Dodge Durango – 5 Surprising Facts

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Not many SUVs can do what the Dodge Durango does. Known for being one of the most powerful and fastest SUVs on the market, the Dodge Durango excels in every category. From its sports-like appearance to its enhanced functionality and performance, the Dodge Durango proves why it is at the top of the SUV market.

Its durable, mid-size SUV body has paved the way for expanding the performance of SUVs. Competitors don’t even come close to Durango’s additional features that make it a faster, safer, and more capable vehicle. Aside from the overview of the SUV, the Durango has many surprising facts that you may not have heard before.

Here are 5 surprising facts you may not know about the Dodge Durango:


  1. It’s Faster Than Some Sports Cars

Despite its large size and build, the Dodge Durango can out-compete some sports cars. So, how does a bigger car beat its smaller competitors? With a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, the Durango is able to produce 710 hp and 645 lb-ft of torque. This large SUV leaves the little cars in the dust by hitting 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.

When competing in a quarter-mile race, the Durango hit 117.3 mph in only 11.7 seconds. That speed and time beat out the Audi RS 5, Tesla Model Y, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, Maserati Levante, and Jaguar F-Pace! (0-60 Specs). The Dodge Durango makes sure drivers don’t have to compromise speed for additional space, comfort, and abilities. You can get the best of both worlds, speed and space, with a Dodge Durango. If you’re thinking, this sounds too good to be true, then you must check out the YouTube video below to see the speed for yourself!


  1. Quick to Stop: 60 mph to 0 mph in 110 feet

Not only does the Dodge Durango have impressive acceleration, but it also has an exceptional stopping speed. Even with all of the extra weight and bulk of this SUV, the Durango is able to go from 60 mph to 0 mph within 110 feet. This extremely important safety precaution ensures drivers can make quick stops in a moment of urgency. The Durango’s Brembo brakes come with 15.75-inch front rotors that have six-piston calipers and the 13.8-inch rear discs have four-piston binders to safely bring the vehicle from 60 mph to 0 mph.

The newest Durango models have a copper-free brake pad material installed to prevent any smoking during the sudden braking. Additionally, it provides better tire-to-pavement contact to prevent any skidding. This feature assures the safety of the drivers and passengers in every scenario. Check out this break test below to see how quickly and safely the Durango comes to a stop.


  1. Tow like a Truck

Typically, if you are looking for a vehicle that can tow and carry heavy items, you will get a truck of some sort. It is rare to find any other vehicle that can handle a heavy tow. SUVs aren’t known for their towing abilities because not all SUVs are built with the same capabilities. Nevertheless, the Dodge Durango is known for its impressive hauling and towing capabilities.

Whether you are wanting to tow a trailer, RV, boat, or car, the Durango’s HEMI engine can handle up to 8,700 lbs of extra towing weight. That’s even beating the Chevy Tahoe’s four-wheel-drive by 200lbs! With one of the top ratings in their category, the Dodge Durango proves that SUVs can keep up with the capabilities of trucks while providing the sleek look of a sports car. Want to see if the Durango can pass the world’s toughest tow test? Check out the YouTube video linked below!


  1. Functional Front Hood Vents

Unlike other vehicles that opt for fake front vents for aesthetic appeal, the Dodge Durango utilizes its front hood vents for improved functionality. The fully open, slotted vents allow air to flow both ways to cool down the HEMI V8 engine. It acts as a heat extraction which in return, increases horsepower & throttle response.

Not only does it improve the functionality, but it also saves you money on having to invest in a separate performance hood. Since Durango’s front hood vents do the job, there is no need for separate hood vents. If you are concerned about water getting through the vents and into the engine, then you should check out this YouTube video on how you can prevent that!


  1. Complimentary Track Day

Have you ever wanted to drive on a road track? With your purchase of an SRT, Dodge throws in a complimentary, full-day learning session at the famous Bob Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving in Arizona. This professional driving school has a 1.6-mile road track where you can drive a Durango SRT along with other well-engineered vehicles. After purchasing your Durango, you have one year to redeem it before it expires.

According to Muscle Cars and Trucks, this one-day experience, “…teaches basic car control skills and theory, emergency accident avoidance, slalom racing, autocross sessions, lead-follow lapping, and then finally hot-lap instruction with one of Radford’s pro coaches riding shotgun”. Take advantage of the unique experience of driving on a track with some of the most renowned professionals. Learn more about the Bob Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving at the YouTube link below.


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