The 2016 Dodge Durango is different than most other large utility vehicles on the market.
It successfully straddles several kinds of utility vehicles, rather than committing to be a carlike crossover or a utility-minded SUV.
It's more rugged than the Ford Explorer, as the Dodge's strong, tow-friendly V-8 has an easier time of it.
The Chevy Traverse is suited to carrying people and pulling a light trailer—and the same goes for the Nissan Pathfinder, which has now also given up its truck roots and gone the way of a carlike ride and flip-and-fold, seven-passenger seating.
The Toyota Sequioa is a more trucklike offering; it carries more people and tows more weight, but it's less nimble and feels far less lavish than the Dodge.
Meanwhile Dodge's own Grand Caravan, for those willing to own up to reality, probably makes a lot of sense (or at least more sense) for most busy families.
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|14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Gas V6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-8|
|N/A||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Minivans 2WD||Standard SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||N/A|
|2WD 4-Door SXT||FWD 4-Door LS w/1SM||4-Door Wagon American Value Pkg||FWD 4-Door Base||2WD 4-Door S||RWD 5.7L SR5 (SE)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Passenger Van||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Multi-Speed Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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