The maximum towing capacity of a 2017 Dodge Durango is 7,400 pounds, but you’ll only be able to tow that much if you have the Hemi V8 engine, which was only available on the Citadel trim or the top trim, the R/T. Otherwise, the Durango’s towing capacity maxes out at 6,000 pounds with the standard V6 engine.
The 2017 Dodge Durango is an ideal vehicle for getting you where you need to go, not to mention towing all your stuff with you as well! Whether it's moving the kids off to college (finally), moving to a new home, or hauling the boat up to the cabin, the 2017 Durango is a muscular SUV capable of hauling more than its share of oversize objects and/or large loads.
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2017 Dodge Durango towing capacity
Wondering how much the 2017 Dodge Durango can tow? Well, it depends on the size and strength of your engine. The standard engine on the Durango is a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet torque. With this engine, the Durango can tow up to 6,000 pounds. That’s enough to haul the following:
- A jet ski
- A small pop-up camper
- A bike rack
- A utility trailer
That’s a decent list, but the Durango’s standard engine towing capacity can’t haul everything. If you can find a used 2017 Durango R/T (or Citadel, if equipped), it will have the bigger 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine with 360 horsepower and 390 pound-feet torque, which can tow up to 7,400 pounds. Here’s a sampling of what you can tow with that increased capacity:
- A sailboat
- A pontoon boat
- A livestock trailer
- A car trailer
Remember, the bigger towing capacity came standard only with the 2017 Durango R/T.It was optional on the Durango Citadel.
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Dodge Durango towing technology
What allows the 2017 Dodge Durango to haul all that weight? Besides its all-American brawn, both its V6 and Hemi V8 engines offer a lot of engine power, which does a lot to ensure your towing errands go off without a hitch (pun intended). Also, the Durango’s stability control and traction control, along with its available all-wheel drive, help keep this rig smooth and grounded throughout its ride.
The 2017 Durango also came standard with Trailer Sway Control, which is designed to apply brake pressure to alternating wheels or even adjust engine throttle, in order to avoid trailer sway and keep the Durango stable on the road.
Does the 2017 Dodge Durango come with a trailer hitch?
No—the 2017 Dodge Durango does not come with a trailer hitch, although the Trailer Tow Group IV package was available for purchase at dealerships for an extra $995. Still, you’ll have to try your luck getting an aftermarket Class 3 trailer hitch, which can be easily found at automotive centers, usually for under $200.
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