Chrysler’s Chicago motorshow lineup includes the New Dodge Durango Heat Edition. It is an affordable performance package designed for the family SUV to enhance is appeal by offering a better compromise between performance and economy.
Based on the Durango R/T, the Heat is powered by a 295 hp 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine which averages 23 MPG. The looks of the car is not very different than the R/T and you get a unique fascia with fog lamps, a color-matched grille and dark headlamp bezels. The color-matched body kit, wheel lips and rear fascia with integrated dual chrome exhaust outlets, give the Heat a lower stance.
Durango Heat doesn’t get the same HEMI V8 as the R/T but instead it comes at an attractive price of just $30,295. It hits the market form Spring 2011.
“Durango Heat is about handling performance and a street presence that puts the sport in sport- utility,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, Dodge Brand – Chrysler Group LLC. “The unibody rear-wheel-drive (available all-wheel-drive), two-row exclusive seating configuration makes this the lightest Durango model. A world-class double wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear suspension make Heat a handling champ that moves out smartly with 295 horsepower, a dual-exhaust, tuned air induction, custom 20-inch Satin Carbon finished wheels while delivering ultimate utility with more storage room at 50 cubic feet than anything it competes with.
The Durango Heat also is among the most efficient in its class at 23 miles per gallon on the highway. For the money, there’s truly nothing like it on the market.”