2016 Dodge Durango Review, Price

The new 2016 Dodge Durango is an excellent family car, designed in an awesome combination of SUV and crossover automobile. It is actually more of an SUV than crossover vehicle and shares almost the same platform with Mercedes GL-Class and M-Class. The car will be offered in five models; Rally, SXT, R/T, Citadel and Limited models. SXT will be the base model and the manufacturer has fitted it great performance equipment and features. Its handsome styling and rugged capabilities will really attract consumers from all over the world. Expect a comfortable interior and improved powertrain performance.

2016 Dodge Durango front view

2016 Dodge Durango – Improved Interiors:

Inside the 2016 Dodge Durango, the interior cabin is totally new and unique with very few features carried over from its predecessor. The new modern styling incorporates contemporary features combined with elements of comfort. Customers should expect a new dashboard adopting thin metallic rims. The major controls and the new infotainment touchscreen display is framed by the metallic rims.

The new leather trims and color schemes make 2016 Dodge Durango SUV more of a luxury car than a utility vehicle. The previous Nappa leather material will be used for the R/T trim level interior. The most interesting thing is that new color schemes have been introduced; such as Ivory Pearl Tri-coat, Red Pearl, Light Brownstone and Luxury Brown.

The interior spacing allows for sufficient headroom and leg room for comfortable long distance drives. There are various infotainment features as well as driver assistance and safety equipment. You should expect climate control, navigation control, traction control, premium audio system with satellite radio, USB port interface, Bluetooth audio and phone integration. Other safety features include airbags, rear view camera, safety belts and others. 2016 Dodge Durango is indeed a perfect description of a high-class utility car, thanks to its boxy SUV styling. Its handsome shape is going to qualify it among the top SUV cars in the market. The car is designed in an elegant three-row system and will combine both traditional and contemporary characteristics.

The automaker has turned away from its previous rugged and imposing design, which lacked a handsome appeal for outside viewers. What actually makes the new Dodge Durango unique and special from the previous models, is its master craftsmanship and the beautiful sleeker lines. The Dodge manufacturer has incorporated a bigger cross hair grill, which it has combined with silhouette without a protruding arch. The car adopts an excellent boxy shape hence making it a nice sport car. It is not slab sided neither is it rugged.

A Sporty LED racetrack lighting system has been included for the car. Apart from SXT base model, all other variants adopt a unique hockey-stick-shaped LED running day lights. Citadel and R/T models add HID lights. The major change that has been imposed on the 2016 Durango is the crosshairs grille. The rear styling is enhanced by the dual-exhaust system.

2016 Dodge Durango interior

 

2016 Dodge Durango – Engine Performance

Under the hood of new 2016 Dodge Durango, there are two powerful engine variants expected to power the new Dodge Durango. The base powertrain is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that is capable of generating up to 290 horsepower at 260 ft-lb of torque. The second engine choice is a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 powertrain, which is rated at 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque.

Both engines will be mated to 8-speed automatic transmission which will send power to either standard Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) version or All-wheel Drive (AWD). To enhance fuel efficiency, the V-8 powertrain will be fitted with Fuel Saver Technology while the V-6 engine will adopt a stop-start technology. However, the fuel efficiency figures are not still good enough as they read around 14 mpg for city drives and 23 mpg for highways. This brings a combined fuel efficiency of around 17 miles per gallon for the all-wheel drive variant.

2016 Dodge Durango side view

2016 Dodge Durango – Date of Arrival and Price:

The manufacturer has not yet provided the full information on the price and release date for the 2016 Dodge Durango. However, it expected to feature in the auto world anytime from now. Probably April this year. It will cost around $30,495 as the base price while higher trim levels will be priced quite higher.

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