I love driving this car. I wanted to try a smaller SUV then my Tahoe I have.... and the Durango caught my eye. My kids love it and so did I. But Its not made for a big family and dogs that take beach trips a lot. So sadly I trader her in. But I would recommend this SUV to anyone who would ask. Great fuel mileage!
2013 Dodge DurangoCarter R - Midlothian, VA09/09/2017
The Durango, particularly used, it's an extreme value. We got ours fully loaded with the hemi at a great price. It drives and handles like a sports car.
In short the Durango is a great family car that is still a blast to drive.
My only gripes are the city gas mileage sucks (approx 13-14) but that's to be expected. The six speed transmission can be a bit finnicky. Dodge upgraded it to a smoother 8 speed for 2014. It's a better trans but dodge changed the trim levels so getting a hemi requires dropping some serious dough on a Citadel or RT.
Great Less Expensive Alternative to Tahoe
2014 Dodge DurangoDick E. - Ringgold, GA02/28/2017
Comparing it to the Tahoe. Purchased used and was approximately $7000 less in price with 10000 less miles at time of purchase. Feels and is a bit smaller than the Tahoe and with the R/T package (Hemi) with AWD can tow up to 7200#. Fit and finish is comparable to Tahoe. Intermittent AWD is the biggest disappointment in the snows of the Pacific NW. Not a city driver with poor gas mileage. On the interstate getting between 21-23 MPG varies with wind direction and which set of tires I have on the car. These MPG numbers are when going approximately 0-5 MPG over the posted speed limit. The 8 speed transmission shifts like a dream but not a fan of the paddle shifters (May still not know how to keep them disengaged all the time.)
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Published on Friday, December 8, 2017
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