Almost ready for its release, Dodge has announced more trim packages will be available for the 2016 Durango. Along with the new paint colors, a number of updates, redesigns and additional Sports mode, the Durango is ready to redefine what bold looks like.
Dodge dealerships in Miami are ready. Are you?
The Bold and Beautiful
Offering five models to choose from, the SXT, SXT Plus, Limited, R/T and Citadel, the trim packages available are there to enhance and showcase the luxury features that already exist and can be added to your choice model. As the Durango already stands out in its crossover segment as extremely powerful and rugged, these packages highlight exactly how bold and beautiful the Durango can actually be.
Powerful Engine Choices
The 2016 Dodge Durango currently offers two choices of engines. The base engine is a 3.6L V6 Pentastar that delivers a powerful 290 horsepower and 260 lb/ft of torque at 4800 rpm. Providing the best-in-class fuel economy, this V6 gets 25 highway mpgs. It also provides best-in-class towing capacity of 6200 lbs. Mated to a Mercedes W5A580 five speed automatic transmission. If this powerful V6 Pentastar doesn’t impress you, then the second engine will be a better fit.
A 5.7 Hemi V8 sound better? We thought it would. Choosing the more powerful option, which is standard on the R/T but optional on the rest of the trims, you will be getting an impressive 360 horsepower with 390 lb/ft of torque at 4250 rpms. Power is transmitted to this Hemi via a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.
While the 2016 Durango is on the same platform as it predecessors, its lengthened its wheelbase adding more room to the interior. This means extra head and legroom for third row seating, as well as additional cargo space.
Start Stop Technology
Coming standard on the 3.6L V6 engines will be a brand new item to the Durango, start/stop technology. In an attempt to save fuel wherever it can, the start/stop technology will shut off the engine when idling so as not to waste any extra gas.
Lowering emissions is another benefit to start/stop technology as no further expulsions will be happening once the Durango has come to a complete stop and allowed the vehicle to shut off. Because of the frequency with which it will be stopping and starting, Dodge has equipped the Durango with a heavy duty starter
More Trim Packages
Over the years Dodge has been adding more items and accessories to the Durango to broaden its appeal to a luxury SUV market. Even though it has all the ruggedness of a Hemi, certain models have come decked out leather interior, heated seats and steering wheels, etc. Some question what luxury has to do with it when you’re towing capacity is 6200 lbs., but who says you can’t drive a Hemi in style?
Definitely not Dodge. In fact, they want you to. They’re new trims almost insist upon it, and we’re not complaining. They have introduced some exciting new elements to the Durango for this coming year including more trims that showcase and exemplify the experience you want for your Durango.
SXT - Even as the base trim, the SXT comes standard with luxury features that reminds you why you drive a Durango in the first place. Leather wrapped steering wheel, air conditioner with dual zone control and rear control, power heated mirrors and halogen headlamps complete the base. SXT trim comes with the Technology group package availability. As the base, you can start with this trim for $30,495.
SXT Plus - Offering a bit more than just the SXT is the Plus version which comes standard with leather wrapped steering wheel and optional heated front seats. A few more luxury items will bring this price up to $32,495.
Limited - Providing the V8 Hemi as an option, the Limited is where we start the higher trim experience. As the only trim coming standard with leather trimmed bucket seats, you can also add both the Blacktop Package and Rallye Appearance Group. This trim starts at $36,895.
R/T - If you’re looking for the power and engine to provide you with it, this trim is the choice for you. Providing 8400 lbs of towing capacity is a 5.7L V8 Hemi. Package options for this trim include the Technology and Blacktop. Without any package options, the R/T trim is being offered at $39,995.
Citadel - Offering the ultimate in driving experience, the Citadel is the quality, luxury and the premium packaging in itself. Carrying the top in safety technology, the Citadel comes standard with everything from leather trim interior to optional V8 Hemi. Towing capacity at 8400 lbs, this beast proves you can tow in style and with dual climate control air conditioning, not break a sweat doing it. You can enjoy the best the Durango has to offer with the Citadel for just $40,995.
Popular Equipment Group
Allowing you to showcase your appreciation for the finer things is one reason why you would choose this package, another is because you have a desire for more security in safety features. ParkSense and ParkView Rear Park Assist System includes rear back-up camera allows for better vision when displaying proximity of large stationary objects that may be out of sight when parking. Other options for this package include bluetooth streaming audio, heated front seats and steering wheel.
This package focuses on safety features with advanced technology to ensure that every passenger is being protected with the most security available. Features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Advanced Brake Assist, which applies maximum pressure to brakes if collision is imminent and driver is not responding. Forward Collision Warning alerts driver to danger. Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop both aid driver in safely maneuvering vehicle.
New to the Durango family is the Blacktop Package. Meant to showcase the Durango’s boldness, this package makes bad look good. An aggressive gloss black crosshair grill stares straight at you with matching 20-inch gloss black aluminum wheels. Highlighted on the exterior is the Dodge nameplate. Black Headlamp bezels with LED daytime running lamps. Monochrome painted ground effects and dual exhaust with bright tips complete this package which comes available on the SXT, Limited and R/T models.
Rallye Appearance Group
If you’re looking to take your Durango experience to the next level of greatness and be the envy of all your neighbors, the Rallye Appearance Group will have exactly what you are looking for. Available only on the SXT Plus and Limited models, this features all that
Featuring 20-inch Hyper Black Aluminum wheels, 265/50R20 BSW All-Season Tires, Sill Molding and Wheel Lip Molding, Black Headlamp Bezels, Dual Exhaust with bright tips, and a 295 HP Pentastar V6 Engine. The Rallye spoils the driver with auto-dimming rearview mirror with microphone, leather trimmed seats with suede inserts and LED daytime running lamps. Though the last two are only available on the SXT models, the rest will come on all models when this group is purchased for an extra $295.
Whichever trim you choose for your new 2016 Durango, it will receive a Sport mode button. When pushed and activated, some fun and exciting things start to happen: the power-steering weight increases and the throttle pedal response sharpens. Adjust the transmission shift points to see what a more responsive driving experience feels like. Because all versions of the Durango will come equipped with the Sport Mode, all drivers of the 2016 Durango will get to experience a sharper, more enhanced drive.