Dodge Durango Interior
In general, test drivers write that the Dodge Durango’s interior is well-made and fairly spacious. It comes with standard features that are typical for the class, and a front seat that’s spacious. Some wish for more passenger room in the second and third rows, but they note that both rows are at or above the average for the class. One tester takes issue with the available navigation system, writing that despite its easy-to-read graphics, it can be a bit complicated to program.
- "Soft-touch surfaces are abundant, if a bit bland to look at on lower-line trim levels. The R/T is appropriately sporty, with its contrast piping lending a welcome dose of visual interest.” -- Consumer Guide
- “Modern and functional, the 2012 Dodge Durango's cabin has been designed with family-style versatility in mind. Regardless of trim level, the design is attractive and features upscale materials.” -- Edmunds (2012)
The 2013 Dodge Durango comes standard with seating for seven, though optional second-row captain’s chairs decrease the number of seatbelts to six. Leather upholstery is standard on Crew and Citadel trims, while suede seating surfaces are standard on the sporty R/T. Reviewers agree that the front seats are plenty comfortable for drivers of almost any size or shape.
Reviewers disagree about the second and third rows. One reviewer thinks that the second row offers plenty of space, while another writes that it doesn’t offer as much second-row comfort as competitors. One tester writes that the third row is surprisingly spacious, while the other writes that the space can feel cramped for adults and should probably be reserved for children.
- "Headroom and legroom are ample, and the seats are long-haul comfortable. … The rearmost seat can accommodate two small-to-average-size adults in a pinch, but they will ride slightly knees up. As such, we recommend the 3rd row be used for kids only.” -- Consumer Guide
- “The front seats are roomy and comfortable, but the second row has a rather flat cushion (which helps promote a flatter load floor when the seat is folded) and doesn't offer quite as much legroom as roomier rivals. The Durango's easily accessed third row, on the other hand, offers a surprising amount of leg- and headroom (even for 6-footers) and is indeed more spacious than the Ford Explorer's.” -- Edmunds (2012)
The base Durango SXT comes standard with features like a tilt and telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, a six-speaker audio system with auxiliary audio input, illuminated cup holders and speed-sensitive windshield wipers. Higher trim levels can be equipped with a rear overhead DVD entertainment system, blind spot and cross path sensors, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera with rear parking sensors and a nine-speaker audio system with a 40-gigabyte hard drive, Uconnect voice controls and Garmin-based navigation.
Test drivers are impressed by the Dodge Durango’s interior quality and materials, saying they’re luxurious for the class. However, they also write that not everyone is happy with the available navigation system. Some appreciate the simple-looking screen and large print, while others say it’s complicated to program. However, models without the navigation system have controls that are easy to use.
- "If you're looking for luxury car-like quality and craftsmanship, look no further than the 2013 Durango's interior. Dodge has outdone itself (and everyone else in the field) with an interior that emphasizes comfort, visual elegance and supreme quiet.” -- Kelley Blue Book
- "The climate controls are plainly marked and simple to operate. ... The optional navigation system draws mixed reviews from our drivers. Some praise the large screen and graphics while others pan it for overly complicated programming and inability to turn off some functions, such as the automatic map zoom.” -- Consumer Guide
The 2013 Dodge Durango can hold a maximum of 84.5 cubic feet of cargo. With the second row in use and the third row folded, it can hold up to 47.7 cubic feet of cargo, and with all three rows in use there is still 17.2 cubic feet of space left. Most of those numbers are about average for the class, though reviewers note that some competitors offer more capacity.
- "Cargo space is decent behind the 3rd row. Folding both rows of seat backs opens up a much larger area, though admittedly not as much as other big SUVs. … The bottle holders in the front doors are oddly angled, which makes access easy, but that makes full containers more likely to spill.” -- Consumer Guide
- “With the second- and third-row seats folded down, the Durango can carry up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo. This is a respectable amount, but competing large crossover SUVs can offer even more rear-passenger and/or cargo space.” -- Edmunds (2012)
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