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2017 Dodge Durango – What’s Changed



The 2017 Dodge Durango is a formidable SUV, and it continues to be a popular seller for Dodge as buyers love the power, reliability and room. While true, like every auto manufacturer, Dodge is working on making its trucks, cars and SUVs even better, and the 2017 Dodge Durango has some subtle changes, along with some big ones. With that in mind, here are some of the changes in store for the 2017 Dodge Durango.

The most significant changes are sure to be noticed by any fans of the Durango. The GT model will replace the Limited series. On the SXT styles, three rows of seats are optional, which is an upgrade from the standard. The rearwview camera will show a view of the trailer when the vehicle is moving. It will be shown on the 8.4 inch dashboard screen. The price change for the SXT model should please anyone as it’s dropping $500. The Citadel and R/T trims will cost $100 more. Again, nothing huge or earth-shattering, but with the SXT having a third row of seats, it will attract people with families and those who want to take long road trips. While you can’t test drive the car and take it for a road trip, if you want to take a spin around the block, check one out at Chapman Dodge

With the new GT model replacing the Limited in the Durango SUV lineup, we are seeing that Dodge is more serious than ever. The GT is a great SUV that comes with leather seats, a 3.6 liter V-6 engine, a monochromatic exterior, an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear or front wheel drive – buyer’s choice. In previous models, three rows of seats were standard on all versions of the Durango. But, for the 2017 base SXT, the standard will be two rows of seats that hold five passengers. A third row of seats will be an option, as well. A third row will remain standard on the R/T, Citadel and GT models, and they seat seven passengers comfortably or six passengers when the middle row is two captain’s chairs.

On models with the 8.4-inch Uconnect touch-screen, the rear camera can now show the view of a trailer being towed while the SUV is moving. On the SXT model, a rearview camera is an option, and it’s standard on the other trims. People who tow a lot and want to use their SUVs to the max will love the rearview camera as it comes in handy, and Dodge listened to the demands of their buyers when adding this feature.

With the Durango being the larger of Dodge’s SUVs, it’s used for towing and heavy duty tasks. The Durango is based on a rear-drive truck platform, which offers drivers the chance to go off-road, carry a lot of stuff and people or two heavy items. With towing capability of up 7,400, with the V-8, and three rows of seats, we can see why the Durango is the best choice when compared to flimsier and smaller SUVs. While the company didn’t rock the boat and make huge changes, Dodge did enough to entice people to check out its new additions, and if you are in the market for an SUV, you should take a long and hard look at the 2017 Dodge Durango.





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