There's a lot to love about the 2011 Dodge Durango. It's huge, has plenty of space for all your buddies and their gear, has best-in-class gas milage, and drives like a tank yet handles with the finesse of a mid-sized sedan. Here's five things you need to know about Dodge's best Durango yet.
New Sporty Look
The 2011 Durango has made an effort to swag up and shy away from the classification of mid-sized SUV-type look and completely redesigned this model by jumping into a new body that indulges in sleeker and more sporty designs and with increased interior room. Chrysler has decided to completely alter the look of the vehicle by eliminating the truck platform and jumping onto the Jeep Grand Cherokee unibody and, thus, making the car 25% stiffer.
Pulling More Than Ever Before
With added sway control the 2011 Durango has a more stable towing capability. The V6 engine allows for towing of up to 6,200 lbs. while the HEMI engine is modeled for power-hungry drivers with the capacity to pull up to 7,200 lbs.
Biggest Durango Yet
The car is also 10 inches longer, allowing for a more spacious interior. With comfortable third-row seating and 28 different seating configurations, the vehicle has an additional 17 cubic feet of storage behind the 3rd row. With a variety of seat-folding options, the cargo space can range anywhere from 48 to 85 cubic feet, so there's plenty of room to store all the gear you need for a quality day chay at the beach.
A 119.8-Inch Wheelbase
Several inches longer than the 2011 Grand Cherokee.
The Crew Model comes standard with keyless remote start; a sick system with 28GB of media storage for up to 5,700 songs, which can be streamed through Bluetooth; a power liftgate; and Parksense and Parkview rear back-up camera.