2016 Dodge Durango V-8 AWD

2016 Dodge Durango V-8 AWD
2016 Dodge Durango with V-8 5.7 liter pushrod able to produce 360 hp at 5150 revs and 390 lb-ft of torque at 4250 revs powered by eight speed automatic transmission, EPA gets better with aluminum heads, port fuel injection and purshroad valvetrain. All wheels drive reviewed here is to cost $45,490 comes with ventilated front seats, heated first two rows, two speed transfer case, three zone automatic climate control, premium audio, 8.4 inch touchscreen, wheel spoke controls, 20 inch aluminum wheels, dual exhaust, also available twin screen for rear seat ($1995), second row fold and tumble captain chairs ($995).

By paying around $40,000 you can get better equipped SUV currently available in American markets. 2016 Dodge Durango clocks 6.2 seconds to reach from zero to 60 mph. Top speed remains 120 mph quicker than Colorado. Takes 193 feet to stop from 70 mph which cannot be termed as too good. Sport mode mounted button above console is to increase throttle response, steering effort and delay upshifts. Red line touches are 5900 rpm, with each upshift, noise makes rapid suspension through dual exhaust pipes. Body control is excellent while cornering. Two suspension front and rear are separately designed to keep noise-free cabin. Steering effort and response is good in Sport mode.

Back seats are long enough, middle row seats available in captains chair which can fold and tumble made up of fabric loop. 9 inch DVD entertainment screens available for back seaters. Airflow, temperature and volumes are adjustable with four overhead and two console vents. Folding backseats and rear seats increase cargo space to 85 cubic feet. Small cubby available under rear floor. 7 inch electronic cluster, 8.4 inch dashboard touchscreen includes control and entertainment functions. Uconnect controls texting, climate , audio and Bluetooth connections. Yelps search functions, media apps available. Surprisingly no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

Fine tuned chassis, comforts , deserving adaptability and 16 mpg make Doge a better choice.

Starting Price $45,490
Vehicle Type 4 door hatchback, front engine, rear or four wheel drive
Engine pushrod 16-valve V-8, port fuel injection
Transmission 8-speed automatic, manual shifting mode
Horsepower 360 hp @ 5150 rpm
Torque 390 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm
Displacement 345 cu in
Wheelbase 119.8 in
Length 201.2 in
Width 75.8 in
Height 71.9 in
Curb weight 5369 lb
Passenger volume 141 cu ft
Cargo volume 17 cu ft
0-60 mph 6.2 secs.
0-100 mph 20.6 secs.
Top speed 120 mph
Rolling start (5-60 mph) 6.6 secs.
Top gear(30-50 mph) 3 secs.
Top gear(50-70 mph) 4.1 secs.
Braking (70-0 mph) 193 ft
Fuel economy (city/highway) 14/22 mpg
C/D observed 16 mpg
Pros cabin equipments, driving comfort
Cons costly add ons, moderate fuel economy