2015 Dodge Durango | new car review

Posted on Apr 2, 2015 by
2015 Dodge Durango
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AEDAED 135,000 - 210,000
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  • 2015 Durango
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 90%
  • Interior
    Editor: 90%
  • Quality
    Editor: 85%
  • Features
    Editor: 85%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

The is an American SUV that started its life in 1998 as a mid-size SUV and utilized a body-on-frame construction platform. Over the years, it’s grown into a full-size SUV and has also done away with the body-on-frame construction, in favour of the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s platform that adopts a unibody construction.

Pros

One of the better looking SUVs to be seen on the streets.

Cons

By adopting a unibody construction, it's had to bid farewell to its off-road capability.

Looks

Currently in its third generation, the 2015 Dodge Durango is the result of a mid life-cycle refresh that now sees a new set of LED taillights, cleaner lines and a blackened bumper for a sportier presence. With an aggressive fascia and a butch exterior, the Dodge Durango is no softie, in fact, it’s one of the most hostile looking SUV’s out there and quite frankly, that just adds to its appeal.

2015 Dodge Challenger front

Feels

Inside, it’s all very civilized with leatherette wrapping, chrome trim and a sizeable infotainment screen parked bang in the centre of the dashboard. Sporting a new steering wheel with paddle shifters, along with illuminated cup holders and comfortable seats, the cabin of the 2015 Dodge Durango is a nice place to be. Very nice, in fact.

2014 Dodge Durango interior

Engineering

In addition to blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning and electronic stability control, the 2015 Dodge Durango is equipped with adaptive cruise control – a system that automatically adjusts cruising speed to maintain the set distance using throttle control and limited braking. Additionally, when necessary, it can also slow the vehicle down to a complete, controlled stop in an effort to help prevent a collision.

2015 Dodge Challenger side

What’s on offer?

Four versions of the Dodge Durango are available, starting from AED 135,000 right up to AED 210,000. Under the hood, it’s either a 3.6 litre V6 that churns out 290 horsepower, or a beefier 5.7 litre V8 HEMI that packs in 360 horsepower and boasts a towing capacity of 3,350 kg.

2015 Dodge Challenger front

Summing it…

For a car that looks this good, it’s a shame that Dodge confiscated its off-road capability because it would have made for an epic sight atop a dune over the weekend. Either way, for the price it’s at, not a lot can come close to it.

2015 Dodge Challenger rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Dodge Durango 3.6L2015 Dodge Durango 5.7L
Engine/ Cylinders3.6 litre V65.7 litre V8
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
290 hp @ 6,400 RPM360 hp @ 5,150 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
353 Nm @ 4,800 RPM520 Nm @ 4,250 RPM
Tranmission8 speed automatic8 speed automatic
DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h9.2 secs7.7 secs
Top speed195 km/h210 km/h
PriceAED 135,000 - 167,000AED 175,000 - 210,000

One Response to 2015 Dodge Durango | new car review

  1. Tony Mathew Reply

    July 4, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    my favorite car…and i love this one.

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