2016 Dodge Durango Near Ft Lauderdale
The 2016 Dodge Durango is a seven-passenger, four-door SUV, with a lot of power and style. The 2016 model year Dodge Durango has excellent reviews from consumers and Car and Driver gave the Durango an overall rating of five out of five stars and ranks it as the best three-row full-size SUV in its class.
The Durango was originally introduced in 1997 and it’s lineup has evolved through the years. Still in its third generation, the 2016 Durango SUV is strong, sturdy, stylish and efficient. There were a few changes made to the 2016 model year Durango, and the new changes made it better. Check it out.
Trims, Engine(s), and Performance
The 2016 Dodge Durango is available in four different trims ranging from base trim, the Durango SXT, (which is still loaded with features) to the fully-loaded, Durango R/T. All Durango models come standard with rear-wheel-drive, but all-wheel-drive is an available option. In addition to the five trim options, there are also two engine options on the Durango lineup and both have VVT (variable valve timing), which is a system that improves performance, fuel economy and emissions.
The standard engine on four of the five Durango trims is a 3.6-liter V6 engine 24-valve VVT engine paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 3.6-liter engine produces 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Together, the engine and transmission help the Durango achieve best-in-class fuel economy of 27 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city.
The other engine is standard on the Durango R/T (or Road/Track) is a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI MDS VVT engine, also paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The upgraded 5.7-liter engine offers drivers the best-in-class power with up to 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. The 5.7-liter engine also has the best-in-class V8 fuel economy of 14 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.
The exterior of the Dodge Durango is bold and rugged inside and out. The exterior is designed with many features that are both practical and attractive. The cross-hair accent color bright Dodge style grille, projector beam headlights, and 18-inch painted aluminum wheels do a great job of presenting the Durango as an athletic and strong vehicle. The vehicle’s exterior also has a shark antenna and chrome bezel headlights.
In addition to these standard features there are additional available options that add even more style the Durango. Buyers can also opt for 20-inch wheels, all-season performance tires, a black grille, are black bezel headlights.
One of the Durango’s best interior features is all of the space — there is 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space. The standard seating configuration is a 60/40 split-fold and tumble second-row seat and a 50/50 split folding third row seat, but buyers can upgrade to second / tumble captain chairs if they prefer. The Durango brags of a luxury feel with the cloth and mesh standard seats in several colors or the upgraded leather seat option.
Front bucket seats, front and rear LED lights, illuminated cup holders, and luxury front and rear floor mats are just some of the many standard interior features of the Durango. In addition to these, just like the exterior, the interior has many options to even further style up and personalize your Durango. Some of the interior options include heated front seats, leather and suede seating, a heated steering wheel, a power sunroof, and a black interior color/accents.
Entertainment is becoming an increasingly popular category to car shoppers. Past the days of just a CD player and a radio, the Dodge Durango is loaded with great standard technology features and has many additional options as well. A five-inch touchscreen display, a six-speaker system, voice command with bluetooth technology, a media hub (SD, USB, Aux), and UConnect 5.0 AM/FM radio are all standard on the Durango SXT.
For those that love to sing in the car (admit it) there are a few entertainment and audio upgrades available. Upgrades are SiriusXM radio, a navigation system, a Beats premium audio system, HD radio, and a rear DVD entertainment system and screens. Some of those options are standard on higher level trims, and others come as add ons.
Safety will always be Dodge’s number one concern in regards to vehicles. The Dodge Durango has an impressive four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. The Durango is equipped with advanced multistage airbags, supplemental side-curtain airbags in all rows and active head restraints. Drivers will also appreciate the Durango’s electronic stability control, hill start assist, and everyone will appreciate the security and theft system. Buyers can also add on safety tech like rear ParkSense backup camera, rear park assist with stop, and blind spot detection.
Price and Warranties
The 2016 Dodge Durango SXT starts at just $30,495. The price of the upper trim, Durango R/T starts at $41,995. All Dodge vehicles are backed by a three-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
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