Perfect Family Duo: Dodge Charger and Dodge Durango
Just because you have a family, doesn’t mean you need to have traditional family cars like a minivan or a standard sedan. Dodge offers two vehicles that offer the needs of every four-person family home, the Dodge Charger and the Dodge Durango.
Yin and Yang
What’s great about the same household owning a Dodge Charger and the Dodge Durango is that both cars offer unique capabilities, and both cars can either be powerful cars or consumers can opt to make one of the vehicles the power vehicle and the other vehicle a little more subdued, but both vehicles are spacious, so there is plenty of room for four passengers and cargo. Also, both vehicles are available with rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive, so both vehicles are great for climates that have snowy and icy conditions.
Ready for a night out on the town? The sleek Dodge Charger might be a more fun vehicle to head to the city in, and even easier to park. Going on a road trip? The Dodge Durango is definitely a great option because it offers 84.5 cubic feet of space for cargo, which can fit everyone’s suitcase and all of the gear you need for your out of town getaway. Also, the Dodge Durango has some excellent towing capabilities, so it would be a great option for towing a trailer, jet skis or a boat.
But either car is a great option for mom or dad, and in fact, both parents would be happy to trade one for the other, which is not something everyone feels like they can do with the vehicles in their household. Whether it’s coming home with groceries, picking the kids up from soccer practice, or heading out for the daily commute, the Dodge Charger and the Dodge Durango are great vehicles.
Take Your Pick
If you decide you are going to go with a Dodge Charger and a Dodge Durango for your household, the next decision you need to make is which one is going to pack more horsepower?
The Dodge Charger and Dodge Durango are both available with three of the same engines, a 3.6-liter V6 engine, a 5.7L HEMI V8 engine, a 6.4L HEMI V8 engine, and the Dodge Charger is also available with a 707-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI SRT Hellcat V8 engine, but that might be an engine worth waiting on until the kids are grown up.
When the Dodge Charger is equipped with the 3.6-liter V6 engine it produces up to 300 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque and it is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 3.6L engine is available on the Dodge Charger SXT, SXT Plus, and the GT AWD, which is an all-wheel drive option. The 3.6L engine gives the Dodge Charger a highway fuel economy of up 30 mpg.
The available 5.7L engine increases the Dodge Charger’s horsepower to 370 horsepower and it still provides a decent fuel economy of 25 mpg on the highway. The 5.7L engine is available on the Dodge Charger R/T and Dodge Charger Daytona. Finally, there is the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine that boosts the Charger’s horsepower to 485 horses. This engine gives the Charger a 0-60 mph acceleration time in the low four-second range, which means it is quite a powerful and speedy sedan.
The 3.6L engine is also available on the Dodge Durango and when equipped on the SUV it generates 290 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. When the Durango is equipped with the 3.6L engine it has a best-in-class highway fuel economy of 26 mpg. The 3.6L also provides the Durango with a maximum towing capacity of 6,200 pounds, which is great for a such a fuel efficient engine. The 3.6L engine is available on all Durango trims except the Durango R/T and Durango SRT.
The Dodge Durango also offers more horsepower and a better towing capacity with the available 5.7L HEMI V8 engine and the 6.4L HEMI V8 engine. The 5.7L HEMI engine produces 360 horsepower and gives the Durango a maximum towing capacity of 7,400 pounds. The 5.7L engine is available on several Durango trims and it is standard on the Durango R/T. The last engine option is the 6.4L HEMI V8 engine and it is only available on the all-new Dodge Durango SRT. The 6.4L engine gives the Durango SRT a best-in-class V8 maximum towing capacity of 8,700 pounds and best-in-class horsepower of 475 horsepower. But not only does the 6.4L engine make the Durango SRT powerful, it also makes it fast. The Durango SRT accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds and completes a quarter-mile in 12.9 seconds.