2016 Dodge Durango Release Date
During the last several model years, the most substantial changes came with the 2014 and 2015 Durango. The 2014 model brought a redesigned front fascia that received sportier appearance with a blackened plastic bumper. There were also LED ’’Racetrack’’ tail lights, used by the Charger and Dart models as well. Moreover, the vehicle was equipped with a revised steering-wheel, rear seat entertainment with class-exclusive Blu-ray System and a seven-inch TFT display. The Durango came with a new equipment package available with the R/T trim level. These earlier updates and enhancements will help the 2016 Dodge Durango stay fresh and competitive in this hotly contested segment. Its sales have been rising steadily during the last several years, which is a solid proof of its quality.
2016 Dodge Durango Specs
The upcoming Durango will once again be offered in SXT, SXT Plus, Durango Citadel, Durango Limited and R/T trim levels. All of the trims come with a choice of two powerful engines. The entry-level 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine generates 290 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm. It is paired with Mercedes-Benz’s W5A580 5-speed automatic transmission. With its fuel economy estimated at 25 hwy mpg, this unit offers the class-leading efficiency. Another one of its upsides is the quite impressive towing capacity 6,200 lbs.
The more powerful engine comes in the form of a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI that gives 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque at 4,250 rpm. It comes optional with all trims except for the R/T version which offers it as standard. The 2016 Dodge Durango powered by this unit will be coupled with a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission.
2016 Dodge Durango Price
The 2016 Dodge Durango will retain the price of the current model. It is expected to start at $30,495 for the SXT model, while the 2016 Dodge Durango Citadel will be the range-topping model priced at $40,995. Of course, the pricing depends on the trim level, so the SXT Plus should cost $32,495, Durango Limited $36,895, while the 2016 Durango R/T should begin at $39,795.