The first models of Durango were produced as a medium-sized SUV, as time goes by car got bigger. The second-generation model was brought under the category of full-sized SUV’s since that time model stayed in this category. The newest 2017 Dodge Durango is the refreshed version of the current model and it is expected to come with some esthetic changes. However, there may be some latest updates according to the needs of the modern day buyers. The major change in the release of the new model SUV is the one more trim, the new R/T variant, besides old ones like GT, SXT, and Citadel models.
2017 Dodge Durango Redesign
Although the external design of the new Dodge Durango 2017 looks like that of its predecessor, it still gets some modern elements to emerge itself a contemporary vehicle and to differ from the earlier model. The first thing that we saw is the front part of the new SUV comes outfitted with redesigned painted LED headlamps with daylight running lamps, LED mist lamps. Also, the front grille will be more aggressive than before and the bumper will be revised in a contemporary way.
Around rear, the new vehicle comes outfitted with a racetrack designed taillight with the LED technology.
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The new Durango is also expected to come with a monochromatic-painted body is the addition to several body colors. The additional darker external elements offer the new vehicle a meaner look. The SUV will be offered with a set of new, dark, high-luster aluminum wheels of diameter 20 inches, wearing P265/60TR18 sized tires in the front and at the back as standard.
To stop this big boy Dodge equipped it with a set of 13-inch thickness disc brakes in the front and drum brakes at the back, attached with the ABS braking system. Also, the center of gravity should be lower than that of the outgoing model.
Regarding suspension systems, Durango 2017 get a long and short arm type of self-regulating suspension system in the front and Multi-Link type of self-regulating suspension system at the back. Both suspension systems are designed with the axle ratio of 3.27.
2017 Dodge Durango dimensions are 201.2 inches, the width of 75.8 inches and with the overall height of 70.9 inches. The minimum ground clearance and the length of the wheelbase of the vehicle would be 8.1 inches and 119.8 respectively.
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2017 Dodge Durango Interior
The 2017 Durango is not going to get much change in its interior design. The cabin will be designed with the same space to accommodate seven adults comfortably, but the seats will be designed in a more modern and luxurious. This time, there may be more innovative interior color options. However, the cabin will be designed to offer a comfortable ride to its occupants.
New Dodge Durango 2017 Interior
The newly introduced R/T trim comes equipped with the leather-covered dashboard, middle armrests, and black roof racks as standard.
However, buyers can expect some updates in the equipment section of the new Durango. This includes an 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen exhibit, an acoustic system. It will be loaded with the beats of the renowned American rapper, and producer, Dr. Dre with a subwoofer and 10 speakers and the quality Nappa leather cluster. This time, buyers will get the optional seats with the Radar Red colored Nappa leather.
Some of the standard safety features available with the new model Durango include:
Air bag for the front passenger and the driver.
Side front airbag.
ABS braking system.
Kid safety back door locks.
Tire pressure monitoring system.
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The new SUV comes with the minimum cargo volume of 47.7 cubic feet and a maximum cargo capacity of 84.5 cubic feet when the last row of seats are folded down.
In addition to the aggressive look, the 2017 Dodge Durango will be equipped with a two powertrains to offer the new SUV and enhanced performance, fuel saving, and towing capability than the earlier model.
The base engine will be a V6 Pentastar power unit with the capacity of 3.6 liters to offer the new SUV the maximum power output of 295 HP at 6400 rpm and the maximum twist of 260 lbs per foot at 4000 rpm. Through this engine, the new SUV attains the velocity from 0-60 mph in 7.8 seconds. It offers the new SUV the maximum towing capability of 6200 pounds (approx 2818 kg).
According to rumors, the new model Durango may come equipped with a V8, Hemi powertrain with the capacity of 5.7 liters to offer the vehicle the essential power and twist of 360 HP and 390 lbs per foot respectively. The powertrain will be modernized with the cylinder deactivation feature that allows the vehicle consume less fuel to offer better fuel economy. Consequently, the new SUV offers the city mileage of 14 mpg and the highway mileage of 23 mpg. This power unit offers the new vehicle the maximum towing skill of 7,400 pounds (approx 3364 kg).
Both powertrains will be mated to an eight-velocity mechanical transmission system.
While the base model will be offered with the front-wheel drive system as standard, the all-wheel-drive system will be offered as an option. Similarly, the R/T model of the new SUV will be offered with both all-wheel-drive systems as the option and rear-wheel drive system as standard. All models come with the sufficient size fuel tank with the capacity of 24.6 gallons, which is positioned in the middle part of the vehicle.
Dodge Durango 2017 price and the date of release
The question is: when will 2017 Dodge Durango be released, our sources claim it should be during the first quarter of 2017. The starting cost of the base model will be $30,495, whereas the R/T model with the rear-wheel drive system will be available at a preliminary price of $39,795, whereas its all-wheel drive version will be available at $42,295.
2017 Dodge Durango photos