2016 Dodge Durango Citadel

Pros: Overall road manners and maneuverability are superior to most large SUVs; V6 engine delivers good highway fuel economy for a vehicle of this size and heft; comfortable, nicely finished cabin

Cons: Not quite as spacious as other large SUVs; thirsty in city driving, especially with available Hemi V8

CG Says: For 2016, Dodge Durango’s base V6 engine gets automatic start/stop technology. A Sport mode that alters steering, throttle-pedal, and transmission response for a sportier feel is now standard on all Durangos. The Uconnect infotainment system gains new features such as Siri Eyes Free functionality for Apple iPhone. Several new trim features and appearance packages are offered. The Durango has something for just about every type of large-SUV shopper. The base SXT has a lot of features for the money, while Limited and Citadel add worthwhile luxury and convenience items. We’re not especially high on the sporty R/T, but we can see its appeal for those who crave brawny style and maximum performance. And, the Rallye trim package brings the V8-powered R/T’s sporty looks to a more affordable V6 model.

The Facts
Class Large SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 7
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Dodge
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices SXT: $30,495
AWD SXT: $33,095
Limited: $36,995
AWD Limited: $39,595
R/T: $41,995
AWD R/T: $44,495
Citadel: $41,295
AWD Citadel: $43,895

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
290
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-27

Optional Engine
5.7-liter V8
Horsepower
360
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
14
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22

2016 Dodge Durango R/T
2016 Dodge Durango R/T