STRENGTH IN TOWING

 

Dodge Durango provides exceptional towing capability.

Models equipped with the 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine can tow up to 6,200 lbs+(2,812 kg)+. In order to increase capability for high-load applications including trailer towing, the Pentastar V6 test engines were subjected to a substantial 50% increase in severity testing versus previous V6 engines.

If you equip your rear wheel-drive Durango with the legendary 5.7L HEMI® V8 with Fuel Saver Technology, you can tow up to 7,400 lbs+(3,357 kg)+.

Standard Trailer Sway Damping + applies brake pressure and may adjust engine throttle to help eliminate sway and maintain vehicle and trailer system stability.

The available rear load-leveling suspension adjusts the ride height of Durango, depending on the combined weight of the passengers and cargo it is carrying, for optimum handling and control.

The Trailer Tow Group IV provides equipment vital for heavy duty towing applications. The package includes:

  • Class IV receiver hitch
  • 7 and 4 pin wiring harness
  • Heavy-duty cooling
  • Rear load leveling suspension
  • 220 amp alternator
  • Full-size spare tire

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Durango Towing Main

2012 U.S. model shown.

 
CLOSEUP OF THE TOW / HAUL SWITCH

2012 U.S. model shown.

TOW / HAUL SWITCH

The TOW / HAUL button improves towing performance during trailer towing, heavy-load hauling or driving in mountainous areas. The TOW / HAUL mode inhibits fifth gear and allows upshifts to fourth during higher speed / lighter load conditions. It is available on HEMI® V8-equipped models only.

TRAILER SWAY VIDEO

2012 U.S. model shown.

TRAILER SWAY DAMPING+

In any towing situation, there is always a chance of sway occurring. Standard Trailer Sway Damping is designed to determine if your trailer is swaying back and forth and helps to correct the situation.

Trailer Sway Damping uses the Electronic Stability Control+ sensors to recognize when unique vehicle and / or trailer motion is occurring that isn't caused by steering input. The system then applies brake pressure on alternating wheels and may adjust the throttle to help eliminate the sway and maintain vehicle and trailer system stability.