Dodge announced today that the 2011 Durango Express will carry a base price of $29,195 / $31,195 (Rear-wheel-drive/All-wheel-drive). Furthermore, the Durango Crew will be priced from $33,195 / $35,195 , while the Durango Crew with CrewLux package will start at $38,195 / $40,195.
The most expensive model will be the Durango Citadel: $41,795 / $43,795 (all prices exclude the $850 destination charge).
Regarding the all-new 2011 Durango, the car comes with a sleek exterior design as well as a more spacious interior and new fuel-efficient and powerful powertrain options.
Under the hood, we find the standard fuel-efficient 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine but also an optional 5.7-liter HEMI engine with fuel-saving, Multi-displacement system (MDS) four-cylinder mode.
Both engines feature the variable-valve timing (VVT) and are available with all-wheel drive. Regarding the engines towing capability, the V8 does 7,400 lbs. while the V6 delivers best-in-class 6,200 lbs. When powered by the HEMI V8 engine, the 2011 Durango is capable to tow more weight than a 24-foot boat and trailer.
The 2011 Durango comes with a new interior designed by the same interior design studio that handled the Ram trucks and the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee.
This means we find new materials that are refined and soft to the touch. With 22 different seating configurations, there’s plenty of room to store and move plenty of people and their gear.
With world-class levels of performance and suspension, the all-new 2011 Dodge Durango is ready to deliver greater degrees of thrill and refinement. Not only that the new Durango delivers superb on-the-road performance and capability, it also boasts of the flexibility of a three-row SUV.
To achieve superior modern refinement, Dodge benchmarked the new Durango against premium performance SUVs available. This allowed the new Durango to boasts levels of suspension, structural and electronics, characteristics typically found at higher price points.
Dodge provided the new Durango with unibody structure constructed using selected high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels. The carmaker improved driving dynamics by integrating the suspension with the body, resulting to levels of flex lower than on previous body-on-frame design. Interestingly, high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels account for 52 percent of the structure of the structure. Its torsional stiffness is greater than the Mercedes-Benz GL, as made possible by over 5,500 welds and over 4,100 mm of arc welding.
The carmaker was also able to improve the on-road handling and comfort of the new Durango by employing isolated front and rear cradles for the all-new short/long arm front suspension as well as isolated multi-link rear suspension.
In addition, the new Durango can better handle body roll during hard turning maneuvers thanks to aggressive shock and spring rates and large sway bars. By complementing standard electronic stability control with the available electro-hydraulic performance steering system, the Durango deliver greater tire grip as well as vehicle stability.