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Hit the road in this versatile, spacious, and powerful SUV.

Dodge Durango Review | CarMax

With an exceptional amount of cargo space, seating for up to seven passengers, and powerful towing capacity, the Dodge Durango is designed to help you get anywhere you need to go no matter who or what you need to take with you. Best of all, thanks to the Durango's tech updates and timeless design, you'll get there in style. To learn more about the Dodge Durango, check out our Dodge Durango review:

Reasons to Buy

1. Exceptional Cargo Space

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One of the best things about having an SUV is all the cargo space that they provide. Whether you need to haul luggage for a road trip or bring back products from a shopping trip, the Dodge Durango provides all the space you'll need. With the 2016 Dodge Durango, you'll get 17.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, 47.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the third row folded, and 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space with both the third and second row folded.

2. Tons of Power

The 2017 Dodge Durango comes with two engine options - a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 and a 5.7L HEMI® V8. If you choose the 3.6L V6 engine, you can look forward to an exhilarating 295 hp. Move up to the 5.7L V8 engine and you'll get 360 hp. All of this power means that you'll feel confident using your Dodge Durango to tow a trailer on moving day, or using it to tow a boat to the lake. For example, the 2017 Dodge Durango has an estimated towing capacity of 6,200 to 7,400 pounds.1 You’ll also have plenty of acceleration if you ever need it.

3. Good Fuel Economy

Despite being a large, powerful vehicle, the Dodge Durango still manages to get impressive fuel economy. The 2015 Dodge Durango, for example, gets an EPA estimated 20 mpg combined city/highway when powered by the 3.6L V6 engine.2 The 2017 Dodge Durango, gets an estimated 21 mpg combined city/highway when powered by the 3.6L V6 engine.2

4. A Smooth and Enjoyable Ride

While some SUVs have a reputation for being cumbersome to drive, the Dodge Durango certainly does not fall into this category. The Dodge Durango's handling is impressive, and the vehicle handles turns nicely. Combine this with plenty of acceleration thanks to the Durango's powerful engine and you've got an SUV that is truly enjoyable to drive.

5. Plenty of Options to Choose From

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The 2017 Dodge Durango comes in four different trim levels, each coming with a wide range of technology features, interior features, and exterior features. With all of these options, you should have no problem finding a Dodge Durango that fits your tastes and requirements.

What You Need to Know

Dodge Durango Average CarMax Prices3

  • 204-2016: Average prices less than $28,000.
  • 2017: Average prices less than $32,000.

2017 Dodge Durango Models & Trim Levels

  • SXT - The base trim of the 2017 Dodge Durango, the SXT trim features rain brake support, hill start assist, a 7-inch digital gauge cluster, push-button start, keyless entry, and more!
  • GT - The GT trim of the 2017 Dodge Durango features everything found on the SXT trim as well as a driver's seat and exterior mirrors memory system, 1st and 2nd row heated seats, a rear backup camera, rear park assist, and more!
  • R/T - The R/T trim of the 2017 Dodge Durango features everything found on the GT trim as well as adaptive cruise control, SiriusXM Traffic, rear load-leveling, and more!
  • Citadel - The Citadel trim of the 2017 Dodge Durango features everything found on the R/T trim as well as heated, chrome mirrors, a Blu-Ray rear entertainment system, an Alpine® Premium Audio System with 9 speakers, subwoofer and 506-watt amplifier, and more!

Dodge Durango Interior and Exterior

Dodge Durango Seating Capacity

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The 2014-2017 Dodge Durango comes with three rows of seating and is able to seat up to seven passengers.

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Dodge Durango Cargo Space

The 2017 Dodge Durango offers 17.2 cubic feet of storage space behind the third row, 47.7 cubic feet of storage space with the third row folded, and 84.5 cubic feet of storage space with both the second and third row folded.

Dodge Durango Colors

The 2017 Dodge Durango comes in nine color options, including:

  • Billet Metallic Clearcoat
  • Blu By You Pearlcoat
  • Bomber Brown Pearlcoat
  • DB Black Crystal Clearcoat
  • Granite Metallic Clearcoat
  • Octane Red Pearlcoat
  • Stout Brown Met Clearcoat
  • Vice White Tri-Coat Pearl
  • White Knuckle Clearcoa

Dodge Durango Engine & Transmission

The 2017 Dodge Durango comes with two engine options - a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 and a 5.7L HEMI® V8. Both engines are coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission, and AWD models of the 2017 Dodge Durango are available with both engines.


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Customer Reviews - Overall Rating: 4.5 (358 Reviews)4

  • Pros: Fuel Economy, Ride and Handling, Power
  • Cons: Tech and Entertainment, Cargo Space, Reliability

Reviews:

"I would definitely recommend this SUV if you’re looking for an SUV that's good at everything it advertises and more. The gas mileage is great, it is roomy, great engine power, smooth ride and the electronics are easy to use."

- 2016 Dodge Durango Owner (Clinton, MD)

"The Durango offers a nice blend of comfort, style, utility, technology, and value. The third-row seat is great! The fuel economy is respectable for a vehicle of this size."

- 2015 Dodge Durango Owner

"The Durango should be more than enough SUV for most people and families. It has been great for long road trips with lots of luggage, two big dogs, and a baby."

- 2014 Dodge Durango Owner (Columbus, OH)

Rankings

8th - Best Small and Compact SUVs (2018)

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What's New For 2018?

The 2018 Dodge Durango adds several standard features, such as a redesigned gear selector with a manual-shift mode, a rear backup camera, a sport steering wheel with shift paddles, and a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system.

A new premium trim - the SRT trim - was added to the lineup for 2018 as well. the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT comes with a 475 hp, 6.4-liter V-8 engine.

The Bottom Line

No matter what you are looking for in an SUV, the Dodge Durango has something to offer. With tons of power, great cargo capacity, plenty of technology options, and a luxurious interior and exterior design, there's certainly a lot to appreciate about this SUV.

1Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
2Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
3 Based on CarMax average prices between March 1, 2018, and August 31, 2018. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features and trim packages. Prices do not include tax, title, tags, and any applicable fees.
4Reviews have been edited for brevity, clarity, and grammar.
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