I've owned my 2012 Durango AWD RT for just over a month now.
I love it!
The Durango is my fun car, I drive a milktoast 2011 impala for to and from work.
So, it makes it a bit difficult to keep off the gas when I'm out in the Durango.
The gas mileage for the Hemi is what would be expected.
We are on "winter gas", so comparing to the difference I experience with my other cars, I would expect 17mpg average in the summer season.
The SUV moves when you stomp on it, handles great in the snow, and has plenty of passenger room.
As with any 3rd row SUV, adults will have a bit of difficulty getting in the 3rd row.
The front seats are awesome!
The seats have great side support, to hold you in place.
The body lines are perfect!
Why buy a boring Pilot, Highlander or RX?