2017 Dodge Durango

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Key Specs

of the 2017 Dodge Durango. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Stylish interior design
  • Comfortable, supportive front seats
  • 8.4-inch touch-screen available
  • 7,400-pound maximum towing capacity

The Bad

  • Hefty curb weight
  • Backup aids should be standard
  • Second row doesn't slide fore or aft
  • No physical buttons for available heated front seats

Notable Features of the 2017 Dodge Durango

  • Anodized Platinum Appearance Package newly available
  • Seats up to seven in three rows
  • V-6 or V-8 power
  • Eight-speed automatic standard
  • Rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive

2017 Dodge Durango Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Dodge’s largest SUV, the Durango, competes with the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot. It offers V-6 or V-8 power and rear- or all-wheel drive.
New for 2017
The base SXT trim level comes with standard seating for five people; a seven-seat version is also available. In addition, drivers can view a connected trailer while the SUV is moving using the available 8.4-inch touch-screen and backup camera.

Newly available features for the R/T trim level include a hand-wrapped soft-touch instrument panel with red accent stitching and black roof rails. Meanwhile, the Limited trim has been replaced with the GT model, which features monochromatic exterior styling.


An Anodized Platinum Appearance Package is available for the top-of-the-line Citadel trim level. It features black-and-brown Nappa leather upholstery with silver accent stitching, a hand-wrapped instrument panel with silver accents, and anodized gunmetal and platinum chrome finishes.

Significant Standard Features

  • 295-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Heated side mirrors
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • 60/40-split folding second-row seats
  • Required in every car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 360-hp, 5.7-liter V-8
  • All-wheel drive
  • 50/50-split folding third row for seven-person seating
  • Power moonroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Rain-sensing windshield wi...
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Dodge’s largest SUV, the Durango, competes with the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot. It offers V-6 or V-8 power and rear- or all-wheel drive.
New for 2017
The base SXT trim level comes with standard seating for five people; a seven-seat version is also available. In addition, drivers can view a connected trailer while the SUV is moving using the available 8.4-inch touch-screen and backup camera.

Newly available features for the R/T trim level include a hand-wrapped soft-touch instrument panel with red accent stitching and black roof rails. Meanwhile, the Limited trim has been replaced with the GT model, which features monochromatic exterior styling.


An Anodized Platinum Appearance Package is available for the top-of-the-line Citadel trim level. It features black-and-brown Nappa leather upholstery with silver accent stitching, a hand-wrapped instrument panel with silver accents, and anodized gunmetal and platinum chrome finishes.

Significant Standard Features

  • 295-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Heated side mirrors
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • 60/40-split folding second-row seats
  • Required in every car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 360-hp, 5.7-liter V-8
  • All-wheel drive
  • 50/50-split folding third row for seven-person seating
  • Power moonroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Backup camera
  • 8.4-inch touch-screen multimedia system 
  • Navigation system
  • Dual-screen Blu-ray and DVD rear-seat entertainment system
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front and second-row seats
  • Second-row captain's chairs
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Remote start
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control 
  • Lane departure warning and prevention
  • 20-inch aluminum wheels

2017 Durango Video

We spent a week outside Baltimore with "MotorWeek" to determine the best three-row SUV for 2016. Watch the video to find out how they did.

Latest 2017 Durango Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Awesome Midsize SUV

by Gelos from Paso Robles on September 24, 2018

Lots of power with the Hemi! Not sure I would buy without. Love the third row as well! I got the captains chairs in the middle row and would do it again! Read full review

(5.0)

Awesome SUV

by LoveDurango18 from Irving TX on September 17, 2018

I used to own an older model Durango (you remember, the BIG SUV). I loved it, traded it; regretted it. I started searching for another, larger vehicle then my sedan. Saw this beautiful fully loaded ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Dodge Durango currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 Dodge Durango SXT

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
acceptable
Lower Leg/Foot
poor
Overall Evaluation
marginal
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
poor
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Dodge
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    3 months/3,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    125-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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.*

Third-row access

A

Infant seat

A

Booster

(second row)

A

Booster

(third row)

A

Latch or Latch system

B

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

B

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

A
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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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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