2012 Dodge Durango | new car review

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 by

The was completely revamped in 2010 for the 2011 model year and the current 2012 version has some very minor changes. This is the third generation of this soft-roader, the 2012 gets three rows of seats and two different engine options.

Buyers can choose from two engines, a V6 or a V8. The 3.6-litre V6 is available only in the base variant and produces 290bhp of maximum power and 353Nm of maximum torque. The mid and the higher end variants get a 5.7-litre V8 engine that makes 360bhp and 520Nm of torque. Both these engines are paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission and gets a full-time four wheel drive system.

Standard equipment includes automatic three-zone temperature control. Power adjustable steering column with memory feature is an optional extra. New, available second-row captain’s chairs with integrated soft-touch armrests add to Durango’s spacious interior. These seats are available with cloth or heated leather trim upholstery. A flip-and-fold feature allows the chairs to easily fold flat for optimal utility. An optional second-row center console includes ample storage, a 12-volt outlet, illuminated cup holders and a USB charging port.

Advanced multistage, full-length side-curtain, and front-seat mounted side thorax airbagsare all standard along with ABS and traction control.

Specifications

Price:

V6: AED 125,000
V8: AED 150,000 – AED 195,000

Engines

3.6-litre V6
Max power:
290bhp
Max torque: 353Nm

5.7-litre V8
Max power:
360bhp
Max torque: 520Nm

Transmission

5-speed automatic

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