2017 Dodge Durango Release Date and News

With laudable road manners, muscular performance and styling, and larger-than-most cabin, the new 2017 Dodge Durango is undoubtedly a solid choice for everyone looking for a three-row family SUV. Its release date should be expected sometime early next year.

Some of the highlights include an available all-wheel-drive with low-range gearing, a generous towing capacity, spacious third-row seating, a gutsy optional V8 engine, and an easy-to-use tech surface. New features and technologies install for you in the new model include throttle transmission and response programming, new Sport mode which is standard across the entire trim lineup, new special appearance package, and a multitude of standard equipment.

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It might be wise to say that three-row crossovers have become very popular for dads and moms everywhere. Most prefer using crossovers than wood-trimmed station wagons and minivans. They come jam-packed with lots of features and technologies that aid to keep the kids engaged and distracted/happy.

The fresh 2017 Dodge Durango comes boasting of an old-fashioned American muscle car, distinct style, and unique personality that will undoubtedly appeal to most buyers looking for a comfortable third row crossover.

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Many can dismiss the base model as being too plain, however, moving up the trim ladder gets you optional packages that add to the existing sophistication. In a nutshell, the new Durango delivers on style and practical terms. For instance, kids and young adults will find the third-row seat very comfortable.

The crossover comes with its share of downsides, nevertheless. They include: no eight-passenger option; lackluster fuel economy ratings; an unremarkable cabin; and its considerable weight hampers handling, acceleration, and maneuverability.

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Available Trims – Dodge Durango

The 2017 Dodge Durango is available in four trims: SXT, Limited, Citadel, and the top-of-the-line R/T model. Both the SRT and SRT8 have separate reviews.

Exterior Review & Interior Redesign – 2017 Dodge Durango

The base SXT comes standard with a height-adjustable driver seat, automatic headlights, a load-leveling rear suspension, a 60/40-split reclining and folding second-row seat, 18” alloy wheels, climate control (tri-zone), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, cruise control, keyless entry and ignition, cloth upholstery, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, foglights, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 5” touchscreen display, media player interface, six-speaker sound system, heated mirrors, and adjustable drive settings.

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Available options grouped into packages include Bluetooth audio connectivity, roof rails, a rearview camera, satellite and HD radio, leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-way power driver seat, a sunroof, an 8.4” touchscreen interface, voice controls, heated front seats, emergency services, and rear parking sensors.

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Save for the sunroof, the rest of the above features and technologies are available on the Limited trim. however, it adds a six-way power passenger seat, remote ignition, leather upholstery, power-folding mirrors, USB port, remote ignition, LED running lights, an 8.4” touchscreen interface, a power liftgate, 20” wheels, HID headlamps, automatic wipers, a power liftgate, power-adjustable steering wheel, and a sunroof.

The Citadel comes bundled with an eight-way power passenger seat, 5 extra horsepower, additional leather trim, nine-speaker sound system, Beats sound system, DVD/Blu-ray player, a rear seat entertainment system, ventilated front seats, and exterior heated mirrors.

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The R/T differentiated itself from the rest with an upgraded leather upholstery, a rear entertainment system, a sunroof, body-color exterior trim, and a sport-tuned suspension system.

Engine Specs – 2017 Dodge Durango

Every 2017 Dodge Durango, except for the R/T, comes fitted with a 3.6L V6 engine rated at 290 horsepower and 260 pounds of torque. You get an extra 5 horsepower when you opt for the Citadel trim or Blacktop or Rallye packages. A rear wheel drive is standard, as is the eight-speed automatic transmission system.

When properly equipped, users can expect an impressive maximum towing capacity of 6,200 pounds. During our own testing, the V6-powered rear-wheel-drive was able to hit 60 mph in 7.8 seconds, and 8.1 seconds with the all-wheel-drive version.

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The high-performance R/T model comes equipped with a 5.7L diesel V8 engine rated at 360 horsepower and 390 pounds of torque under its hood. Just as the above trims, both the rear-wheel-drive and an eight-speed auto transmission system are standard.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Dodge Durango

Expect the 2017 Dodge Durango SUV to cost you an MSRP starting from $30,495. As for its release date, expect the vehicle sometime during the 1st Q of this year.

