5 Reasons Dads Will Love the 2017 Dodge Durango

With the 2017 Dodge Durango, you’ll get everything from impeccable performance to impressive safety features wrapped up in one package. Take a look at a few extra reasons why this SUV is perfect for dads and their families.


The 2017 Durango offers a sporty build with 18-inch Satin Carbon Aluminum wheels, crosshair grille, all-season tires, projector headlamps, and LED racetrack tail lamps. Other notable elements, like the heated mirrors, rear defogger, privacy glass, and rear liftgate door, add conveniences any driver can appreciate. You can also expect advanced features like the keyless entry system and roof rack system capable of hauling up to 150 pounds.

Choose from eight exterior color options, including Bomber Brown Pearl, Granite Metallic, Octane Red, and Vice White.

Power and Performance

The base SXT model comes with rear-wheel drive, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine capable of producing 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. It gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Standard conveniences include a four-wheel independent suspension, stabilizer bar, Trailer Sway Control system, and the ability to tow up to 6,200 pounds. Upgrading to the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine offers a towing capacity of up to 7,400 pounds.


The Durango provides comfortable seating for seven with up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space. Front passengers will surely appreciate the heated seats, lumbar support, and cup holders as well as the 39.9 inches of headroom and 40.3 inches of legroom available. Rear passengers can enjoy the padded center armrest, reclining seats, cup holders, and heater unit as well as a comfortable 39.8 inches of headroom and 38.6 inches of legroom. For added space, take advantage of the 60/40 fold-and-tumble second-row seat and 50/50 split-folding third-row seat.


With the impressive three-spoke steering wheel, drivers have access to the Driver Information Digital Cluster Display and transmission control with the wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Other standard amenities include dual vanity mirrors, air filtration, three-zone climate control, and cruise control. Additionally, the many entertainment options can keep passengers occupied on the road. Easily access the Uconnect 8.4 NAV system with features like navigation, traffic and weather updates, and sports results. Listen to some tunes with SiriusXM satellite radio or watch a movie on the 9-inch dual-screen Blu-ray Entertainment System. The choices are endless!

Safety Features

All drivers can feel comfortable and safe in the 2017 Durango, thanks to standard features like the dual front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, emergency brake assist, stability and traction control, blind spot monitoring, and Uconnect Roadside Assistance. Dads will applaud the child seat anchors and rear door child safety locks set in place to keep their young ones safe. If faced with a potential break-in, consider using the Uconnect Theft Alarm Notification and Stolen Vehicle Assistance options.

With plenty of safety features available, owners can drive with peace of mind every time.

Dodge designed the 2017 Durango with enough style, creature comforts, and safety conveniences to satisfy the entire family. With a starting MSRP of $29,995, this SUV doesn’t sacrifice luxury for affordability. Stop by Rairdon Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Monroe and test drive one today!


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