2012 Dodge Durango - Bronx, Yonkers & Westchester NY


2012 Dodge Durango Reviewed


In a field of nearly two dozen, the 2012 Dodge Durango shines through as one of the top midsized SUVs. Everything about this classy crossover says quality, from its power and performance to the upscale interior and rugged-looking exterior. On top of that, it's genuinely fun to drive, with accolades deservedly going to the German engineering that developed the Durango alongside the Mercedes-Benz luxury M-class SUVs. Driving dynamics are also enhanced through the combination of a powerful V8 engine and rear-wheel drive -- an unusual pairing in midsized SUVs.

2012 Dodge Durango - Not Your Average Mid-Sized Sedan

Calling this rig a "mid-size" is somewhat confusing, since it will comfortably seat seven passengers, with 50 different seating configurations in all. It can still run with the big boys, even though this one-time truck-based model now employs uni-body construction rather than the former body on frame design. The uni-body definitely adds refinement and improves both handling and overall ride characteristics.

2012 Dodge Durango Power and Performance

Power for the 2012 Durango is provided by the standard 3.6L V-6 PentaStar®, which puts out 290 horses. This is matched to a five-speed automatic transmission. Together, they rate fuel economy numbers of 16/23 mpg for city/highway driving. With four trim packages on offer, SXT, Crew, R/X and Citadel, all but the R/X model come with the standard engine.

Available as an option, but standard on the R/X, Dodge has brought their super-powerful 5.7L, V-8 HEMI to the table, boasting 360 horsepower and 390 foot-pounds of torque. The HEMI comes with a six-speed automatic transmission but, even with standard fuel saver technology in place, sees its fuel economy rating drop to 14 mpg/city and 20 mpg/highway. The fuel saver system automatically changes from eight cylinders to four when at cruising speed.

All models are available in either rear- or all-wheel drive. The 24.6 gallon fuel tank gives the V6 Durangos an approximate 550-mile highway cruising distance, which is best in class. With the V8 on board, it's becomes the most powerful midsized SUV. It's also number one in towing capacity: 6,200 pounds with the V6 and 7,400 pounds with the V8.

If you're looking for a 2012 Dodge Durango in the Bronx, Westchester or Yonkers area give us a call at 888-710-8804 or come visit the Central Avenue Chrylser Dodge Jeep Ram dealership at 1839 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, NY. 10701.

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1839 Central Park Ave
Directions Yonkers, NY 10710

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    1839 Central Park Ave
    Yonkers, NY 10710
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