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The 2012 Dodge Durango has the cabin feel and features of a luxury SUV, but at a lower price.
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All-wheel-drive Hemi versions will have a low-range transfer case.
Car and Driver

R/T will feature stickier tires along with an 0.8-inch lower ride height and Nivomat load-leveling shock absorbers in the rear
Edmunds' Inside Line

While the interface is functional, it certainly looks and feels older than the better integrated systems offered by the competition.
Automobile Magazine

Dodge even goes so far as to claim that the Durango doesn't have a base model, suggesting that the entry-level Express trim is equal to or better than other brands' mid-range trims.

The audio controls suffer some undue complication when paired with Chrysler's Uconnect multi-media interface.
Consumer Guide

The 2012 Durango carries the Dodge badge, but in many of its upper trims it might as well have a luxury badge. This is a thoroughly up-to-date, well equipped, and in some forms, lavishly appointed utility vehicle.

For just under $30,000, the base Durango includes air conditioning; power windows, locks and mirrors; an AM/FM/CD player; remote start; tilt/telescope steering wheel; and three-row seating. Satellite radio is also standard, but Bluetooth is an option and upgrades like power seats, seat heating, push-button start and a power telescoping steering wheel are not offered.

The R/T comes with vinyl and suede upholstery (though you won't hear the term MBtex here), plus 20-inch wheels, Bluetooth, a hard drive for music storage, and the HEMI V-8. A Durango Crew model adds on roof rails; a cargo cover; memory presets for seating and key fobs; rear parking sensors and the rearview camera.

The HEMI V-8 is an option on Crew and Citadel models; so is Sirius Backseat TV and a more rugged towing package.

For more than $42,000, the Citadel edition gets those features plus a navigation system; a sunroof; and a heated steering wheel. Sirius Backseat TV is an option, as is a towing package.


The 2012 Dodge Durango has the cabin feel and features of a luxury SUV, but at a lower price.

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