2011 Dodge Durango AWD 4dr Citadel

Savings: $14,995






8 Cylinder Engine



City: 13 / Hwy: 20 Estimated By E.P.A. - Actual Mileage May Vary

Dealership Information

Lara's Trucks

Laras Trucks

4420 Buford Hwy. NE

Chamblee, GA 30341


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Vehicle History

No Accidents Reported
27 Service History Records
Personal Vehicle

Vehicle Details

Shortly after gas went to five dollars a gallon and the economy took a nose dive, the full-size SUV's days looked to be numbered. Dealer lots were buried rows deep in vehicles like the Dodge Durango, and no one was biting. One would think after coming through yet another near-death experience, Dodge might kick their old SUV habit to the curb and focus on small, fuel-efficient cars. But that's not what happened. Instead, under the stewardship of Fiat, Dodge has decided to reinvent the Durango, creating a smooth, roomy and efficient full-size SUV from a single unit body shared with the newly developed Jeep Grand Cherokee. A bold move? You bet it is, but one that apparently has the potential to pay off big for Dodge – that is as long as gas stays relatively cheap.

You'll Like This Car If...

The new 2011 Dodge Durango is well suited to those who need to carry more than five passengers and tow more than 7,000 pounds, all while riding in car-like comfort. Styling inspired by the Dodge Charger adds a sporty dimension not shared by other vehicles in this class. 

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you're looking for a seven-passenger SUV with fuel economy figures in the mid to high twenties, you won't find a Durango to meet your needs. A diesel-powered Audi Q7 or Mercedes Benz GL might be a better fit; so too might the seven-passenger Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

What's New for 2011

The 2011 Dodge Durango is all new from the ground up. Riding on a unit body platform (the old model was body-on-frame), the Durango is now a more solid, stable and quiet vehicle. The new Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine serves as the standard powerplant, with a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 as an option. In an attempt to please everyone, Dodge offers the Durango in four distinctly different trims: Express, R/T, Crew and Citadel.

Driving It

Driving Impressions

We spent the better part of our 2011 Dodge Durango test drive behind the wheel of a V6-powered Citadel and the experience overall was quite pleasant. There's no getting away from the fact that this is still a big, heavy SUV, but the 290-horspower Pentastar V6 performs admirably. Although we're certain you'll want the V8 for towing, the V6 has enough power to move a semi-loaded Durango with some urgency. The steering feel at the wheel is heavy, but the turn-in response is excellent and the Durango tracks straight and true on the highway. Wind and tire noise are kept at a minimum, a result of added insulation and heavy gauge steel used throughout the cabin. The Durango handles fairly well for such a heavy vehicle, but the stiff suspension, especially on the R/T trim, can also feel abrupt at times, especially when passing over small bumps and road distortions.

Favorite Features

R/T Trim 
About the closest you'll get to an SRT version of the Durango, the R/T's lowered sport suspension, recalibrated shocks and springs and aggressive 20-inch tires make this one playful full-sized SUV. Oh, did we forget to mention its got a HEMI? 

Blind Spot Monitoring 
Big SUVs have lots of side glass for good visibility, but that doesn't always help when trying to change lanes with a car full of screaming kids. Thankfully, the Blind Spot Monitoring system will alert when something other than air is occupying the space you're attempting to fill. 

Vehicle Details


Dodge has spared no expense getting the Durango's interior to shine. No matter where any of its seven passengers are sitting, they will be treated to supportive seats, yards of elegant materials and soft-touch surfaces, and about one of the quietest SUV cabins we've tested. Upper end trims feature heated and cooling front seats and an available heated second-row seat. Models not equipped with cooling front seats include a fold-flat front passenger seat for maximum load floor capability. 
With 28 possible configurations, the Durango's interior is more than capable of carrying any manner of cargo or crew. Clever features, such as the remote folding rear seat head restraints improve rearward visibility, as does the available rear back-up camera. With 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space, the Durango's interior is about equal in size to the Honda Pilot, but smaller than the 116.9 cubic feet offered in the GMC Acadia. 


