We all know Chevrolet had some problems because it kept throwing the SS badge on every model produced. Now we have the same situation with Dodge and the R/T name plant used on their models. For example, for the 2013 models, almost every model has an R/T trim level, starting with the Avenger and continuing with the Durango, all have it. The R/T name is usually used for models made for the road and track, but seriously now, we do not really think the Dodge Durango will be used for any type of track duty. An auto enthusiast and specialists had the opportunity to drive the 2013 model for a week and shared with us some of his experiences and several details on how the model behaved in different situations.
The R/T package offered by the carmaker provides a more aggressive styling thanks to a monochromatic look which does not make it a bad-looking SUV, but not a really pretty one either. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have provided 20-inch wheels and also a sporty-looking rear fascia with dual exhaust outlets.
The model receives power from a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine capable of generating 360 horsepower and 390 lb. ft. of torque. To transfer the output to the wheels, the engineers have provided a 6-speed automatic transmission. When it comes to fuel economy, know that the new Dodge Durango R/T comes with EPA estimates of 13 miles per gallon in the city and 20 miles per gallon on the highway. During the testing week, the specialists obtained 15.5 miles per gallon. Apparently the best part of the model is the exhaust system. Just like the exterior, the interior also has a sportier look and feel with red accents on the standard black leather throughout the cabin. The starting price was established at $35.995 and it can go up to $45.360.
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