The 2011 Dodge Durango is back with more everything.
The all new 2011 Dodge Durango has been unveiled and is on its’ way to Cedar Rapids Dodge dealership, Pat McGrath Dodge Country!
How well-equipped is the all-new 2011 Dodge Durango? So much so that Dodge happily points out that there is no “base” model in the traditional sense. No matter which Durango trim level you select, you’re getting a sophisticated, very well-equipped SUV.
The new Durango (MSRP starting at $29,195) comes in Express, Crew, R/T and Citadel trims. It is unlike other SUVs because while it offers the utility drivers want (three seating rows, plenty of storage and cargo space), it’s also genuinely fun to drive, delivering “the refinement and characteristics of a premium performance vehicle,” according to Dodge Brand CEO Ralph Gilles. The Durango’s ground-up redesign resulted in a new unibody whose torsional rigidity surpasses even that of the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. An all-new suspension, aggressive shock and spring rates, large sway bars and a muscular new exterior underscore the athletic nature of this unique new SUV.
The fully redesigned interior that greets Durango occupants is among the best in the class, if not the best overall. The theme is “upscale.” Designed by the same team that delivered the stunning new Jeep® Grand Cherokee’s interior, the Durango’s cabin boasts a fanatical attention to detail. Tight panel gaps and premium-grade materials provide a look that’s as pleasing to touch as it is to look at. Regardless of trim, when you touch the Durango’s instrument panel, offered in both monotone and attractive two-tone looks, you’ll be greeted with soft-touch materials. Third-row passengers aren’t left out, as the commitment to high-quality, pleasant surroundings extends to every seating position. Extra care was taken to insulate the cabin from unwanted noise. The quietness that results only adds to the already strong feel of quality that surrounds the passengers.
Whether you’re hauling people, cargo or both, space won’t be a problem. When configured for optimum cargo room, the Durango swallows a maximum of 85 cubic feet of stuff, whether it’s a six-foot couch or 10-foot boards.
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As it does with its excellent Grand Caravan minivan, Dodge offers an impressive array of leading-edge infotainment technology in the Durango to ensure that everyone in the family stays happy, especially on long trips. In addition to traditional audio systems, drivers can equip their SUVs with features that include uconnect™ Web for Internet access on the go, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, SIRIUS Backseat TV™ and, of course, uconnect-equipped head units with touch-screen interfaces for easy control of everything from your audio settings to your navigation routes.
Safety and security is important in any vehicle, but especially one that’s likely to be embraced by families. To that end, the 2011 Dodge Durango steps up to the plate with 45 safety features that deliver even greater peace of mind. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is standard, as is Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), which automatically applies the brakes in that pose an increased rollover risk. Both share a common mission: Keep the Durango solidly planted for maximum control. Also available is a Hill Start Assist (HSA) feature and Trailer Sway Control (TSC).
The list of safety-enhancing driver aids goes on. Available Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) keeps drivers apprised of vehicles in the areas not easily seen via the rearview mirrors. Rear Cross Path detection (RCP), another available enhancement, alerts drivers when vehicles are traversing the area behind the vehicle – invaluable when backing up or changing lanes on busy highways. Engineers even went so far as to add a driver-actuated control that drops the third-row headrests when not in use to optimize the view rearward. It’s small details like this that mean a great deal in real-world driving, and that’s why the Durango is a truly innovative sport utility vehicle.
The 2011 Durango offers a pair of world-class engines, both of which deliver a sporty, refined and exhilarating experience. The new DOHC 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) combines an effortless 290 hp (38 percent better than the previous V6) and 260 lb/ft of torque (an increase of 11 percent) with 23 mpg highway fuel efficiency. Tow capacity is best-in-class for a V6.
Durango’s 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with VVT and a fuel-saver mode is a legend in its own right, delivering 360 hp and an awesome 390 lb/ft of torque. Even so, the HEMI Durango still pulls down 20 mpg on the highway with either rear- or all-wheel drive. It’s also a workhorse offering 7,400 pounds of towing capacity – again, best in class. Two full-time all-wheel drive systems are offered. The V8 version features a low-range transfer case for added versatility and easy towing.
The 2011 Dodge Durango has emphatically put the competition on notice. Looks. Power. Refinement. Efficiency. Capability. The new Durango is the total package.