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2011 Dodge Durango Review: Crossover SUV Showdown

Who would have thought two years ago that Chrysler would revive the Durango? Well they have, and Inside Line has been out test-driving the new 2011 Dodge Durango, and it looks as though it will be heading into a Crossover SUV showdown with the likes of Chevrolet Traverse, 2011 Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander and the Mazda CX-9.

You have to wonder if the new Dodge Durango will be like an aging sports star that comes out of retirement and does not have what it takes anymore — a bit like Michael Schumacher? Dodge has gone all out with the design of the new Durango, not only have the replaced the unit-body architecture, they have improved the fuel-efficiency as well.

According to Erin Riches from Inside Line, the new Durango has a lot in common with the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, which is a good thing. The SUV is a great all-round vehicle, just try not to take those bends too sharply, otherwise you might hear people in the rear throwing up.

The new 2011 Dodge Durango has a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, and does not offer much in the way of performance, with a 0 to 60 time of just over 9 seconds. That’s slower than the previous model, but something had to be sacrificed for improved fuel-efficiency.

Prices start from $30,000 and goes up to $45,000; Do you think that it is worth the price tag?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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