...Snazzy as well as utilitarian, nimble and modestly plush, the 2012 Durango ought to fit right into the family.
...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 Garmin-based in-dash navigation system Optional front- and second-row heated seats Optional heated steering wheel Optional Uconnect hands-free phone system Under the Hood Buyers have a choice of a 290-horsepower, 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...
...The third row accommodates adults, but smaller rear-quarter windows can make it feel a little claustrophobic. The Ford Expedition's third row is a little roomier, but that SUV is significantly larger overall. Safety The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recognized the Dodge Durango as a 2012 Top Safety Pick. Honorees must achieve Good scores in IIHS' frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests, as well as its roof-strength test and rear-impact test, the latter of which evaluates how well the front seats protect against whiplash injuries. As is required on all 2012 and newer cars, antilock...
...With the optional 360-hp, 5.7-liter V-8, it's rated 14/20 mpg with rear-wheel drive and 13/20 mpg with all-wheel drive. The Durango's V-6 mileage estimates slightly trail those of its competitors. The Traverse gets 17/24 mpg or 16/23 mpg with front- or all-wheel drive, respectively, and the Explorer gets 17/25 mpg or 17/23 mpg. Meanwhile, the front-wheel-drive Mazda CX-9 is rated 17/24 mpg, while the all-wheel-drive model gets 16/22 mpg. (None of these models offer a V-8 engine.) If you need to tow a heavy trailer, the Durango's capacity will more than make up for its slight fuel economy...
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