The 2011 Dodge Durango has made some serious improvements. The last generation of this SUV had some issues. Those issues have been solved in the new r...
The 2011 Dodge Durango has made some serious improvements. The last generation of this SUV had some issues. Those issues have been solved in the new release. Here is a look at those improvements.
Prior to 1998, the Dodge Durango was known to have an issue with competing in the SUV market. They finally caught up by 1998 and have been making improvements ever since. One of the first note-able changes made for the 2004 edition was the cabin size of the SUV. This backfired and created a tub-like edition that many buyers walked away from. The 2011 Dodge Durango has solved all of that and begun to truly compete in the SUV market.
The New 2011 Dodge Durango
The 2011 Dodge Durango is big enough now, and they have managed to accomplish this in 199.8 inches of length. That is really nice for this class of vehicle. They have made the vehicle compact with added length. That means that you can fit more inside with a decent aerodynamic design that also offers better stability. It also comes with a 3rd row of seats, which is great news if you have a family. The 2011 Dodge Durango can comfortably accomodate up to 7 passengers.
The engine of the 2011 Dodge Durango is better now as well. There are more choices today. This edition allows the buyer to choose from a 3.6-liter engine that offers a 290 horsepower size in a V-6. The second choice that the buyer can make is a 5.7 liter engine that offers a 360 horsepower size, in a Hemi V-8. The last choice is amazing. That kind of power allows you to pull the toys that many SUV buyers look for. The transmission in the 2011 Dodge Durango is better this time around.
The 2011 Dodge Durango comes in four models today that differ from previous models, in years past. There is the “Express”, “Crew”, “R/T” and the “Citadel”. This allows current buyers to choose from more categories than in years past. Each one offers many things that benefit the buyer even better today.
The Drawbacks That Still Need Some Work
The 2011 Dodge Durango has some drawbacks that still need some work. They aren’t many though. After all, there is only so far that you can go in an SUV on these issues. Still, it would be the perfect SUV if they fixed these aspects.
The gas mileage in the 2011 Dodge Durango is still way too high for this economy. If your budget is crunched, then this SUV will not perform the best for your needs. The navigation system that comes in the vehicle also offers an issue. It is very difficult to see the screen in the height of the day. It allows a glare from the sun that prevents the driver from having the ability to view the screen.
In general, the 2011 Dodge Durango is one of the best SUV’s on the market. It allows the driver to pull heavy loads like a truck, yet provides a roomy cabin to also allow for a family to go anywhere and carry the baggage inside of the cabin.
The engine is great for horsepower and the transmission is far better than previous models. The look of the 2011 Dodge Durango is greatly improved. It is more aerodynamic and it is more stable. This is important for any SUV on the market.