The seven passenger seat Dodge Durango is being redesigned by being equipped with some new appearance packages for the 2016 model year. The upcoming 2016 Dodge Durango shall be lighter in weight and it shall consume less fuel by on long distances. The redesign will come with significant changes both in its interior and exterior. It is projected to include new powertrains in its engine line-up, and hopefully a sophisticated cabin design.
2016 Dodge Durango: Redesign Exterior and Interior
Its exterior is being equipped with projector beam lights and hockey-stick-shaped LED daytime running lights on all its trim levels apart from the base trim. 2016 Dodge Durango will get a longer wheel base that will provide room for the extra third row seat with additional leg room. It will be offered in the same trims available today which include R/T, Castle, Limited, SXT and SXT Plus. The top R/T and Castle trim levels are to get designed HID lamps with smaller projector fog-lights and a new more slender grille in addition to reshaped hood and front fascia. As for the platform, the new 2016 Dodge Durango is rumored to be based on the same platform as its predecessor, meaning that it will have the same dimensions apart from the extended wheelbase.
The all new 2016 Dodge Durango has ample space for its passengers and their cargo. Prospective buyers will realize that this auto will have enough space for seven passengers. As for the cargo space, it is being extended to about 84.5 cubic feet. The cabin will also be redesigned to create more freight room. Its dashboard has been refreshed and reshaped. Various features have been installed and they include an SD card slot, and auxiliary input and USB power outlets and many more. A five inch touch screen will be installed and it will provide the driver with relevant information needed for better drivability. Some of the optional features on the top trims include automatic climate control, e-shift knob, Bluetooth, synch connectivity and Uconnect for great sound production.
2016 Dodge Durango: Engine and Fuel Economy
Its engine options are likely to remain unchanged. 2016 Dodge Durango is also expected to retain its rear wheel drive mode in addition to the four wheel drive. It is therefore going to run on a 3.6 liter V6 Pentastar engine with an ability to generate a torque of 260 pounds –feet and about 290 horsepower. As part of the expected powertrain, buyers are likely to get an optional 5.7 liter V8 HEMI engine which unleashes about 390 pounds-feet of torque and 360 horsepower. Both engines will be combined with the eight speed automatic transmission. As for the fuel efficiency, the trim level with the all wheel drive will be able to cover over 18 mpg within the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
2016 Dodge Durango: Release Date and Price
According to speculations, this new auto may be unveiled in the auto world early in 2015. It will then be offered for sale in the middle of the same year. Its new price may not differ much from the price of the outgoing model. Some people are anticipating the new 2016 Dodge Durango will sell from $ 30 000 for the base model and slightly higher prices for the high trims.