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2000 Dodge Durango R/T

2000 Dodge Durango R/T Information

The ultimate Dodge Durango is the R/T ( Road and Track). The first high-performance sport-utility vehicle from Dodge. Offered as a mid year option in 2000 on the Dodge Durango, the R/T has all the features of the SLT model plus the R/T Group option. With its 250-horsepower Magnum V-8 engine, exceptional handling and bold styling, Durango R/T stands out from the SUV crowd.

Suede door trim panels with map pockets, Slate leather high-back bucket seats with Taupe inserts, full-time transfer case, anti-spin differential, 3.92:1 axle ratio, sport-tuned exhaust with chrome tip, bright 5.9 R/T badge, body color running boards, performance-tuned front and rear shock absorbers, P275/60R17 black sidewall all-season tires, 17 x 9.0-in. aluminum wheels, rear stabilizer bar, engine controller with premium fuel calibration and a 5.9L Magnum engine.

Dodge Durango R/T breaks new ground as the first high-performance sport-utility vehicle from Dodge. With its 250-horsepower Magnum V-8 engine, exceptional handling and bold styling, Durango R/T stands out from the SUV crowd.

“The Durango R/T is an example of how the Dodge performance heritage finds many modern interpretations,” said Jim Julow, Vice President, Dodge Division. “The muscle car era is still alive at Dodge. Only these days it means muscle trucks, too. Enthusiasts will find performance versions of all their favorite Dodge models in the not-too-distant future, all carrying our legendary R/T name. We’re taking what we’ve learned on the track and applying it to our production vehicles.

” Dodge Durango R/T starts with a long list of standard features such as independent front suspension, boxed frame and Magnum V-8 power, but adds even more sizzling performance to the mix.

Handling was a top priority in engineering Durango R/T. Dodge engineers further improved Durango’s already notable cornering ability by giving it performance-tuned front and rear shock absorbers. Grip and road feel is further enhanced by wide P275/60R17 black sidewall tires on 17×9-inch aluminum wheels. Power comes from a best-in-class 5.9-liter 250-horsepower Magnum V-8 engine.

To make the most of Durango’s 345 lb.ft. of torque, the R/T sports a limited-slip rear differential. A 3.92:1 rear axle ratio, sport-tuned exhaust and a reprogrammed engine control module give Durango R/T quicker off-the-line acceleration. Durango R/T is also equipped with a full-time four-wheel drive transfer case for four-wheel traction in all driving conditions.

Rear-wheel anti-lock brakes are standard. Inside, Durango R/T receives luxurious appointments such as two-tone R/T embroidered leather-trimmed high-back bucket seats matched to suede door trim panels.

On the outside, each Durango R/T is identified by bright R/T badging and body-color wheel flares, while body-colored running boards improve exterior function. Durango R/T is packaged with SLT Plus upgrades including an overhead convenience group, security alarm, wood grain instrument panel, AM/FM stereo radio with cassette/CD player and graphic equalizer with eight Infinity speakers and steering wheel-mounted audio controls.

Durango R/Ts are available in Flame Red, Bright Platinum Metallic, Patriot Blue Pearl Coat and Black. Prices for the 2000 Durango R/T begin at $34,175, including $535 destination charge. Options include four-wheel anti-lock brakes, third-row seating, rear-seat air conditioning and trailer-towing packages. Production of Durango R/T started in January of 2000.