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New 2017 Dodge RAM 1500 – Release Date and Info

The 2017 Dodge RAM 1500 is a full-size pickup that promises to be top contender in its class thanks to its supple ride quality, useful technology features, an excellent eight-speed automatic transmission system, hush and refined cabin, optional fuel-efficient diesel powerplant, and a well-trimmed cabin. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of next year, at least for U.S consumers. 

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The new RAM 1500 intricately balances comfort, style, and performance with the result being a comfortable ride quality and top performance. Dodge has done a remarkable job evidenced in the well-trimmed cabin to the impressive fuel economy figures posted by the dizzying powerplants offered underneath the hoods.

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With such a huge list of likable items on the RAM 1500, it is granted the RAM 1500 will offer its recently redesigned rivals a run for their money. True, it might have received its last redesign seven years ago, but the new model more than makes up for the lost time with its easy-to-use infotainment system, high-quality cabin, re-tweaked front and rear fascias, and a remarkable supple ride.

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The RAM 1500 Rebel, for instance, comes with an intimating stance than before. It is now more powerful and boast of latest technological updates. Thanks to the coil-spring rear suspension system, the new model offers its occupants a smooth ride, which reduces the harshness that would otherwise be experienced in mundane road conditions.

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The only notable downside to owning the RAM 1500 is its mediocre towing capacity. In overall, though, the new model is still a prime pick regardless of it being considered a grizzled veteran. Rivals you should consider include the Nissan Titan XD, the Chevrolet Silverado, the Ford F-150, and the Toyota Tundra.

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2017 Dodge RAM 1500 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

An eight-speed automatic transmission system is offered as the standard system, as is the rear-wheel drive. The base RAM 1500 is offered with a gasoline 3.6L V6 engine rated at 305 hp and 269 lbs. ft. of torque. The instrument panel offered with this model comes with a rotary knob which aids in controlling the transmission system. The 4×4 drive mode is offered as an option.

Under the hoods of the Sport, Longhorn, and Laramie is a 5.7L V8 engine behemoth hooked to a six-speed auto. It is able to crank out a whopping 395 hp and 410 pounds-feet of torque. You can also opt for the optional eight-speed automatic transmission system.

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Zipping from 0-60 mph with the 1500 Sport crew cab needs 7.1 seconds, and 7.9 seconds for the RAM 1500 SLT quad cab.

When we come to the fuel economy ratings, expect the 2WD HFE model to check in with 23/16/19 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 21/15/17 mpg with the 4WD V8.

Dodge has also provided the Rebel, Express, and Sport trim models with the 3.0L turbocharged EcoDiesel V6 mill good for 240 hp and 420 pounds-feet of torque. EPA says we should expect the HFE EcoDiesel to return about 29/21/24 mpg.

Trim Options – 2017 Dodge RAM 1500

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A whopping eleven trims are offered for the 2017 Dodge RAM 1500: Express, Tradesman, SLT, Outdoorsman, Big Horn/Lone Star, HFE, Sport, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, Rebel, and Limited. These are offered in three cabs: regular cab, extended, and crew cab.

2017 Dodge RAM 1500 Exterior Changes & Interior Concept Review

Accessories and features to expect from the base RAM 1500 model include an auxiliary audio jack, automatic headlights, a seven-pin wiring harness, 17” steel wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, active grille shutters, black door handles and grille, a rear privacy glass, body-color bumpers, foglights, carpeted floor mats and floors, and cloth upholstery.

2017 Dodge RAM 1500 steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard and gear shift knob

Premium features include black fender flares, full leather upholstery, 17” tires with all-terrain tires, unique vinyl-and-cloth upholstery, heated front seats, keyless entry and ignition, LED foglights, rear Bilstein shock absorbers, heated steering wheel, and a sunroof.

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Exclusive options, and packages should be expected sometime before its release date.

2017 Dodge RAM 1500 Price & Release Date

2017 Dodge RAM 1500 release date

The 1500 release date, according to my crystal ball and industry rumors, should be expected sometime in the first half of next year. Once available, the 1500 regular can will go for sale for an MSRP starting from $26,145, $30,380 for the quad cab, $37,685 for the 1500 Diesel, and $32,960 for the 1500 crew cab. The 2017 Rebel price is expected to remain unchanged at $43,270.

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2017 Dodge Charger Release Date, Review and Info

Muscular, bold, and loaded with a rich heritage, the fresh 2017 Dodge Charger promises to be the ultimate choice for anyone searching for a spacious full-size sedan and more.

