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7 Reasons Why the Dodge Durango Is One of the Best SUVs for a Family Vacation

  1. It Can Tow
  2. It Can Tame Trailers
  3. It Has the Power
  4. It Has the Seating Options
  5. It Has Street Style
  6. It Has the Colors
  7. 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.

Read the original article on MotorTrend.