2012 Dodge Durango Consumer Review: 3.6 V6 isn't fooling anyone...

2012 Dodge Durango - Consumer Review

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SXT 4dr SUV (3.6L V6 FFV 5-speed Automatic)

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3.6 V6 isn't fooling anyone....
By joe_e on


2012 Dodge Durango SXT 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 5A)


This vehicle is slow. It's very, very slow. If you have a situation where you need to get into traffic, This vehicle will NOT get you there. It seems like it has to downshift 2x to get to a passing gear, then the engine will wind up to astonishing RPM's before it finally kicks up in speed. A Standing 0-60 is so unbelievably slow, I worry about merging onto the interstate. It's not fun to drive, it's terrifying.

The vehicle feels very good. The drivers seat hits me a little close on the back of the legs, somehow making my feet fall asleep, but nothing a seatcover won't cure. It looks very nice, interior is set up pretty well. Stock Stereo is vile, and should be destroyed.

Best Features

Space. Nice Space. Door jambs are accent-lit which is snazzy.

Worst Features

Eliminate the V6, or figure out how to invent some low-end torque. A Car needs to be able to get going, and this vehicle just CANNOT do it the way it is. Give the driver's seat some lumbar, or lowering or something.
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By luke555
on 08/20/12 17:32 PM (PDT)

Your lamenting seems to go against the pro's review at Edmunds. Get a V8 or a regular car if you want to zip through the lanes. The drivetrain on this vehicle is balanced with fuel economy in mind, too. The electronics on the transmission do delay somewhat the throttle response but if you get used to it and learn how to use the 290hp, this vehicle flies. Besides towing the most in its class and higher. Cheers.

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