Stephen Lee 5pts They compared the wrong Durango. Try to compare it with R/T AWD, it will take care of the slow acceleration issue and heaviness of the vehicle. The V8 lites up the goodness of this vehicle and can tow 7500lb. My wife tested all 7 passenger SUV in this category and she rated the Durango has the most comfortable 3rd row seat which my teenage kids do not complain a bit from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in bumper to bumper weekend traffic. BTW, the R/T AWD is much cheaper than the tested model by Automobile magazine.