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Spacious, quiet, and comfortable, the Durango impressively blends workhorse utility with ample creature comforts. It shares its platform with the Jeep Grand Cherokee but is longer and adds a third-row seat. Handling is responsive. The ride is composed and comfortable, making the Durango feel sophisticated and substantial. The slick eight-speed automatic improved performance and fuel economy with both the V6 and V8 engines. The optional UConnect 8.4-inch infotainment system is one of the best, with intuitive operation. Cargo room is generous, and the Durango can tow 1,000 to 2,000 pounds more than competitors can tow. Limited visibility is a downside, but a rearview camera is standard on all but the lowest trim lines. Reliability has dropped to below average.

Road Test

The three-row Durango SUV is a luxurious, refined, and capable SUV that now rates at the top of its category. Unfortunately, below average reliability hurts its Overall Score.Sharing the same platform as the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Durango does an i...

Highs

  • It's comfortable, refined, and very quiet inside, with lots of luxury features
  • Handles better than you'd expect for such a big SUV and feels surefooted when pushed

Lows

  • Fuel economy won't win any prizes
  • Maneuvers and parks like, well, a large SUV

Best Version to Get

The midrange Limited trim should hit the sweet spot for most buyers. It includes lots of desirable features, including heated leather seats and steering wheel, and the Uconnect 8.4 infotainment system. We would also add the optional Safety/Security and Convenience Package and the Navigation...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Drive Wheels
AWD , Rear
Warranty
  • Basic: 3 year/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Rust through: 3 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 5 year/unlimited
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 8-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.6-liter V6 (290 hp)
  • 5.7-liter V8 (360 hp)

Ratings

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Performance
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