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With the Journey gone, the Durango is now Dodge’s aftermost actual SUV—at a time back best companies accept to action beneath cars and added SUVs. Ironic, eh?
The accepted Grand Caravan is a Chrysler now, too, abrogation alone the Charger/Challenger duo to allotment the spotlight with the Durango. The closing finer becomes the new aggregate baton for the brand, admitting we don’t apperceive absolutely what the approaching holds with Stellantis at the helm.
Sales of the Dodge Durango accept been abiding for a cardinal of years—between 75k-80k annually in North America—with alone a 19-percent bead in 2020 due to the pandemic. The accepted bearing has aloof angry 11, yet it charcoal one of the best adorable in the segment.
Of course, the calendar has broadcast to accommodate added able-bodied and able versions, such as the 475-horsepower SRT aftermost year and the 710-horsepower SRT Hellcat for 2021, authoritative the Durango the best alarming three-row SUV on the bazaar after a doubt.
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Very few bodies arcade for a Honda Pilot, Mazda CX-9 or Subaru Ascent would accede the big Dodge. Alike Ford Explorer barter are not absorbed as the two articles are demography absolutely altered approaches.
The latest Explorer offers turbocharged four-cylinder engines, baby V6 engines and a amalgam variant, none of which can be begin in the Durango catalogue. Instead, the accepted comminute is a 3.6-litre V6 rated at 293 application and about 11 L/100 km. It’s a proven, reliable and lost-cost band-aid that doesn’t alike crave exceptional gasoline.
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