The 2016 Dodge Durango is said to be offering up a vehicle for a new type of customer. The Durango remains one of the top selling vehicles for the automaker and is said to be receiving a redesign for the 2016 model year. According to industry insiders, the latest offering of the sport utility vehicle is set to be a weapon for the automaker to use in order to pound the market within its class. The vehicle will continue offering comfortable seating for seven passengers, just as its predecessors. It is also said that the new Durango will be constructed with lightweight materials that will afford it will increased fuel economy.
2016 Dodge Durango Engine Specs
The 2016 Dodge Durango will receive its power from a V-6 3.6 liter PentaStar engine that is able to deliver 290 horsepower and 260 pound per feet of torque (base option). As for the higher trim levels, they will receive their power from a V-8 5.7 liter HEMI engine that will deliver 360 horsepower and 390 pound per feet of torque. This information is derived from avid industry chatter and has yet to be confirmed or denied the power train options for the sport utility vehicle.
2016 Dodge Durango Exterior and Interior Redesign
The speculated platform is rumored to be the same as the Chassis of the previous version which will make the 2016 Dodge Durango of the same dimensions. The only dimensional differences between this model and its predecessors is that this vehicle’s wheelbase will be slightly extended. The exterior will not undergo massive alterations, but the minor revisions are centered on the vehicle’s front. The grille has been redesigned, giving it a more stylish and elegant aesthetic.
On the other hand, the interior of the vehicle has been given quite a few changes. Consumers are said to welcome the newness that will be found within the cabin. Most notably, consumers will discover a dual LCD touchscreen for the navigation system as well as a larger one for the central unit. The interior will emerge onto the market with a more sophisticated appearance that will combine with driver and passenger comfort. There will be increased leg room within the third row of seating that will also increase passenger comfort.
The vehicle’s cargo space is a very convenient and useful 84.5 cubic feet. The redesigned cabin is rumored to present consumers with additional freight room. Additional features that will be found within the cabin are as follows:
- An SD card slot.
- Auxiliary input.
- USB power outlets.
- A five inch touchscreen that will provide the driver with relevant information for better drivability.
- Automatic climate control.
- E-shift knob.
- Bluetooth connectivity.
- Synch connectivity.
- Uconnect (for great sound production).
2016 Dodge Durango Release Date and Price
The 2016 Dodge Durango is speculated to have a base price that will settle in the neighborhood of $30,000. It is speculated to arrive within the automotive market around the middle of 2016. Industry insiders do not believe that the sport utility vehicle will surface at any point within the year of 2015. This is further confirmed by the fact that Doge has not been spied testing a concept car, nor has the automaker released a bevy of information that leans towards an earlier release.