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Vancouver Dodge – What Are The Available Trim Versions For The 2012 Dodge Durango?


In this business, models of earlier vehicles are always re-introduced time and time again with little to no justification for an older buyer to purchase a new one that it has left us car owners somewhat sceptical when another “rechristening” is announced by a major company.
But leave it to Dodge to make things look a bit more exciting—this time, they have focused their sights on a car model that badly needs a reinvention: the much-maligned Sports Utility Vehicle. And with this in mind, let us welcome back an older, yet trimmer, friend of ours back to the market and to the hearts of  Vancouver Dodge patrons everywhere, the 2012 Dodge Durango.
Okay, we know that “small cars” are all the rage nowadays, but remember the time when it was deemed “cool” to ride inside a bulky vehicle and making you feel like you’re the center of attention everywhere when you’re out on the road? Well, you may be able to recapture that feeling once you test-drive this bad boy out from any of your local Langley Dodge or Langley Chrysler dealerships.
And it’s not just any SUV, no sir, no—the core model has been updated to modern standards to enable the driver to feel like s/he is not driving a relic from the Dubya era. Want more convincing then? To suit the taste of every car connoisseur, the 2012 Dodge Durango comes in four trims that are sure to cater to the tastes of the modern car owner. Here are some of them:  
Economical SXT (Rear-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive)
The first rule that every car owner should abide—buy only what you can afford. That does not mean, however, that you should really settle for some embarrassingly dirt-cheap models. As evidenced by the Economical SXT, you can always maximize your value for your buck. Some of its corresponding features include:
An automatic glass sunroof
A dual-zone climate control system
Multimedia entertainment system
Five-speed, OD automatic transmission
Adjustable air-conditioning in the rear
Switchable fog lights
Hands-free key fob system
18″ aluminium-plated mags
Updated Antilock Braking System (ABS)
V-6 engine with 3.6 liter capacity
Parksense automatic collision system
If you were familiar with the earlier builds of the Dodge Durango, you may have noticed that the Base Express and Heat trims are conspicuously absent on this year’s models. Instead of saddling us, the humble consumers, with models that we will surely have little use for, the manufacturers have instead opted for the more commercially sound SXT, Crew, R/T and Citadel models. If that’s not corporate responsibility, then I don’t know what is.  
Jazzy Crew (Rear-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive)
I do not know what the name has to do with it, but I have to say that this model still boasts some really sweet features. First off, the Jazzy Crew retains all the features of the SXT, but with the addition of a Garmin-patented voice-activated Global Positioning system (GPS) and a—get this—automatic “seat heater” for both the front and the rear seats. Finally, the V-6 engine (with a 5-speed automatic transmission) only sweetens the deal even further. How many times did I mention “sweet’ already? Twice? Anyways, it’s still—ahem—sweet
Rampaging R/T (Rear-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive)
The overt “maleness” of this particular model only serves to accentuate how powerful the vehicle can really perform. If you need proof, look no further than the features listed below:
Automatic sunroof
Automatic dual-zone climate control
ABS and driveline traction system
Parksense parking assistance application
DVD-based entertainment system with digital storage media
Voice-based GPS application (Garmin-branded)
Temperature-controlled front and back seats
Rear air-conditioning system with corresponding control system
Alternating driving and fog lights
20″ aluminium-painted wheels
Key fob system on all doors of entry
Want to know one surprising fact I have discovered about the R/T trim version? A female—of all persons—was the one who bravely volunteered to test-drive this beast of a vehicle from my local Langley Chrysler dealer. And guess what was her reaction was upon alighting from the car? She was beaming from ear to ear, I tell you. She was raving to me about how the 5.7 liter HEMI V-8 engine had jacked up that car’s performance to such outstanding proportions that it only felt natural driving it along with a six-speed transmission inside.
You really have to look out for this one when you are planning to buy a 2012 Dodge Durango.    
Classy Citadel (Rear-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive)
For the car consumer who only wants nothing but the best, the features of this SUV include:
A sliding/tilting glass sunroof on the first row
An automatic built-in climate control system
ABS and driveline traction control
Temperature-controlled front and back seats
Multimedia entertainment system
Garmin-patented GPS
Built-in heaters on both driver and passenger seats
Separate air-conditioning controls on the back seat
Customizable fog lights
An updated key fob system
Yes, this model may be a bit on the expensive side of things, but if you’ve got other features like Nappa leather on your car seats, a 20’’ chrome-plated gams and some personalized chrome grille on the front, and a cross-path warning system on  top of a V-6 engine, then of course you would really have to think long and hard if you think that the Citadel model should indeed be right for you.
By now, you may already know that there are already two distinct “big” cars that are each used for very different purposes.  The Jeep that I bought from my  local Langley Jeep dealer should be driven on my way to the woods. Of course, SUVs like the 2012 Dodge Durango—available from your local Langley Dodge or any Dodge dealer—are meant to be driven on the wide expanse of the city and the suburbs.
Now that we have cleared this all up, this vehicle should only disprove the notion that SUVs are so 2004. Test-drive one now, and soon enough, you’ll be chuckling to yourself at why you have ever abandoned your SUV at the first place.


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