Dodge Duragon Three-Row SUV for 2018
Dodge Duragon Three-Row SUV for 2018 – we’re outside of Baltimore with motorWeek to figure out what’s the best three-row SUV of 2016 we spent a week putting eight competitors to the test here’s how they did the contenders are the dodge durango ford explorer GMC acadia on the pilot hyundai santafe kia sorento mazda cx-9 and nissan pathfinder the pathfinder has a lot of potential it’s got some things going for it very comfortable seats are comfortable interior is very bright and airy but on the downside of that comfortableness because it really kind of roly-poly flimsy feel on the road and the cbt well it’s much better than it used to be is still very droney.
when it comes to engine noise coming out of that the pathfinder has been refreshed for 2017 however they dipped it in a bucket of bland it has a boring exterior the inside is somehow even more boring looking and it just doesn’t stand out from the crowd the Pathfinders dashboard is filled with buttons and knobs and the busy interface wasn’t that easy to use the hyundai santa fe doesn’t feel quite as refined as some of the other ones in this group but it does make up for it with a boatload of features for the price for just over 43,000 dollars the Santa Fe comes with adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning.
these are great safety features to help keep you safe on the road typical hyundai with the Saturday you get a lot of features for the money but the material quality maybe not the best quality certainly not the best and is for me anyway the seats by far the least comfortable in the Explorer it’s a multi-step process to fold the third row seats into the floor you have to pull the straps in a certain sequence to get it to flip and tumble the design of the Explorers folding third row is different.
than the competition and it gives it a deeper cargo space when all seats are up the new sink system really nails it it took what had been a deal breaker and makes it potentially a dealmaker the Explorer only has USB ports in the first row so that leaves the second and third row passengers fighting to get some time with that charger the Durango’s more truck like appearance and a macho brass monkey package that it had on it clearly made it 23 row with attitude in this group
one of things I didn’t like about the Drago’s it feels large and the most truck like of the models we tested the Durango’s you connect touchscreen multimedia system remains one of the easier ones to use in this class in the dodge durango there’s a great button in the multimedia system and what it does is it allows you to fold down the third row head restraints while you’re sitting in the front row that’s great because it really improves rear visibility with its latest redesign there’s a lot to like about the cx-9 the interior materials very nice and as always it has one of the best mix of ride and handling of the group.
- interior materials
- small sunroof
- direct competitor
the CX nights turbo-4 and tight chassis make it the driver’s choice among these three rows but it does so at the expense of small cabin noise and kind of a busy ride on the downside of the cx-9 the dash layout doesn’t really work for me looks very awkward screen kind of sticking up out of nowhere controller hard to use the cx-9 doesn’t give you as many amenities for the money there’s a small sunroof there’s no vented front seats it doesn’t have apple carplay or Android auto while the sorrento shares the mechanicals with its corporate cousin hyundai santafe i think it may have beaten it in terms of better ride and a quieter cabin longer road trips will be a breeze in the sorrento with its supportive comfortable front-row seats that are heated and cooled limited legroom and Nehru made the Sorrento’s third row one of the least comfortable in our tests in the sorrento you’ll need to pack light there’s only 11.
3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row acadia has pretty much all of the attack and safety features you could want and probably one of the best ride quality hear what I don’t like about it is they’ve made a lot smaller now and so there’s a lot less room especially for cargo and i feel like i’m paying just as much for a lot kitty is about 600 pounds lighter and little more than seven inches shorter and overall length it finally gives GM a direct competitor to the market leaders in this segment in the acadia there’s a button that allows parents to lock out the rear climate controls its for those times
when the kids can’t stop pushing the buttons and they’re driving you crazy while legroom in the second row is plentiful in the acadia in the third row it’s really tight so you better hope that the person in the second row is willing to share I’m six feet tall and I couldn’t find a good spot the kitty a steering wheel that didn’t block the instrument panel the pilot wasn’t necessarily the most fun to drive in this group but excels at what I think are the factors that probably will be most important to buyers in this segment it has really smartly designed family features throughout the vehicle it also has lots of space for people to spread out lots of cargo room and you get a receipt entertainment system at this price I like tell the pilot second-row seat moves out of the way easily just by pushing a button in the pilot there’s a one-touch button that allows the person in the third row to push