2011 Dodge Durango Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 Dodge Durango - Road Test Specs

2011 Dodge Durango SUV

(3.6L V6 FFV AWD 5-speed Automatic)


Model year2011
StyleCrew 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$35,195
Options on test vehicleEntry Navigation/Commuter Group ($695 -- includes power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, integrated Garmin navigation system, touchscreen audio/navigation interface, digital audio storage, automatic wipers, automatic headlights); Blackberry Pearl Coat ($295).
As-tested MSRP$37,035


Drive typeAll-wheel Drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,604cc (220 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder
Compression ratio (x:1)10.2
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)290 @ 6,400
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)260 @ 4,800
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeFive-speed automatic with console shifter
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 3.59; II = 2.19; III = 1.41; IV = 1; V = 0.83; R = 3.16; Final = 3.06


Suspension, frontIndependent, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, lower control arms, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearMultilink, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, lower control arms
Steering typeRack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)19
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelLatitude Tour
Tire typeAll-terrain front and rear
Tire size, frontP265/60R18 109T M+S
Tire size, rearP265/60R18 109T M+S
Wheel size18-by-8 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, frontNone
Brakes, rear13-inch solid with single-piston floating caliper

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.5
0-45 mph (sec.)5.8
0-60 mph (sec.)9.0
0-75 mph (sec.)13.0
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.6 @ 85.8
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)29
60-0 mph (ft.)119
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)59.5
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.76
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.5
@ Full throttle (dB)78.5
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)61.2

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThe Durango gets off the line smartly, especially with throttle/brake overlap, but then falls on its face slightly. The V6 revs slowly, especially below 5,000 rpm, but it does rev to 6,300 rpm before shifting. Lack of a six-speed certainly hurt the Durango here. Manual shifting via console lever; no throttle blipping on downshifts, but it will grab gears.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsA firm pedal feel and reasonably short stroke. Consistent stopping distances among the six runs -- shortest to longest varied by 5 feet.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsSkid pad: Lots of understeer, requiring much throttle correction to keep the Durango on its line with stability control (ESC) turned off. With ESC on, it was just a matter of flooring the throttle and keeping the steering constant. Slalom: The Durango has well-controlled motions, but at the limit, it feels large, weighty and top-heavy. Has good turn-in for the first cone or two, but then understeer makes it hard to keep up. A decent amount of throttle correction is needed. ESC on and off numbers were nearly identical, as there is some intervention at the very limit.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)60.9
Relative humidity (%)29.0
Wind (mph, direction)1.38 crosswind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 city/22 highway/18 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)16.2
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)24.6

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,987
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5,022
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)50.1/49.9
Length (in.)199.8
Width (in.)75.8
Height (in.)71.6
Wheelbase (in.)119.8
Track, front (in.)63.9
Track, rear (in.)64.1
Turning circle (ft.)37.1
Legroom, front (in.)40.3
Legroom, rear (in.)38.6
Legroom, 3rd row (in.)31.5
Headroom, front (in.)39.9
Headroom, rear (in.)39.8
Headroom, 3rd row (in.)37.8
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.5
Shoulder room, rear (in.)58.3
Shoulder room, 3rd row (in.)50.4
Seating capacity7
Cargo volume (cu-ft)17.2
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)84.5


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront, rear and third row
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Rollover protectionSide curtain airbags, rollover sensor
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested
IIHS offsetNot tested

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