Where the old Durango was big and bulky, the new Durango is smooth and sleek. Mimicking the same "coke bottle" side profile as the new Dodge Charger, the Durango strikes an almost wagon-like appearance that masks the vehicle's true dimensions. Lower in profile but still capable of venturing off-road if asked, the Durango has a rugged elegance about it that sets it apart from more pedestrian SUVs. From its split cross-hair grille to the sporty R/T trim with its lowered ride height, 20-inch rims and color-keyed ground effects, the Durango looks every bit a member of the Dodge performance family. Taking a cue from the Subaru Outback playbook, Crew and Citadel models now feature a roof rack with cross bars that fold into the side rails when not in use.

Notable Standard Equipment

The entry-level Express trim features a 3.6-liter V6 engine, five-speed automatic transmission, 18-inch aluminum wheels, fog lamps, heated power side mirrors, remote start, tri-zone automatic air conditioning, 12-volt outlet and removable LED flashlight in the cargo area, tilt/telescopic steering column, and an AM/FM/CD radio with WMA/MP3 support, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and auxiliary input jack. At the opposite end of the Durango spectrum, the Citadel adds 20-inch wheels, a power rear liftgate, HID headlamps, power folding and auto-dimming side mirrors, Nappa leather and suede seats, rain-sensing wipers, keyless Enter-N-Go, eight-way power front seats, a heated second-row seat, and Garmin navigation. Standard safety features on all 2011 Dodge Durangos include electronic traction and stability control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, Hill Start Assist, front seat side-impact airbags, and side curtain airbags covering all three rows.

Notable Optional Equipment

Options vary by trim and include a Garmin-equipped navigation radio with 30 GB hard drive and SIRIUS Travel Link, ParkView rear backup camera, ParkSense rear park assist, side blind-spot monitor, auto-dimming high beams, UConnect phone (Bluetooth), Adaptive speed control, skid plates, Alpine premium audio, Bluetooth streaming audio, SIRIUS Backseat TV, heated second-row seats, power rear liftgate, rain-sensing wipers, and a heated steering wheel. Option packages include the Trailer Tow Group IV that adds a 220-amp alternator, heavy-duty engine oil cooler, Class IV hitch receiver, four- and seven-pin wiring harness, and rear load-leveling shocks. The CrewLux package adds leather-trimmed seats, heated front and second-row seating, in-dash Garmin navigation radio, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, rain sensing wipers, auto high-beam dimmer, and bright exterior door handles and mirror caps.

Under the Hood

The standard engine on all but the R/T trim is Chrysler's new Pentastar V6. Without question, one of the best V6 engines ever produced by the company, this engine has more than enough power to satisfy most SUV drivers. Equipped with dual overhead cams and variable valve timing, the 3.6-liter Pentastar is capable of achieving maximum performance without sacrificing fuel economy. The Durango's optional 5.7-liter HEMI V8 features fuel-saver mode that deactivates four of the eight cylinders when full power is not required. When power is needed, however, the Durango's HEMI has it in spades, delivering 360 horsepower and 390 foot-pounds of tow-ready torque. The AWD V8 model includes a low-speed transfer case with a neutral position setting. 

3.6-liter V6 
290 horsepower @ 6400 rpm 
260 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4800 rpm 
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/23 (RWD), 16/22 (AWD) 

5.7-liter HEMI V8 
360 horsepower @ 5150 rpm 
390 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4250 
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/20 (RWD), 13/20 (AWD) 

Pricing Notes

The 2011 Dodge Durango Express has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting around $30,000 for the rear-drive model and $32,000 for all-wheel drive. The Crew bumps the price closer to $34,000, while a fully loaded Citadel with the HEMI V8 and all-wheel drive tops out just under $50,000. These prices compare well with a comparably equipped Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Pilot and Ford Flex, none of which offer the option of a V8 engine. To get the best deal on your Durango, be sure to take a look at the Fair Purchase Price on kbb.com to learn what buyers in your area are actually paying. As for resale, we expect the new Durango will do much better than the vehicle is replaces, probably holding its own against the Ford Flex and Chevrolet Traverse, but still far short of the Honda Pilot.

Visit Laras Trucks online at www.larastrucks.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 678-410-6038 today to schedule your test drive.

