New Dodge New Mexico SUV Review – 2020 Dodge Durango for Sale in Albuquerque, NM

New Mexico SUV Review – 2020 Dodge Durango

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New Mexico SUV Review - 2020 Dodge Durango

Vehicle Overview

The Durango is a mid-size crossover with a lot more oomph than is usual for the segment, and that probably comes as no surprise from a manufacturer that excels at pavement-chewing muscle cars like the Charger and Challenger. But despite all that added performance, Dodge never skimps on the SUV front, and it delivers plenty of interior volume for both passengers and cargo. The 2020 Dodge Durango has arrived at Melloy Dodge, and this New Mexico SUV review is an opportunity to inform drivers how it differs from the last model year. It boasts a number of refinements while continuing to feature one of the largest touchscreens in the class, ample V8 power and superior off-road capabilities.

Albuquerque NM - 2020 Dodge Durango's Overview

Exterior – 2020 Dodge Durango

Your new Dodge Durango is available from Melloy Dodge in nine distinct body colors. The standard wheels are 18-inch painted aluminum, but additional wheel designs become available as you move up in trim levels. Moving up from the base SXT to the GT gets you remote ignition, a power liftgate, 20-inch wheels and various appearance upgrades. The R/T is the performance trim. Its ride height is lower, and it features visual cues distinct to the trim. The SRT also has badging that is unique to it.

Albuquerque NM - 2020 Dodge Durango's Exterior

Interior – 2020 Dodge Durango in Albuquerque NM

Seating for seven passengers is standard with the 2020 Dodge Durango, but you can opt for less if you want more cargo space and/or deluxe seating. Cargo space behind the third row is 17.2 cubic feet. You get 43.3 cubic feet with the second row folded and 85.1 cubic feet behind the front seats. An impressive aspect of our New Mexico SUV review is just how well-equipped the base SXT is. You get a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple and Android smartphone integration, three-zone climate control, push-button start and a power-folding third row. Moving up in trims gets you upgrades like a 115-volt power outlet, leather upholstery, heated seats, seating ventilation, a larger touchscreen and much more.

Albuquerque NM - 2020 Dodge Durango's Interior

Mechanical – Durango specs in Albuquerque

The SRT is an all-wheel-drive crossover. All other trim levels are available as either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Dodge offers a Trailer-Tow Group IV, which includes a Class IV receiver-hitch as well as wiring harnesses, trailer brake control, heavy-duty engine cooling and more. Maximum towing capacity depends on your choice of powertrain, which are discussed in greater detail in the next section. Our 2020 Dodge Durango review indicates that the 3.6L V6 can tow up to 6,200 pounds, which is phenomenal for the class. The 5.7L V8 achieves 7,400 pounds, and the 6.4L can tow 8,700 pounds.

Albuquerque NM - 2020 Dodge Durango's Mechanical

Powertrain – Dodge Durango specs in Albuquerque NM

The base SXT as well as second-tier GT trim levels feature a 3.6L V6 24V VVT engine with ESS mated to an eight-speed automatic 850RE transmission. This powertrain makes 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Engine stop-start conserves fuel in stop-and-go traffic conditions by automatically disabling and reengaging the engine as needed. The Citadel has the option of a 5.7L HEMI V8 MDS VVT engine that comes standard with the R/T trim. This powertrain features a more advanced eight-speed auto and makes 360 hp and 390 lb.-ft. The top-of-the-line SRT trim comes standard with the 5.7L HEMI but also has a powertrain option exclusive to it: a 6.4L V8 SRT HEMI MDS engine mated to an eight-speed automatic 8HP70 transmission. This powertrain makes 475 hp and 470 lb.-ft.

Safety – 2020 Dodge Durango dealer

An exciting aspect of our 2020 Dodge Durango review is that the base equipment includes a 7.0-inch color touchscreen with a rearview camera as well as a load-leveling suspension. The Citadel upgrades the screen size to 8.4 inches and adds integrated navigation. A driver assistance package available at every trim level adds a blind-spot monitor with cross-path detection. At the Citadel trim level and up, you have the option of a Technology Group that adds adaptive cruise control with stop, advanced brake assist, full-speed forward collision warning plus and lane departure warning plus.

The new Durango is available to test-drive today at Melloy Dodge, and we hope that this New Mexico SUV review has you as intrigued and thrilled about this crossover as we are. If you would like to test-drive it, we welcome you to visit us at your convenience or schedule an appointment. Our team is also available to assist you online. Our entire selection of Durango models is perusable online, and via live chat or email, we can provide quotes, discuss specials, complete your loan application and much more!


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