Ride, quietness, front-seat comfort, interior space, usable third row, towing capacity, fit and finish.
Fuel economy, cornering limits, complicated radio controls.
The Durango is based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee and boasts a spacious, quiet, and versatile cabin with a third-row seat that's actually usable. Cargo and trailer-towing capacities are generous as well. The 360-hp V8 version provides muscular acceleration but a mediocre 14 mpg. Though it's no rocket ship, the 290-hp V6 is smooth, refined, and more economical. Handling is responsive and secure, and the ride is supple and controlled. The cabin is constructed of quality materials that fit together well. Reliability has been average. A 2014 freshening with a standard eight-speed automatic will arrive this fall.