Vehicle Options

  • 180-amp alternator
  • 195mm front axle ring gear
  • 195mm rear axle ring gear
  • 20" x 8" aluminum chrome clad wheels
  • 2nd row 60/40 fold and tumble seat
  • 2nd row heated seats
  • 3.09 axle ratio
  • 3rd row bench seat
  • 3rd row remote headrest lowering
  • 6" x 9" fold-away pwr exterior mirrors
  • 700-amp maintenance free battery
  • 8-way pwr driver seat w/memory -inc: 8-way pwr passenger seat
  • Accent color wheel lip molding
  • Active head restraints
  • Adaptive speed control
  • Advanced multistage front air bags
  • Air filtering
  • All wheel drive
  • Audio jack input for mobile devices
  • Auto dimming exterior driver mirror
  • Automatic headlamp leveling system
  • Blind spot & cross path detection
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Body color/accent color front fascia
  • Body color/accent color rear fascia
  • Bright cargo area scuff pads
  • Bright door handles
  • Bright exhaust tip
  • Bright front door sill scuff pads
  • Bright grille
  • Bright license plate brow
  • Cargo compartment carpet
  • Cargo tie-down loops
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Chrome exterior mirrors
  • Deep-tinted sunscreen glass (All windows rearward of B-pillar)
  • Door trim panel w/ambient lighting
  • Electro-hydraulic pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Enhanced accident response system
  • Exterior mirror memory
  • Exterior mirror supplemental signals
  • Floor carpet
  • Floor console w/leather armrest
  • Fog lamps
  • Forward collision warning
  • Front/rear aimable LED reading lamps
  • Glove box lamp
  • HD pwr 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes -inc: rain brake support- ready alert braking
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • HID low beam headlamps
  • Hill start assist
  • Illuminated cupholders
  • Illuminated entry
  • Illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Laminated front door glass
  • Latch-ready child seat anchor system
  • Leather wrapped door panels
  • Leather wrapped shift knob
  • Luxury front/rear floor mats
  • Overhead console
  • ParkSense rear park assist system
  • ParkView rear back-up camera
  • Passenger assist handles
  • Perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Premium instrument panel w/tachometer
  • Pwr accessory delay
  • Pwr driver/passenger 4-way lumbar adjustment
  • Pwr liftgate
  • Pwr locking fuel filler door
  • Pwr sunroof
  • Pwr tilt/telescope steering column
  • Pwr windows -inc: front one-touch up/down
  • Rain sensitive windshield wipers
  • Rear view auto dimming mirror -inc: microphone
  • Rear window defroster
  • Rear window wiper/washer
  • Remote start system
  • Removable/rechargeable lamp
  • Security alarm
  • Side curtain air bags for all seating rows
  • Single speed transfer case
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Storage net
  • Tinted front door glass
  • Tinted windshield glass
  • Tip start
  • Tire pressure monitoring display
  • Trailer sway damping
  • UConnect voice command w/Bluetooth
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Vehicle info center
  • Vehicle Disclaimer

    Lara's Trucks- Price does NOT include Tax/Tag/Title *Internet Cash Price. SOME VEHICLES WILL APPEAR WITH DEMO WHEELS, PLEASE CALL FOR MORE INFO Call: 678-410-6038 Buford Hwy Chamblee, GA 30341. Other bank restrictions may apply such as loan amount, term, payment per month and minimum income requirements. Call now to speak to a sales professional or apply online to get pre-approved. Georgia Buyers We recommend that all of our buyers set up an appointment before coming to our dealership. This way we can provide the highest level of service and make sure that the vehicle you are interested in is available. We rely on Auto Check reports to give you the full history of the vehicle that is available. These sources pull from different resources and are never 100% accurate, sometimes some information does not make the history reports. We highly recommend that our customers preform a pre-purchase inspection. Registration can take up to 30 days to be completed. Once all paperwork has been transferred to the appropriate tag office we will send you a registration letter via mail or email. Georgia emissions are required to be performed if the county requires them. Please confirm with your knowledgeable sales team if your new purchase would need emission work done. You can also go to a third party source, cleanairforce.com to confirm that the vehicle has been tested and passed. Georgia law does not allow us to hand over any title during the sale, even if you pay cash. Certain processes are required and we must abide by the regulations. Out-of-State Buyers Lara's Trucks does a lot of business with customers outside the state of Georgia. This eliminates any surprise that could happen when you get here. We try to do our best to satisfy all of our customers and we would be more than happy to take the vehicle to the mechanic of your choice (you will be fully responsible for any and all charges that may apply).

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