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The 2018 Dodge Durango in Strathmore: What Factors Contribute to Towing Power?

(Posted on May 28, 2021 at 06:00PM by Josh Lew)
<a href="[%2CDodge%2CDurango%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/May_2021/Dodge_Durango_V8_towing.png"alt="Dodge Durango with a surfboard on its roof towing a small recreational vehicle"/></a>The 2018 Dodge Durango is an example of a highly capable SUV that can function as a transporter or a utility vehicle (for tasks like hauling). What factors make this auto ideal for towing? 

Engine Size

Engine size does matter when it comes to towing, and the figure that best illustrates hauling power is torque. Here is a look at the 2018 Dodge Durango's different options: 

Engine: Towing Max / Torque
3.6L Pentastar V6: 2,812 kg / 260 lb.-ft
5.7L HEMI V8: 3,265 kg / 390 lb.-ft
6.4L SRT HEMI V8: 3,946 kg / 470 lb.-ft

Fuel Economy

Though larger engines can pull more, they also use gas at a faster rate. The best strategy for auto shoppers, then, is to find a vehicle that meets their towing capacity needs, but does not exceed them. For many recreational users, the 2,812 kg maximum offered by the Durango's Pentastar V6 will be sufficient. If you select this option, you get a fuel economy rating of 9.6 L/100 km (highway).

Other Considerations

Other factors -  including axle ratio, suspension, transmission, and overall vehicle weight rating - affect towing prowess, too. The hitch receiver also matters. For example, Durango models have a Class IV unit, which is for heavy-duty hauling. 

To learn more about towing features on the used Dodge Durango, contact our Calgary dealership today.

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