2017 Dodge Durango Release Date, Price – Perhaps somewhat unexpectedly but we managed to find out that a 2017 Dodge Durango is being released soon. The popular SUV vehicle will see another model in its long history and it will most certainly be the last one. We were really not expecting to see a new Durango ever let alone say that we anticipated this early. But Dodge has decided to end it on a high note and finish the legacy of the vehicle with one more go.
The presumably last model will get a significant update with many interesting features. The car is planned to be redesigned both inside and out and will have some more modern characteristics compared to the previous incarnation of the Durango. The SUV is going to adopt a better performance with an enhanced fuel economy rating. The vehicle is going to utilize some lighter material which are going to affect these specs. There are also many rumored changes expected to occur but not all of them are confirmed. There are a lot of rumors going on currently so it may be hard to sift through the ones which are correct and the ones which are just here say.
Nevertheless, the 2017 Dodge Durango is going to see that light of day, or rather the market, in 2017. This has been confirmed and we also got to see some spy shots that were taken and which came out recently. The car is shaping out quite nicely and we assume that this model may end up being one of the better ones sporting a Durango monocle. All of the currently known information are available in the review and you can read everything here.
2017 Dodge Durango exterior
The 2017 Dodge Durango is going to experience a variety of exterior changes. If they are really making this a farewell model, they will make sure that they end it on a high note. What we have already seen is that the Dodge Durango is going to have a lot of exterior changes which are going to mean some futuristic and modernistic design cues. It will make the car much more aggressive looking and will also bring it closer to a younger audience that way. The front part of the car is going to get some new headlights which have been redesigned in a sophisticated manner. They will add a sleeker shape with some LED features added to them. We also noticed the addition of daytime LED running lights and some LED fog lights as well.
The changes at the front side of the car do not just stop there. The grille is going to be substituted with a new one which will have a hexagonal shape to its design. The bumpers have been lifted a bit and also have different shape to them. The wheelbase is also going to change as it is going to be positioned higher and the car is going to come standard on some 20-inch wheels. The best part is that the car is going to adopt the use of some lightweight materials which are going to enhance the performance and the fuel rates of the car making it a much better overall vehicle like that.
The updates to the 2017 Dodge Durango are going to continue on the inside as well. Making the vehicle more modern on the inside means adding some new technology equipment inside which will enhance the usability of the car. This means that we expect a lot of comfort enhancing features that go along with some infotainment parts on the inside. First of all, the 7-inch screen from before is going to be substituted with an 8.4-inch one now. It will give you more options and an easier way of operating the vehicle. The dashboard is perhaps going to go through a change as they plan to make the layout a bit different perhaps more driver orientated.
The car is going to be offered as a 5-seater and there is going to be an emphasize on comfort. Of course this is one of the more primarily characteristic of an SUV car so we expect that there are a lot of softer materials and features that will make everything much easier for the people inside. There are not many information available on what exactly is being done to make the inside much more comfortable but we are sure that it will be announced really soon.
Of course the date about the possible engines for the 2017 Dodge Durango is the most interesting part of the car. It is speculated that the 3.6 liter V6 which produces 295 HP and 260 lb ft of torque is going to be the basis of the powertrain. This is an engine that is able to produce a very solid fuel economy rate so it is entirely possible that this engine gets to be used. A bigger engine unit that is speculated is the 5.7 liter V8 HEMI with the output of 365 HP and 395 lb ft of torque. The car may end up having two engine options and both of them are very much possible in being used as the primary and secondary options.
Wheelbase: 119.8 in
Length: 201.2 in
Width: 75.8 in
Passenger volume: 141 ft³
Cargo volume: 17.2 ft³
Curb weight: 4756 lbs
Top Speed: 121 mph
0-60: 6,4 sec
MPG: 19/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Ivory 3 Coat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Red Pearl Coat…
Towing Capacity: 6200 lbs
Price and release date
The new 2017 Dodge Durango is going to see the light of day next year. The release date is not exactly confirmed but according to the recent development there is no doubt that this is when the car is going to be offered. As this is going to be the last model of the Durango that we get to see produced a price of $30,000 is going to be a very good one. Needless to say, but teh Durango also faces some stiff competition as it faces the likes of the Ford Explorer and the Chevy Traverse but the Nissan Pathfinder and the 2017 Toyota Sequoia also come into consideration as well.