The Dodge is preparing to make a huge comeback in the SUV market by launching the next-gen Durango. This version will be a largely overhauled model that is expected to make a dramatic impact when it releases. Dodge is well-known for producing high-end models that are mostly meant for elite customers and car enthusiasts but for a change, 2017 Dodge Durango is being targeted at mid-range SUV buyers for the first time. Due to the massive hype revolving around this model, many sources believe that Dodge might make good use of all the excitement and launch this model sooner than anticipated.
2017 Dodge Durango – Exterior and Interior:
The Dodge will make some edge cutting changes in the exterior of 2017 Dodge Durango, which will give it an exquisite look. Dodge is applying new ideas in the styling theme so that the new Durango looks far more visually appealing than its predecessor. This model will also have an extended wheelbase so as to show-off its aggressive side.
According to some sources, this car will carry over some old features like a large lower air vent, chrome tubular side step, shark fin antenna, rear defrosted, power liftgate, etc. Apart from these features, many new elements will be added such as LED headlight and tail light, chrome-studded hexagonal style grille, headlight with daytime running and auto leveling facility, LED integrated side mirrors with manual folding, and newly designed 18-inch and 20-inch alloy wheels. To complement the exterior styling, 2017 Dodge Durango will ditch the old interior design language and changes to provide an even better luxurious cabin. Dodge will modify the bucket seats with new leather materials, and also add more height adjustable features. Apart from bigger cabin space, this model will have Three-zone automatic air conditioning, adjustable steering column, ambient cargo lights, 8-inch infotainment system, satellite navigation, overhead console and couple of other features depending on your choice of trim.
The entertainment package will cover premium audio system, Blu-Ray player, Bluetooth, SiriusXM, Uconnect, and Smartphone connectivity. There is be nothing lacking in this model that may cause it to fail on the market.
2017 Dodge Durango – Engine and Transmission System:
Based on information gathered from rumors, 2017 Dodge Durango is expected to get two engine options. The first unit will be a 3.6 liter V-6 Pentastar engine that can crunch out a maximum of 290 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque while the dominant variant will be a 5.7 liter HEMI V-8 powertrain that can produce 345 HP and 390 lb-ft of torque. All these engines will be mated to a five-speed automatic transmission system and come on Front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive edition will be optional. This car expected to offer fuel economy rates of around 15 mpg on city roads and 21 mpg on the highway.
2017 Dodge Durango – Price and Release Date:
This vehicle is supposed to get its release date at the first quarter of 2016. The base price of Durango starts from $30,000 and will extend up to $40,000, but these prices are subject to change based on market conditions. 2017 Dodge Durango will face intense rivalry from Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, Mazda CX-9, and Toyota Highlander.