3 Reasons You Should Check out the 2018 Dodge Durango

July 19th, 2018 by

You don’t have to have a truck to get some serious power out of your vehicle. If you are looking for a vehicle that has awesome handling, best-of-class towing ability, and still provides all the comforts you need on long road trips, consider the 2018 Dodge Durango. Here are three of the many reasons why this is such a great vehicle.

  1. Power

The 2018 Dodge Durango is incredibly powerful and comes standard with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that can tow up to 6,200 pounds. This is impressive, but if you upgrade to the available 5.7 HEMI V-8 engine, you will get 360 horsepower with a towing capacity of 7,400 pounds. If that still isn’t enough, opt for the Durango SRT that comes with a 6.4-liter HEMI engine. With this premium engine, you will get to have fun with 475 horsepower, 470 pound-feet of torque, and an incredible maximum towing capacity of 8,700 pounds.

  1. Handling

You might be tempted to think that a vehicle with all that power and towing capability might not handle as well as other vehicles. Except, the Dodge Durango is built with a 50/50 weight distribution between the front and rear axles. When you accelerate, the weight shifts to the drive axle, which helps improve traction. Not only that but with Standard Trailer Sway Control, brake pressure is applied to alternating wheels and the engine throttle can be adjusted to help eliminate sway and maintain the stability of both the vehicle and the trailer system.

One other aspect that helps the Durango handle the road so well is its quick shock and spring rates and large sway bars, which drastically improve the steering power this vehicle has. You can expect electrohydraulic steering with vehicles that are equipped with the V-6 engine and hydraulic steering with vehicles that are equipped with the V-8 engine.

  1. Comfort

Power and handling aren’t the only reasons to choose the 2018 Dodge Durango. It can comfortably fit up to seven passengers, with a variety of ways to stow your cargo. You get up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space when you take advantage of the 60/40 Fold and Tumble second-row seat and the 50/50 split-folding third-row seat.

Once you are on the road, you can settle in with the plush cloth seats, or take the comfort up a notch with the available Nappa leather-trimmed seats. If you are in the front row, you will also enjoy the available heated and ventilated seats. If you are in the second row, you will have access to your own vent controls, as well as USB ports and an available power outlet.

If you need a vehicle with both power and comfort, the 2018 Dodge Durango is a vehicle you need to consider. No matter what cargo you are hauling, whether it is your kids to their soccer game or your boat to the lake, the Durango handles the road beautifully and will keep you safe along the journey. Drive one today to experience the difference.


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