2017 Dodge Durango R/T is a three-row crossover SUV, 2017 Dodge Durango is available in four trim levels: SXT, GT, Citadel and R/T 7-passenger seating is standard, while chairs 2nd-row captain’s space to six decreases is optional. Finally, the 2017 Dodge Durango R/T tops things off with the V8 engine as standard, an upgraded steering, a sport-tuned suspension, red accent stitching, and a Beats audio system.
Some standard equipment in higher finish “is also offered at the lower finish as options. A Technology Group package for the 2017 Dodge Durango Citadel and 2017 Dodge Durango R/T adds adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a forward collision warning system with automatic braking, lane departure warning, and lane-keeping assist. Blind-spot monitoring is also available on the 2017 Dodge Durango GT through a separate options package which additionally includes a handful of standard luxuries the Citadels.
Optional on the 2017 Durango GT and 2017 Durango R/T is a Brass Monkey appearance package a glossy black grille, black headlamp bezels, 20-inch bronze painted wheels and extra body-color trim adds. An optional road appearance package (for the 2017 Dodge Durango GT and 2017 Durango R/T) are similar and only the Durango with 20-inch painted wheels and a variety of black-out outside trim items. Other options include black running boards and bright pedals, a second-row console with armrest and storage (including an in-console, 12-volt power outlet and a USB charge port), a double screen behind entertainment system and a trailer-towing package.
2017 Dodge Durango R/T Engine
With the exception of the 2017 Dodge Durango R/T, all 2017 Dodge Durango comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 good for 290 horsepower (295 kW on the Citadel or tar package) and 260 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive are standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. Also standard is an automatic stop-start system that shut down the engine when the car stops to save fuel.
EPA fuel economy estimates for the V6 stand at 21 mpg combined (19 city / 26 highway) combined with rear-wheel drive and 21 mpg (18 cities / 25 highway) with all-wheel drive. Properly equipped, the V6 Durango can tow 6,200 pounds, which is more than most competitors rated for. A 5.7-liter V8 good for 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque is standard on the 2017 Dodge Durango R/T and optional on the Citadel. It, too, has an eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive as standard, while optional all-wheel-drive system includes a low-range transfer case for better off-road capability.
2017 Dodge Durango R/T Specification
Type:Sport utility vehicle
Model: 2017 Dodge Durango
Horsepower: 360 hp
MPG: 14 city / 22 highway
MSRP: From $42,095
Towing capacity: 7,200 to 7,400 lbs
Engine: 5.7 L V8
Curb weight: 5,133 to 5,331 lbs
2017 Dodge Durango R/T Configuration & Price
2017 Dodge Durango R/T SUV $42,095
2017 Dodge Durango R/T AWD SUV $44,695