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2017 Dodge Durango Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2017 Dodge Durango was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 8.2

The 2016 Dodge Durango boasts a handsome interior with materials that feel premium and are soft to the touch, but it’s not as upscale as other rivals. Passenger room and comfort are good all-around, except in the optional third row where reviewers disagree about capacity. The Durango has more cargo space than most competitors in the class. It features a straightforward infotainment system and offers many driver assistance features.

  • Materials quality is unremarkable for the segment, but that says more about the segment's high standards than the Durango's shortcomings; it has plenty of soft-touch surfaces and minimal cheap ones. It's just that some competitors are nicer overall and offer more visually interesting designs to boot." -- Edmunds
  • "The 2016 Dodge Durango interior belies its competitive price, as it feels much more upscale than many of its competitors, especially in the higher-end Limited and Citadel models with their heated and ventilated front seats, and heated 2nd-row seating." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)
  • "Previously, the Durango's cabin was a functional space with generally unimpeachable materials, but it lacked the design flair to truly set it apart. That's no longer the case, with a sleek new steering wheel and a reconfigurable instrument panel doing wonders to spice things up. The latter can be customized more than 100 different ways to display information ranging from navigation instructions to tire pressure." -- Left Lane News (2014)

Seating

The Durango seats five on standard cloth upholstery. An available third row increases seating capacity to seven. Other optional upgrades include Capri or Nappa leather, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, heated first- and second-row seats, ventilated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a heated steering wheel, driver’s seat and steering wheel memory settings, and second-row captain’s chairs.

There are two complete LATCH sets in the Durango and three others with only a top tether anchor. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that the tether anchor could be mistaken for other hardware on every seat but the middle seat in the second row. On the two seats with lower anchors, they’re easily found and at an accessible position in the seats, and it doesn’t take much effort to attach the straps.

All of the Durango’s seats provide good comfort, and the third row is accommodating enough for most full-size adult passengers. Wide-opening doors and a folding second row allow for easy movement around the cabin. You can walk right between the optional second-row captain’s chairs, which increases maneuverability even further.

  • "Families that spend lots of time in the car would be wise to consider the road-trip-ready Durango. Passenger space is unusually generous, especially in the third row, where adults can actually sit comfortably - a rare luxury. The rear doors are also enormous and open to nearly 90 degrees, making for easier entry and exit. A flip-and-fold second-row seat (optional on the SXT and standard on the others) further facilitates passenger movement." -- Edmunds
  • "Interior noise levels are quite low, and seat comfort in all three rows is admirable." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)
  • Also, while the Durango's third-row seat is handy, it's far from the roomiest you'll find." -- AutoTrader (2015)

Interior Features

Standard features include automatic climate control, a USB port, Bluetooth, a six-speaker audio system, a Uconnect infotainment system with a 5-inch touch screen and voice command recognition, proximity key entry, and push-button ignition. Optional features include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power sunroof, remote start, an 8.4-inch infotainment touch screen, satellite radio, Bluetooth audio streaming, HD Radio, a Beats premium audio system or an Alpine premium audio system, navigation, a 115-volt standard outlet, a dual-screen rear-seat DVD/Blu-ray entertainment system, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, roadside assistance and emergency notification services, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking.

The Uconnect infotainment system (also found in Chrysler and Jeep vehicles) is user-friendly, with prominent buttons on the screen and traditional physical controls as well. The larger 8.4-inch screen is particularly impressive.

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  • "The Durango still has a leg up on most rivals when it comes to the 8.4-inch Uconnect touch screen, which boasts large virtual buttons, logical menus and helpful secondary physical controls. Whether you're tech-savvy or tech-averse, we think you'll find it to be one of the best systems out there." -- Edmunds
  • "We're big fans of adaptive cruise control, especially in vehicles like the Dodge Durango, which practically beg for a road trip. Just set a speed, and the Durango maintains it, automatically slowing for traffic ahead, and even tightening the gap in slower traffic so you don't get cut off." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)
  • "Limited, R/T and Citadel models come standard with Chrysler's UConnect Access infotainment system. Generally considered one of the more user-friendly infotainment setups on the market, UConnect Access integrates most of the Durango's audio, navigation and climate control functions into one unit." -- Left Lane News (2016)

Cargo

The 2017 Durango offers 17.2 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 47.7 cubic feet with the third row folded down (or in 2-row models), and 84.5 cubic feet with all seats down. Those values are better than most other SUVs in the class.

  • "The Durango's maximum cargo capacity of 84.5 cubic feet is competitive, and its 47.7 cubic feet behind the second row is on the large side. The space behind the third row is limited, as expected, but it is at least wide and deep enough for a large golf bag. It also features an available cargo cover that can conceal the area behind both the second and third rows if needed." --Edmunds
  • As mentioned earlier, the Durango offers three rows of seats that can be configured in a wide variety of ways, making it possible to go from carrying seven passengers to hauling a trunk-load of plywood in mere minutes." -- Left Lane News (2016)
  • Cargo space behind the third row is average, but the seat folds flat, and along with the flat-folding second row and a front-passenger seat that also flips forward, long objects are no obstacle for the Durango." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)

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