The Chrysler success in achieving Top Safety Pick from the IIIHS or short of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for this 2011 Dodge Durango. That is a significant improvement since the previous generation of this range was failed to receive the honor at the past.
The 2011 Dodge Durango which was be built after May 2011 should get a point of ‘good’ rating in front, side, rollover and also rear crash tests. Those several tests had been held at its Vehicle Research Center in Virginia. In doing the safety test, the Dodge Durango had to compete with other seven Chrysler models which also want to get the title of Top Safety Pick. Those seven models which stand along with the Dodge Durango are the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Chrysler 200 sedan, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Journey and Jeep Patriot which is already featured with available seat mounted side airbags. Electronic stability control also has been equipped in all eight Chrysler Group LLC cars as a standard feature.
In addition, the car which will be considered to do test is vehicle that has an electronic stability control systems, which has been claimed by research capable to significantly reduce crash risks. Overall, a number of 45 safety features are offered by the all- new 2011 Dodge Durango such as standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which delivers three security features to improve overall vehicle stability both on- and off-road. Those three security features are electronic roll mitigation (ERM), Hill-start Assist (HSA), which works with standard Trailer-sway Control (TSC) to enhance off-road and towing capabilities.
The Durango also offers other security features including Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection, standard seat-mounted and side-curtain air bags in the front row and standard front-row active head restraints.
Not only gets a good mark of its safety, the Durango also gets nice score on its blending power and fuel efficiency. A 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine empowers the Durango, producing output at 290 horsepower and consuming only a tank of fuel for 500 miles. The best in class 360 hp and 390 lb ft of torque is delivered by a HEMI V-8 engine with Fuel Saver multi-displacement technology. Standard trailer sway control on all models is equipped in both engines.
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