First Dodge Durango rolls out of Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit


You are looking at it…and it is a boy, no make that a Dodge.

This is the first 2011 Dodge Durango to roll out of the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit this week surrounded by the team (UAW Vice President General Holiefield and Dodge Brand CEO Ralph Gilles) that helped give birth to the new all weather people hauler.

The new Durango will come with the 290-hp 3.6L Pentastar V6 or the optional 360-hp 5.7L HEMI V8 for added towing capability.

Prices for the 2011 Dodge Durango start at $29,195 for the rear-wheel-drive base model and $31,195 for the all-wheel-drive (excluding an $850 destination charge).

According to Dodge, “The Durango’s new unibody structure is more than 25 percent stiffer than the vehicle it replaces, making it a driver’s SUV that delivers impressive on-road handling. The new Durango also delivers best-in-class towing capability of 6,200 lbs. with the V-6 engine and 7,400 lbs. with the V-8 engine.”

Take a look at our first drive review below as we prove that the new Durango can indeed tow a 7200 pound monster boat.

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