New 2017 Dodge Durango at Antioch Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for Antioch, IL
The 2017 Dodge Durango is a spectacular crossover SUV with up to three rows of seating. This SUV has an aggressive and sporty design, and each trim comes loaded with a range of technological innovations and comfort features. With the choice between two engines and a dynamic drive system, the Durango can be equipped to the driver's needs, and it offers incredible towing ratings. The 2017 Durango has received some updates for the new year, including a stunning new Anodized Platinum appearance package. Another change comes to last year's Limited trim, which has been replaced by a new GT trim that is loaded with monochromatic trim details and sporty features.
Under the Durango's Hood
There are two highly acclaimed engines offered for 2017, including the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and a 5.7-liter HEMI V8. The base configuration features the V6 engine, and it is linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive system. This combination will offer 290 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The V6 engine is alternatively offered with all-wheel drive, but the SUV offers an economical ride with either drive system due to its standard stop-start system, which maximizes fuel efficiency when the vehicle comes to a stop. The optional V8 is also linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission and offered with either front- or all-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive system has a low-range transfer case which optimizes the performance when going off-road. The V8 engine will boast 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. Additional powertrain features include a load-leveling rear suspension, and the Citadel engine will gain upgraded brakes. Furthermore, the R/T trim has a sport-tuned suspension, in addition to an upgraded steering system.
Design of Dodge Durango
The 2017 Dodge Durango is a crossover SUV, and it is available in four trim levels. The base trim is called the SXT, and the available trims include the GT, Citadel, and R/T. Most of the trims will feature three-rows of seating, but the SXT trim is offered with a two-row configuration. Standard exterior features include automatic headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, and heated mirrors. There are many convenient features for the driver, like keyless ignition/entry, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and cruise control. The ride is incredibly comfortable regardless of where you sit, as it includes three-zone climate control. The interior can easily be altered specifically for cargo hauling, as it features a 60/40-split folding and reclining second-row seat, in addition to a 50/50-split folding third-row seat. Electronics include a 5-inch touchscreen interface, a six-speaker sound system, an auxiliary audio jack, SD card reader, a USB port, and Bluetooth phone connectivity. Dodge offers many great high-end accessories even on the lower trims, allowing customers to personalize the Durango to their preferences.
What kind of appearance packages are offered with the Durango?
For 2017, the Dodge Durango is available with several appearance packages, including the Blacktop Package, Brass Monkey Package, and the Anodized Platinum Package.
When equipped with the available V8 engine the Durango has a towing maximum of up to 7,400 pounds. The standard V6 engine will deliver a commendable maximum of up to 6,200 pounds.
There are many great safety and security features found in the Durango, making it a great option for families looking to stay safe during the daily commute. Every Durango will come equipped with front side airbags, a driver knee airbag, and full-length side curtain airbags. Also standard is stability and traction control. Dodge offers a rearview camera and rear parking sensors as an option on the base SXT model, but those come standard on the other trims. Give us a call today at Antioch Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to learn more about the 2017 Dodge Durango!