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This performance version features
a unique suspension tuning, load-leveling rear shocks, performance steering for
improved response, a tuned exhaust system, 20-inch wheels with all-season
performance tires (also available are three-season high-performance tires for
even greater grip and response), 20 mm lower ride height and a modern sports
interior that holds you in your seat, all of which add another level of dynamic
The legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with fuel-saver mode
and variable-valve timing sits under the Durango R/T's hood. It delivers 360
horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque (520 Nm) at 4,250 rpm. The HEMI
assists in a best-in-class 7,400 lbs towing capability. The EPA fuel economy mpg
(city/hwy) is 14/20 for the rear-wheel-drive model and 13/20 for the
all-wheel-drive model, which includes a two-speed transfer case.
Dodge Durango R/T's exterior features a unique fascia with fog lamps, a
body-color grille surround with black texture and xenon high-intensity discharge
(HID) headlamps. For a more monochromatic appearance, the R/T model also is
equipped with a color-matched body kit, wheel lips, light bar and rear fascia
with integrated dual chrome exhaust outlets. Additionally, the Durango R/T
offers an exclusive "Redline Red" exterior paint color.
modern interior includes digital suede seats for seven passengers and "R/T"
embroidered sport front seats with red stitching accents on seats; console lid
and door trim armrests. The power driver seat features four-way lumbar
adjustment. Owners will grip a leather wrap steering wheel and shift knob. Also,
R/T owners will enjoy a 506-watt Alpine audio system with 10 speakers, including
a subwoofer. Additional electronics include a 30 GB hard drive radio, remote
start, power lift gate, Uconnect with Voice Command and passive entry with push
button start. Available features include leather seats, Blind-spot Monitoring,
adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning and navigation.
Although the R/T package entices with performance bias styling and handling, the
newest Durango maintains SUV capability with room for seven passengers and 84.5
cubic feet of cargo space.
Arriving in U.S. dealer showrooms in Spring
2011, the R/T model will appeal mainly to customers who have driven a
performance sedan, but need the flexibility and functionality of a minivan and
are looking for a vehicle with superior handling and agility. The R/T is where
extreme versatility meets performance and attitude.
The 2011 Dodge
Durango R/T model has a starting U.S. MSRP of $35,465 (excluding $850
The R/T model is available in seven paint colors: Bright
Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Blackberry Pearl Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Clear
Coat, Dark Charcoal Pearl Coat, Mineral Gray Metallic Clear Coat, Redline Red
Pearl Coat and Stone White Clear Coat.
The 2011 Dodge Durango is built at
the Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit.