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 |  Nov 18 2010, 8:52 AM

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The 2011 Durango had yet another “official” debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, with Dodge front man Ralph Gilles telling the assembled journalists how proud he is to show off his portfolio now, with six new or newish models in the lineup – including the all-new Durango.

While Gilles talked at length about how each and every model in this new lineup will surpass any expectation you may have of a new Dodge lately, he admitted that he is most proud of the Durango. He said the handling, overall performance, and materials are particularly praiseworthy, and then he announced the pricing, which make it seem quite the bargain. Available in three trim levels, (well four if you count an optional package thrown in on the mid-line Crew model), base pricing of the new Durango will range from  $29,195 / $31,195 for the 2WD/4WD entry level Express models, up to $41,795 / $43,795 for the range-topping Citadel.

The new base engine is a 290-hp 3.6L V6 and with a 6,200 lb tow rating, while the top-level 5.7-liter Hemi V8 can pull 7,400 lbs.

Optional equipment on the new Durango includes items like Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and Keyless Enter-n’ Go.

GALLERY: 2011 Dodge Durango Debut in LA

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 |  Sep 02 2010, 9:27 AM

Dodge has just officially unwrapped the 2011 Durango SUV with impressive new bodywork and a more fuel-efficient standard V6 engine.

Immediately notable is the new bodywork, which departs significantly from the more utilitarian styled first and second generation trucks, with a more up-scale luxury look that’s sure to be a hit with those who never intend to take the SUV off road. But the Durango continues to be a capable off-roader with available AWD.

Two engine choices will be offered for the 2011 model, with a top-level 5.7-liter HEMI V8, as well as a new fuel-efficient 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, which is expected to deliver 290-hp and 260 ft-lbs of torque. Tow ratings for both engines are impressive with the V6 rated at 6,200 lbs and the V8 at 7,400 lbs.

Also of note on the new model is a completely revamped interior, designed by the same teams that worked on the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Included inside are three rows of seating that can be arranged in 22 different configurations.

Along with plenty of standard equipment, the 2011 Durango will also offer a wide selection of optional goodies, including Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and Keyless Enter-n’ Go.

The 2011 dodge Durango will be in dealers by the end of the year and will be followed by a “product onslaught” of vehicles next year.

GALLERY: 2011 Dodge Durango

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