The first appearance of Dodge Durango happened 17 years ago and since then it has become synonym for quality. Every new model brought something new and 2015 Dodge Durango certainly has skeletons in its closet. 2014 model was a bit revolutionary thus we cannot expect major transformations from the new version. It is offered in two different appearances – Rallye and Blacktop, and few different trim levels. 2015 model will be more lightweight which will contribute to better fuel efficiency. All changes are subtle and maybe hard to notice at the first glance. Even though it doesn’t differ too much from the previous model 2015 Dodge Durango is worth waiting. If you are thinking of getting one, you can check all pros and cons in this review, and make a final decision.
2015 Dodge Durango Engine
Base engine will stay unchanged – 3.6l six-cylinder. This engine comes with an output of 290 HP and the same amount of pound-feet of torque. Power is transferred to either front wheels or all four wheels. Besides base engine, offer is completed by two more engines which are both way more powerful than the standard option. On one side, 5.7l eight-cylinder is able to create 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque while on the other side there is even more powerful engine – 6.4l eight-cylinder. This one is able to deliver astonishing 470 horsepower.
All three engines have 8-speed automatic as the only transmission option. Also, Eco mode is going to be available. Fuel efficiency is not the best in the class and if this characteristic is the most important to you, you won’t take 2015 Dodge Durango into consideration. In spite of reduced weight, engineers were not able to get competitive figures. 17 mpg in a city and 25 mpg on highway are not numbers for showing off. However, if fuel consumption is the last thing on your mind and you care about the power and design, then you will be thrilled with this SUV.
Interior and Exterior of new 2015 Dodge Durango
There are several trim levels of the new Durango hence every one of them has its unique features. SXT and Limited levels are within Rallye Appearance Package. The biggest difference between these two is seats. Limited level comes with leather seats while the SXT model is going to have seats wrapped with cloth. Both levels have two exhaust pipes if they have six-cylinder under the hood. On the other hand, Blacktop Appearance Package will have black gloss grille accompanied with badge in the same color. It will be more elegant than Rallye but will also come with a higher price. Regardless of the appearance style you can be sure 2015 Dodge Durango is luxurious and uses high-quality materials. In the cabin, new Dr. Dre audio system is installed which has 13 speakers in total.
Dodge Durango 2015 Release date and price
2015 Dodge Durango hit the market at the end of last year thus you could have seen it with your own eyes. However, this SUV is not for those who are on a tight budget. Price depends on the level and currently price range is between $35,000 and $50,000.