Several of its highlights include an excellent touchscreen interface, hugely potent V8 engines, smooth and supple ride, an available AWD system, and an upscale interior. Its release date should be expected during the 1st Q of 2016.

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New add-ons for 2017 include a track-tuned performance, a new Super Track Pak, HD radio, leather upholstery, and upgraded suspension tuning. Anyone who has or is looking for a large sedan that offers exemplary attitude, luxury and performance should look no more as the Charger comes chock full of appealing luxury, convenience, entertainment, and comfort items.

For 2017, the Charger still employs its rear wheel drive system in comparison to most of its rivals which offer a front wheel drive.

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Also, the sedan happens to be the only vehicle that offers a V8 within its price range. Add to the plenty of fun options, brash styling, and the notorious 707 hp Hellcat and you easily get yourself a perfect, all-rounded sedan.

Despite a lot of attention being drawn to the loud, high-performance Charger models, the Charger also offers some bruising acts and can try a contest with the best of them. A quiet cabin, American standard sedan character, and an absorbent ride is what you get for the V6-powered SXT or SE models.

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There is also plenty of room left for customization in case you want a a track-ready performance version or a comfort-oriented Charger. So much can be said about the Charger but it goes without saying that the segment offers a plethora of alternatives. Some of them include the 2017 Toyota Avalon, 2017 Chevrolet Impala, 2017 Chrysler 300, and 2017 Kia Cadenza.

Available Trims – Dodge Charger

The new 2017 Charger comes in a dizzying seven trims: base SE, SXT, R/T, R/T Road & Track, R/T Scat Pack, and the range-topping SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat trims. The rear-wheel-drive is standard for all trims except the SXT and SE trims that come with an optional AWD.

Exterior Pictures & Interior Concept – 2017 Dodge Charger

Starting off the trim lineup is the SE model that comes equipped with a 5” touchscreen interface, automatic headlights, 17” alloy wheels, a six-speaker sound system, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, manual air-conditioning, auxiliary audio input, keyless entry and ignition, dual-charge USB ports, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and larger brakes.

2017 Dodge Charger interior, gear shift knob and leather seats

Moving to the SXT gets you an eight-way power lumbar adjustment, heated mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an 8.4” touchscreen interface, 18” wheels, satellite and HD radio, automatic climate control (dual-zone), remote ignition, satellite and HD radio, smartphone app integration, and LED foglights.

Opting for the SXT trim gets you xenon headlights, heated rear seats, rear parking sensors, 20” wheels, lane departure warning system, automatic high-beam control, heated rear seats, leather upholstery, a power front passenger seat, LED interior lighting, lane-keeping assist, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and adaptive cruise control.

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Choosing the R/T trim gets you adaptive xenon headlights, rear parking sensors, a heated power-adjustable steering wheel, a launch control, driver memory settings, synthetic-suede upholstery, three-mode stability control, heated rear seats, rear parking sensors, ventilated front seats, and Performance Pages.

The SRT 392 trim comes equipped with an active exhaust system, upgraded suspension tuning, Brembo brakes, HD radio, adaptive shock absorbers, and xenon headlights.

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At the top of the food chain is the SRT Hellcat that comes equipped with keyless remote, a powerful supercharged 6.2L V8, a blinds-spot monitoring, and a full-power key fob.

2017 Dodge Charger Engine Specs

The SE and the SXT come with a 3.6L V6 engine good for 292 hp and 260 pounds of torque. Also, the optional Rallye Group available as an option to all the 2017 Dodge Charger boosts the engine’s output to 300 hp and 264 lbs. of torque.

2017 Dodge Charger engine

Getting a 5.7L V8 engine rated at 370 horsepower and 395 lbs. of torque are both the R/T and R/T Road and Track trims. .

2017 Dodge Charger Engine V8

Finally, the SRT Hellcat, a higher performance version, comes equipped with a 6.2L V8 engine rated at staggering 707 horsepower and 650 lbs. of torque.

Price & 2017 Dodge Charger Release Date

Its release date should be expected during the 1st Q of next year. As for the price, expect the 2017 Dodge Charger 392 coupe to cost you an MSRP starting from $50,995, the Hellcat – $65,945, and the sedan – $27,995.

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