The 2015 Dodge Durango is a stylish SUV that hasn’t quite gotten the attention it deserves in this crowded segment. Our Limited test model came equipped with a 3.6L V6, good for 290 horsepower and 260 lb/ft of torque. Power goes to an AWD system via an 8-speed automatic transmission.
If you plan to do any decent off roading, you may want to upgrade to the 5.7L V8, as the AWD system is swapped for 4WD with a two speed transfer case. Although the V8 option doesn’t include a lift, the 4WD does give you a low gear to get you up and over rocks and difficult terrain.
The Dodge interior design language is present in the Durango, but one of the high points is the infotainment screen. Uconnect is one of the best systems on the market today, featuring quick inputs and large buttons. Sure the 8.4″ touchscreen could be angled a bit towards the driver, but that hardly mattered when it delivered real time traffic and weather reports.
On first glance the interface looks a little convoluted, but upon further examination, the screens are laid out intuitively and sub-menus are where one would expect them to be. Radio controls are on the back of the steering wheel, which allows for more functions on the front, including the controls for the high resolution information display between the analog speedometer and tachometer in the gauge cluster.
Look for a full review coming soon, but in the meantime, check out the 2014 Durango drag race with the Range Rover Sport.