Thursday, February 4, 2016


When you first hear the name “Durango”, you might be thinking of the old Wild West mining town in Colorado.  The inhabitants were hardworking, rugged and tough.  The other choice might have the same qualities and capabilities in the form of a Dodge Durango.  This SUV is also handsome, has suave styling, a luxurious interior and packs superb performance.  Get up close and personal with this big and brawny family vehicle at Greenville Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM.

The Durango doesn't look “truck like” or boxy as some other large SUV's.  It is in a class of its own.   The Durango hits that sweet spot between crossovers and SUV utilities.  You will agree that this Dodge is certainly one of the better looking three row large SUV's on the highway and is a head turner, but the Durango isn't just a pretty face. 

A pair of strong engines are available for your enjoyment.  The very reliable standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 has close to 300hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.  Also, its big brother has an awesome 360 horses with the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 that delivers a pavement grabbing 390  lb-ft of torque.  That is not a misprint.  You can just about haul a house with this combo, if it weighed around 7,400 pounds.  When you take that necessary test drive ask to try both power plants out just for the fun of it.  All of these engines are helped by the smooth eight-speed automatic that delivers reasonable fuel economy with 14/23 city-highway results.  The Hemi features the Fuel Saver Technology or cylinder deactivation.  The V6 includes an effective engine stop-start system.  All models have selectable Eco Mode that changes throttle sensitivity and transmission shift points to maximize fuel savings. 

When you first slide into the Durango, you will appreciate the huge and stylish interior that can comfortably seat up to seven.  A nice option is the second row dual captain chairs that Durango is famous for seating 6 adults.  Yes, that third row can fit adults and not just small children as some other SUV's.  Along with the large storage area, there are several adequate places throughout the cabin in which to put your stuff and hidden from outside eyes.  This Durango has a distinctive dashboard and front cockpit that is loaded with high quality and technologically superior systems that relate to entertainment, communication and security. 

The Sales Rep will be more than happy and proud to show you all the “goodies” and the long list of available options from leather to upgraded technology.  

This Dodge Durango is spacious, quiet and comfortable for those rides to grandma's or taking the ladies out shopping.  The handling is responsive and composed for such a large vehicle along with its high riding experience.   Driving is believing.  Visit