 horsepower Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine. In addition to featuring the exterior look of an R/T, the Rallye Appearance Group also includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, illuminated visor mirrors, Uconnect with voice command, Bluetooth streaming audio and autodimming rear view mirror. Add it all up, and the Rallye is positioned as the most affordable three-row
SUV with 20-inch wheels.

Standard on 2013 Crew models is premium leather seating, heated first-and second-row seats, and bright door handles.

Also new for 2013, Dodge is offering a Premium Leather Group on R/T models. An upgrade to the R/T’s available leather seating, the Premium Leather Group adds heated and ventilated perforated Nappa leather seats with red stitching and Nappa-covered door and front armrests with red stitching.

R/T models also feature the newly available Technology Group, which includes Blind-spot Monitoring/Rear Cross Path detection system and adaptive cruise control (late availability).

The R/T model’s standard 20-inch wheels now have Mineral Grey painted pockets to accentuate the polished spokes.

The 2013 Dodge Durango is crammed with features, and it still has room for class-leading utility. With more than 30 storage areas, 50 seating configurations and a rear cargo area of nearly 85 cubic feet that fits a 6-foot couch with room for a coffee table, Durango is capable of hauling more than just trailers.

Utility may be one of Durango’s key attributes, but safety was also a top priority during development. The Dodge Durango is a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety two years running.

Perfect blend of power and fuel efficiency
The 2013 Dodge Durango delivers the rare combination of power and fuel efficiency. Both engines deliver best-in-class V-6 and V-8 towing with standard trailer-sway control on all models (V-8 - 7,400 pounds and V-6 – 6,200 pounds). Its award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers an unsurpassed 290 horsepower (295 horsepower with available Rallye Appearance package on SXT models) along with a best-in-class driving range of more than 550 miles on one tank of fuel – that means Durango owners could drive all the way from Chicago to Nashville, or New York to Boston and back again, without needing to stop for fuel.

The EPA fuel economy miles per gallon (mpg) (city/hwy) for the Durango equipped with the Pentastar V-6 engine are 16/23 for both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models.

Durango is also available with the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine with fuel saver mode. The 5.7- liter delivers 360 horsepower (268 kW) and 390 lb.-ft. of torque (520 N•m) at 4,250 rpm and also features variable-valve timing (VVT). The available V-8 delivers performance, best-in-class 7,400 pounds of towing capability and fuel efficiency. The EPA fuel economy mpg (city/hwy) is 14/20 for rearwheel- drive models and 13/20 for all-wheel-drive models.

The 2013 Dodge Durango features two automatic transmissions and two available full-time all-wheeldrive systems (V-6 and V-8 versions). The drivelines provide smooth operation of the vehicle over a variety of road conditions. Where competitors have switched to car-based platforms, the HEMIpowered, all-wheel-drive Durango features a low-range transfer case for light off-road recreation and to ease maneuvers while towing, such as pulling a boat out of the water from a high degree launch or backing up with a trailer attached.

Driving dynamics
The 2013 Dodge Durango delivers excitement and refinement with world-class suspension and performance. It’s a driver’s SUV that delivers impressive on-road performance and capability with the flexibility of a three-row SUV.

The short/long arm front suspension and isolated multi-link rear suspension features isolated front and rear cradles for improved on-road handling and comfort. Durango delivers on the pavement with aggressive shock and spring rates and large sway bars to handle body roll in hard turning maneuvers. Available electro-hydraulic performance steering, along with standard electronic stability control also contribute to maintain tire grip and vehicle stability.

Refinement for seven, or six
Passengers will feel materials that are refined with a functionality that gives owners a first-class experience, regardless of the trim level. The instrument panel features a beautifully crafted monotone or two-tone appearance with a dark upper and lighter lower color and premium soft-touch materials for all price classes. Durango’s interior is also extremely comfortable for all three rows of passengers, and there’s a surprising amount of interior flexibility.

Introduced earlier in the 2012 calendar year, second-row captain’s chairs with an innovative flip-andfold feature and integrated soft-touch armrests are available on all trim levels. Between the seats is a floor-mounted console that can hold drinks and small objects. It is designed so passengers can easily walk from the second to third rows between the second-row captain’s chairs. Customers can also optfor a larger center console that has more storage space and class-exclusive features, such as illuminated cup holders and a USB port, as well as a 12-volt outlet for charging phones, video games and the like.

