2016 Dodge Durango - Miami, FL
The 2016 Dodge Durango in Miami, FL is considered by many to be the last strong and rugged full-size looking SUV on the market. While most other SUVs have shifted towards a more luxurious style, the Durango has that iconic and rugged look. Along with the design, the performance is still what’s expected from an SUV. While still being conscious of efficiency, Dodge made sure not to sacrifice any power. The inside is a whole different story, and there is nothing traditional about it. Specifically, it has plenty of technological goodies that make life on the road fun and easy.
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While the design has been upgraded and changed over the years, it’s still easily recognizable. It still has that signature Dodge cross-shape sitting in the center of the grille, and still has a enlarged and pronounced front bumper. The headlights are reminiscent of how they used to look as well, and sit snugly next to the grille.
Unlike the design found back in 2003 that you think of when you hear the word Durango, this model has lost those awkward bulges and curves — which everyone seems to be okay with. All the important and well-loved aspects are still present, they are just modernized.
Instead of the previous awkward shape, the Durango now looks more like a fortress, with a wide and powerful stance, large sides, and a sweeping windshield and roof. The back end is totally different, however, and matches the rest of the Durango’s rugged and intimidating look. It also comes in a variety of designs, and the R/T package tacks on Dodge’s staple racetrack LED taillamp with dual exhaust tips for an even sportier and intimidating demeanor.
Overall, the design still has enough fragments of its former self to be recognized as a Durango, but has been updated to keep up with the times. It’s easily the best looking Durango yet, and one of the few SUVs on the market that actually looks like an SUV.
In order to have powerful performance that matches the rugged look — but still provide a fuel-efficient option — Dodge played it smart and gave the Durango two engine choices.
The standard engine choice is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, generating up to 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. In order to provide efficient and smooth performance, Variable Valve Timing (VVT) is present, and optimizes the power and efficiency. When a rear-wheel drive model is equipped with this engine and an eight-speed automatic, it’s able to achieve best-in-class standard fuel economy of 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. When this engine is paired on an AWD model, the fuel-efficiency decreases slightly.
5.7-liter Hemi V8
When it comes to providing power for the 2016 Durango, Dodge didn’t mess around. The available engine option is a big 5.7-liter Hemi V8, and produces best-in-class power of 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. This engine has VVT as well, but also comes with Fuel Saver Technology as well, helping a V8-equipped RWD model achieve best-in-class V8 fuel economy of 22 mpg highway - quite good for an engine this size on a vehicle that’s on the larger end.
With these two engines, the Durango is able to achieve two best-in-class fuel economy ratings and a best-in-class power rating — which definitely puts it ahead of the competition.
The inside of the Durango is jam-packed with a slew of entertainment and convenience technology, and the other SUVs on the market can’t even come close to touching it. After all, it’s considered the most technologically advanced SUV in its class under $30,500.
Class-Exclusive 8.4-inch Touchscreen
This available Uconnect 8.4-inch class-exclusive touch screen is the biggest one found in an SUV, and is conveniently placed so you can command the ride without ever looking away from the road. Apart from convenient placement, you can also opt for the available Uconnect Access option, which incorporates an on-demand WiFi Hotspot.
Through the Uconnect system, you can access traffic updates thanks to SiriusXM Traffic. Movies, sports, and weather can be accessed through SiriusXM Travel Link, and you can even get real-time information about the location of fuel stations and pricing.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, and there is so much more you can do with this Uconnect system, such as Bluetooth phone connectivity for wirelessly streaming music. Or, hook up your favorite devices through HDMI and USB to play your favorite songs right from the steering wheel.
While the touchscreen provides convenience and entertainment for the parents in the front, the kids sitting in the back will enjoy using a dual-screen Blu-ray and DVD entertainment system. The 9-inch class-exclusive screen located on the back of each headrest is Blu-Ray and DVD compatible. Each screen comes with it’s own pair of headphones, so both kids can get absorbed in their own world of movies — or games. Because these screens are also HDMI compatible, they can even plug in their favorite gaming console.
With technology that’s not found in any other (affordable) SUV on the market, the 2016 Dodge Durango truly provides a unique driving experience.
MLAM Dodge: Always the Right Time to Buy
At Miami Lakes Dodge, it’s always the right time to buy. Why? Because unlike other dealerships, we don’t believe in huge blowout sales or deep discounts to draw in customers. Instead, we just keep our prices consistently low. Whether it’s on a new vehicle like the 2016 Dodge Durango, or one of our used vehicles — you’re guaranteed a low price whenever you walk in the door. Those consistently low prices come on an extensive selection of new and used cars. After all, we do stock industry leading makes and models, such as Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, and RAM, and are proud to have such a wide selection of vehicles to choose from. It means that whatever you are looking for, we’ll have something that meets your needs.
The members on our sales team are ready and waiting to help you find that perfect car, and provide you with world-class service and knowledge of vehicles like the Durango. Whether it’s car or truck, they will be able to help you make an informed decision. Once you find that car, our finance department will be able to make the transaction a breeze, and help with things like calculating your current vehicle's trade-in value, estimate possible payments, or learn about the annual costs and finding the right payment plan option for you.
With always low prices, a team of knowledgeable sales staff, and a professional and courteous finance department — it’s always the right time to buy.