2016 Dodge Durango Meriden CT


2016 Dodge Durango

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New 2016 Dodge Durango at Roberts Chrysler Dodge for Meriden, CT

The 2016 Dodge Durango isn't a carlike crossover, and it isn't an off-road-focused SUV. Instead it's somewhere in between-a longer, three-row vehicle closely related to the Jeep Grand Cherokee and built from the architecture that brought us the Mercedes GL-Class and M-Class. The Durango, to distill it down to the essence, is a utility vehicle with considerable rugged capabilities and exceptionally nice road manners. With handsome, sauve styling, a refined cabin feel, and superb performance, it's one of the best ways to go if you have a growing family...and a boat to tow on the weekends.

Under the Durango's Hood

The 2016 Dodge Durango is more traditionally proportioned than most utility vehicles today; but don't let any preconceptions get in the way: The Durango has some of the sturdy towing ability of a truck, but it performs, for the most part, just like a crossover. With the eight-speed automatic, which, by the way, is selected via a rotary shift controller, the V-6 models get up to 20 mpg combined. The eight-speed automatic even comes with shift paddles in some versions, but the programming could use some work. Instead of the 30-second cycle back into automatic mode that's common on many paddle-shifted non-sports cars, the Durango persists in manual mode until you hold the upshift paddle for three seconds--this is likely a concession to those who want to choose their own gear while towing.

Design of Dodge Durango

Inside, there's quite a different philosophy, and almost none of the truck-like heritage has been carried over. The soft, flowing dash has thin metallic rings framing the major controls and a large touchscreen to rule the infotainment world. With leather upholstery, woven red inserts and red stitching, and white trim rings on the dials, even the R/T feels bold yet very tastefully done.

The Durango feels less like an on-a-budget utility vehicle and more like a luxury SUV, done right. Dissecting those details, they do differ a bit between trims, and they have evolved somewhat over the past few model years. There are hockey-stick-shaped LED running lamps on all but the base SXT, and HID headlamps on top R/T and Citadel models. The textured crosshair grille was slimmed and sharpened with a mid-cycle revamp a couple model years ago, while the hood and lower front fascia were resculpted slightly.

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Conclusions

The list of safety features is solid. Dual front, side, and curtain airbags are all standard on the Durango, as are anti-lock brakes, and traction and stability control. A blind-spot warning system, a rearview camera, and parking sensors are available, as are adaptive cruise control and a forward-collision warning system that can fully stop the Durango at low speeds if an obstacle is detected. Give us a call today for more information on the 2016 Dodge Durango!

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