Tow Review: 2021 Dodge Durango R/T Tow ‘n Go
|driving.ca 13 Oct 2021 at 11:18|
Through all of this, my biggest gripe is with fuel consumption. Dodge claims that this truck can wean itself to 10.9 L/100km on the highway, but the only time I saw anything close was with coasting downhill at 65 km/h. Driving conservatively along country roads I eventually managed 13.2, but my average ranged from 14.0-16.7.
And while we have established the Tow ‘n Go’s readiness to tow, I would not recommend it to anyone who makes a regular habit of doing so. Towing those 6,600 lbs north along ON-400, I averaged a painful 26.1 L/100km. For perspective, many diesel pickups will accomplish this with some ten fewer litres per hundred. This is a comfortable family hauler that can step up when called upon, but it isn’t a daily workhorse.
2021 Dodge Durango R/T Tow n’ Go Photo by Elliot Alder
Still, where some European beefcake-SUVs can feel contrived, this gimmicky gas guzzler pulls it off. It feels like a natural part of the automotive landscape.
“Oh yeah, that’s Trent,” the other cars say of the Durango R/T. “It does that.”
It’s a joyfully villainous gimmick, and despite coming in expecting to mock this muscle shirt of family runabouts, I’m glad it exists.