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2013 Dodge Durango

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$6,943 — $24,947 USED
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Sport Utility
6-7 Seats
15-19 MPG
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Cruising comfort
  • Long driving range
  • Stable handling
  • Stylish design inside and out
  • Comfortable, supportive front seats

The Bad

  • Some bobbing on winding roads
  • Hefty curb weight
  • Ride comfort with R/T's sport suspension
  • Available backup aids should be standard
  • Occasional kickdown lag (V-6 automatic)
2013 Dodge Durango exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2013 Dodge Durango
  • New Rallye Appearance Group for SXT models
  • Available second-row captain's chairs
  • Seats six or seven in three rows
  • V-6 or V-8 power
  • RWD or AWD
  • 7,400-pound towing capacity

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2013 Dodge Durango Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

The Dodge Durango is now in its third year after a major overhaul for 2011. The complete redesign for the SUV included all-new exterior styling, a new interior and a new base V-6 engine. The Durango seats up to seven people in three rows. Competitors include large crossovers like the Chevrolet Traverse and Ford Explorer.

New for 2013
A new Rallye Appearance Group is available for SXT models and features a slightly more powerful 295-horsepower V-6 engine, 20-inch aluminum wheels, darkened headlight bezels, body-colored trim pieces like the R/T model, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth streaming audio and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Exterior
The Durango’s design is enhanced by a vertical crosshair grille that gives the SUV an intimidating stare. The sides and rear are less memorable — and the design seems to sag slightly aft of the rear wheels — but on the whole it’s attractive. Exterior features include:

  • 18-inch aluminum wheels standard; 20-inch rims optional
  • Standard front fog lights
  • Standard automatic halogen headlights; high-intensity-discharge headlights optional
  • Standard heated side mirrors
  • Optional SmartBeam automatic high-beam headlights
  • Optional power liftgate
  • Optional power sunroof
  • Optional roof rack with storable cross rails
  • Optional rain-sensing windshield wipers

Interior
The Durango shares its platform with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, so it’s not surprising that the interior is reminiscent of the Jeep’s. The design ...

Vehicle Overview

The Dodge Durango is now in its third year after a major overhaul for 2011. The complete redesign for the SUV included all-new exterior styling, a new interior and a new base V-6 engine. The Durango seats up to seven people in three rows. Competitors include large crossovers like the Chevrolet Traverse and Ford Explorer.

New for 2013
A new Rallye Appearance Group is available for SXT models and features a slightly more powerful 295-horsepower V-6 engine, 20-inch aluminum wheels, darkened headlight bezels, body-colored trim pieces like the R/T model, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth streaming audio and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Exterior
The Durango’s design is enhanced by a vertical crosshair grille that gives the SUV an intimidating stare. The sides and rear are less memorable — and the design seems to sag slightly aft of the rear wheels — but on the whole it’s attractive. Exterior features include:

  • 18-inch aluminum wheels standard; 20-inch rims optional
  • Standard front fog lights
  • Standard automatic halogen headlights; high-intensity-discharge headlights optional
  • Standard heated side mirrors
  • Optional SmartBeam automatic high-beam headlights
  • Optional power liftgate
  • Optional power sunroof
  • Optional roof rack with storable cross rails
  • Optional rain-sensing windshield wipers

Interior
The Durango shares its platform with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, so it’s not surprising that the interior is reminiscent of the Jeep’s. The design is tastefully understated, with a look that should hold up well over time. With three rows of seats standard, the Durango has room for up to seven people. Unless you’re eyeing a Chevrolet Suburban or Ford Expedition EL, most three-row SUVs and crossovers don’t have a lot of cargo room behind the last row of seats. In the Durango, the space measures 17.2 cubic feet — a little bit more than what you’d find in your average family sedan. You have to clear a tall rear bumper when loading luggage, but the third row folds easily into the floor to expand the cargo area to 47.7 cubic feet. Interior features include:

  • Standard fabric-covered seats; leather-trimmed seats optional
  • Standard 60/40-split second row; second-row captain’s chairs optional
  • Standard 50/50-split third row
  • Standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls
  • Standard tri-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Standard CD stereo with MP3 jack and satellite radio
  • Optional touch-screen stereo with hard drive for storing music
  • Optional Alpine premium stereo
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional front- and second-row heated seats
  • Optional heated steering wheel
  • Optional Uconnect hands-free phone system

Under the HoodBuyers have a choice of a 290- or 295-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 or a 360-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 that features cylinder deactivation for thriftier fuel use under light loads. Both engines work with a five-speed automatic transmission, though the V-8’s transmission provides six speeds for driver-initiated gear changes. Mechanical features include:

  • Four-wheel independent suspension
  • Rear- or four-wheel-drive versions available with either engine
  • Both engines run on regular gas
  • V-6 towing capacity is 6,200 pounds; V-8’s is 7,400 pounds

Safety
Available safety features include:

  • Standard antilock brakes
  • Standard side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Standard three-row side curtain airbags
  • Standard electronic stability system with roll-mitigation technology
  • Standard trailer-sway control
  • Optional rear parking sensors
  • Optional backup camera
  • Optional blind spot warning system
  • Optional rear cross-path detection
  • Optional adaptive cruise control with forward-collision warning

 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
63 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

The Hemi engine is amazing for power!

by Car Guy from Las Vegas, NV. on October 5, 2019

Although I have had many Jeeps, this is the first Dodge I have owned. I was very surprised by the leg room, the ride is awesome, and the 3rd row seating worked great for the grandkids. The biggest ... Read full review

(5.0)

Lot's of room 3rd row! Adaptive cruise is awesome!

by FamilySuvGuy from Sioux Falls on September 28, 2019

After driving the Honda CR-V, Rav4, Equinox, Ford Explorer, and several others, the Durango V6 was by far the best value for my money. It is solidly built, quiet, and smooth. The ride is like a Lexus ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2013 Dodge Durango currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Dodge

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Durango received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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