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2012 Dodge Durango R/T

Powerful 7-Passenger SUV

A three-quarter front view of a 2012 Dodge Durango R/T RWD

In short: A sporty and spacious full-size SUV.

Dodge Durango R/T Review

Both sporty and spacious, the Dodge Durango R/T comes packed with a big engine to complement its full-size frame. Fitted with a 5.7-liter V8 Hemi that's good for 360 horsepower, the 7-passenger SUV sprints from 0-60 in a respectable 7.3 seconds — not bad for a vehicle weighing in at over two and a half tons. While the Durango's size and power may cost you at the pump — 16 mpg combined isn't exactly anything to write home about — the large SUV doesn't skimp when it comes to utility. Featuring generous towing capacity and full third-row seating capable of accommodating adults as well as children, the Dodge Durango R/T has a lot to offer for a reasonable price.

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Warranty/Service: Five-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty; three-year/36,000-mile basic limited warranty; 24-hour towing assistance

Base Price: $35,795 / As Tested: $38,065

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, rear-wheel drive, 7-passenger, 4-door SUV

Engine: 5.7-liter V8 HEMI with VVT engine
Horsepower: 360 hp @ 5,150 rpm
Torque: 390 lb-ft @ 4,250 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Curb weight:
5,133 lbs
Wheelbase: 119.8 in
Length/Width/Height: 199.8/85.5/70.9 in
Turning circle: 37.1 ft

4-wheel vented disc brakes with ABS and power assist
Suspension: short- and long-arm independent front; multi-link rear

Traction: electronic stability control; hill start assist; trailer sway damping

Top Speed: 130 mph (governor limited)
0-60 mph: 7.3 seconds

EPA City:
14 mpg
EPA Highway: 20 mpg

driver and front passenger front airbags; driver and front passenger seat-mounted pelvic and thorax airbags; front and rear side-curtain airbags; blind spot monitoring; forward collision warning; rear cross-path detection

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PNW010312 (Updated: 09/06/13 NW)