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QUALITY | 9 out of 10
With both rear rows stowed, there's room to haul a six-foot sofa with the tailgate closed.
a swank soft-touch and chrome-trimmed interior
Car and Driver
feels steady and controlled over bumps and ruts that would have had the old truck bouncing and fumbling to regain its composure
Edmunds' Inside Line
Exceptionally soft armrests, supportive seats, and good visibility keep driver and passengers comfortable.
You have to clear a tall rear bumper when loading luggage, but the third row folds easily into the floor to expand the cargo area to 47.7 cubic feet.
The 2012 Dodge Durango looks way more passenger-friendly from the side profile, compared to its purely truck-based predecessor, and it is. The Durango isn't quite as large as a Tahoe or Suburban, but has interior space about the size of a Ford Flex or Chevy Traverse and is about the
Close to the Benz GL in wheelbase, width, and in its 84.5 cubic feet of cargo room, the Durango has an excellent driving position and wide front seats with good give and ample side bolsters. In the second row, it's possible for three adults to sit comfortably. It's less easy for full-size people to get into the third-row seats, which seem a little more difficult to access than in the GL. same exterior size as those larger crossovers.Interior appointments tend to be somewhat simple and straightforward, though they're far from drab. The trims and materials, up close, feel like a major upgrade from those in most other Chrysler products, and the cabin is quiet and refined, with a tightly sealed feel that's still absent from some utility vehicles. Ride quality is on the firm side but nicely damped, although the Durango's 5,000-plus-pound heft is ever-present.
The 2012 Dodge Durango is a supremely comfortable three-row utility vehicle, with top-rate materials and a refined ride.