When the 2016 Dodge Durango hits dealers later this year, it will offer buyers engine stop-start technology, a new Sport mode, and an assortment of new trim packages. The Durango also benefits from new wheel designs and four new paint colors.
Versions of the 2016 Dodge Durango equipped with the 3.6-liter V-6 add engine-stop start as standard, which shuts off the engine when the car is idling to save fuel. Dodge says it has equipped a heavy-duty starter that withstood more than 300,000 on-off cycles in testing, as well as a higher-capacity absorbed glass mat (AGM) battery that can withstand frequent starts. The engine is otherwise unchanged, making 290 hp in most models and 295 hp in the Rallye, Blacktop, and Citadel models. The Durango’s optional 360-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 engine does not receive stop-start.
All versions of the Dodge Durango also receive a Sport mode button. When activated, the button increases power-steering weight, sharpens the throttle pedal response, and adjust the transmission shift points for what Dodge claims is a “more responsive driving experience.”
Trim levels galore
To further dress-up the 2016 Dodge Durango, the crossover adds a new Brass Monkey appearance package, a new look for the Citadel model, and a new Platinum appearance package.
The Brass Monkey pack equips the 2016 Dodge Durango Limited with bronze 20-inch wheels, a gloss-black grille and exterior badging, and body-colored door handles, mirrors, and fender flares. The 2016 Dodge Durango Citadel now comes with a monochrome exterior treatment for the front and rear fascias and fender flares. The optional Platinum appearance package enhances it even more with 20-inch Satin Carbon wheels, as well as platinum mirrors, foglight surrounds, exterior badges, door handles, side skirts, and grille surrounds.
Pricing for the 2016 Dodge Durango will be announced later this year.