2017 Dodge Durango
The all-new 2017 Dodge Durango is back with several major changes from the previous year’s model. The 2017 Durango is still highly rated and recommended with a 5 out of 5 rating from Car and Driver. The Durango is spacious, beautifully designed, highly capable and has a lot of convenience features.
The Dodge Durango is different from other three-row SUVs. It is more aggressively styled and designed, which we know drivers appreciate, and it is a great ride both on and off-road. If you are looking for an SUV for the family, but want something different from the typical SUV then the 2017 Durango is for you. Check out this adventurous and edgy SUV.
Engines and Trim Levels
For the 2017 model year, there are four Durango trims and two engine options. The Durango’s base trim is the Durango SXT and the upper level trim is the Durango R/T. The base engine is a 3.6-liter V6 engine paired to an eight speed automatic transmission. This engine is standard on all Durango trims (except Durango R/T) and it the engine is equipped with engine start stop (ESS), which is a fuel saving technology. The 3.6-liter engine produces 293 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, which give it its best-in-class towing capacity of 6,200 pounds. The 3.6-liter engine give the Durango an average fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
The second engine option is an upgraded 5.7-liter V8 engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Though this engine packs a lot of power it has Fuel Saver Technology with cylinder-deactivation, so it is also a fuel efficient large SUV. The 5.7-liter engine is standard on the Durango R/T, but buyers can opt for it on any of the Durango trims. This larger V8 engine produces 360 horsepower and class-leading 390 lb-ft of torque and help the Durango R/T to achieve an increased maximum towing capacity of 7,400 pounds.
As previously mentioned, the Durango is different than other SUVs when it comes to style. Just because it is a family vehicle, doesn’t mean it can’t look “bad.” Dodge did a great job designing the Durango to look sleek and aggressive inside and out. The interior of the Durango looks good, but also feels good with comfort and convenience as top features.
The exterior of the Durango is rugged and built to impress. Features like Dodge’s signature cross-hair grille, a racetrack LED taillamp, projector fog lights, and projector fog lights are all standard features for the Dodge Durango on even the base model. However, that isn’t it, Dodge also offers a variety of exterior upgrades (some of which comes standard on higher trim levels). Some of these exterior options include daytime running headlamps, a Stow ‘N Place roof rack system, and heated mirrors.
The awesome style doesn’t stop there. The interior is loaded with awesome standard features like plush cloth seats, a second row convenience console, and up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo volume when the second row 60/40 fold-and-tumble seats are folded down.
One of the biggest interior changes for this year is three rows of seating are no longer standard. In 2017, the Durango’s standard seating configuration is a two rows with five seats, but it is available with three rows and seven seats. This is great because is you love the Durango for it’s style and features, but don’t need seating for seven people, you can now purchase it without all of the extra seating. In addition, features such as Nappa leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, and a 50/50 split folding third-row seat are available as well.
We all know technology has never been more important. That’s why Dodge made sure the 2017 Durango was packed with awesome entertainment and convenience technology features, some of which are even standard. Keyless entry, a 7-inch customizable cluster display screen, bluetooth compatibility, HDMI and USB capabilities, and a 115-volt power outlet are all some of these great standard technology feature.
In addition to the standard features, there are so many useful options that can come with your Durango as well. Some of these optional features include a dual-screen blu-ray entertainment system for the second row, UConnect 8.4 with Navigation, a seat memory system, and TravelLink.
Don’t worry, it isn’t all just fun! The Durango is also loaded with safety features to keep you and your family safe. The 2017 Dodge Durango has an impressive four star safety rating from the NHTSA. The reason for this good rating is due to standard safety features like a rain support brake (which removes water from brake pads), electronic brake force distribution, electronic stability control, and adaptive cruise control with stop technology.
Maybe you are an extra cautious person and want to make sure your family is as safe as humanly possible, Dodge has you covered. The Durango also offers lots of additional safety options. Automatic rain sensing windshield wipers, back up assistance, a blind spot monitoring system, UConnect with roadside assistance, and brake assist are just some of the many available options.
Price and Warranty
Pricing for 2017 Dodge Durango SXT begins around just $29,995, and pricing goes up to roughly $42,095 for the fully-loaded Durango R/T.
Warranties for the Durango include a three year or 36,000 mile basic bumper to bumper warranty and a five year or 60,000 mile powertrain warranty.
If you are interested in a 2017 Dodge Durango, come down to University Dodge and take one for a test drive. Or, check out our Durango inventory here.