Dodge Durango has been named a "Top Safety Pick" for 2011 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS recognizes vehicles that perform "good" in front, side, rolloover and rear crash test evaluations and must have available electronic stability control.
The All-new 2011 Dodge Durango offers consumers 45 safety and security features, including standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which delivers three securtiy features to improve overall vehicle stability both on-and off-road: electronic roll mitigation (ERM), which reacts and applies brakes during extreme situations, and Hill-start Assist (HSA), which works with standard Trailer-sway Control (TSC) to enhance off-road and towing capabilities.
Other safety and security features available on the 2011 Dodge Durango include Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection, which aid drivers when they're changing lanes or parking. In addition, Durango features standard seat-mounted and side-curtain air bags in the front row. The curtain air bag extends protection to secon-and thir-row passengers. Durango also includes standard front-row active head restraints. Additionally, drivers can remotely lower third row headrests to enhance rear visibility when the seats are not occupied.
"The performance of the Durango means buyers are getting the best protection in the most common kinds of crashes, and electronic stability control for avoiding many crashes altogether," said IIHS president Adrian Lund. The new durango joins seven other vehicles from Chrysler Group LLC that are Top Safety Picks for 2011. Earlier this year, the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger were named "Top Safety Pick" by the IIHS. The Chrsyler 200 sedan, Dodge Avenger and Journey return to the list of IIHS "Top Safety Pick" for the third straight year. Jeep Patriot is also "Top Safety Pick" when equipped with available seat mounted side airbags.
With its four wheel independent suspension and responsive steering and handling. Durango puts the "Sport" in Sport Utility. No other SUV on the road compres with the all-new Durango's distinctive bold dodge design that craftily houses a spacious three-row, seven-passenger functional, flexible and premium interior, covered in soft-touch materials. Durango features more than 30 storage areas, 28 seating configurations and a rear cargo area of nearly 85 cubic feet that fits a 6-foot couch with room for coffee table or a 10-foot ladder with the front passenger seat folded flat.
Durango also delivers the perfect blend of power and fuel efficiency. Its award-winning 3.6 liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers best-in-class 290 horsepower along with a best-in-class driving range of 500 miles on one tank of fuel--that means Durango owners could drive all the way from Chicago to Nashville; San Diego to San Francisco; or New York City to Boston and back again without needing to stop for fuel.
The available HEMI V-8 engine with Fuel saver multi-displacement technology delivers a bestin-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft. of torque. Both engines deliver best-in-class V-6 and V-8 towing with standard trailer sway control on all models )V-8 up to 7,400 lbs. and V-6-up to 6200 lbs.). Durango also features more than 45 safety and security features.
The new Durango is an amazing vehicle that you need to come check out.!