Every Dodge model offers something valuable for a long drive. While some models offer impressive fuel economy, and others offer best-in-class towing capability, you can rest assured knowing that with any Dodge model, you’ll be getting legendary dependability, safety, and innovation. That said, when you’re looking to take your vehicle out on the road with friends or family, you’re looking for something that will offer comfort, efficiency, and entertainment. But which Dodge model is best for this summer’s road trip?
The 2017 Dodge Durango SXT: Perfect For Road Trips
Out of Dodge’s current catalog of quality vehicles, the Durango is our pick for best road trip vehicle. While each trim level of the Dodge Durango will provide great power and luxury for a road trip, the Durango SXT’s smaller engine and smaller starting price make it the best overall value.
With a starting MSRP of $29,995, the 2017 Dodge Durango SXT offers a powerful yet efficient 293-hp, 3.6-liter V6 engine. With an 8-speed automatic transmission, the 2017 Dodge Durango is both fast and smooth. The Durango SXT’s 26 highway mpg is impressive for a three-row, seven passenger SUV. This engine is perfect for long trips! It’s powerful, yet won’t harm your wallet.
As important as fuel efficiency is, it’s kind of boring. What’s exciting about the 2017 Dodge Durango SXT is the entertainment and luxury it provides the driver and passengers. With a standard Uconnect® 5.0-inch touchscreen, 5-speaker sound system, GPS antenna input, Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®, Media Hub (SD, USB, Aux), and steering wheel-mounted audio controls, the 2017 Dodge Durango SXT will make you never want the trip to end.
Of course there’s more! The 2017 Dodge Durango SXT also provides impressive advanced safety features including 4-wheel traction control, electronic stability control, Keyless Go®, Sentry Key® Theft Deterrent System, and more. With a maximum interior cargo volume of 84.5 cubic feet, you won’t have to worry about overpacking. And with seating for seven passengers, the 2017 Dodge Durango SXT’s three-row interior provides room for all of those you love.
Not sure if the 2017 Dodge Durango is best for you? Check out another Dodge model that is great for a road trip – the 2017 Dodge Journey. The 2017 Journey offers nearly the same fuel efficiency as the Durango. Unfortunately, the 2017 Journey offers less maximum cargo volume (67.6 cubic feet) than the 2017 Durango, but the 2017 Dodge Journey starts at around $22,000, which is about $7,000 less than the price tag of the 2017 Dodge Durango. So if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly road trip vehicle, the 2017 Dodge Journey may be the model for you.
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