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The Dodge Durango Is The “Just Right” Mid Sized SUV

Choosing the vehicle for the annual Mid-Coast Maine summer trek with grand kids aged 9 and 11 … is right out of Goldilocks & The 3 Bears.

This one’s too big … that one’s too small … and this year it turns out the new 2017 Dodge Durango GT mid-sized SUV proved to be just right for the job!

The mid-size moniker is deceptive because the boldly red and smoothly sculpted Dodge Durango presents itself in a very big way. Related as it is through Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Durango shares the exceptionally well crafted and road and alt-duty Jeep Grand Cherokee platform.

Equipped with a capable 295 horsepower 24-valve V6 … or an optional a 5.7 V8 Hemi pumping 360 horsepower … the Durango boast excellent highway acceleration as well as strong low-speed heft for challenging grades or off-road expeditions.

Inside this $40,000 base priced Durango is attentively designed and appointed — a distinct style improvement over the most recent pre-Italian era – with a full complement of front and rear seat tech. Comfortable seating throughout, including a functional third row seat that still leaves rear cargo space.