Dodge crack opens the garage doors and unveils the new 2011 Durango


Perhaps one of the most competitive car market segments today is the bigish three row seating SUV class.

You know the cars that can almost haul as many people as a minivan but don’t have the soccer mom image.

Dodge has jumped back into this crowded market place today with the all new 2011 Durango.


According to today’s press release:

“The all-new Durango features two engine options: the standard fuel-efficient 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine and the available 5.7-liter HEMI engine with fuel-saving, Multi-displacement system (MDS) four-cylinder mode. Both engines feature variable-valve timing (VVT) and are available with all-wheel drive. In addition to great efficiency, the engines provide exceptional V-6 and V-8 towing capability with standard trailer sway control (V-8 – 7,400 lbs. and Best-in-class V-6 – 6,200 lbs.). When equipped with the HEMI V-8, the all-new Durango can tow more weight than a 24-foot boat and trailer.”

Dur3 Chrysler has yet to release fuel economy numbers for either engine but the company says that at least the new interior of the Durango will be world class.

“The Durango’s all-new interior is a surprise owners always deserved but never expected. Created by the same interior design studio that designed the much-lauded interior in the Ram trucks and the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Durango’s luxurious interior materials and thoughtful touches will make owners and their crews want to jump in, hunker down and thoroughly enjoy even the longest drive.”

The new Durango will is being Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan and while arrive in showrooms at toward the end of this year.

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