Used Car: 2013 Dodge Durango Review
The 2013 Dodge Durango has one of the few available V8 engines in the segment, and reviewers said it has poised handling as well as a composed ride.
Test drivers were generally pleased with the overall power provided by the 2013 Dodge Durango’s standard V6, though some found that highway acceleration can be a bit tepid. They agreed that the V8 provides generous power and makes the Durango a strong tow vehicle. An automatic transmission is standard with either engine. A V6-powered 2013 Durango achieves up to an EPA-estimated 16/23 mpg city/highway, which is a little low for the class. Reviewers were impressed with the Durango’s car-like driving feel, composed ride and nimble handling for an SUV. Some noted that the R/T trim has a firmer ride than other trims, and added that this trim's decrease in ride quality isn't worth the marginal increase in handling prowess.
The 2013 Dodge Durango has an attractive cabin design and nice materials, according to test drivers. There is seating for up to seven in three rows. Some critics were pleased with the overall space in the third-row seats, though others mentioned that the rear row is best left to kids. The Durango has up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space. Satellite radio and an auxiliary input are standard. Available features include Bluetooth, a USB port, navigation, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, the Uconnect infotainment system, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and a rear-seat entertainment system.
Other SUVs to Consider
Test drivers noted that the 2013 Toyota Highlander has a comfortable ride over rough roads and first-rate cabin materials. They reported that its V6 engine delivers plenty of pep in all situations, and a V6-powered Highlander also gets slightly better fuel economy than a V6-powered Durango.
The 2013 Buick Enclave earned reviewer praise for its opulent cabin, comfortable ride and composed handling. The Enclave also offers more cargo space than the Durango, and reviewers noted that its third row of seats has enough legroom for adults.