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The 2017 Dodge Durango builds on its established reputation as a muscular, family-friendly SUV and continues to offer a stylish and comfortable ride with considerable power. With the highest-rated towing capacity in its class, the Durango combines all the comforts of a large family vehicle with the ability to haul up to 7,400 lbs with the optional V8 engine. New in the 2017 model, the base SXT can opt out of the third-row seating for those who want the Durango feel but don’t need quite as much space.
- Optional 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine
- Standard 8-speed automatic transmission
- Towing capacity up to 7,400 lbs (with V8 engine)
- Available rearview camera and rear parking sensors
- Seven standard airbags
- Additional trailer-sway control for towing safety
- Available two-row seating option
- Available Beats audio system
- “Blacktop” and “Brass Monkey” appearance packages available
What kind of power and handling can I expect from the 2017 Durango?
A powerful and muscular alternative to the minivan in the family-vehicle segment, the Dodge Durango is applauded for its towing capacity. An award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine rated at 290 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque comes standard with the 2017 model, with the option to upgrade to a classic 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. Depending on the engine size, the Durango can tow up to 7,400 pounds, a leading tow capacity in its class. In addition to its impressive towing capacity, the 2017 Durango has two available AWD systems to provide enhanced traction and superior handling. All models come standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission and a fuel-saving automatic stop-start system. The V6 and V8 engines reach 26 and 22 miles per gallon on the highway (respectively).
What comfort and convenience features does the Durango offer?
The 2017 Durango replaces the Limited trim level of past years with the GT, which adds a monochromatic exterior design. Another big change in trim levels is the base SXT model now being offered with either two or three rows of seating, instead of only the standard three. Standard amenities in the SXT include 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition and entry, Bluetooth connectivity, a 5-inch touchscreen interface and cloth upholstery. Moving on to the new GT model, 20-inch wheels, dual exhaust tips, leather upholstery and a leather wrapped steering wheel, satellite radio and an 8.4-inch display are among the added features. From the GT and up, all trim levels of the 2017 Durango include a rear-camera, which allows those taking advantage of the vehicles towing capacity to keep an eye on trailers and their contents. The Citadel adds on roof-rail crossbars and a sunroof, as well as improved interior aesthetics and tech features. The R/T level makes the V8 engine standard, improves the suspension and upgrades the entertainment system with Beats audio. The Citadels roof rails and sunroof are also optional on the R/T.
What safety features does the Dodge Durango come with?
Optional on the SXT and standard on all other models are a rearview camera and rear parking sensors, as well as an emergency assistance and stolen vehicle tracking system, built into the 8.4-inch interface. The Durango comes with seven standard airbags, front-row active head restraints and additional standard trailer-sway control for towing safety.
Final Thoughts on the 2017 Dodge Durango
Between seven-passenger seating, versatile folding seats (60/40 split in the second row and 50/50 in the third) and its superior towing capacity, the 2017 Durango is the ultimate combination of family vehicle and moving machine. This model years edition of a classic third-row SUV keeps with its tradition of functionality, comfort and muscle.