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2012 Dodge Durango Crew SUV

2012 Dodge Durango Review

(0 Stars)  Carlike ride with SUV capability.

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Overview
The Durango was redesigned for 2011 with new exterior styling and a surprisingly luxurious interior. Because of that top-to-bottom makeover, the Durango returns for 2012 with few changes. It does offer some improvements, however, including better fuel efficiency for V-6 AWD models, second-row captain's chairs, and a few new exterior color choices. Behind the signature cross-hair grille lie Chrysler's fuel-efficient 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine and a five-speed automatic transmission, which come standard. A 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 is optional, and it brings with it a new six-speed automatic transmission. Towing capacity is rated at 6200 and 7400 pounds for the two powertrains, respectively, and rear- or all-wheel drive is available with either engine. The Durango's unibody construction is similar to that of the Mercedes-Benz M-class and the Jeep Grand Cherokee and is a welcome contrast to the old body-on-frame chassis that punished occupants of the previous Durango. The interior features three rows of seats with room for seven, and drivers will appreciate items such as adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-path detection, and forward collision warning. The Durango might be the Dodge that most successfully combines SUV capability, crossover versatility, and carlike performance.

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2012 Durango Crew Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.6L Pentastar V 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
E85 / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 12 MPG city, 17 MPG highway, 14 MPG combined and 344 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
24.6gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 290 hp @ 6,400 rpm; 260 ft lb of torque @ 4,800 rpm
Secondary fuel economy:

'12 Dodge Crew SUV Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Memory Mirrors
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Parking Distance Control
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Memory Seat
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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DVD Entertainment
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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