It goes without saying that if the Dodge makes an SUV, it will somehow set itself apart from its contemporaries. The 2017 Dodge Durango is no exception either. It is a unique sports utility vehicle that comes with a tight and class design. What makes it unique is its looks, toughness & performance. A lot of new design upgrades and modern enhancements will be a part of this year’s update. It has already generated a lot of hype already and will come for a considerably lower price tag. Because it also comes with an amazing powertrain configuration that seems legit.
2017 Dodge Durango – Exterior and Interior Changes
Durango SUV had a signature look which was quite edgy and not that good. But it has evolved over the years, and the 2017 Dodge Durango looks more attractive than ever before. With modern styling and new LED headlights, this vehicle is ready to be released. The most important part of the upgrade is that it would be losing some weight, and that would also ensure more mileage. Interiors of the 2017 Dodge Durango are pretty classy and wheel defined. Nevertheless, it will come with some generic enhancements. Some of them include doing the interiors, and also, a bunch of technological features is in line as well. They include a 5-inch touch UI on the dash for controlling the different and versatile functionalities that are available.
2017 Dodge Durango – Engine and Mileage
A good engine is what is essential for SUV of 2017 Dodge Durango’s kind. This variant will be offered with two engine options. While the first and fundamental one are pretty decent, the second and more powerful is beyond comparison. The basic unit is classic V6 PentaStar of 3.6 liters that have the torque of 260 lb/ft roughly. The power output of this unit is expected to be around 290 hp. The next unit is what the hype has been about. It is HEMI 5.7 liters V8 unit that can yield significant outputs and torque of 390 pounds per feet, roughly. The output of this unit is likely to be around 345 hp. Mileage is relatively small and ranges between 15 mpg in city and 30 mpg on the highway. These engines are to be paired with a five-speed automatic gearbox and will be offered in either a four-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive system.
2017 Dodge Durango – Cost, Competition, and Release Date
Cost, competition, and its availability will be deciding factors for the 2017 Dodge Durango success, and it looks like things are in favour for this SUV. In spite of being a premium Dodge SUV, this vehicle will be offered in the moderate price range that begins from $30k and ends at $40k. This will arise due to the existence of multiple variants. Competition in the SUV segment would be hard, and other traditional SUV’s like the Chevy Traverse, Ford Expedition, Nissan Xterra and Kia Sorento wouldn’t make it any easier for Dodge Durango 2017. Nevertheless, it has got great features and a rather lower price tag compared to others. Availability would be issued since no official information regarding this vehicle is available now. But by logic, it should hit the showrooms by the end of 2016.