2015 DODGE Durango – Everything You Need in an SUV
If you are fishing for an SUV that can contain seven passengers, the 2015 DODGE Durango may not be the most ideal option considering the kind of competition it has. However, there is a lot to like and admire about this vehicle. With an exceptional interior, tempting infotainment attributes, v8 engine, the DODGE Durango has it all. Although you would still sense that toughness in the vehicle, it still offers you a neat control.
There were some changes made to the interior of Durango last year, which gave it an extremely pleasant look. The interior is neat, user-friendly and contains all the high-tech materials throughout the cabin to give it a feel of a high-end vehicle. It is actually surprising to say all that since DODGE didn’t make interiors like that, but the time has brought changes which are actually pretty good. Using all the high-tech features inside the vehicle is pretty easy and fun, especially with the 8.4-inch touchscreen. Another update made to DODGE Durango last year was the introduction of 8-speed automatic, replacing the old six-speed automatic. The addition of two extra gears makes the v6 a lot quicker and sharper. If you do not have affordability issue, the best option to go for is 5.7-L V8; it is a beast to say the least. The 5.7-liter engine is particularly good while towing heavy material.
The 2015 DODGE Durango has a plenty of trim levels to choose from, you can pick one according to your requirements. The vehicle comes with four trim levels, number one on the list is SXT, then Limited, third of the list is R/T and the last one is Citadel. Every trim contains 7 seats for passengers, whereas the captain’s chair, which is optional on all trims, reduces the seating capacity to six passengers.
The latest 2015 DODGE Durango produces exceptional amount of power thanks to the 3.6L V6 which comes as standard in all models. It can produce around 290 hp with the torque of 260 lbs-ft. These numbers are pretty good considering the fact that Durango’s standard engine has the towing capacity of 5,300 lbs. The all-new 8-speed auto transmission and rear-wheel drive, takes the fuel efficiency to 18 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. If you feel a bit more adventurous and go for all-wheel drive, the fuel economy goes down to 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
The 5.7-L V8 comes as standard on the R/T trim, this particular engine is capable of producing 360 hp and the torque of 360 lbs-ft. The larger frame of the engine and excess torque also increases the towing capacity to 7,400 lbs. However, the fuel efficiency goes down to 14 mpg inside the city and 23 mpg on the highway while driving on rear-wheels. With the 4-wheel drive the fuel economy goes down a bit, with 14 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. The 5.7- liter V8 also comes optional with the Citadel and Crew.