New Dodge Durango Named Winter SUV of the Year

The 2018 Dodge Durango excels in many areas that you wouldn't expect a larger SUV to excel in: performance, fuel efficiency and towing - just to name a few. Its durability and capability came into play during the eighth annual Winter Vehicle Competition and helped it drive away as the Official Winter SUV of the Year.

This award was given by the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA), founded in 1987, that spreads media coverage of the automotive industry around the northeast. NEMPA members and journalists test drove and scored each vehicle back in February in Middleborough, MA.

It was how the Durango handled difficult winter road conditions that managed to put it over the edge in the competition. A few key features made it possible:

  • Three all-star engine options that produce strong horsepower and torque: the 6.4-liter and 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 and the 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6.
  • Class-exclusive standard eight-speed automatic transmission that creates a smoother ride and top-notch efficiency and acceleration.
  • Exceptional fuel efficiency with the standard 3.6-liter Pentastar® engine that gets 26 mpg on the highway and a driving range of 600 miles per tank.
  • Best-in-class 8,700-pound towing capacity when equipped with the 6.4-liter HEMI® engine that delivers 475 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.
  • Seven-passenger seating with over 50 seating combinations, so no one is ever left out of an enjoyable, comfortable ride in the Durango.
  • Standard ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera that gives drivers the confidence of having a second pair of eyes to prevent unexpected accidents.

The 2018 Dodge Durango is an SUV that isn't afraid to go outside its body style to give drivers the performance and fuel efficiency they deserve. Browse our online Dodge inventory, and if you like what you see in either the Durango or another model, give us a call or stop by La Porte Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to take it for a test drive. You'll be happy you did and so will we.

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