2015 Dodge Durango
- Stylish interior design
- Comfortable, supportive front seats
- 8.4-inch touch-screen available
- Hefty curb weight
- Backup aids should be standard
- Second row doesn't slide fore/aft
- No physical buttons for seat heat
Seats six or seven in three rows
V-6 or V-8 power
RWD or AWD
7,400-pound towing maximum
Editor's note: This review was done in February 2014 about the 2014 Dodge Durango. Little of substance has changed with this year's model.
What Is the 2015 Dodge Durango?
The 2015 Dodge Durango is a six- or seven-seat SUV that comes in four trim levels: SXT, Limited, R/T and Citadel. It has standard rear-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive on all trim levels. It competes with the Honda Pilot, Chevrolet Traverse and Ford Explorer.
What's New on the 2015 Dodge Durango?
A Beats by Dr. Dre audio system is now available on the Limited trim, and it's standard on the R/T and Citadel trims. Blacktop and Rallye Appearance packages are now available on more models as well.
How Does the 2015 Dodge Durango Compare to Other SUVs?
The 2015 Durango boasts bells and whistles found in other SUVs at a more reasonable starting price, making it a solid entry in the 2015 SUV class. It's not as roomy as the Honda Pilot or the Chevrolet Traverse, but its best-in-class towing of 7,400 pounds beats all competitors.
What Features in the 2015 Dodge Durango Are Most Important?
The Durango gets a 290-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters and a capless fuel filler. It also has two available engines: a 295-hp version of the 3.6-liter V-6 and a 360-hp, 5.7-liter V-8. When properly equipped, the 2015 Dodge Durango can tow up to 7,400 pounds.
The Durango's standard features include a 5-inch touchscreen, a 7-inch LCD instrument cluster, 18-inch wheels, power and heated door mirrors, a rear window wiper and defroster, projector beam headlights, front foglights and a three-spoke, tilt/telescoping steering wheel with shift paddles. Available features include an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a power moonroof, a Blu-ray and DVD entertainment system, a navigation system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, the Uconnect multimedia system, a power liftgate, 20-inch wheels, a trailer hitch receiver, LED daytime running lights and high-intensity-discharge headlights.
As is required for all new cars, the 2015 Dodge Durango gets standard front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Seven airbags - including a driver's knee airbag and side-curtain airbags - are also standard on the Durango. A blind spot monitoring system, cross-path detection, an emergency communication system and forward collision warning are all available on the 2015 Durango.
Should I Buy the 2015 Dodge Durango?
The 2015 Dodge Durango boasts stylish interior design and comfortable, supportive front seats. Available features like the 8.4-inch touchscreen sweeten the deal.
There are some negatives to consider, though. The Durango's hefty curb weight can be a drag, and the lack of physical buttons for the heated seats and sliding second-row seats hurt the interior versatility of this SUV. We also think backup aids should be standard safety features for a 2015 SUV.
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