Here’s what families will appreciate about this brawny SUV
7 Reasons Why the Dodge Durango Is One of the Best SUVs for a Family Vacation
- It Can Tow
- It Can Tame Trailers
- It Has the Power
- It Has the Seating Options
- It Has Street Style
- It Has the Colors
- It Has the Screens
The Dodge Durango is a little different from other family SUVs on the market. Its brawny appearance, potent engines, premium interior, and strong towing capacity are just some of the ways this model stands out from the crowd. Read on to learn why the 2019 Dodge Durango is one of the best SUVs for a family vacation.
1. It Can Tow
The Dodge Durango can tow up to 8,700 pounds on the top-dog SRT trim. Even our long-term Durango R/T could haul an entire Ikea kitchen or tow a boat without breaking a sweat. The Durango is a great SUV for lugging your summer sports gear, even the big toys.
2. It Can Tame Trailers
For the 2019 model year, the Durango offers an integrated trailer brake when equipped with the optional Trailer Tow Package. For peace of mind, you can view your trailed items through a rear-mounted camera while the Durango is moving.
3. It Has the Power
The SRT trim packs a 6.4-liter HEMI SRT V-8 engine making 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Other engine options still have plenty of power, including the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 making 295 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque; and the 5.7 liter Hemi V-8 with 360 hp and 390 lb-ft.
4. It Has the Seating Options
The Durango comes standard as a two-row SUV, but a third row is optional. With the third row bench, the Durango can seat seven, but opting for the second-row captain’s chairs will reduce seating to six. You can’t say the SUV doesn’t offer choices; the seats in the Durango can be configured in 50 different ways. And let’s not forget what’s behind these seats. There is 17.2 cubic feet of space behind the third row, and when the second and third rows are folded, cargo capacity maxes out at 85.1 cubic feet.
5. It Has Street Style
The Dodge Durango gets new 20-inch wheel designs for 2019. These wheels add to the SUV’s already muscular appearance, from the strong wheel arches to the boxy front and rear fascias. Opt for the Blacktop Package or Brass Monkey Appearance Package, and the three-row sport ute gets an even bolder design.
6. It Has the Colors
But you don’t need an appearance package to make the Durango look special. There are plenty of bold paint colors to choose from, including F8 Green, Redline Red, and Vice White. While you’re at it, make your Durango look like a Charger with optional stripes available in multiple colors.
7. It Has the Screens
Drivers can enjoy an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto up front. In the rear, you can get a Blu-ray video rear entertainment system complete with two 9.0-inch screens. Here, rear passengers can watch movies on Blu-ray or standard DVDs, or play video games via HDMI or RCA cables. The system also includes wireless headphones and a remote.
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