Dodge is cranking up the heat in the full-size SUV market by introducing new fun and affordable models to suite our customer active lifestyles and the family budget. During last weeks Chicago Auto Show, we unveiled our new 2011 Durango Heat. The Heat has the aggressive R/T styling cues such as a unique fascia with fog lamps, a color-matched grille and dark headlamp bezels. It also has a color-matched body kit, wheel lips and rear fascia with integrated dual chrome exhaust outlets. The Heat will also come with 20-inch wheels with all-season performance tires (we also offer three-season high-performance tires for even greater grip and response for those of you who want to bend some corners), a 20-mm lower ride height, tuned dual-exhaust and a completely new interior with upscale materials and functional design. However, the Heat is powered by the all new Pentastar V-6 engine that delivers an eye-opening 295 horsepower while knocking down and impressive EPA estimated 23 mpg highway on the rear-wheel drive models. The Heat even has best-in-class towing at 6, 200 lbs., therefore youll have no problem hauling your trailer load of Jet Skis or ATVs for weekend getaways at the family cottage.
Durango Heat is about handling performance and a street presence that puts the sport in sport- utility, said our President and CEO Ralph Gilles. The unibody rear-wheel-drive (available all-wheel-drive), two-row exclusive seating configuration makes this the lightest Durango model. The Heat is a handling champ that moves out smartly with 295 horsepower, dual-exhaust, tuned air induction, custom 20-inch Satin Carbon finished wheels. For the money, theres truly nothing like it on the market.