From families taking a long road trip and needing to keep the kids entertained, to sports enthusiasts who don’t want to miss the game and teens who can’t live without on-line gaming, the Dodge Durango offers the latest high-tech features to keep driver’s eyes on the road and passengers connected. Drivers can communicate, navigate and select entertainment options with advanced voice-recognition controls. Passengers can stay entertained with the latest available features, including and SiriusXM Radio with Travel Link.

Exterior revisions for the 2013 model year include two new colors, Bright White and Deep Cherry Red. These colors join the current Bright Silver, Rugged Brown, True Blue, Maximum Steel, Brilliant Black Crystal, Mineral Gray and Redline Red (R/T and Rallye Appearance Package only).

Safety is paramount
The 2012 Dodge Durango is an IIHS Top Safety Pick and offers consumers 45 safety and security features, including standard electronic stability control (ESC) that delivers three security features to improve overall vehicle stability both on- and off-road: electronic roll mitigation (ERM) reacts and applies brakes during extreme situations, while available Hill-start Assist (HSA) works with standard trailer-sway control (TSC) to enhance off-road and towing capabilities.

Other safety and security features available on Durango include Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection, which aid drivers when they’re changing lanes or in parking lot situations. In addition, Durango features standard seat-mounted air bags in the front row, while side-curtain air bags extend protection to all three rows. Durango also includes standard front-row active head restraints.

2013 Dodge Durango SXT
The Durango SXT includes a tremendous level of equipment, including the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 290 horsepower (295 horsepower with Rallye Appearance Package), sevenpassenger seating, 18-inch aluminum wheels, fog lamps, bright chrome exterior accents, four-wheel disc anti-lock braking system, three-zone automatic temperature control, power windows, locks and mirrors, power heated mirrors, tilt/telescoping steering wheel with cruise and audio controls, SiriusXM Radio with 12-month subscription, electronic stability control (ESC), Brake Assist, traction control, sidecurtain airbags, front-seat-mounted side airbags and much more.

Available Uconnect with Bluetooth streaming audio, 40GB hard drive, 6.5-inch touchscreen media center, navigation, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and second-row folding captain’s chairs add high levels of comfort and convenience in an affordable seven-seat SUV.

Starting at a U.S. MSRP of $28,995, SXT is positioned as the best equipped three-row SUV in America. The new Rallye Appearance Group at just $30,995 starting U.S. MSRP adds 20-inch polished aluminum wheels with Mineral Grey pockets, monochromatic exterior appearance with ground effects, dark-tinted headlamps, dual exhaust with bright tips, 295 horsepower Pentastar V-6, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Uconnect Voice Command with streaming audio and much more.

2013 Dodge Durango Crew
New for 2013, Crew adds standard premium leather seating with heated first- and second-row seats and bright door handles.

Crew models also add standard features like a 6.5-inch Uconnect touchscreen media center, ParkView rear back-up camera, premium Alpine audio system, Keyless Enter-N-Go, power liftgate, leatherwrapped steering wheel and shifter, power 12-way driver and 10-way passenger seats, memory function for driver seat/radio/mirrors, remote start and security alarm, cargo cover, and much more.

A best-in-class 360 horsepower 5.7-liter V-8 becomes available when moving up to Crew models, along with second-row captain’s chairs, rain sensing windshield wipers, Blindspot Monitoring/Cross Path detection and rear seat DVD entertainment group.

2013 Dodge Durango R/T
R/T adds the powerful 5.7-liter 360 horsepower HEMI V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology as standard equipment along with a distinctive monochromatic appearance, high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, unique 20-inch aluminum wheels with a polished face and Mineral Grey-painted pockets, 20 mm lowered ride height, unique front fascia, performance suspension and steering, and unique interior trim and remote start to name a few.

Navigation, Uconnect with Bluetooth, rear DVD entertainment center, new ventilated Nappa leather seats and new blindspot monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection are available for those who want to maximize the comfort and safety of their Durango.

2013 Dodge Durango Citadel
The top-of-the-line Durango is reduced by $1,000 to a starting U.S. MSRP of $39,995 and adds standard premium Nappa ventilated and heated leather seating, 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, power sunroof, HID headlamps, premium navigation, power heated and tilting steering wheel, Uconnect with Bluetooth, 6.5-inch touchscreen navigation and much more.

A 5.7-liter V-8 engine, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection, rear DVD entertainment center and second-row captain’s chairs are available on Citadel.

Manufacturing
Dodge Durango is built in the United States at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) in Detroit.
 
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