Since its return to the SUV segment in 2011, Dodge Durango has established itself as a class-leader in functionality, utility and design. For 2013, Dodge Durango will be offered in four trim levels: SXT, Crew, R/T and Citadel, and the lineup receives new and revised features aimed at keeping it at the head of the pack.
The 2013 Dodge Durango is crammed with features, and it still has room for class-leading utility. With more than 30 storage areas and a rear cargo area of nearly 85 cubic feet, Durango offers capable flexibility.
Power and fuel efficiency
The 2013 Dodge Durango delivers the combination of power and fuel efficiency. Its award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers 290 horsepower (295 horsepower with available Rallye Appearance package on SXT models).
The EPA fuel economy in miles per gallon (city/hwy) for the Durango equipped with the Pentastar V-6 engine is 16/23 for both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models.
Durango is also available with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with fuel saver mode. The 5.7- liter delivers 360 horsepower and 390 foot-pounds of torque at 4,250 rpm and also features variable-valve timing (VVT). The fuel economy is 14/20 for rear-wheel-drive models and 13/20 for all-wheel-drive models.
Refinement for seven, or six
Passengers will feel materials that are refined with a functionality that gives owners a first-class experience, regardless of the trim level. The instrument panel features a nicely crafted monotone or two-tone appearance with a dark upper and lighter lower color and premium soft-touch materials for all price classes.
Introduced earlier in the 2012 calendar year, second-row captain’s chairs are available on all trim levels. Between the seats is a floor-mounted console. It is designed so passengers can walk from the second to third rows between the second-row captain’s chairs. Customers can also opt for a larger center console that has more storage space and class-exclusive features, such as illuminated cup holders and a USB port, as well as a 12-volt outlet.
Exterior revisions for the 2013 model year include two new colors, Bright White and Deep Cherry Red. These colors join the current Bright Silver, Rugged Brown, True Blue, Maximum Steel, Brilliant Black Crystal, Mineral Gray and Redline Red (R/T and Rallye Appearance Package only).
2013 trim levels
With a starting MSRP of $29,495, the Durango SXT includes the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, seven passenger seating, 18-inch aluminum wheels, bright chrome exterior accents, three-zone automatic temperature control, SiriusXM Radio with 12-month subscription and much more.
Next is the Crew (new for 2013) with a starting MSRP of $34,895. The Crew adds standard premium leather seating and bright door handles.
Crew models also add standard features like a premium Alpine audio system, Keyless Enter-N-Go, cargo cover and much more.
Next up is the R/T model (MSRP: $35,995), which adds the powerful 5.7-liter 360 horsepower HEMI V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology as standard equipment along with a distinctive monochromatic appearance, unique 20-inch aluminum wheels with a polished face and Mineral-Grey-painted pockets, unique front fascia, and unique interior trim to name a few.
Finally, there’s the top-of-the-line Durango Citadel, which is reduced by $1,000 to a starting MSRP of $39,995. The Citadel adds standard premium Nappa leather seating, 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, unique chrome exterior accents and much more.
Dodge Durango is built in the United States at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant (JNAP) in Detroit. To learn more about the 2013 Dodge Durango visit your local southeast Texas Dodge dealer or www.dodge.com .