Part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ maximum latest five-yr plan became to recast Dodge as “America’s mainstream overall performance emblem.” (Their phrases, not ours.) What followed blanketed 707-hp Hellcats and tune-orientated Vipers and the loss of life of nonsporty sedans such as the Avenger and (soon) the Dart. But it’s not all approximately burnouts and hot laps at Dodge, as a few more center-of-the-street services like the Durango three-row crossover nevertheless exist to preserve up the “mainstream” end of that slogan. That’s no longer to discredit the Durango, which gives greater thrills than lots of its competition—especially when ready with the rip-roaring Hemi V-eight engine, decreased experience top, and extra competitive appears of the R/T trim. Not all 3-row crossover buyers want or want 360 horsepower, although, and a majority of Durangos offered are the more realistic V-6 model. To help spread the Dodge sportiness throughout greater fashions, the 2017 Durango now gives a V-6–powered GT trim (changing the preceding Limited) with a monochromatic look that resembles that of the R/T for numerous thousand greenbacks less. To our eyes, it works. The GT’s frame kit and 20-inch wheels properly intensify the Durango’s muscular stance. Our take a look at car also had the $595 Brass Monkey package, which paints those wheels an attractive coloration of bronze. (We surely hope the Beastie Boys have become royalties.)
As the team at Motor Trend uncovered when it added one to its long-lasting fleet, the Dodge Durango GT is a spacious, versatile SUV that’s likewise sportier compared to you might anticipate. That claimed, with a 295-hp V-6 under the hood, it’s nowhere near as effective as the Durango SRT 392 However with the new Rallye Look Package, you could a minimum of give the Durango GT an SRT-inspired look.
Declared today, the Rallye Look Package offers an extra hostile front end, a sportier hood, and also LED foglamps. It may not be necessary, yet Dodge states the hood scoop and also vents are in fact functional. If you tow a whole lot, it probably can not hurt.
For comparison, the front end of a Dodge Durango SRT 392. ” Many of our clients like the efficiency look of the Durango R/T and also Durango SRT, yet enjoy with the acclaimed Pentastar V-6 engine’s 295 horse power and also the exceptional fuel effectiveness it provides,” claimed Steve Beahm, FCA’s North American head of passenger cars, in a release. “This new Durango GT Rallye Look Package offers those three-row SUV customers the very best of both globes.”
The Rallye package is available to purchase currently for $1,495 and also can be found in seven various colors. Considering the Durango GT starts at $38,990 consisting of destination, that brings the base rate of a Rallye-equipped Durango to $40,485.