2017 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 2017, the Dodge Durango changes the name of its most popular model from Limited to GT. New options include a rearview camera that can view trailers and a hand-wrapped, soft-touch instrument panel. The 3rd-row seat is now optional on the SXT and SXT Plus models. Seven-passenger seating remains standard on other models. 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 GT 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.

The Facts
Class Large SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5-7
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Dodge
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices SXT: $29,995
AWD SXT: $32,595
SXT Plus: $32,195
AWD SXT Plus: $34,795
GT: $37,495
AWD GT: $40,095
Citadel: $41,395
AWD Citadel: $43,995
R/T: $42,095
AWD R/T: $44,695

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)
25-26

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