Dodge Durango is a sports utility vehicle produced by the dodge division of Chrysler. Durango’s first two generation models were quite similar in that both of them resembled Dodge Dakota, and they also featured a body-on-frame construction. Both of them were also assembled at Newark Assembly Plant in Delaware. The only difference was that the first generation model which lasted from 1998 to 2003 was classified as a mid-size SUV while the second generation model which lasted from 2004 to 2009 was classified as a full-size SUV. The present third generation which was introduced in the year 2010 is however built on the unibody platform just like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and it is being assembled at Detroit’s Jefferson North Assembly plant. There are rumors that Dodge is releasing another redesigned model of Durango in the year 2016. 2016 Dodge Durango is said to be similar to its predecessor but it will get additional first class features with some revisions on the existing ones thus making it more elegant.
2016 DODGE DURANGO: EXTERIOR DESIGN AND INTERIOR
This new third generation model, 2016 Dodge Durango will be offered in all the current trim namely Limited, Castle, R/T, SXT and SXT Plus. Outside, it shall come with projector beam lights with nicely shaped LED running lights which will be standard on all trims apart from the base trim level. Again, this model will get a longer wheel base which will create more interior space for the third row seat. The top trims will be equipped with newly designed HID lights with small projector fog-lights. The 2016 Dodge Durango will also come with a slender grille on its new front fascia. Its hood will also be reshaped. This car will be based on the same platform as the outgoing model, thus there will be no changes to its dimensions apart from the extended wheel base.
This all new Durango will get ample interior passenger and cargo space. It will conveniently accommodate seven adult passengers. As for its storage space, it will be increased by about 85 inches. 2016 Dodge Durango will get a number of features, some standard and others optional. They include automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic heated side mirrors, electronic shift knob, two touch screens, high quality radio with superior sound speakers and rear view camera. As for the safety features, there will be parking assistance system, lane departure warning and brake assist all of which will offer a safe drive. For the two screens, one of them will be a five inch screen which will used by the driver while the eight inch screen will serve the passengers especially those on the rear end.
2016 DODGE DURANGO: ENGINE SPECS
It is rumored that the upcoming 2016 Dodge Durango will run on the same powertrain as the outgoing model. This model will also retain the same rear wheel drive mode as well as the four wheel drive as optional. The auto will run on a 3.6 liter V6 pentastar engine which generates about 290 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque. Buyers are also expected to get an optional 5.7 liter V8 which produces 390 pounds-feet and 360 horsepower. 2016 dodge Durango will have a towing ability of about 7400 pounds.
2016 Dodge Durango: Release Date and Price
The redesigned 2016 Dodge Durango might be unveiled in the auto market in early 2015, and then go on sale afterwards. As for the price, it is expected to differ slightly from the current model’s price. It is anticipated to cost about $ 30 000 for the base trim and a bit higher for the high trims.