With its four-wheel independent suspension, near 50:50 weight
distribution, and responsive steering and handling, Durango has
driving dynamics unlike what you typically find in a Sport Utility.
No other SUV on the road compares with the all-new Dodge Durango’s
distinctive bold Dodge design that craftily houses a spacious
three-row, seven-passenger functional, flexible and premium
interior, covered in soft-touch materials. Durango features more
than 30 storage areas, 28 seating configurations and a rear cargo
area of nearly 85 cubic feet that fits a six-foot couch with room
for coffee table or a 10-foot ladder with the front passenger seat
Utility may be one of Durango’s key attributes, but safety did not
take a back seat during development. The 2012 Dodge Durango was
recently named a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for
New for 2012 is an automatic transmission on HEMI V-8-equipped
Durangos that allows drivers to choose between six speeds when
shifting in manual mode. V-6 AWD models now get 23 miles per gallon,
a one-mile-per-gallon improvement compared to last year’s model.
Also new for the 2012 model year are second-row captain’s chairs in
the already well-equipped Durango interior (delayed availability).
Revised trim levels include SXT, Crew, R/T and Citadel.
The 2012 Dodge Durango delivers the rare combination of power and
fuel efficiency. Both engines deliver best-in-class V-6 and V-8
towing with standard trailer sway control on all models (V-8 - 7,400
lbs. and V-6 – 6,200 lbs.). Its award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar
V-6 engine delivers an unsurpassed 290 horsepower along with a
best-in-class driving range of more than 550 miles on one tank of
fuel, which means Durango owners could drive all the way from
Chicago to Nashville, or New York to Boston and back again, without
stopping for fuel.
The EPA fuel economy miles per gallon (mpg) (City/Hwy) are 16/23 for
both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models, an improvement of
one mile per gallon highway for AWD models compared to last year.
Durango is also available with the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8
engine with fuel saver mode. The 5.7-liter delivers 360 horsepower
and 390 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,250 rpm and also features Variable
Valve Timing (VVT). The available V-8 delivers performance,
best-in-class 7,400 lbs. of towing capability and fuel efficiency.
The EPA fuel economy mpg (City/Hwy) is 14/20 for rear-wheel-drive
models and 13/20 for all-wheel-drive models.
The 2012 Dodge Durango features two automatic transmissions and two
available full-time all-wheel-drive systems (V-6 and V-8 versions).
The drivelines provide smooth operation of the vehicle over a
variety of road conditions. Where competitors have switched to
car-based platforms, the HEMI-powered, all-wheel-drive Durango
features a low-range transfer case for light off-road recreation and
to ease maneuvers while towing, such as pulling a boat out of the
water from a high degree launch or backing up with a trailer